Applied Animal Science

Bachelor's Degree

Course Overview

This degree course prepares multi-functional professionals ready to enter the job market in areas linked to animal science applied to the rearing, keeping and exploitation of animals and their respective populations (mammals, birds, fish, insects, etc.) for economic purposes, as pets and for sports and leisure. The course provides students with solid spiral training that encompasses the different levels of biological organisation (molecules, cells, organisms, populations and ecosystems). It also offers a short-term internship at companies and research centres, both in Portugal and abroad.

Organic Unit: School of Science and Technology
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (156 required and 24 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

Companies linked to animal production, the processing of animal products, the use of animals in company, sports or leisure services, and the conservation of animal species; Biotechnology and research; Federations and associations; Organisations providing services that involve animals and official bodies for planning, regulation, management or supervision.

Entry Requirements

Entrance Exams

One of the following sets:
  • 02 - Biology and Geology
  • 02 - Biology and Geology
  • 07 - Physics and Chemistry
  • 02 - Biology and Geology
  • 16 - Mathematics

Classificações Mínimas 
Nota de Candidatura: 95 pontos 
Provas de Ingresso: 95 pontos

Fórmula de Cálculo 
Média do secundário: 65% 
Provas de ingresso: 35%

Last admission grade 2020/2021: 133,4

Access Routes and Applications

National Access Route to Higher Education (CNA)
Places available: 40
International Students
Places available: 7
Over 23 Years of Age
Places available: 4
Degree Holders
Places available: 4
CET Holders
Places available: nd
TeSP Holders
Places available: nd
Change of Institution/Course Pair
Places available for first year: 3
Places for subsequent years: not subject to places
Professional and Artistic Routes of Secundary Education
Places available: 4
Places available: not subject to places

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
697 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250 €

Course Department



Contact Information

Director: Maria João Lança []

Academic Manager: Maria Leonor Teixeira
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE