Assessment

The Master course of 4 Semesters requires, at least, the study of an academic year abroad at another Member or Partner University, as well as the fluency in two or more languages of the consortium (Portuguese, French, German) and English language.
The master course consists of different modules which can be combined according to the students preferred research field. In each module the students can achieve at least 5 ECTS. All in all, the students need 120 ECTS to complete the Master Program. According to the ECTS system each credit-point corresponds to 25-30 working hours. The examination period is usually during the last weeks before the semester break. Re-examination can take place during the semester break or at the beginning of the next semester.
The most common forms of evaluation are written exams. However, each faculty and/or each Professor of the several master courses may have different evaluation methods, such as oral exams, presentations or seminar papers.
The examinations serve to ascertain that the qualification aims which have been formulated in the module-scale. Usually they are held in written form but it is also possible for the teaching staff to decide to have an oral examination, a presentation or a seminar paper. These examinations refer to the modules.
The master thesis refers to a topic selected from the legal comparison, conflict of laws or European Law. The student should prove to be able to work in a deepening scientific way. If the thesis is at least graded with “pass”, the student has to defend it in a disputation in front of an international jury.
Handicapped students have the possibility to ask for a prolongation concerning their examination period, or the time they have to complete their thesis. If it´s not possible for a handicapped student to take his or her examination in the form chosen by the teaching staff (e.g. written form) the evaluation matters can be changed, following each universities´ own regulations on the subject
Concerning the grading systems, conversion tables are used, based on the ECTS grading system and regulation.

SemesterUniversityActivity 
1st First host university
30 ECTS
studySept.
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March
2nd First host university
30 ECTS
studyApril
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June
breakOptional: Internship at law and commercial firms, Summer School Lisbon.
Legal Clinic, max. 8 ECTS
studyJuly
Aug.
3rdFirst host university
36 ECTS
studySept.
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March
3rd Lisbon University
30 ECTS
studySept.
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Febr.
4thFirst host university
24 ECTS
Master ThesisApril
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Sept.
4thLisbon University
30 ECTS
Master Thesis
6 ECTS
Febr.
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July