Masters degree in Accounting and Finance

General Objectives of the Course

The Master's programme in Accounting and Finance is an advanced training programme directed toward the development of high professional competences and qualifications within the scope of accounting, taxation and finance; it aims at developing the technical skills and knowledge of those responsible for different organizations, as well as providing the opportunity to deepen these studies to those who intend to have a career in the field of accounting, taxation and finance.

Admission Requirements

a) Holders of a Bachelor degree or legal equivalent, including holders of a degree in Management or related fields such as Accounting and/or Finance;
b) Holders of a foreign higher education degree awarded after a first study cycle organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by an acceding State;

c) Holders of a foreign higher education degree recognized as complying with the objectives of the Bachelor degree by the Scientific Council responsible for the Master's study cycle;

d) In justified cases, applicants showing a scientific and professional curriculum relevant for attending the current study cycle may access the Master's study cycles upon recognition by the Scientific Council responsible for the Master's study cycle.

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

Professional Goals

Master's graduates in Accounting and Finance have advanced qualifications in the fields of business accounting and finance to exercise functions in several business fields, such as auditing and consulting, banking and insurance, finance, production and supply, teaching and research, namely in public bodies, companies and associations, both at national and international level.

Mode of Study

Full-time, parcial, face-to-face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

As assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever the grade comprises more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

The Master's aims at providing a sound theoretical and technical training in the fields related to accounting, taxation and finance, favouring an integrated vision.
Its main purpose is that students accomplish a global understanding of the importance of accounting, taxation and finance in the organizations and within the contemporary debates.
Besides the subject matters regarding accounting, taxation and finance, the Master’s includes legal aspects, provides training in the field of statistical methods, reflects upon the research methodologies and reinforces the auditing knowledge.

Course Coordinator(s)

Liliana Marques Pimentel

Susana Margarida Faustino Jorge

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

The legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law nr 74/2006, 24th March, in its current wording.

Graduation Requirements

The Master's degree requires the successful completion of all units of study in the study plan, as well as the successful defence of a dissertation, internship report or project, totalling 120 ECTS. Successful completion of the first two semesters’ units of study, corresponding to 60 ECTS, confers the student with a Postgraduate Diploma.

Access to Further Studies

Master's graduates in Accounting and Finance have increased competences for applying to a PhD programme.

Study Programme

Accounting and Finance

Academic year

Course Type
2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme

DGES Code: 6395

Qualification Awarded: Mestre

Duration: 2 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 120.0

Category: Advanced specialization second cycle


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2022
End date: 17-12-2022
2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2023
End date: 20-05-2023


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2020-02-17 a 2023-02-17
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior