Health Management


| Online and On-campus | In Portuguese |

Upskilling, Reskilling or starting an academic path – whatever your motivation is, know that:
✔️ The employability rate after one year of completion of the Course is 90%
✔️ 80% of our students would choose this Program again


The Master's Degree in Health Management at ENSP-NOVA aims at the acquisition of scientific knowledge and advanced skills for study and research in the field of health management.


career opportunities

When they enter the course, many of our students are already integrated in the labor market, and often in the health area. In this context, the HM can be useful and important for career advancement purposes or for changing functions, usually from direct care to management functions.

For those students not yet integrated into the labor market, or from outside the health area, the HM can be useful to apply for management positions, in the public and private sectors, in Portugal or abroad, in primary health care, in hospital care, in regional or central bodies, or in other types of health providers or organizations (for example, in the areas of dentistry, physiotherapy, clinical analysis, continuous care, ...).

The HM can also be an entry point to an academic pathway, namely to doctoral programs: the School's, or others, in Portugal or abroad.



This course is accredited by the Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education.



Data by OBIPNOVA (2018)

90 %
Employees 1 year after

Would choose this course again


Prof. Paulo Boto (Coordinator)
Prof.ª Joana Alves (Associate Coordinator)



Paula Silva
Tel. +351 217 512 201

1º Year
Mandatory Curricular Units [24 ECTS]
Public Health Foundations 4
Epidemiology 4
Statistics 4
Health Economy 4
Social Research Methods in Health 4
Health Policy and Management 4
Conditional Optionals [at least 23 ECTS]
Health Management 5
Resource Management 6
Performance Evaluation in Healthcare Organizations 5
Health Law and Ethics 4
Marketing and Strategy 4
Financing and Financial Analysis 5
Production in Healthcare Organizations 5
Quality in Healthcare 5
Free Options [at least 13 ECTS]
2º Year
Dissertation 60
Total ECTS  120


Dispatch 12550/2016 of October 18th - alteration article 9th


Year 1 - Mandatory course units
Monday and Tuesday | 16h30 - 22h10

Year 1 - Optional Course Units
Wednesday (afternoon) and/or Saturday (morning)

Year 2 - MA Dissertation
4 Research Seminars / Semester | Monday and Tuesday


Application: July 9 - August 24
Selection: 29 August - 2 September
Enrollment: September 20 - 21
Registration: September 20 - 23



  • Degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Law, Administration and Management, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Technologies, Biological Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Engineering, Sociology, Psychology, Political Sciences and Education and Communication Sciences, Human Motricity or in other areas recognized by the course Coordination, related to Public Health;
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English.


The application should be made exclusively via Internet, by filling out the application form available here.

See the required documents in the course's Announcement of Application.


The analysis, evaluation, selection and seriation of applications will be made by a jury appointed by the Scientific Council of ENSP-NOVA:


Evaluation Criteria:

Academic Merit - 20%.
Professional Experience - 20%
Consistency - 10%.
Interview - 50%



  • Application fee - 51€ (non-refundable)
  • Tuition Fee - 4.500€