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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Bachelor in Law

Faculty of Law and Political Science

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Ministerial Decree nº18169/2009 of 5 August, altered by the Ministerial Decree nº19065/2009 of 17 August

A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Ef 64/2012

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |8 Semesters |240 ECTS

Programme Director

Profª. Doutora Inês Godinho


Secretária Pedagógica: Mestre Joana Cardoso Medeiros

Entrance Conditions

National access competition/tender:
Having completed the 12th grade;
A grade higher than 95 points (range 0-200), in the following entrance exams:
04 Economy
06 Philosophy
11 History
18 Portuguese

Entry competition/tender:
Course changes;
In accordance with Decree 401/2007, of April 5.
Special competition/tender for those over the age of 23:
On completing 23 years of age by the 31st of December of the preceding year
Those not entitled access to higher education (if they have undertaken and been approved in the entrance test for the college they want to enter, they are entitled to the referred access).
Special competition/tender for higher education graduates and Diplomas in Specialized Technology:
(In accordance with Decree-Law No. 393-B/99, of 2 October;
In accordance with Ordinance No. 854-A/99, of 4 October;
In accordance with Decree-Law No. 88/2006, of May 23).

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 240 ECTS


The 1st Cycle in Law of the ULP offers to its students an only environment of Excellency and Education. Our graduates are prepared for the success in the performance of the future professional activities, in the most varied activity sectors.

The Law students have the chance to participate, throughout the course, in seminaries, conferences and courses of formation that cover most of the law areas of the study. Every year, professors of other departments of the ULP and other faculties of law, as well as lawyers, magistrates, and other professionals, contribute with its specialized abilities and its knowledge for the enrichment of the academic curriculum of our students.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

The 1º Cycle, which corresponds to the Degree of ¿Licenciatura¿, is divided in four years, or eight semesters, with curricular subjects dedicated to the great domains of Law Science. To conclude, students must do 240 ECTS. All the curricular units are compulsory, with exception of two subjects in the 3º year that are optional and correspond to 6 ECTS. Here, students will be able to attend subjects of other Degrees like Management, Psychology, Engineering and Computer science.

Further Studies

The law undergraduates, having completed the first cycle, may proceed to postgraduate studies (MA), following one of three areas of expertise: Political Sciences, Forensic Sciences or Business Science.

Scientific Areas

Direito | Direito


Study Plan

Ministerial Decree nº18169/2009 of 5 August, altered by the Ministerial Decree nº19065/2009 of 17 August
1st Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
History of Law IFirst Semester5
Introduction to Community Law IFirst Semester6
Introduction to Law IFirst Semester7
Political Economics IFirst Semester5
Political Science and Constitutional Law IFirst Semester7
History of Law IISecond Semester5
Introduction to Community Law IISecond Semester6
Introduction to Law IISecond Semester7
Political Economics IISecond Semester5
Political Science and Constitutional Law IISecond Semester7
2nd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Administrative Law IFirst Semester7
General Theory of Civil Law IFirst Semester7
Option 1First Semester5
Penal Law IFirst Semester6
Public FinanceFirst Semester5
Administrative Law IISecond Semester7
General Theory of Civil Law IISecond Semester7
Penal Law IISecond Semester6
Public International LawSecond Semester5
Tax LawSecond Semester5
3rd Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Option 2Semesterly10
Civil Procedure Law IFirst Semester6
Criminal Procedure Law I First Semester6
Labour Law IFirst Semester6
Law of Obligations IFirst Semester7
Civil Procedure Law IISecond Semester6
Labour Law IISecond Semester6
Law of Obligations IISecond Semester7
Penal Law IIISecond Semester6
4st Year/ Comon CoreSemester ECTS
Civil Procedure Law IIIFirst Semester6
Commercial Law IFirst Semester7
Family LawFirst Semester6
Philosophy of Law and Judicial Methodology IFirst Semester5
Private International LawFirst Semester6
Commercial Law IISecond Semester7
Criminal Procedure Law IISecond Semester6
Law of SuccessionSecond Semester6
Philosophy of Law and Judicial Methodology IISecond Semester5
Property LawSecond Semester6

Teaching staff


Admission for Undergraduates 180 €
Change Course 80 €
Holders of University Degree 180 €
International student 260 €
International student 260 €
Readmission 80 €
Enrollment260 €
Student Insurance40 €
Registration250 €
Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 370,2 €
Per ECTS 12,34 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force