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Studying Master of Science

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) refers to a postgraduate academic master's degree and is nowadays awarded by most European universities as well as universities world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus.

The study duration of a Master's programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered. According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved.

A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. In order to receive a Master of Science, the completion of a scientific thesis as part of the Master studies is required in most of the cases. The Master of Science (M. Sc.) is mainly awarded to students of universities in the areas of natural sciences, humanities (i.e. social sciences), business sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics and informatics.

Studying in Portugal

Portugal is one of the most popular countries for study exchange programmes and many universities are active members of the Erasmus program. Portuguese universities are both focusing both on providing valuable theoretical knowledge and on engaging students in prevalent research projects. Many universities are affiliated with several research centres and they have been contributing to more than 1% of the world's highly cited publications.

108 Master of Science Master's degrees in Portugal

M.Sc. RENE - Renewable Energy

Offering a holistic view of renewable energy, the MSc RENE programme focuses on technologies and business strategies that will have the greatest impact on the cost, security, and sustainability of our energy supply. The programme offers you the chance to engage with successful entrepreneurs, major businesses, and public bodies, giving you unique insight into the management of energy businesses worldwide.

M.Sc. Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy

The MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy programme explores ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and enabling integration with cleaner, sustainable alternatives. Giving you engineering and commercial skills that are very much in demand worldwide, the programme offers you the chance to make a substantial contribution to reducing emissions in your country and beyond.

M.Sc. International MSc in Management

The International MSc in Management is offered by the Catholic University of Portugal. It is a highly selective program with a strong international scope that offers you a high quality graduate education in Business. This program offers a balanced perspective on business as well as a choice of majors in core management areas: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Marketing.

M.Sc. SELECT - Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems

MSc SELECT is where you can learn how to make a real contribution to minimising the environmental impact of current and future energy systems. Students learn to address societal challenges with technical solutions, to explore the part played by innovation and commerce, and to understand the role and responsibility of engineers in a more sustainable energy industry.

M.Sc. Marketing

The Master programme in Marketing offered by ISCTE Business School | University Institute of Lisbon is a full time, one year programme is designed for students with little or no work experience and will provide them with a highly advanced qualification, both theoretical and practical, that will boost their career prospects.

M.Sc. Finance

This MSc in Finance programme offered by ISCTE Business School | University Institute of Lisbon gives you a strong background in the theoretical underpinnings of finance, while offering intensive applied training aimed at developing skills for active interaction in the finance world.

M.Sc. Marketing

The main objective of the MSc in Marketing is to guarantee the link between the theories and model taught and the reality of the problems in today´s marketing activities. Thus, we tend to use empirical teaching approach as much as possible, along with case studies. We have developed a pragmatic approach, which motivates students to produce useful research.

Catholic Porto Business School
M.Sc. Biotechnology

The Master in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico aims to provide students with high quality and up-to-date training in this highly interdisciplinary field, which joins Life Sciences and Engineering, at the level of a 2 ndcycle of university studies. Future graduates will acquire the knowledge and skills required to enter the workforce or to pursue their studies at doctoral level.

Department of Bioengineering
M.Sc. Monetary and Financial Economics

The M.Sc. in Monetary and Financial Economics at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management teaches students everything they should know about micro and macroeconomics. With a high focus on subjects like mathematical economics, international financial markets and corporate finance, this Master’s programme prepares students for careers in central banks and international organisations.

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering - Power Systems

With the MSc in Electrical Engineering - Power Systems, ISEP specializes engineers in intelligent energy, electrical grids automation, sustainable production technologies and high power installations design. The course follows international trends, devoting special attention to the challenges and opportunities of liberalized markets and such topics as electric mobility.

M.Sc. Financial Economics

The MSc in Financial Economics is fully accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education. Such accreditation is based on the recognition of the excellence of the program’s Faculty (scientific research and teaching practices), as well as on the exceptional quality of School’s facilities and equipment.

