Master Degree

Course Overview

The program of studies of the Master in Design is an enhancer of the scientific and professional autonomy of the student, betting on knowledge and skills strongly based on the exploration of methods of design and scientific research. This program combines new paradigms of social design, entrepreneurship, biomimetics and ecology, potentially encompassing both the Product Design and Editorial Design strands, depending on the specific interest of the student's training.
Organic Unit: School of Fine Arts
Duration: 4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (36 required and 36 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

The Masters in Design will be able to: Integrate Research and Technological Development (R & D) teams into design processes with industry, workshops and services; To integrate teams of scientific investigation, in the areas of Product Design or Communication Design, as well as in related areas; Qualify for access to other branches of post-graduate training - 3rd cycle - or to functions that may require higher education, namely in teaching at different levels.

Specific Entry Requirements

The candidates must hold a degree or a legal equivalent in the areas of Design, Arts, Architecture and Engineering.


Este é um dos Mestrados abrangidos pelo Income Share Agreement  (ISA) , um programa da Fundação José Ferreira Neves (FJN) criado para que possas estudar sem que o pagamento das propinas seja um obstáculo. Candidata-te aqui !

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 14
International Students
Initial Places: 10

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



Contact Information

Director: Paulo Maldonado []

Academic Manager: Isaura Paulino
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE