Tuition fee:
  • € 4,800 / Year (EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 18 months
  • English
  • Portuguese
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The program gathers a high quality group of scholars, with several articles published in leading international academic journals. It also offers a very challenging set of courses which allow students to obtain solid preparation for a successful research career in economics, as shown by the fact that some of our previous students have completed or are completing their Ph.D. in universities like the London School of Economics, Stanford University, Cambridge University, Oxford University and Bocconi University, among others.

It should also be highlighted that for the high flexibility in the choice of a study plan which matches the specific interests of the student, greatly contributes the possibility of attending courses offered in other Master´s programs of the University.


The structure of the MSc in Economics comprises a minimum of 10 courses and a final project (thesis, internship report or project work), which correspond respectively to 60 and 36 ECTS. Successful completion of the academic component (10 courses) of the MSc in Economics awards a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics.

The program of academic component is organized in two parts:

* A common core curriculum, made up with the subjects of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Quantitative Methods and Research Methods Applied to Economics;
* 6 specialization subjects, chosen from among those offered in other master´s degrees of the Porto Regional Centre of the Catholic University, depending on the approval of the Board of the Master´s Degree.

Students may apply to the MSc in Economics in either a full-time (3 semesters) or part-time (4 semesters) regime. This choice must be made at the time of the application to the Program, and students in the part time regime must follow the courses´ pre-established sequence.


Graduates from different scientific areas may submit their application for the FEG´s Master´s Degree programs. FEG (School of Economics and Management) offers basic intensive preparation economics and management courses the weeks prior to the beginning of classes. Applications for FEG´s Master´s Degree programs are permanently open. Vacancies for each program are filled in the order applications arrive and in the manner the minimal admission requisites are fulfilled. At this point, a vacancy is opened to the candidate.

The application process for the Master programs of the School of Economics and Management of Catholic University must contain documents proving academic and scientific competency, as well as a mastery of English. The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is valuable in the selection process when evaluating applicants´ academic and scientific competencies. Candidates may also present results of other relevant EFL (English as a Foreign Language) tests - e.g. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or a candidate may demonstrate that he has sufficient knowledge of English that he could maintain reasonable oral and written expression in English.



The implementation of the Internal quality assurance system (SIGIQ) in Católica.Porto involves procedures common to courses in the 2nd cycle and when necessary,

specific procedures for the course. These procedures include the regular administration of 3 types of questionnaires assessing: 1) courses and teaching (students), 2)

global quality factors - coordination, organization and teaching resources (students and teachers), 3) employability (graduates). Dissemination of results has an

individual dimension (teachers) and other communications to the academic community. Mechanisms for assessing internships are being developed (host institutions

and supervisors) and theses supervision. The results obtained by questionnaires will be linked to performance indicators of educational efficiency to make room for

self-assessment procedures at different levels - teaching, coordination of courses, pedagogical and scientific councils and directorates.

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