The Master in International Cooperation and Development has as main objective to provide Master's students additional skills acquired in the first cycle to allow them a high employability as leaders, staff and senior technicians of public and private companies, organizations related to international cooperation. It is intended to be made a deepening of economic theories, political and sociological development and social change, as well as international cooperation for development; who know the research methodologies in this area, as well as the complexity of empirical reality of developing countries; and that Master's students have the skills to prepare technical dossiers to support the political decision-making in the area of ​​economic and social policy development, and international cooperation.


The Master in International Cooperation and Development is intended primarily to complete the formation of first cycle graduates in economics, management, sociology, international relations or other areas deemed appropriate to the frequency of the course, preparing students for the performance of professional duties related to the problems of development and international cooperation, or tasks of teaching and scientific research.


Applications are considered for academic degree holders, national or foreign equivalent to the 1st cycle in economics, management, sociology, international relations and social sciences in general. According to paragraph d) of article 17 of Decree-Law 74/2006 of 24 March, as amended by Decree-Law No. 107/2008 of 25 June, are also evaluated other candidates deemed suitable by the scientific and pedagogical commission. Candidates are assessed based on the final rating of the 1st cycle, curriculum analysis and a possible interview.


The Master is organized into four semesters, totaling 120 credits. The first three semesters are fully satisfied with the curricular component, a total of 78 credits, aimed at providing the student with the instrumental, interpersonal and systemic competencies on training in economics and development policy and international cooperation. The fourth and final semester is devoted to the preparation of the final master's work (TFM) - dissertation, project work or training - a total of 42 credits (of which 12 credits are obtained in the 3rd semester).

Program taught in:
Portuguese (Portugal)

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