Master in Forensic Legal Science

DURATION

2 years

ECTS

120

PLACES

20

REGIME

post-work

DEGREE

master

LANGUAGES

PT

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The interaction of conceptions of justice in contemporary society
  • The formation of judicial judgment
  • A preparation of excellence for the legal professions

Master in various procedural practices
 
In the case of a 2nd cycle, the general objective is the specialization of students graduated in Law.
However, the most fruitful expertise that a licensee can receive is a consistent preparation to professionally in the real life of the courts.
This master's degree aims to enable the student with the necessary instruments for the practical application of
Law, whose theoretical component was taught in the Licenciatura, assisted by the dynamics of the
procedural law.
On the other hand, the study of the corporal damage (Forensic Traumatology) presents / displays of extraordinary importance in the practice of forensic professions.
 

During the first year, students will attend a set of curricular units: Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Contraordinacional, Labor Process, Legal Investigation Methodology, Corporal Damage, Jurisprudential Analysis and Criticism, Administrative and Tax Procedure, Insolvency and Recovery Process, Theories Contemporary Justice and Contracts Law that will provide them with a comprehensive and systematic view, enabling them to better perform the functions related to their target audience.
 
During the 2nd year and to finish the cycle the student must do a master's thesis according to one of the following modalities:
  • State of the art in relation to a legal issue, based on a careful and careful case law analysis, using Portuguese and foreign doctrine, using a methodology adapted to the comparative analysis of Rights.
  • Critical analysis of jurisprudence - orientation of the same on a specific subject;
  • Case study - according to the knowledge acquired and use of existing jurisprudence;
  • Original work on solving a problem, not neglecting the state of the art, trying to contribute in an original way to the knowledge.

Access or progression in the following professions:
  • Lawyers;
  • Magistrates;
  • Senior staff of the Security Forces (PJ, PSP, GNR);
  • Ministry of Defense (secret services);
  • Senior staff of the Aliens and Borders Service;
  • Senior staff of the Courts of Justice;
  • Senior staff of Penitentiary Institutions;
  • Senior staff of the Youth Centers;
  • Senior staff of Victim Support Institutions;
  • Senior management of the General Directorate of Social Reinsertion;
  • Senior Management of the Autarchies;
  • Senior Management of Teaching Institutions;
  • Research Centers;
  • Mediation Offices;
  • Senior Management of Private Security Companies.

With this cycle, students should gain detailed knowledge of that the conflict of law is manifested; What mechanisms exist to resolve disputes, which are the tendencies of judgment of the instances in the various thematic ones in question; What is the most important doctrine?
Influential in the formation of judicial judgment; Sectors which accuse some form of the doctrine and what the courts have set out to address any shortcomings in the formal rules.
With this training, the future master will be able to understand and guide citizens who seek a lawyer; Or to intervene professionally as a magistrate of the public prosecutor or as Judgmental.
This cycle will undoubtedly contribute to an increase in the technical competence of all professionals in the forum.

This diploma leads to a Master's degree in Forensic Legal Science (120 ECTS) or, with the completion of the 1st year, a Specialization in Forensic Legal Science (60 ECTS).

[non-degree programmes]

[non-degree programmes]

Master in various procedural practices
 
In the case of a 2nd cycle, the general objective is the specialization of students graduated in Law.
However, the most fruitful expertise that a licensee can receive is a consistent preparation to professionally in the real life of the courts.
This master's degree aims to enable the student with the necessary instruments for the practical application of
Law, whose theoretical component was taught in the Licenciatura, assisted by the dynamics of the
procedural law.
On the other hand, the study of the corporal damage (Forensic Traumatology) presents / displays of extraordinary importance in the practice of forensic professions.
 

During the first year, students will attend a set of curricular units: Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Contraordinacional, Labor Process, Legal Investigation Methodology, Corporal Damage, Jurisprudential Analysis and Criticism, Administrative and Tax Procedure, Insolvency and Recovery Process, Theories Contemporary Justice and Contracts Law that will provide them with a comprehensive and systematic view, enabling them to better perform the functions related to their target audience.
 
