The NOVA School of Law is at the forefront of higher education, characterized by its innovation. The importance of Social Law and Innovation are well recognized.

The fundamental goal of the course is to provide an integrated vision of a wide range of fields of study, such as Labour Law, Social Security Law, Migration Law, and Resolution Conflict with its emergent legislation. The course is valued for its blend of traditional law with developments in the associated areas of Social and Innovation Law.

The course aims to provide law graduates with a balanced education in emerging areas of law, and to equip them with the necessary tools for a specialized career in a range of professional fields. The interdisciplinary course structure facilitates strategies to deal with complex problem resolution inherent in Social and Innovation Law.

 

GOALS
Consolidate and deepen the knowledge acquired in the bachelor’s degree, especially with regard to Social and Innovation Law; Understand the structure, interconnection and scope of different social laws; Develop skills in scientific research; Identify labour negotiation strategies and conflict resolution with regard to labour, procedure, migration and social security; Knowledge of essential innovatory tools for a professional career in the field.

 

TARGET APPLICANT
The Master in Social and Innovation Law deepens the knowledge and skills acquired at bachelor degree level. Holders of a bachelor’s law degree or equivalent will be given preference in admissions.

 

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

5

30-10-2014

R/A-Ef 3196/2011/AL02

Curricular Plan

Mandatory OB
Optional OP

In addition to the required course, students must complete 32 ECTS in restricted courses from those listed here and 20 ECTS in free courses that they can freely choose from any course taught at NOVA School of Law.

1st Year - Taught Component

ECTS
Metodologia da Investigação Jurídica 8
O
B
Direito do Trabalho em Funções Públicas 6
Direito Social (Direito da Segurança Social) 6
Direito Europeu do Asilo e da Imigração 6
Insolvência 4
Filosofia do Direito 6
Direitos Africanos 4
Processo Penal Especial 6
Direito Processual do Trabalho 6
Estudos Interdisciplinares (Cinema e Direito) 4
Direito da Família e das Crianças 4
Direito das Atividades Não Lucrativas 4
Direito da Energia 4
Direito do Ambiente 4
Introdução à Mediação 8
European Labour Law (Direito do Trabalho Especial) * 6
Life Sciences Law * 6
Data Protection and Management Law * 6
Business, Human Rights and Sustainability * 6
Corporate Governance * 6
Negotiation (Terms and Conditions) * 6
Emerging Technologies: Governance and Regulation * 4
International Humanitarian Law * 6
O
P

2nd Year - Research Component

ECTS
Thesis, internship in national or international institution or project work 60
O
B
*Taught in English

Coordinators

José João Abrantes
Full Professor
José João Abrantes
João Zenha Martins
Assistant Professor
João Zenha Martins

LENGTH 4 SEMESTERS

120 ECTS

 

ENTRIES
100 places for the master in law

 

Candidates will be assigned to 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;

 

2nd Phase 

– Submission of applications ……………………………………………….. from 6 July to 6 August;

– Placement results ……………………………………………………….….…………….…………………… 31 August;

– Submission of complaints over results ……..…. from 31 August to 4 September;

– Enrolment ……………………………………………….….…………….………………… from 1 to 4 September;

 

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;
– Applicants 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 rejected.

 

Applications available through the NOVA School of Law applications portal.

FEES*

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

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

– Institution insurance (each year) ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3,00€

– Annual fee for the taught component ………………………………………………………………………. 4200.00€
(annual amount paid in 8 instalments (1 x 1,260.00€ + 7 x 420.00€)

– Research component, one semester …………………………………………………………………………… 2000.00€

– Extension of the research component (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 for the taught 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 for the research component: 2,000.00 €                            

Instalments Amount € Payment deadline
1.st parcel 500.00€ Upon registration/enrolment
2.nd parcel 500.00€ From 1 to 10 January 2021
3.rd parcel 500.00€ From 1 to 10 March 2021
4.ª parcel 500.00€ From 1 to 10 May 2021

 

Tuition fee for 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, so they 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

Tânia Fonseca Alexandre

Tânia Fonseca Alexandre

Student in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

“The Master’s in Social and Innovation Law was a highly relevant course of study for me to pursue. I am a lawyer in close collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Portuguese Navy. In the past few years, I have dedicated my professional life to an Institution whose principal concern is their citizen’s welfare, the SCML. My choice of this Master’s is due to the subjects offered and to the teaching staff. I have taken part in Erasmus, and several courses at national and European universities, and it is with great pleasure that I return to NOVA School of Law, a Faculty with a multicultural environment and where the jurist and humanist stand side by side.”

Suzana Rahde Gerchmann

Suzana Rahde Gerchmann

Student in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

“I have a Bachelor degree in Law from Vale do Rio dos Sinos University. I am a lawyer and since 2016, I have been Prosecutor to the Architecture and Urbanism Council from Rio Grande do Sul.
I have chosen the Master in Social and Innovation Law because it is a course where there is a strong connection between theory and practice, and because it focuses on present-day situations. I couldn’t be happier with my decision, especially with regard to the teaching staff and the well-structured curriculum that NOVA School of Law offers.”