University of Minho School of Law

The University of Minho is one of the largest public universities in Portugal. It dates back to 1973. In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2015, the university was ranked between 351 and 400 worldwide.

LL.M. in European and Transglobal Business Law

The LL.M. in European and Transglobal Business law is designed to reflect the modern business context and to give professionals a solid grasp of the theory and practice of the implications of the global marketplace.

Location: Escola de Direito – Universidade do Minho Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga

Single Diploma.

Language: English.

Number of Places/Students per year: n/a.

Duration: 1 year (FT).

Price/Fee: € 8.500

Scholarships: n/a.

Accommodation: For options, see the official website.

Application Process:

The admission process is highly selective. Applicants must hold a first Degree in Law, or in Economics, Management or International Relations that include substantial legal content. Applicants must prove to have a strong academic and/or personal background. There is a €30 application fee.

The necessary documents for all students are:

  • A photocopy of your valid Passport or Identity Card;
  • Correctly filled out application;
  • Two passport photos;
  • A letter of motivation conveying information not only about the applicant’s experience and professional goals but also about the benefits he/she expects to derive from the completion of the LL.M. programme (max. 500 words);
  • Up-to-date CV;
  • Two letters of recommendation (in English, Portuguese, French, Spanish or Italian), which include the names and contact details of two referees, of whom at least one should be related to academia;
  • Certified copies of all diplomas and transcripts from the schools attended (documents stating academic degrees and marks obtained). Please include certified translations when those documents are not in English, Portuguese, French, Spanish or Italian.
  • If the applicant’s native language is not English or English was not the language of instruction used to obtain the previous degree (s), evidence of a good command of the English language should be provided in the form of a certificate from an officially recognised English school or in the form of an official TOEFL / IELTS score report;
  • Proof of payment of the application fee.

Programme structure

In order to be successful, students must (a) earn 60 credits by taking with passing grades subjects and seminars offered by the programme and (b) earn 30 credits with a required dissertation.

Fall Term:

  • Comparative Legal Systems
  • European Union Law
  • International Economic Law
  • Fundamentals of International Taxation

Winter Term:

  • European Corporate Law
  • European Contract Law
  • European Competition Law
  • European and International Tax Law

Spring Term:

  • Essay Writing Skills
  • Elective courses taken in the Spring Term: Legal Aspects of Investment In Brazil; Legal Aspects of Investment In China; Legal Aspects of Investment In Angola; Legal Aspects of Investment In India
  • Seminars which can be taken in the Spring Term: International and Economic Criminal Law, Investment Protection Arbitration; Electronic Contracting; Space Law and Private Space Activities; Private International Law Related Issues; European Labour Law; Electronic Communications Law; Fundamentals of Intellectual Property Law; International Intellectual Property Law; Legal Systems in Latin America and Promotion of Foreign Investment; Portuguese-Speaking African Countries Constitutional Systems; Legal Aspects of Investment in Portuguese-Speaking African Countries; Diplomacy; Maritime Law; Investment and Human Rights; Foreign Investment in East Timor; International and European Public Procurement; Time Management

Internship- not required in order to graduate the programme, but students are highly advised to gain professional experience.


LL.M Contact:

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Telephone: +351 (0) 253 601800 | 253 601801



By Madalina Ionescu