During the 2nd year and to finish the cycle the student must do a master's thesis according to one of the following modalities:
  • State of the art in relation to a legal issue, based on a careful and careful case law analysis, using Portuguese and foreign doctrine, using a methodology adapted to the comparative analysis of Rights.
  • Critical analysis of jurisprudence - orientation of the same on a specific subject;
  • Case study - according to the knowledge acquired and use of existing jurisprudence;
  • Original work on solving a problem, not neglecting the state of the art, trying to contribute in an original way to the knowledge.

Access or progression in the following professions:
  • Lawyers;
  • Magistrates;
  • Senior staff of the Security Forces (PJ, PSP, GNR);
  • Ministry of Defense (secret services);
  • Senior staff of the Aliens and Borders Service;
  • Senior staff of the Courts of Justice;
  • Senior staff of Penitentiary Institutions;
  • Senior staff of the Youth Centers;
  • Senior staff of Victim Support Institutions;
  • Senior management of the General Directorate of Social Reinsertion;
  • Senior Management of the Autarchies;
  • Senior Management of Teaching Institutions;
  • Research Centers;
  • Mediation Offices;
  • Senior Management of Private Security Companies.

With this cycle, students should gain detailed knowledge of that the conflict of law is manifested; What mechanisms exist to resolve disputes, which are the tendencies of judgment of the instances in the various thematic ones in question; What is the most important doctrine?
Influential in the formation of judicial judgment; Sectors which accuse some form of the doctrine and what the courts have set out to address any shortcomings in the formal rules.
With this training, the future master will be able to understand and guide citizens who seek a lawyer; Or to intervene professionally as a magistrate of the public prosecutor or as Judgmental.
This cycle will undoubtedly contribute to an increase in the technical competence of all professionals in the forum.

This diploma leads to a Master's degree in Forensic Legal Science (120 ECTS) or, with the completion of the 1st year, a Specialization in Forensic Legal Science (60 ECTS).

[non-degree programmes]

[non-degree programmes]

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Areas Compulsory ECTS Optional ECTS
L
Law
108
HLS
Health and Life Sciences
6
OSS
Other Social Sciences
6

1st year

2nd year

Annual Scientific Areas ECTS
L
60
OP - Project
L
60

Note: The optional UCs available will be defined annually by the Department Director.

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

The Master is organized in 2 semesters that correspond to the curricular structure, plus 1 year dedicated to the preparation, realization and presentation of the defense of a dissertation, or project work.
The course is equivalent to 60 ECTS for the curricular part and 60 ECTS for the preparation, realization and presentation of the dissertation, or project work, which makes a total of 120 ECTS credits in the following scientific areas:

Scientific Areas Compulsory ECTS Optional ECTS
L
Law
108
HLS
Health and Life Sciences
6
OSS
Other Social Sciences
6

1st year

2nd year

Annual Scientific Areas ECTS
L
60
OP - Project
L
60

Note: The optional UCs available will be defined annually by the Department Director.

In a direct relationship with the scientific areas and study plan of the Master in Law, the IJP/ Instituto Jurídico Portucalense is a legal science research center whose main objective is to promote, support and disseminate scientific research in this area of knowledge produced at the Universidade Portucalense and at the Polytechnic Institutes of Leiria and Lisbon, its strategic partners, namely through institutional support for research projects of its researchers and partnerships with similar national and foreign research units.

Maria João Mimoso

Coordinator of the Master in Forensic Legal Science

DL/ Department of Law

Master in Forensic Legal Science
(mest.cienciajurforense@upt.pt)

Maria João Mimoso

Coordinator of the Master in Forensic Legal Science

DL/ Department of Law

Master in Forensic Legal Science
(mest.cienciajurforense@upt.pt)

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

Those who meet the conditions set out in Diário da Républica 74/2006 of 26 March, as amended by Decree-Law 115/2013 of 7 August, and the Regulations of the cycle of studies leading to the degree of Master in Forensic Legal Science may apply for admission to this cycle of studies:

  1. holders of a licenciado degree or legal equivalent in Law;
  2. holders of a foreign academic degree conferred in a 1st study cycle in Law organized according to the principles of the Bologna process;
  3. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized, satisfying the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the statutorily competent body of the UPT;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized by the statutorily competent body of the UPT.

