What are Master’s Degrees?
Master’s Degrees at U.Porto have a duration of three to four semesters (between a year and a half and two years), which corresponds to 90 and 120 ECTS credits, respectively. The majority of Master's Degree programmes at U.Porto have a duration that corresponds to 120 credits.
This study cycle comprises a specialisation course which consists of a set of course units, designated a master's course, which corresponds to a minimum of 50% of the total credits of the study cycle.
Course completion depends on a scientific dissertation or a project specifically produced for this purpose, or a professional internship with a final report, which must correspond to a minimum of 35% of the study cycle’s total credits.
A Master's degree is awarded to students who register for a dissertation/project/internship and who pass the respective defence. A Master's Degree course diploma, which does not grant the degree, can be awarded to students who pass all the course units of the programme’s course component.
For more information, consult the University of Porto’s General Regulation of Second Study Cycles (Master’s Degrees).
Note that each course also has its own regulation.