Master in Law and Management


Program Description


In today's challenging and evolving context, the ability to understand the complexity and dynamism of reality requires a multidisciplinary approach. The MSc in Law and Management provides a clear answer to this market need, offering a unique opportunity to train professionals with solid knowledge in both fields.

This area represents the first incursion of our Faculty in interdisciplinary training at the masters level and aims to train professionals qualified to respond to the needs of an organization in global terms, preparing them not only to identify and propose solutions to the issues of the organization, but also to decide and execute.

It was designed for professionals who work in business or other organizations, as well as for those who wish to practice (or practice effectively) business law or business consulting and, of course, business lawyers.

In addition to the in-depth training in the area of business law, this Master's Degree combines the development of important skills in the understanding of companies, their external environment and some of the main areas of their management, such as corporate finance, marketing and people management. The result is professionals prepared to effectively tackle a wide variety of challenges. Due to the profound dialogue between Law and Management, this Master's Degree will undoubtedly provide more informed and multifaceted professionals capable of successful approaches to the challenges of today's reality.

Candidates holding any degree are admitted.

Professional Exits

Training in law provides qualification for all the classic legal professions, such as advocacy, judicial magistracy, prosecutorial magistracy, registries and notary and petitioner. It also qualifies for new professions linked to mediation, such as mediation and commercial arbitration, criminal and family mediation, mediation in consumer disputes, etc.

Legal training also allows the police to function in the central, regional and local administrations of the State, including the exercise of diplomatic duties and the political function of the police (PJ, PSP, GNR, SEF, GF, SIS).

It is also common to find jurists in auditing societies, companies (even in the management area), journalism, education, associations and foundations and international organizations (UN, EIB, IMF, community institutions, Non Governmental Organizations).


Winter semester

  • Negotiation and Conclusion of Contracts
  • Business Finance
  • Management and Business Strategy
  • Capitalization and Financing of Companies by Quotas and Anonymous (Seminar) *
  • New Directions of Company Law: The Power and Powers of Members (Seminar) *
  • Optional Legal Discipline

Summer semester

  • Commercial Companies (Liability)
  • Financial Markets
  • People management
  • Business Economics (Seminar)
  • Structure and Corporate Governance (Seminar) *
  • Civil Liability Insurance for Administrators and Members of the Supervisory Body (Seminar) *
  • Marketing (Seminar) **
  • Accounting Standards (Seminar) **

* Of the four proposed legal seminars, the student must choose at least two, and may substitute the other two for curricular units corresponding to 6 ECTS of the following areas of the Master of Law: Business and Business Law, Tax Law or Labor Law.

** Alternative Seminars


International Stages

The School of Law is strongly committed to providing its students with the comprehensive and qualifying training that results from international mobility experiences. In this context, it encourages and promotes the realization of various international internship modalities, according to the objectives and profile of the student, within the framework of the Erasmus Program, Free Mobility or the Curricular Internship Program in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Students taking these placements may, for this purpose, benefit from an Erasmus grant if the internship is carried out in a country covered by this program (eg Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Macedonia, Turkey), as well as a possible reduction of tuition fees during the mobility period.

The recognition of these internships results from enrollment in a diploma supplement, when they are not recognized as having a curricular value. All students enrolled in the 2nd cycle of the Law School can apply for the following internship modalities:

Curricular Internships at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mobility of students to Portuguese diplomatic missions (embassies, missions, consulates of the Curriculum Internship Program in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and can benefit from an Erasmus scholarship.

Research Internships

Mobility directed to the research for the master's dissertation, to be carried out after the end of the academic period, in a higher education institution, with a minimum duration of 2 months and a maximum of 5 months, being eligible for an Erasmus scholarship.

Internships for New Graduates

Mobility of recent graduates to carry out an internship in a diversified professional context, with a minimum duration of 2 months and a maximum of 12 months, to be completed after completion of the master's program, and can benefit from an Erasmus grant.

Summer internships

Mobility of students in a professional or university context, with a minimum duration of 2 months and a maximum of 3 months, and can benefit from an Erasmus scholarship.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Criado em 1978, o curso de licenciatura em Direito foi o primeiro a ser oferecido no Porto. Gradualmente, conquistou prestígio nacional e internacional, não apenas pelos seus professores e alunos, mas ... Read More

Criado em 1978, o curso de licenciatura em Direito foi o primeiro a ser oferecido no Porto. Gradualmente, conquistou prestígio nacional e internacional, não apenas pelos seus professores e alunos, mas também pelas suas iniciativas e excelentes instalações. Read less