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Global MPhil European and Comparative Law

Message from the Program Coordinator

The Global MPhil European and Comparative Law is a two years programme. The first year is a taught period that, if successfully completed, awards the certificate of LLM European and Comparative Law and allows students to proceed to the research year, where students shall undertake an individual research project. The successful completion of such project awards the degree of Master of Philosophy in Law – MPhil.

The programme has the general objective to promote the acquisition of advanced knowledge in Global European and Comparative Law. The programme develops human resources capable of participating in scientific research projects at an advanced level in Global European and Comparative Law with the epistemological and methodological rigor necessary for scientific research of international standing of Legal Science. The programme includes an individual research project which upon completion will demonstrate highly specialized knowledge, as the basis for original thinking and research in Global European and Comparative Law.

  In this program we have a proud ratio professor: students of 1:3.

 PD

 Tjasa Ivanc


 

Vacancies: 20

 Duration: 4 semesters

Specific Entry requirements

The entry requirements are specified in the DL nº 74/2006, last amended by DL 115/2013:

- Holders of a degree or legal equivalent in law;

- Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies in Law organized accordingly to the principles of Bologna;

- Holders of a foreign academic degree recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific Board of the Portucalense University;

- Holders of academic, scientific or professional CVs recognized by the Scientific Board of the Portucalense University as attesting the capacity to undertake this course.

Candidates are ranked by criteria defined in the programme regulation of the course taking under consideration the academic training, professional development, publications and communications, research and participation in projects.

 

More about the MPhil

The MPhil degree in European and Comparative Law has the general objective to promote the acquisition of advanced knowledge in European Legal Science, International and Comparative. To this end, the course of study aims to develop human resources capable of participating in scientific research projects at an advanced level in European, International and Comparative Law with the epistemological and methodological rigor necessary for scientific research of international standing of Legal Science.

The course of study requires practical and appropriate to the investigation of Juridical Science, with a view to solving problems in a responsible and ethical perspective, to ensure relevant to society scientific research fundamental ethical principles. The course of study includes an individual research project which upon completion will mark a demonstration of highly specialized knowledge, as the basis for original thinking and research.

International approach

 International students are welcome! They have a chance to participate in the MPhil program through a regular application (becoming regular students of UPT), or decide to choose this course for an experience of international mobility (ERASMUS +, in this case the candidates must be regularly registered in a MPHil degree in another European university). In both cases, UPT supports international students with personalized attention and care and giving all the necessary information about the city, accommodation, transport system, entertainment and leisure, etc.

 An International Coordination Service purposely created for this matter will be fully at their service!

 

1st Year, 1st Semester

Course Unit

ECTS

Research Methodology in Legal Science 

10

Comparative Law Methodology                

10

Public International Law                             

10

 

1st Year, 2nd Semester

Course Unit

ECTS

International Private Law 

10

European Public Law                

10

European Private Law                           

10

2nd YEAR

Individual research project and dissertation (60 ECTS)

TOTAL ECTS 120

Language: English

 

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