Masters in Law – Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences

DURATION

2 years

ECTS

120

PLACES

20*

REGIME

post-work

DEGREE

master

LANGUAGES

PT

*20 total places for application (shared among the various branches of this Master’s program).

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Integration of Masters students in the IJP – Instituto Jurídico Portucalense and in the respective research projects, boosting the research component and publication of papers from the first year

  • Close relationship between professors and students, allowing them to be challenged to research themes in cooperation with professors, to discuss them in class and to publish scientific articles about them in journals of recognized scientific merit

  • Dissemination and constant promotion of internship and employment opportunities for Master’s students

The Masters in Law has a four-semester duration and constitutes the continuation of an initial training in this scientific field, through a more specialised aaproach in the Legal and Political Sciences areas. It aims to deepen the knowledge gained during the first cycle of studies, as well as the study of more specific legal subjects. The course provides a serious and sensitive response to the current global labour market. The academic part of the course aims at guiding the student towards the acquisition of knew specialised knowledge trhough a set of mandatory and optional curricular units to be defined each year.

The course also includes a set of seminars, to be presented by prestigious professionals from different lawyers' societies with which the Law Department has partnerships. This characteristic introduces  active dynamic and a wider variety of visions that enrich training. Furthermore, the after-labour schedule allows the accumulation of its attendance with a professional activity.

*20 total places for application (shared among the various branches of this Master's program).

Publication in the Diário da República, 2nd Series - No. 43 - March 2, 2022 - Announcement No. 42/2022

Professional life requires thorough knowledge. The labour market is increasingly searching for more specialised skills. The Masters in Law is a way twoards this expertise and an asset for competitiveness in the job market. It is also the way for those seeking continuity in their training, being an asset to a solid education and academic renewal.

Lawyers specializing in Public International Law, Constitutional Law and Constitutional Compared Systems and Fundamental Rights. It is also appropriate training for all Lawyers wishing to join International Organizations.

With the 2nd degree  in Law, it is intended that students consolidate the legal knowledge acquired, leading them to a scientific research perspective that allows them to:

  • Apply the main legal and dogmatic frameworks in the area of specialization of each UC;
  • Discuss new existing problems;
  • Develop specialized skills for the exercise of different legal professions;
  • Develop the ability to critically analyze and adopt positions in relation to different legal problems;
  • Apply the knowledge acquired in scientific events organized, for the purpose, by the Law Department and in partnership with external entities.

The present diploma confers the qualification in Master in Law: Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences (120 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, a Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences (60 ECTS).

[cursos não conferente de grau]

[cursos não conferente de grau]

The Masters in Law has a four-semester duration and constitutes the continuation of an initial training in this scientific field, through a more specialised aaproach in the Legal and Political Sciences areas. It aims to deepen the knowledge gained during the first cycle of studies, as well as the study of more specific legal subjects. The course provides a serious and sensitive response to the current global labour market. The academic part of the course aims at guiding the student towards the acquisition of knew specialised knowledge trhough a set of mandatory and optional curricular units to be defined each year.

The course also includes a set of seminars, to be presented by prestigious professionals from different lawyers' societies with which the Law Department has partnerships. This characteristic introduces  active dynamic and a wider variety of visions that enrich training. Furthermore, the after-labour schedule allows the accumulation of its attendance with a professional activity.

 

*20 total places for application (shared among the various branches of this Master's program).

 

Publication in the Diário da República, 2nd Series - No. 43 - March 2, 2022 - Announcement No. 42/2022

Professional life requires thorough knowledge. The labour market is increasingly searching for more specialised skills. The Masters in Law is a way twoards this expertise and an asset for competitiveness in the job market. It is also the way for those seeking continuity in their training, being an asset to a solid education and academic renewal.

Lawyers specializing in Public International Law, Constitutional Law and Constitutional Compared Systems and Fundamental Rights. It is also appropriate training for all Lawyers wishing to join International Organizations.

With the 2nd degree  in Law, it is intended that students consolidate the legal knowledge acquired, leading them to a scientific research perspective that allows them to:

  • Apply the main legal and dogmatic frameworks in the area of specialization of each UC;
  • Discuss new existing problems;
  • Develop specialized skills for the exercise of different legal professions;
  • Develop the ability to critically analyze and adopt positions in relation to different legal problems;
  • Apply the knowledge acquired in scientific events organized, for the purpose, by the Law Department and in partnership with external entities.

The present diploma confers the qualification in Master in Law: Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences (120 ECTS) or, with the conclusion of the 1st year, a Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences (60 ECTS).

[cursos não conferente de grau]

[cursos não conferente de grau]

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

Scientific Areas Compulsory ECTS Optional ECTS
L
Law
112
PS
Political Science
8

1st year

1st Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Political Science
L
8
International Organisations
L
8
Constitutional and Administrative Law of Europe Union
PS
8
Research Law Methodology
L
6
2nd Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Political Theory
L
8
International Liability
L
8
Law of the sea
L
8
Human Rights
L
6

2nd year

Annual Scientific Areas ECTS
Dissertation
L
60

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

Scientific Areas Compulsory ECTS Optional ECTS
L
Law
112
PS
Political Science
8

1st year

1st Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Political Science
L
8
International Organisations
L
8
Constitutional and Administrative Law of Europe Union
PS
8
Research Law Methodology
L
6
2nd Semester Scientific Areas ECTS
Political Theory
L
8
International Liability
L
8
Law of the sea
L
8
Human Rights
L
6

2nd year

Annual Scientific Areas ECTS
Dissertation
L
60

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 Manuela Magalhães

Coordinator of the Masters in Law:
Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences

Bárbara Magalhães

Coordinator of the Masters in Law:
Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences

DL/ Department of Law

Masters in Law:
Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences
(mest.direito@upt.pt)

Maria Manuela Magalhães

Coordinator of the Masters in Law:
Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences

Bárbara Magalhães

Coordinator of the Masters in Law:
Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences

DL/ Department of Law

Masters in Law:
Specialisation in Legal and Political Sciences
(mest.direito@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 Decree-Law 74/2006 of 26 March, as amended by Decree-Law 115/2013 of 7 August and the Regulations of the study cycle leading to the degree of Master of Law may apply for admission to this cycle of studies:

  1. Bachelor's Degree Holders in Law or related fields;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree, assigned following a 1st cycle of studies in Law or related fields, organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process;
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree, in Law or related fields, where the Scientific Council recognizes it to meet the goals of a bachelor's degree to enroll in this 2nd cycle;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that the Scientific Council recognizes to attest capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies.

Candidates for access to the 2nd study cycle in Law are ranked according to the merit resulting from the weighted average, as per 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 Decree-Law 74/2006 of 26 March, as amended by Decree-Law 115/2013 of 7 August and the Regulations of the study cycle leading to the degree of Master of Law may apply for admission to this cycle of studies:

  1. Bachelor's Degree Holders in Law or related fields;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree, assigned following a 1st cycle of studies in Law or related fields, organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process;
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree, in Law or related fields, where the Scientific Council recognizes it to meet the goals of a bachelor's degree to enroll in this 2nd cycle;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that the Scientific Council recognizes to attest capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies.

Candidates for access to the 2nd study cycle in Law are ranked according to the merit resulting from the weighted average, as per 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
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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 )

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