Masters Legal and Criminal Sciences




DegreeMasters Semesters4 Credits120
  • Admission Conditions

    Admission Conditions

    The following may applly for the Master' s degree: a) holderes of a bachelor's degree in law; b) holderes of a foreign academic degree in law awarded after a 1 st study cycle in Law, organized according to the Bologna bachelor's degree in law; c) holderes of a master's degree in law; d) holderes of a foreign academic degree in law awarded after a 2 st study cycle in Law, organized according to the Bologna master's degree in law; e) holders of a scientific or professional curriculum in criminal law area acknowledged by the due body of ULP certifying the capacity to obtain the present study cycle.
  • Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    * Understand the subjects of the different UCs and apply the knowledge acquired in solving legal-practical problems and reflect on them critically; - to deepen the understanding of the penal-legal norms, according to the general theory of the criminal infraction and all that concerns the Portuguese punitive system; - to intensify the guiding principles of criminal proceedings, especially as regards evidence and appeal, in order to deal with and reflect on such matters in legal practice; - Understand the importance of Portuguese contraordenacional law and its dogmatic principles and categories, as well as the European sanctioning system; - Know the problems of international criminal law and know how to solve them according to its norms and be aware of a set of human rights and their importance. * Develop the capacity for legal reasoning on the issues taught; * Deepen the oral criminal-legal discourse in the same argument.
  • Objectives


    The submitted CE, a scientific master's degree, aims to assure the student an academic specialization in the criminallegal sciences that will be acquired through the research, innovation and professional skills development, considering the academic and social relevance of this specific normative area, both in theoretical terms, as in practical terms. Thus, offering students a demanding and updated curriculum structure, but also characterized by some rigidity (in 8 UCs, 4 each semester, the student has only one option UC, which chooses between two, in the 1st Semester), the The first objective of this EC is to train highly specialized professionals in the field of criminal law in the strict sense and other disciplines pertaining to the science of total criminal law, understood in a broad sense and therefore covering other sanctioning rights than just criminal law, suchas, por example, the adminsitrative sancionatory law
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    The training acquired provides the skills and knowledge necessary for a successful entry into the labor market, in different areas of activity, such as jurist, jurisconsult. It provides a high degree of training to students who intend to join the Bar Association and the Center for Judicial Studies.
  • Future Studies

    Future Studies

    The cycle of studies ensures adequate preparation for students interested in continuing their academic training in the PhD in Law at ULP and ULHT.
  • Infrastructure and Equipment

    Infrastructure and Equipment

    Classes will take place in a classroom equipped with a state-of-the-art multimedia system, at the facilities of the Universidade Lusófona do Porto. Students have at their disposal a library, a research room for the master's degrees, a canteen and bar and have tutorial and advisory support from all teachers.
Porto | Faculdade Direito e Ciência Política

Current Application Dates

Check below the application phases currently open for this course.
You may also check all the other phases here.


Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force.
    • Application Fees
      Foreign candidates 400€
      National or equivalent candidates 169€
    • Registration Fees
      Student Insurance 40€
      Readmission 84€
      Enrollment and Registration 245€
    • Tuition
      Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 290.4€
      Per ECTS 9.68€
    • Application Fees
      Foreign candidates 450€
      National or equivalent candidates 173€
    • Registration Fees
      Student Insurance 45€
      Readmission 100€
      Enrollment and Registration 285€

Course Direction


Sata Mónica Ribeiro

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Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior

Acreditation state
Acreditado - Deliberation
Registry number: R/A-Cr 163/2020

Graduation Requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS.
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