Master Programme

Faculty of Business and Law


Among Higher Education Institutions in Macao and in Asia, the USJ Master Programme of Lusophone and International Public Law is unique in its particular thematic focus.


The programme is innovative and hands-on, catering for both professional and non-professional legal petitioners. It has been designed by an experienced international academic team, with a solid training in European civil law, administrative law, commercial law, comparative law, political science, and geo-economy.

Course Duration

2 years full-time (evening) programme

Teaching Medium


Total Number of Credits for Graduation

40 credits


Ilha Verde Campus

Programme’s Government Approval (in Chinese and Portuguese only) (click here)


September to July

Weekly Schedule

Mondays to Fridays

Key Features

The USJ Master Programme of Lusophone and International Public Law is taught in English with references in Chinese and Portuguese. Overall, it represents an academic research opportunity in the field of comparative law, bringing together a relevant diversity of professionals. As an advanced programme, it is flexible and covers state-of-the art issues, connecting MSAR and the Portuguese-speaking world through an international legal perspective. The programme comprises 40 credits distributed over two years, and includes optional topics as well as supervised contact with the professional world. To join this programme is to invest decisively in your professional future.

Coordinator's Message

The USJ Master Programme of Lusophone and International Public Law stands as a token of a quest for excellence. It is the first Master programme in the area of Law approved by the MSAR Government for official implementation at USJ. Furthermore, it represents a unique learning opportunity, an occasion to enter the legal world, to deeper international business awareness, and it is designed to connect different worlds. An advanced opportunity to learn today, as a basis for tomorrow’s merit leadership.

Typical Career Options

As attested by the official note 167/GEP/GAES/2017, this academic programme aims specifically to provide an opportunity for self-development in the area of academic legal research, yet it constitutes neither a legal professional internship nor a requirement to access any bar association. As such, the typical career options are: legal petitioners acting professionally and non-professionally in MSAR: judges, public prosecutors, lawyers, notaries, legal and business advisors, interpreters working in the legal profession; local, regional and international managers and entrepreneurs; MSAR and CPLP public servants; students in the areas of public administration, creative industries, social service, environmental sciences; journalists and media professionals; real estate professionals; casino administrators; banking staff; financial regulators; academics and educational administrators; agents of security forces and fire brigade agents; and administrators of International organisations.

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the main modules and one specialisation


Year 1
2.00 credits
Year 2
2.00 credits
10.00 credits