Study in Portugal
First Segment University Educations (Licenciado)
This period contains 6 to 8 academic semester and 180 to 240 courses. The required condition for entering it is a12-year high school diploma and pre-university degree. It should be considered that before the approve of 2005 law, Licenciado degree usually takes 4 years, however the leght of this period in many fields is 5 or even 6 years.
Second Segment University Educations (Mestre)
Study in this segment contains 3 to 4 academic semester and passing 90 to 120 courses and of course defense of research theses. Study in this segment may be successive and takes 10 to 12 semesters that in such cases it contains 300 to 360 courses.
Third Segment University Education (Doutor)
Study in the third segment leads to the issuing of Doutor degree and requires defending the dissertation. This period does not have a fixed and specified length and the required condition for entering it is the possession of Mastre Degree or a degree equal to it.