Doctoral Degree

Course Overview

The PhD in Biochemistry aims to contribute to the strengthening and consolidation of scientific research, through advanced training and specialized training of human resources in the Biochemistry area, in order to train researchers with a high ethical sense, rigor and scientific integrity, able to conceive, carry out and evaluate scientific research projects, in an autonomous way, in this scientific area. The aim of the course is to provide students with skills to systematically understand subjects in the scientific field of Biochemistry and the ability to carry out original research with high academic quality and integrity standards, to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas, communicate research results and promote technological or social progress in a knowledge-based society.  
Organic Unit: Institute of Research and Advanced Training
Duration: 8 Semesters/240 ECTS credits (48 required and 12 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English
Regime: Day classes

Career Prospects

 The PhD in Biochemistry aims to contribute to the insertion in the labor market, encouraging the spirit of initiative and stimulating entrepreneurship in areas that require professionals with a solid scientific background and capacity to investigate and develop innovative projects in the fields of biochemistry and its applications. This training is designed to guarantee various professional opportunities in public and private institutions such as municipalities, regional offices, hospitals, higher education institutions, research centers and / or food, environmental, pharmaceutical, agrochemical and other industries.

Specific Entry Requirements

Access Routes and Applications

Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 5
International Students
Initial Places: 2

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1500 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1500 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1700 €

Course Department


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Contact Information

Director: Ana Teresa Caldeira []

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