Candidates for access to the 2nd study cycle in Forensic Legal Science are ranked on the basis of merit according to the weighted average, as per the table in Annex II of the Regulatory Norms.

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
20th May
Display of results
27th May
Claims
27th Mayo
30th May
2nd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 2nd Phase
30th May
22nd July
Display of Results
29th July
Claims
29th July
2nd August
Registrations and Enrolments for the 1st and 2nd Phase
2nd August
16th August
3rd Phase Beginning End
Applications for the 3rd Phase
2nd August
29 setembro
Display of results
6th October
Claims
6th October
7th October
Registrations and Enrolments
7th October
14th October
4th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 4th phase
11th October
21st October
Display of results
Until 28th October
Claims
28th October
29th October
Registrations and Enrolments
3rd November
7th November
5th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 5th phase
8th November
17th November
Display of results
Until 23rd November
Claims
23rd November
24th November
Registrations and Enrolments
24th November
30th November

2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the Scientific Council of the Universidade Portucalense;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of the University of Portucalense as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • identification document
  • passport-type photo
  • documents proving academic qualifications (notarized photocopies)
  • updated CV

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
20th May
Display of results
27th May
Claims
27th Mayo
30th May
2nd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 2nd Phase
30th May
22nd July
Display of Results
29th July
Claims
29th July
2nd August
Registrations and Enrolments for the 1st and 2nd Phase
2nd August
16th August
3rd Phase Beginning End
Applications for the 3rd Phase
2nd August
29 setembro
Display of results
6th October
Claims
6th October
7th October
Registrations and Enrolments
7th October
14th October
4th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 4th phase
11th October
21st October
Display of results
Until 28th October
Claims
28th October
29th October
Registrations and Enrolments
3rd November
7th November
5th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 5th phase
8th November
17th November
Display of results
Until 23rd November
Claims
23rd November
24th November
Registrations and Enrolments
24th November
30th November

2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the Scientific Council of the Universidade Portucalense;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of the University of Portucalense as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • identification document
  • passport-type photo
  • documents proving academic qualifications (notarized photocopies)
  • updated CV

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201 )

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201 )

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

Applications*

176,00 €

Registration (single act per course)

326,00 €

Insurance

32,00 €

Enrolment

September

Fee waived in the year of enrolment**

February

187,00 €

*Exempt for former students (with degree course completed at UPT)
**Exemption will be applied in February if the student only enrols in the 2nd semester, in the year of enrolment

Within the deadline

Past the deadline

Applications

Exempt

-

Registration (single act per course)

326,00€

-

Enrolment

September

Exempt**

-

February

187,00€

196,00€

**Exemption will occur in February if the student only applies for the 2nd semester in the year of enrolment

Tuition Fee (for 60 ECTS)

11 Installments (September to July)

Monthly

368,20 €

3% discount September

Single

3.928,50 €

Tuition Fee (for 30 ECTS)

5 instalments (September to January or February to June)

Monthly

405,00 €

2% discount September or February

Six-monthly

1.984,50 €

Price per ECTS

13,50 €

Minimum compulsory tuition fee (10 ECTS)

Monthly

135,00 €

Within the Deadline

Past the Deadline

Single Act (1 installment)

July to September

326,00 €

343,00 €

Single Act (2 installments)

September

187,00 €

196,00 €

February

187,00 €

196,00 €

Attendance Fees

50% of the curricular part prices

***Following years, in case of non-completion of the course within 2 years.

Application

176,00 €

Courses in Portuguese language

Registration

326,00 €

Enrolment

187,00 €

Annual Tuition Fee

3.928,50 €

Courses in English language

Annual Tuition Fee

5.200,00 €

Those who meet the conditions set out in Diário da Républica 74/2006 of 26 March, as amended by Decree-Law 115/2013 of 7 August, and the Regulations of the cycle of studies leading to the degree of Master in Forensic Legal Science may apply for admission to this cycle of studies:

  1. holders of a licenciado degree or legal equivalent in Law;
  2. holders of a foreign academic degree conferred in a 1st study cycle in Law organized according to the principles of the Bologna process;
  3. Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized, satisfying the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the statutorily competent body of the UPT;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized by the statutorily competent body of the UPT.

