Master’s Degree in Economics
General Objectives of the CourseThe 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.
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 StudyFace-to-face / Daytime
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese language
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsThe 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.
Marta Cristina Nunes Simões
Pedro Miguel Avelino Bação
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
António Manuel Portugal Duarte
Recognition of Prior LearningRecognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsDecree-Law No. 74/2006, of March 24, in the current wording
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