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Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
3 curricular semesters
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Law


    School of Law
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710-057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253601800 Fax: +351 253601809


The Master in European and Transnational Business Law intends over three semesters (two referring to the academic part and one referring to the dissertation) to allow graduates in law or in other areas with affinities with the object of the Course, namely graduates in management, economics , international relations, solid training that enables them to deal with the issues that the practice of business law raises in the European and global context.
The program embodies a very pragmatic approach. Instead of starting from a specific disciplinary area, the study plan is based on it, the composition and structuring of the Course derives from the concrete needs of the professional who works in the field of international business law. For this purpose, matters from various branches of law, both public and private law, are convened. An approach was developed that, although it places a special focus on European Union Law applied to the various branches of Law, promotes a truly transnational approach. In this context, contact with practical issues raised by areas such as World Trade Organization Law, Arbitration, International Tax Law, Legal aspects related to investment in emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil and Angola, among others Domains.
Its students can acquire skills that will distinguish them in the job market and benefit from direct contact with teachers, some of whom, given their connection to important institutions and societies, may favor the creation of career opportunities.

Key learning outcomes

1. Acquisition of in-depth knowledge in the various legal areas that are relevant in the context of international business and investments;
2. Acquire an integrated view of the legal system at various levels, namely national, European and transnational;
3. Identification of the main differences in terms of legal traditions;
4. Develop a multidisciplinary view of legal issues, whether in the resolution of specific cases or in approaches of a more theoretical nature;
5. Acquire mastery of legal English;
6. Develop skills in the field of legal argumentation and rhetoric.

Access to higher education

This Master degree provides basic training to carry out a course of 3rd cycle (PhD) in the same scientific area, or other areas


Teaching; investigation; advocacy; consultancy; judiciary and legal advice within the framework of Public Administration, companies and international organizations.
Graduates have been recruited by international consultants and banks, law firms and multinational companies.






Access forms

The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Formal requirements

Applicants are required to hold a first Degree in Law, or in Economics, Management or International Relations that include substantial legal content; and for applicants whose first language is not English, or who did not have English as the language of instruction to obtain their previous degree(s), such applicants must provide acceptable evidence of a good command of the English language.

Aditional Information

Study Plan

Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Comparative Legal Traditions CJG 5
S1 European Contract Law CJPri 5
S1 European Corporate Law CJPri 5
S1 European Law CJP 5
S1 Fundamentals of International Taxation CJP 5
S1 International Economic Law CJP 5
S2 European and International Tax Law CJP 5
S2 European Competition Law CJP 5
S2 Redação Jurídica e Plano de Dissertação CJG 5
S2 Opção I 5
Legal Aspects of Investiment in Angola CJP 5
Legal Aspects of Investiment in Brazil CJP 5
Legal Aspects of Investiment in China CJP 5
Legal Aspects of Investiment in India CJP 5
Legal Aspects of Investment in United States of America CJP 5
S2 Opção II 5
Legal Aspects of Investiment in Angola CJP 5
Legal Aspects of Investiment in Brazil CJP 5
Legal Aspects of Investiment in China CJP 5
Legal Aspects of Investiment in India CJP 5
Legal Aspects of Investment in United States of America CJP 5
S2 Seminários 5
Diplomacy CJP 1
Electronic Communications Law CJP 2
Electronic Contracting CJPri 2
European Labour Law CJPri 2
Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law CJPri 1
International and Economic Criminal Law CJP 1
International Intellectual Property Law CJPri 1
Investment Protection Arbitration CJP 2
Legal Systems in Latin America and Promotion of Foreign Investment CJP 1
Open Seminars CJG; CJP; CJPri 2
Portuguese-Speaking African Countries Constitutional Systems CJP 1
Private International Law Related Issues CJPri 2
Regime Jurídico da Propriedade e do Investimento nos Países Africanos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa CJP 2
Space Law and Private Space Activities CJP 1
Year 2 30
S1 Dissertation CJG; CJP; CJPri 30


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