Post-Graduate Diplomas

Faculty of Business and Law


Among Higher Education Institutions in Macau and in Asia, the USJ Post-Graduate Diploma in Legislative Sciences is unique in its particular technical-legal thematic focus. The programme is innovative and hands-on, catering for both legal professionals and legal interpreters and translators. The programme has been accompanied by, and had input from both academics in the legal area in Macau and Portugal (at the Catholic University of Porto) and by long-standing practitioners of the law, in Macau. Indeed, the eventual staffing of the programme will benefit from specialists and long-term practitioners also drawn from these sources.

Typical Duration
12 months

Recommended prior knowledge
Bachelor degree

Teaching Medium

Total number of credits for graduation

Ilha Verde Campus

Official Approval (Click here)

Key Features

The USJ Post-Graduate Diploma in Legislative Sciences is fully taught in Portuguese language. Overall, represents an academic opportunity to improve technical skills in the area of legislative sciences and legal language. The programme comprises 24 credits distributed over a 12 months period. The programme is formulated in line with the role of Macau SAR as especial administrative region of PRC. Thus, it is important to stress that, the programme addresses legal language, formal and material legistics as methods to cover all aspects related to the processes and technics in relation to legal production. At the same time, the programme includes a practical dimension to master legal Portuguese language.

Coordinator's Message

The USJ Post-Graduate Diploma in Legislative Sciences stands as a token of a quest for excellence. It is the first Post-Graduate Diploma 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 deeper technical abilities in legistics, an advanced opportunity to learn today, as a basis for tomorrow’s merit leadership. To join this programme is to invest decisively in your professional future.

Typical Career Options

This academic programme aims specifically to provide an opportunity for self-development in the area of legislative sciences, 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, translators and interpreters, governmental departments with legislative responsibilities, legislative council advisors, legal offices, notaries, translation services and arbitration and mediation services.


Study plan & description of modules

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Year 1
3.00 credits
2.00 credits