Candidates for access to the 2nd study cycle in Forensic Legal Science are ranked on the basis of merit according to the weighted average, as per the table in Annex II of the Regulatory Norms.

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
20th May
Display of results
27th May
Claims
27th Mayo
30th May
2nd Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 2nd Phase
30th May
22nd July
Display of Results
29th July
Claims
29th July
2nd August
Registrations and Enrolments for the 1st and 2nd Phase
2nd August
16th August
3rd Phase Beginning End
Applications for the 3rd Phase
2nd August
29 setembro
Display of results
6th October
Claims
6th October
7th October
Registrations and Enrolments
7th October
14th October
4th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 4th phase
11th October
21st October
Display of results
Until 28th October
Claims
28th October
29th October
Registrations and Enrolments
3rd November
7th November
5th Phase Beginning End
Applications for th 5th phase
8th November
17th November
Display of results
Until 23rd November
Claims
23rd November
24th November
Registrations and Enrolments
24th November
30th November

2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the Scientific Council of the Universidade Portucalense;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of the University of Portucalense as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • identification document
  • passport-type photo
  • documents proving academic qualifications (notarized photocopies)
  • updated CV

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

1st Phase Beginning End
Applications to the 1st phase
4th April
20th May
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2ND STUDY CYCLE
  • Holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna process by a state that adheres to that process;
  • Holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of licenciado by the Scientific Council of the Universidade Portucalense;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum which is recognized by the Scientific Council of the University of Portucalense as attesting to their ability to undertake this cycle of studies.

Given their academic and professional background, candidates may submit a request for Application for Recognition and Accreditation of Competences, which may confer equivalence to course units of the Master's course. Holders of Pre-Bologna licenciado degree who have more than 5 years of professional experience in the area of the master's degree may request the substitution of the dissertation by a detailed report on the professional activity according to the regulations in force.

  • identification document
  • passport-type photo
  • documents proving academic qualifications (notarized photocopies)
  • updated CV

  • Own Model, Acknowledgement that the academic degree satisfies the objectives of the degree of licenciado, for the purposes of application to a master's course, requesting prior recognition by the Scientific Council of the access qualification
    Identification document
    Photograph, passport type
    Document proving the possession of the foreign higher academic degree with an indication of the final mark (*)
    Detailed certificate of the course units that make up the curricular plan of the academic degree (*)
    Updated CV

    (*) The documents must be translated into Portuguese, whenever they are not issued in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish and stamped by the consular service or presented with the Haia Apostille affixed by the competent authority of the State where the document originated.

According to the new Portaria nº 181-D/2015 of 19 June, the change of course and transfer has been replaced by a single scheme called "change of institution/course pair".

The change of institution/course pair is not allowed in the academic year in which the student has been placed in a higher education institution/course pair under any access and entry regime and has enrolled and registered.

The change of institution/course pair and the re-entry are requested to the Academic Services Office, using the appropriate form.

  • Application form, duly filled out;

  • Identification document;

  • Photograph, passport type;

  • Original or certified copy of the document proving enrolment at the home school (except for UPT candidates) (*);

If you wish to apply for equivalences:

(*) These documents must be authenticated according to the legislation in force (Decreto-lei 28 de 13/03/2000).

For information about the application process please refer to the relevant regulations below or contact our Admissions Office directly. For pedagogical/scientific information please consult the course coordinators:

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201 )

Admission Office

Enquiries regarding the application can be made by:
email (ingresso@upt.pt) or
Phone (800 270 201 )