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MPhil in Globalization, Economics and Law

Degree programme: MPhil Faculty: Law department
Mode: Full-time Start in: September
Credits: 120 Duration: 4 Semesters
Vacancies: 20  






Message from the program coordinator

Nowadays, integration into the global economy is an inescapable imperative for countries, companies and other organizations. The approach of this reality is interdisciplinary, crossing the areas of Economics, Law and Management. As a result of the highly multidimensional character of the globalization phenomenon, thos master course aims to to promote and disseminate specialized knowledge on Globalization, Economics and Law, including Management elements.

Cristina Maria Paixão de Sousa (PhD)

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Why choose this programme

The MPhil Globalization, Economics and Law focuses on themes of high economic and social relevance. It is secured by a qualified faculty, formed and developed within the extant academic and scientific paradigms.

It is a consistent and innovative MPhil by its multidisciplinary character. It is taught in conjunction with the University of Maribor (Slovenia) and benefits from the research carried out in the IJP Portucalense Institute for Legar Research, through its group "Capital, Labour, Tax and Trade".

Objectives and Programme Content

Students will develop knowledge and skills pertaining to the Level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning (EQF) to enable them:

- To acquire a systematic and overall understanding of the implications of globalization on economics, law and management, both in the theoretical and both in terms of public policies, institutions and enterprises.

- To master the methodology, methods and techniques of the corresponding scientific areas.

- To understand and critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize ideas and innovative and complex reasoning and conceive and design research projects in the realm of globalization.

- To take palce in international and multicultural professional contexts, reaching high standards of performance.


Admission requirements

Applicants have to meet the requirements set out in both the Decree 74/2006, in the writing of DL 115/2013, and in the approved 2nd cycle Regulation: graduates in Law, Economics, Management, International Relations and Political Science, or legal equivalent; holders of academic degrees obtained in a 1st cycle of studies in Law, Economics, Management, International Relations and Political Science, organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by adherent State; holders of a foreign degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor's degree by the statutorily competent body; holders of academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized by the statutorily competent body. Candidates are ranked following the criteria defined in the Regulation of the course, taking into account the academic education, professional development, publications, communications, research and participation in research projects.

Study Plan 

1st year, 1st semester


Course Unit


Knowledge Economics 7.5
Epistemology and Methodology of Research 7.5
Innovation Management and Technology Transfer 7.5
Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies 7.5

1st year, 2nd semester


Course Unit


International trade 7.5
International contracting 7.5
Global Economy and Trade Policies 7.5
Internationalization Strategies 7.5
Dissertation 60




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