The Master in Public Law (MPL) offers a specialized programme composed of a variety of subjects selected on the basis of their (i) practical importance, (ii) innovative character and (iii) transnational relevance.
For this reason the MPL covers not only the more traditional areas of Public Law, which are closely connected with Administrative Law, but also other subjects of ever-increasing relevance (economic crime) and, in some cases, not immediately identifiable with ‘classic’ areas of Public Law (competition and regulation, as well as arbitration, are telling examples of this).
The subjects included in the MPL are intentionally diversified so as to allow students to have a variety of choice within a single Master’s Programme and to define their own study plan in accordance with their academic interests, practical needs and professional demands.

GOALS
Building on and expanding previously acquired notions of Public Law, combining traditional and innovative areas or Public Law of transnational relevance; fostering and improving research and academic skills, whilst providing additional professional competences that may prove useful in the job market.

TARGET APPLICANT
Graduates in Law or in other social sciences who wish to acquire or expand their knowledge of Public Law.

Curricular Plan

Mandatory OB
Optional OP

1st year - Taught Components

ECTs
Methodology of Legal Research 8
O
B
Labor Law in Public Functions 6
Social Law (Social Security Law) 6
Public Law Arbitration 6
Administrative Offenses and Financial System Law 6
Environmental Law 4
European Administrative Law 4
Economic Criminal Law 6
Public Procurement 6
Urban Planning Law 6
Energy Law 4
Legislation Sciences 6
Competition Law 6
Data Protection and Management Law 6
O
P

2nd Year - Research Component

ECTs
Thesis, internship at a national or international conflict resolution institution or project work 68
O
B
In addition to the mandatory courses, students must complete 32 ECTS in the elective courses listed above, and 20 ECTS in any courses taught at NOVA School of Law or selected from the above electives.

Coordenadores

Lúcio Tomé Feteira

Lúcio Tomé Feteira

LENGHT 4 SEMESTERS

120 ECTS

 

ENTRIES
100 places

Candidates will be distributed by the various areas of specialization (Public Law, International and European Law, Law and Technology, Social and Innovation Law).

Applications from students who prove they will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree

(licenciatura) by September 2020 will be accepted.

 

APPLICATIONS DEADLINES

  • Submission of applications …………………………………………. from 16 March to 30 April;
  • Placement results ………………………………………………………………………………… 22 April;
  • Submission of complaints over results …………………………………… from 22 to 30 April;
  • Enrolment …………………………………………………………………………… from 5 to 12 June;

 

REQUIREMENTS
Holders of a bachelor’s degree (licenciatura) or legal equivalent. 

  • Final grade of the degree which the applicant is applying with (50%);
  • Relevance and suitability of previous background to the master’s degree course with regard to the pluridisciplinary nature of the course (50%); the jury assigns each applicant a grade of 0 to 20, based on analysis of the letter of motivation and curriculum vitae. If necessary, the members of the jury may decide to conduct an interview with all or some of the applicants.
  • Applicants with a rating lower than 9.5 will automatically be excluded.

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS (ONLINE):

  • Completion of the application form (online);
  • Payment of the application fee using the ATM or Paypal reference provided through the

submission procedure (51.00€);

  • Online submission of the following documents: motivation letter, curriculum vitae (European model), copy of the course(s) certificate(s); copy of the tax number identification card; copy of the Identification Card;
  • Applicants conditioned upon the conclusion of the bachelor’s degree must submit an interim academic transcript showing the subjects already completed with their final grades, and the degree, the institution, expected average and the conclusion date. In addition, a statement from the institution of higher education where they are attending the degree should be submitted, proving their academic situation;
  • Applicants with foreign qualifications must send an academic transcript or a declaration with the final average of the degree;
  • Candidates who do not report the final grade average, expected or completed, will be graded with a minimum score of 10 on the 0-20 scale.

Applications omitting the documents requested or where the application fee has not been paid will be dismissed.

 

Applications available from March 16th to April 30th in NOVA School of Law applications portal

FEES*

  • Application fee …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 51,00€
  • Administrative costs per registraton/enrollment (each year) …………………………………….. 35,00€
  • School insurance (esach year) …………………………………………………………………………………. 3,00€
  • Annual fee of the curricular phase …………………………………………………………………….. 4.200,00€

(annual amount paid in instalments (1 x 1.260,00€ + 7 x 420,00€)

  • Non-curricular phase (dissertation), one year …………………………………………………….. 2.000,00€
  • Extension of the non-curricular phase (90 days) ……………………………………………………. 600,00€

*Tuition fees are subject to approval of the General Council of NOVA University, Lisbon.

*Consult the full documentation regarding fees, emoluments and taxes for the academic year in question.

The application fee is to be paid by ATM or Paypal. The reference will be given online upon submission of the application form.

Tuition fees are annual and due in full upon enrolment in the course. The payment in instalments is allowed for the students’ mere convenience.

In the case of withdrawal from the course, the amounts already paid are not refundable. The remaining tuition fee payments due for the academic year to which the application relates must also be paid.

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Students whose final average admission to this Master is equal to or higher than 17 points ​​(on a scale 0/20) benefit from a 50% discount on the total amount of the tuition fee.
  • Students whose final average admission to this Master is equal to or higher than 16 points ​​(on a scale 0/20) benefit from a 30% discount on the total amount of the tuition fee.
  • Three merit scholarships will be granted in the non-curricular semester (in either the master’s or specialization area): one corresponding to the total of the tuition fee, which will be awarded to the best grade in the curricular phase, and the other two merit scholarships will be granted to the second and third best classifications, which will receive a reduction of 50% of the tuition fee. To assess the best classifications in the curricular phase, only the classifications obtained in the FDUNL will be taken into account. This scholarship assumes the conclusion of the curricular phase in due/regular time.

