Master’s Degree in Economics

General Objectives of the Course

The Master in Economics aims to enable its students to exercise the profession of economist, both in the business field and in planning, regulatory and administrative functions. To this end, it provides general training in various fields of economic and econometric analysis, in parallel with specialized training in financial economics/finance and with the possibility of deepening knowledge in other areas of economics, depending on the option selected. It also provides the choice of a reasonable range of optional CUs, leaving the student some margin to choose their path, respecting national and international best practices.
It is also intended that students develop: a) autonomous analytical skills, through the elaboration of an original project work, under the guidance of a faculty member; or b) the ability to solve concrete problems in a working environment, in this case under the guidance of a faculty member and a manager indicated by the host institution.

Admission Requirements

Candidates are selected based on three criteria: academic curriculum, professional curriculum and motivation. In the first criterion, preference will be given to students with a background in economics and related areas, from reputable universities. The second criterion values activities developed in the area of economics, or those that demonstrate proactivity. The third criterion is that the
candidate must show a clear interest in studying economics at FEUC. The specific aspects to be valued in each of the 3 partial assessments, and the way to weight them, will be disclosed in the annual call for applications.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study

Face-to-face / Daytime

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)

Portuguese language

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The Master in Economics aims to provide in-depth scientific and technical training in the main areas of economic analysis, providing students with the skills to:
a) Solve problems in new and unfamiliar situations, in broad and multidisciplinary contexts, even if related to their area of study;
b) Deal with complex issues, develop solutions or make judgements in situations of limited or incomplete information;
c) Communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning behind them, both to specialists and non-specialists;
d) Reveal availability for continuous learning throughout their professional careers;
e) Develop an autonomous research activity, embodied in a Work Project ; or, choosing an internship, students are expected to be able to develop and apply the competences described in a) and b), as well as the competences described in c) by writing an Internship Report.

Course Coordinator(s)

Marta Cristina Nunes Simões

Pedro Miguel Avelino Bação

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

António Manuel Portugal Duarte

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Decree-Law No. 74/2006, of March 24, in the current wording

Study Programme

Economics Track
Finance Track

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Continuity Master Programme

DGES Code: 9280

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 3 Semester(s)

ECTS Credits: 90.0

Category: Continuity second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2023
End date: 16-12-2023
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2024
End date: 23-05-2024