M.Sc. BioEngineering Systems

The Executive Masters program is a one-year educational program which matches the first year of the doctoral program in Bioengineering (graduates get a formal Advanced Studies Certificate upon completion)

M.Sc. Sustainable Energy Systems

The objective of the Executive Masters program is to educate mid-career professionals in energy systems and economics using a multi-disciplinary approach. With a focus on energy system design and analysis, as well as leadership and entrepreneurship, graduates will be at the forefront of sustainable systems development.

M.Sc. Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems (CTIS)

The Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems (CTIS) program is unique, bringing together the tradition and rigor of a Master's in Engineering with the insights of an MBA. The CTIS course builds on three key domains: engineering and project management, financing and contracts, and policy and institutions.

Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources
M.Sc. Mining and Geological Engineering

The Master Programme and Mining and Geological Engineering aims at an integrated training of the future masters, providing them with the necessary skills to their professional activity in the different fields of action of a mining and geological engineer, defined and governed by the Order of Engineers.

Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources
M.Sc. Social Work with Families and Children

This Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year master programme of 120 ECTS. Students will spend a semester each in Lisbon, Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to one of the partner institutions to work on their master’s thesis. The language of instruction for the programme is English. Upon completion of the programme, students will be awarded a joint degree by the consortium.

M.Sc. Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry (iMedChem)

The MSc Course in Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry (iMedChem MSc) will train a new generation of biologically and pharmaceutically-aware graduates to develop innovative and safer drugs to treat and cure diseases. The course has been designed for those targeting a career in the pharmaceutical companies, biotechs, fine chemistry industry, and custom research organizations (CROs).

M.Sc. Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Environmental contamination by xenobiotics, chemicals or physical agents of anthropogenic origin with adverse effects in organisms, ecosystems and human health. Main goal to provide training in assessment of ecosystem health in different environments (freshwater, marine and terrestrial) and toxicological risks to various ecological compartments.

M.Sc. Early Stage Researchers (1 Ph.D. Positions)

Applications are invited for 1 PhD student position ("Early Stage Researchers" (ESRs)) at Adventech (http://www.adventech.pt), to be funded by the Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network ANSWER - "Antibiotics and mobile resistance elements in wastewater reuse applications: risks and innovative solutions" within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

M.Sc. Multimedia

This master programme, promoted by five faculties, aims to offer specific training in different branches of specialization, namely Multimedia Art, Multimedia Communication, Educational Multimedia, Multimedia Technology, Music and Media Economy. It is organised according to the Bologna Process, taking into account both its global aims and pedagogical modifications.

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto
M.Sc. Finance

Ranked 14th best Masters in Finance in the world in 2016 by the Financial Times, the International Masters in Finance is a carefully-designed program that has been devised to develop a sound knowledge base and essential analytical, problem-solving competencies in the financial area.

M.Sc. Bioengineering and Nanosystems

The Master in Bioengineering and Nanosystems from Instituto Superior Técnico is a second cycle programme innovative and unique in Portugal, based on an advanced inter- and transdisciplinary approach between Engineering and Life Sciences, with a strong background in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, electronics and informatics.

Department of Bioengineering
M.Sc. Psychology of Intercultural Relations

With a team of highly qualified and internationally recognized experts, the Master of Psychology of Intercultural Relations of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at ISCTE-IUL provides students and professionals with the tools to cultivate international social and professional relationships and contribute to the understanding of common ground in culturally diverse contexts.

M.Sc. Marketing

You will gain the skills, knowledge, and potential for success in your marketing career that come from our time-honored tradition of connecting theory with practice, and this innovative programme itself that covers the most groundbreaking aspects of marketing;

M.Sc. Information Systems and Computer Engineering - Alameda

The experts holding an MSc degree in Engineering Systems and Computer Engineering obtained at the IST campus in Alameda (MEIC-Alameda) will be able to analyse, develop and implement complex information systems, in distributed and heterogeneous environments, in permanent technological mutation, which characterize the current information-based society.