 

ALUMNI DISCOUNT:
Students or ex-students (undergraduate, graduate, master’s and doctoral) with a degree already completed at FDUNL benefit from a 10% discount on the tuition fee, in addition to the financial discount.

 

FINANCIAL DISCOUNT:

  • Students who choose to pay tuition fees in a single initial payment (for the entire study cycle) receive a 5% discount on the amount to be paid;
  • Students who choose to pay tuition fees in two annual payments receive a 2.5% discount on the amount to be paid.

CURRENT PROTOCOL DISCOUNTS:
Discount of 25%, which cannot be combined with other discounts, for members of:

  • Association of Portuguese Judges and the Trade Union
  • Association of Public Prosecution Service Magistrates.

* Discount on the annual fee is only provided if the degree is completed within the stipulated time limit.

* Discounts are applied on the final payment of the tuition fee.

  

TUITION FEES, EMOLUMENTS/CHARGES AND TAXES

National and International Students

Annual fee of the curricular phase: 4.200,00 €

Instalments Amount € Payment deadline
1.st payment 1.260,00€ Upon registration/enrolment
2.nd payment 420,00€ From 1 to 10 September 2020
3.rd payment 420,00€ From 1 to 10 October 2020
4.th payment 420,00€ From 1 to 10 January 2021
5.th payment 420,00€ From 1 to 10 February 2021
6.th payment 420,00€ From 1 to 10 March 2021
7.th payment 420,00€ From 1 to 10 April 2021
8.th payment 420,00€ From 1 to 10 May 2021

Tuition fees are annual and are due in full upon enrollment in the course.

Annual fee of the non-curricular phase: 2.000,00 €                            

Instalments Amount € Payment deadline
1.st payment 500,00€ Upon registration/enrolment
2.nd payment 500,00€ From 1 to 10 January 2021
3.rd payment 500,00€ From 1 to 10 March 2021
4.th payment 500,00€ From 1 to 10 May 2021

 

Tuition fee of the extension of the non-curricular phase: 600,00 €
Request for extension of the dissertation, internship report or work project delivery deadline, (90 days).

 

Instalments

 

Amount €

 

Payment deadline

Single parcel 600,00€ Before the delivery of the dissertation, internship report or work project.

 

Students who have been admitted in previous editions of the Master’s Degree continue to pay the amounts announced at the time of their application. If the students do not conclude the course in due time, the amounts published in this current notice will be applied.

 

If the student does not deliver the dissertation within the regular time, he/ she can register for another year paying the corresponding amount of 2000.00€

 

Emoluments/Charges and Taxes
The presented table is the one currently in use. The publication of the national table of fees and charges of academic acts and services of public university education and polytechnic higher education is still awaited, so it may change at any time.

Designation Amount € Payment Deadline
Administrative costs per enrolment/registration 35,00€ Upon registration/enrolment
School Insurance 3,00€ Upon registration/enrolment
Registration Certificate 6,00€ At time of the request
Conclusion Certificate 50,00€ At time of the request
Improvement grade exam 15,00€ At time of the request

Payments must be made at ATM or Paypal using the references available at Netpa (student area). Failure on tuition fees payment within the indicated periods may imply an increase charge in the amount to be paid or the suspension of registration and enrollment, as well as the nullity of all acts performed in the academic year to which the non-compliance relates.

Testemunhos

Beatriz Fernandes

Beatriz Fernandes

Jurist trainee at the Portuguese Competition Authority

“I chose the Master in Public Law because of the diversity of its curriculum and because I knew that NOVA School of Law was an Institution I could trust. One year has gone by and I should also highlight the professionalism of the Professors and their accessibility vis-à-vis the students. It was while attending this Master’s that I first became acquainted with the work developed by regulatory authorities and that I developed an interest into competition law. As a result of the latter I am currently doing a professional internship in the Restrictive Practices Department of the Portuguese Competition Authority, where I have the opportunity to work with excellent professionals and to be exposed to constant learning in a multidisciplinary environment.”

Catarina Paulino Alves

Catarina Paulino Alves

Trainee Lawyer at PLMJ

“After finishing my bachelor degree, I chose the Master in Law with specialization in Public Law, and I could not have made a better choice. The master’s programme covers a number of subjects and offers a diversified curriculum adjustable to different students, combined with basic training in a number of areas in Public Law, and overall offering the kind of flexibility that proves essential these days. I believe that the Master in Law with specialization in Public Law has prepared me for the career path of my choice (lawyer) not only on account of the legal knowledge that I have acquired, but also on account of its contribution to the development of other personal skills.”

Inês Vieira

Inês Vieira

Trainee Lawyer at Morais Leitão

“After graduating, I decided to apply for the Master in Public Law at NOVA School of Law. While doing so I felt motivated by the excellence of the Faculty, its teaching methods and its teaching body, all of them sharing the same kind of excellence that I seek and look for in my professional career. At the same time, I also felt motivated by the subjects offered which combine a number of areas in Public Law that are seldom offered together. I believe that this Master’s programme is the ideal choice for those that share a keen interest in Public Law and who, like me, seek a broader understanding of Public Law instead of an excessively narrow approach to the topic.”