Since 2007, the Faculty of Law at the University of Macau has been offering a Doctor of Philosophy in Law program. The courses in the program are taught in English, aiming to enhance the students’ academic proficiency, research skills, and global perspectives. Upon successful completion of their studies, the graduates will be equipped with the essential skills required for engaging in theoretical legal research and practice in Macau or other regions. For their thesis, students have the options to compose in either Chinese, English, or Portuguese.


  • Jurisprudence and Legal History
  • Constitutional Law, Basic Law and Administrative Law
  • Civil, Procedural and Commercial Law
  • Criminal and Procedural Law
  • International Law
  • Comparative Law
  • European Union Law
  • International Business Law and Dispute Resolution
  • Law on Technology and Medicine

For general PhD information, please visit the Graduate School