Department of Computer Science and Engineeirng
M.Sc. Industrial Engineering and Management

The programme aims to develop skills to apply the knowledge and the ability to understand in order to solve problems and show a professional approach with regard to the work developed, integrating scientific, technological and managerial knowledge and dealing with complex issues.

Department of Engineering and Management
M.Sc. Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences

This Master’s course aims advanced and specialized training of specialists able to contribute to the definition of a Portuguese policy in the area of Legal Medicine and other Forensic Sciences, cooperate with justice entities, conducting legal medicine examinations and forensic expertise, provide technical and laboratorial support, coordinate and supervise technical and scientific activities.

Medicine
M.Sc. Economics

ISEG is the oldest faculty of economics and management in Portugal, having reached its first centenary in 2011. It has been educating, from the very beginning, economists and managers with leadership and innovation qualities, based on a solid scientific and technical formation.Master in economics is offered at ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics and Management.

M.Sc. Finance

The Master’s Degree in Finance offered by the School of Economics and Management of the Catholic University in Portugal was created in 2000. Considered an important turning point in terms of innovation in the Portuguese Academic community, it anticipated the framework that was recently implemented in compliance with the Bologna process. 

Catholic Porto Business School
M.Sc. Chemical Innovation and Regulation

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Chemical Innovation and Regulation - EMMC-ChIR - is a MSc degree for professionals concerned with the safety and regulation of chemical substances. Chemicals are everywhere, are an essential component of our daily lives and definitively contribute to the well-being and prosperity of our society.

General and Engineering Sciences
M.Sc. Economics

ISEG is the oldest faculty of economics and management in Portugal, having reached its first centenary in 2011. It has been educating, from the very beginning, economists and managers with leadership and innovation qualities, based on a solid scientific and technical formation.

M.Sc. Food Engineering

The current cycle of studies encompasses a lecturing component, a project unit and a placement/thesis. The latter can include a dissertation of scientific nature or an industrial placement subject to a final report, providing they are original and specifically conceived towards that aim.

Faculty of Biotechnology
M.Sc. Information Science

The Master on Information Science (MCI) is the result of adapting to the Bologna Process the Master on Information Management (MGI), that FEUP has been offering from 1997/98 to 2006/07. MCI is a joint initiative of the Engineering (FEUP) and Humanities (FLUP) faculties and aims at deepening the knowledge and competences of Information Science graduates towards a professional specialization as well as envisaging a research career.

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto
M.Sc. Management

Rated 17th best Masters in Management in the world by The Financial Times in 2016, the International Masters in Management offers students the opportunity to enrich their studies by choosing between an internship abroad or one of the available international programs, as well as honing their ability to speak a second foreign language.

M.Sc. Information Systems and Computer Engineering

The experts holding an MSc degree in Engineering Systems and Computer Engineering obtained at the IST campus in Alameda (MEIC-Alameda) will be able to analyse, develop and implement complex information systems, in distributed and heterogeneous environments, in permanent technological mutation, which characterize the current information-based society. 

Department of Computer Science and Engineeirng
M.Sc. Energy for Sustainability

The Master's in Energy for Sustainability at the University of Coimbra (MESUC) aims at developing its students' abilities to contribute to interdisciplinary interventions in areas such as the efficient use of energy, centralized or decentralized energy production.

Science and Technology
M.Sc. Management (lectured in English)

The Master Degree in Management at FEP, University of Porto, is a 24-month fulltime – MSc programme, the objectives of which are clear from its solid but diversified curriculum, its emphasis on practical and applied knowledge, and its major concern with regard to participants’ personal and social development

School of Economics and Management
M.Sc. Tourism Economics and Regional Development

The increasing economic importance of tourism led to a fast expansion of Tourism Economics over the last two decades. The present Master Program combines this emerging field within Economics with a consolidated one: Regional Economics. The Tourism Economics and Regional Development programme is offered at the University of Algarve.

