The Master’s 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 to provide for a range of choice within a single Master’s Programme, enabling students 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.

 

TIMETABLE
This course is taught during working hours.

 

CERTIFICATION

Study Cycle

Degree A3ES Decision Number of Years Publication of the A3ES Decision DGES Registration Number Publication in Diário da República
Law Master accredited 6 10-11-2014

Documents relating to the accreditation process

R/A -Ef 3196/2011/AL03

Curricular Plan

Mandatory OB
Optional OP

Para além da disciplina obrigatória, os estudantes devem completar 32 ECTS em disciplinas de opção restrita das aqui elencadas e 20 ECTS em disciplinas de opção livre que podem escolher livremente de qualquer disciplina lecionada na NOVA School of Law.

1º ano - Parte letiva

ECTS
Metodologia da Investigação Jurídica 8
O
B
Direito do Trabalho em Funções Públicas 6
Direito Social (Direito da Segurança Social) 6
Arbitragem de Direito Público 6
Direito das Contraordenações e Sistema Financeiro 6
Direito do Ambiente 4
Direito Administrativo Europeu 4
Direito Penal Económico 6
Contratação Pública 6
Direito do Urbanismo 6
Direito da Energia 4
Ciência da Legislação 6
Competition Law 6
Data Protection and Management Law 6
O
P

2º ano - Parte não letiva

ECTS
Tese, estágio em instituição nacional ou internacional ou trabalho de projeto 60
O
B
*Taught in English

Coordinators

Lúcio Tomé Feteira
Associate Professor
Lúcio Tomé Feteira
Cristina Queiroz
Full Professor
Cristina Queiroz

FEES*

– Application fee ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 51.00€

– Administrative costs per registration/enrolment (each year) …………………………………….. 35.00€

– School insurance (each year) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3.00€

– Annual fee of the taught component …………………………………………………………………………… 4,200.00€
(annual amount paid in instalments (1 x 1,260.00€ + 7 x 420.00€)

– Non-curricular phase, one more semester …………………………………………………………………… 1,000.00€

– 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 taught component, 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 taught component, only the classifications obtained in the NOVA School of Law will be taken into account. This scholarship assumes the conclusion of the curricular phase is within the stipulated time limit.

 

ALUMNI DISCOUNT:
Students or ex-students (undergraduate, graduate, master’s and doctoral) with a degree already completed at NOVA School of Law 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 thaught component: 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 enrolment in the course.

 

Annual fee of the research component: 1,000.00 €                            

Instalments Amount € Payment deadline
1.st payment 250.00€ Upon registration/enrolment
2.nd payment 250.00€ From 1 to 10 January 2021
3.rd payment 250.00€ From 1 to 10 March 2021
4.th payment 250.00€ From 1 to 10 May 2021

 

Tuition fee of the extension of the research component: 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 already been admitted onto 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 time limit, they can register for another year paying the corresponding amount of 2,000.00€

 

Emoluments/Charges and Taxes
The charges presented in the table below are currently applicable. 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, and consequently charges 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 by ATM or Paypal using the references available at Netpa (student area). Failure to pay tuition fees within the indicated periods may incur an increased charge in the amount to be paid or the suspension of registration and enrolment, as well as the nullity of all acts performed in the academic year to which the non-compliance relates.

Testimonials

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.”