Nova SBE x NOVA School of Law

Master’s in Law and Economics of the Sea

The Program

Master´s in Law and Economics of the Sea – Ocean Governance

The Master’s in Law and Economics of the Sea – Ocean Governance offers a holistic approach to the study of Ocean issues by adopting a unique, interdisciplinary and innovative program.



Students should acquire in-depth knowledge in the areas of law most relevant to the field of the sea, always bearing in mind the perspective of ensuring sustainability, as well as in the area of economics related to the Ocean – the major areas of development of the sustainable economy of the Ocean, financing of the economy and the link between natural resources and the economy of the sea.

They should acquire an integrated, holistic and interdisciplinary vision of ocean-related issues, from a critical, constructive and creative perspective that allows them to identify the main trends, the threats the ocean suffers and the opportunities it holds, and to be able to contribute creatively to finding solutions to threats and to seizing and creating opportunities. Students are challenged to understand issues at local, but also regional, national and global levels, from a mutually related perspective consisting of diverse levels of reflection and action.


Who is it for?

The master’s degree places value in involving students with very diverse previous academic paths. The following may enter the course:

  • Holders of a bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that adheres to that Process;
  • Holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the bachelor’s degree by the Faculty’s Scientific Council;
  • Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized as attesting to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Faculty’s Scientific Council.