Faculty of Economics
M.Sc. Engineering Physics

The Master’s program in Engineering Physics at Técnico is a 5 year degree that combines uniquely Physics, Engineering and Advanced Technologies into a single and coherent training. This unity in diversity allows tailoring different programmes to different students, with Scientific, Society and Business oriented trajectories.

Department of Physics
M.Sc. Economics (lectured in English)

The Master in Economics at FEP (University of Porto) has a track taught in English, in addition to the one taught in Portuguese. The English-track is intended for both Portuguese and foreign students, who wish to use the Master in Economics to leverage their education via the added value of the fluent use of English, the international language in economics.

School of Economics and Management
M.Sc. Computational Mechanics

The M.Sc. in Computational Mechanics is structured with the mission to train engineering professionals in the competitive global labor market, with the competence to act as change agents.

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto
M.Sc. Data Analytics (lectured in English)

The Master in Data Analytics (lectured in English) at University of Porto is intended for decision-makers wishing to add value to their strategic capabilities by taking advantage of decision support and data analysis systems, as well as specialists in information systems or statistics, wishing to contribute to the development of computational decision support.

School of Economics and Management
M.Sc. Business Administration

ISCTE Business School is committed to fully exploring the new frontiers of the Bologna Agreement by offering an international MSc in BA that can provide each student with an unforgettable learning experience and valuable tools for succeeding in the fascinating - and complex - business world of today.

M.Sc. Instructional Technology and Distance Education

The Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Distance Education (ITDE) program provides skills in distance education, instructional media, instructional design, and training. It is designed for working professionals who wish to obtain positions of leadership in education and training skills and for those who wish to become instructional designers, trainers, e-learning specialists, and media professionals.

M.Sc. Economics

Rated 5th best Masters in Economics in Europe by the 2015 Eduniversal rankings, this demanding pre-experience program provides a general advanced education in the discipline, including analytical skills and the political and economic awareness needed to build a successful career as an economist.

M.Sc. Management

The 1st year of the Master in Management is a full-time system, generally with classes in the morning or afternoon, depending on the decision made by the director of the Business School and the director of the Master programme.

M.Sc. Electrical and Computer Engineering

With the MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, ISEP specializes engineers with advanced knowledge to analyse, develop, operate and monitor complex electronic systems. The course is geared towards innovation and technological entrepreneurship and provides four fields of expertise - Automation and Systems, Autonomous Systems, Systems and Industrial Planning, Telecommunications.

M.Sc. Integrated Master Course in Architecture

The "Integrated Master Course in Architecture", throughout the five years of the degree, privileges three central components of formation: the Architectural Design component, a Theoretical component and a Technological component. 

Autonomous Department of Architecture
M.Sc. European Master in Quality in Analytical Laboratories

The Erasmus Mundus Master in Quality in Analytical Laboratories (EMQAL) is a master course for laboratory managers and scientists who wish to implement and manage Quality Systems in analytical laboratories, or work in Quality System environments in accredited analytical laboratories.

General and Engineering Sciences
M.Sc. International Studies

The Master in International Studies is structured around a common core of mandatory courses, that deal with the study of institutions, governance and international relations; others related to the major societal and developmental challenges, human rights and citizenship; and still others focusing on the dynamics of economy and international business. 

M.Sc. World Internet Studies

The Master in World Internet Studies is intended for candidates who desire to pursue doctoral studies in Communication Sciences at ISCTE or other institutions, or candidates seeking to follow a professional activity in the fields of strategic research In technological, financial, media, telecommunication and organizations where prospective and strategic information management is a key activity.

M.Sc. Management

The MSc in Management at the Católica Porto Business School is an innovative MSc, inspired by the best international practices, that benefits from the experience of the school in advanced management education, over the last 25 years.

