Master Degree

Course Overview

The Master of Science in Economics study program aims essentially at providing a solid theoretical and pratical knowledge in Economics that allow the graduates to enhance their prospects of employability as well as to open new perspectives for specialization and further study in third cycles. The program´s structure is more focused in the area of Economic Analysis. It aims at providing students with general and specific skills in economics, encouraging research and the progression to the third cycle through a strong articulation with the Doctoral Program in Economics. Many faculty members are part of CEFAGE-UE - the research center in economics and management of the University of Évora- which is also a strong foundation for research and quality assurance in teaching / research teaching. Nevertheless, according to the regulations, it also provides the possibility for the students, who wish to carry out more applied work, to complete the degree by a traineeship or project report. Thus, the Master's Degree in Economics allows to conciliate theory and practice in a strand of excellence and enhancing the employability of master's students in more applied activities of daily life, or by providing training that allows graduates to pursue advanced research studies in the area of economics.  
Organic Unit: School of Social Sciences
Duration: 4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (30 required and 30 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

The graduates will be able to carry out advanced functions in international, national and regional organizations, in companies, and also to pursue a research career in their areas of expertise. This can be done in National Authorities such as AdC,ANACOM, commercial and investment banking and central banks (BdP, ECB), and other regional entities (City Councils) or local authorities. Graduates will have the skills to perform technical-specific functions of the area of economics, such as public policy impact assessment, econometric analysis, general equilibrium simulation models, and / or applied tasks in companies, linked to regions, to Europe or, similarly, in the banking or financial sector.

Specific Entry Requirements

The holders of an undergraduate degree in Economics or other compatible or suitable scientific area may apply for the Master in Economics. In any case candidates may be admitted, although they do not have the basic training in economics, they may, given their potential, be admitted, and the Executive and Supervisory Board will be able to decide on the compulsory frequency of a unit Basic curriculum - Fundamentals of Economics, in order to level basic knowledge at the outset.

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 11
International Students
Initial Places: 14

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1050 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: João Manuel Rodrigues Pereira []

Academic Manager: Ana Cristina Alves Dias
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE