Master Degree

Ano Letivo 2024/2025

Course Overview

Biochemistry is a central and interdisciplinary area of knowledge in the field of biosciences, participating in the solution of many societal challenges and seeking to contribute to sustainable environmental, social and economic development (Sustainable Development Goals 4-6 and 10-15).
The Master in Biochemistry aims to prepare professionals to perform functions, tasks and activities in the field of Biochemistry, fundamental and applied, in technical, academic or scientific research careers. It presents 3 main lines of education: i) Fundamental Biochemistry; ii) Biochemistry and Health, including the study of the molecular mechanisms of diseases and aging, Environmental Health and its impacts on human health, and the development of new drugs; iii) Biotechnological Biochemistry, dedicated, in particular, to the preservation of the natural and cultural heritage and agrifood applications.
This Master offers trainees the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and to develop specific skills, according to their personal interests, in lines of action based in research institutes, centers and laboratories. Trainees will be able to develop their dissertations in an academic environment or in collaboration with companies.
Organic Unit: School of Science and Technology
Duration: 4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (33 required and 30 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English
Regime: Presencial
CNAEF Areas:
  • Biology and biochemistry (421)

Career Prospects

Industry / Services: Agri-food, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological, Toxicology, Environmental Control and Diagnostics, Design and Consulting Offices, Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation.
Health and Environment: Clinical analyses laboratories, Toxicological and environmental analyses.
Research: Fundamental and Applied Research Centers within the domains of Environmental Sciences, Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation, Health and Well-Being, Life and Health Sciences, Biotechnology and related areas.
Teaching: Higher, Polytechnic and Secondary Education.

Specific Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a degree in Biochemistry, Human Biology, Biotechnology or Biology. Graduates in Chemistry, Technological Chemistry, Enology or Ecology and Environment may also apply. Additionally, candidates with a degree in a related field may apply too, but, in such a case, they must submit a curriculum vitae and the syllabus of their degree.

Access Routes and Applications

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Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 20
International Students
Initial Places: 4

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
1050.00 €
International Students
2500.00 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050.00 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250.00 €

Course Committee

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Contact Information

Director: Alfredo Jorge Palace Carvalho []

Academic Manager: Dora Alexandra Louro
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE

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