Catholic Porto Business School
M.Sc. Hospitality and Tourism Management

Studying Hospitality and Tourism in Portugal is unique opportunity to experience one of the global leaders in the tourism industry. Portugal is one of the top leisure destinations in Europe – bathed in a Mediterranean climate – where you can find some of the most attractive beaches in the world, hundreds of golf courses, unforgettable sightseeing, and a rich monumental heritage. 

M.Sc. Business Sciences

The object is to offer participants the possibility to progress in their own careers by enabling them to come into contact with the reality of other organizations, as well as to promote the acquisition of different research methodologies in this specific study area.

M.Sc. Finance

The International Master's Degree in Finance is a full-time, one-year programme that provides a highly advanced qualification in the finance field.  It is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in the financial services industry or in the field of corporate finance.  

M.Sc. Marine Biology

The Marine Biology Master aims to promote multidisciplinary advanced training in Marine Biology, providing skills for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, their functioning and diversity. The program includes a strong component of participation in practical research, including laboratory and field work in different marine ecosystems. Applications include marine biological resource exploitation, conservation and biotechnology. Courses are taught in English.

M.Sc. Transport Infrastructure Engineering

The Master on Transport Infrastructure Engineering (MEIFT) intends to provide advanced training tailored to problems analysis and their answers formulation when at state are the conception, design, construction and maintenance of transport infrastructures as highways, airports and railways, especially in what concerns their main structure, the pavement or the track.

Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources
M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering

The current cycle of studies encompasses a lecturing component, a project unit and a placement/thesis. The latter can include a dissertation of scientific nature or an industrial placement subject to a final report, providing they are original and specifically conceived towards that aim.

M.Sc. MaCS - Marine and Coastal Systems

The Marine and Coastal Systems master programme (MaCS) integrates knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the study of processes operating within the coastal and marine systems, subject to complex geological, physical, chemical, biological and social forcings.

M.Sc. Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering at IST is an integrator master degree course that merges the traditional engineering knowledges with social economics, land use management and environmental technologies.

Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources
M.Sc. Computer Systems Engineering

The MSc (master) program in Computer Systems Engineering is adapted to the Bologna declaration and to the ECTS credit system and has a length of two years and 120 ECTS credits, and corresponds to the 2nd cycle of studies.

M.Sc. Food Engineering

The current cycle of studies encompasses a lecturing component, a project unit and a placement/thesis. The latter can include a dissertation of scientific nature or an industrial placement subject to a final report, providing they are original and specifically conceived towards that aim.

M.Sc. Finance

The M.Sc. in Finance at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management prepares students for the financial industry, by teaching them notions like the basics of taxation, corporate investment appraisal, fixed income products and markets, and financial forecasting. During the Master’s programme, students will visit the European Central Bank, and be exposed to professional financial realities.

M.Sc. Energy Engineering and Management

The main objective of the Master in Energy Engineering and Management is to provide cross training in this area of expertise, ensuring a sound scientific basis for the competences required for professional qualification in the energy field.

Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources
M.Sc. Service Management

The Service sector now accounts for about 70% of the GDP of most of the developed economies. Despite this, this sector still displays low levels of efficiency and quality due to the lack of professionals with the right skills. Renowned companies such as Accenture and IBM have called on universities to address this skills gap and prestigious schools such as MIT and London Business School have already responded to this challenge by offering programmes in this area.

School of Economics and Management
M.Sc. Economics

This Master programme is recommended for students with a good technical background who wish to obtain a rigorous, in-depth education in economic theory and policy at the graduate level, to prepare a successful career in research or as professional economists working for central banks, the banking industry, government institutions, and international organisations.

M.Sc. Finance (lectured in English)

The Master in Finance from University of Porto is a two years full-time programme totally taught in English, designed under the rules of the Bologna Protocol. The programme offers scientific and professional training in the areas of Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, which is suitable for those intending to pursue their scientific and technical education in the area of Finance.

School of Economics and Management