Health Management


The Master Course in Health Management aims the acquisition of advanced scientific knowledge and skills to the study and research in the domain of health management.



This course is accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of High Education.



In order to promote the articulation of the educational program with the Health Management practice, extracurricular internships will be made available to the best students of the Master Course and up on completion, in private or public health organizations.



According to the latest data available from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa’s Observatory for the professional integration[1], the employment rate of master students from ENSP[2], is of 96% one year after completion of its educational program.

93% of the Master’s by ENSP-NOVA would again choose the same educational school to perform their training and 93% would choose the same course again.


[1] Data from the survey conducted in 2015, to the students who attended the 2012-2013 courses.

[2] Master’s in Health Management and Master in Public Health.



Prof. Doctor Paulo Boto (Coordinator)

Prof. Doctor Joana Alves (Co-Coordinator)



Manuela Santos

Tel.+351 217 512 169




Mandatory Curricular Units [24 ECTS]
1st Year
Fundamentals of Public Health 4
Epidemiology 4
Statistic 4
Health Economics 4
Methods of Social Investigation in Health 4
Health Policies and Management 4
Conditional Options [minimum 23 ECTS]
Health Management 5
Hospital Resources Management 6
Performance Evaluation within Health Organizations 5
Law and Ethic in Health 4
Strategy and Marketing 4
Financing and Financial Analysis  5
Health Organizations Production    5
Health Quality 5
Free Options [minimum 13 ECTS]
2nd Year
Dissertation 60
Total ECTS    120








DURATION: 2 years in school [Oct 2021 - Jul 2023]

Year 1

Mandatory Curricular Units

Monday and Tuesday | 16:30h to 22:10h

Optional Curricular Units

Wednesday (afternoon) and/or Saturday (morning)


Year 2

4 Research Seminars / Semester | Monday and/or Tuesday





Note: the workload for part-time depends on the Curricular Units in which the student enrolls in each school year.



1st Phase

Application: 7th April - 30th June

Selection: 6th July - 14th July

Registration: Until August 5 (and after list of admissions publication)


2nd Phase

[Will only take place if the total number of vacancies is not filled in the 1st phase]

Application: 2nd August- 1st September

Selection: 6th September - 10th September

Registration: Until September 30 (and after list of admissions publication)



The application to the Masters in Public Health is submitted online, by completing the

form and biographical questionnaire.

The documentation proving the degree or equivalent and any other curricular elements that the applicant deems relevant should be attached to the form.



University degree (or equivalent)

Proficiency in Portuguese and English (for bibliographical comprehension)



Candidates are selected through the curricular analysis and can be submitted to an elimination test (individual interview) by a jury created for this purpose. The interviews are planned to take place between July 6 and 9.

Should the maximum number of places be not reached during the 1st phase of a 2nd phase of applications might occur.

Applications for the 1st phase that are not complete will be analyzed in the 2nd phase, should they have been completed in the meantime. Applications that are not complete in phase the 2nd phase will not be considered.

Each module requires a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 35 applications, although the possibility of supernumerary can be admitted.



Application fee - €51.00

The organization, operation, activities and other aspects related to the Master’s in Health Management are defined in the respective Regulation.



Regulation of the Master Course in Health Management and Master Course in Public Health


Óscar Brito Fernandes

Lisbon Central Hospital Clinical Trials Unit

In addition to the valuable diversity of students, I found a challenging and dialoguing faculty with the willingness to jointly define personalized learning paths, inviting each student to overcome themselves; and requiring each student to contribute to the development of the institution. Regarding CMGS, I can say that the curricular construction covers the main challenges in health organizations management, articulating the visions of the different players involved in the sector and of different levels of care providing.


Marco Ferreira

Hospital Clinical Director

When I took the responsibility of managing a hospital service, I felt the need to complete my training. The ENSP-NOVA Master’s of Health Management emerged as the best option: in addition to the renown of the School and its teaching staff, the areas covered in the curricular year were of great importance for the tasks that I have to perform.


Maria João Melo

I chose the National School of Public Health because of its international recognition, the excellent faculty, and the offer of several curricular units that cover various themes, both in terms of management and health. At the professional level, it contributed to a paid internship offer at the end of the second year of the course.


Ricardo Gonçalves

Walk’in Clinics

My experience in this course has been very enriching, personally, academically and professionally. During the course I received a job proposal for a middle management position and after I finished I was promoted. I am currently in a management position of a private health care unit where I value and apply what I have learned on a daily basis. I would choose ENSP-NOVA again without hesitation.


Solange Fernandes

The international recognition of ENSP-NOVA, the excellent faculty and complete and well-structured curricular plan of the course were decisive in the choice of school. The constant availability and support of faculty and other administrative professionals, as well as companionship among fellow students were vital and made this a very rewarding time.