Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
This Master course provides advanced knowledge in two areas of specialization (branches), on the Earth and Atmosphere subsystems and on the technologies and methodologies of observation, monitoring and modeling of these subsystems, with particular concern for various environmental aspects. The course intends to fill a gap in the 2nd cycle offers in this area, available in Portuguese Universities, articulating in an integrated way the knowledge and applications related to the Globe and Atmosphere. The two areas of specialization have some common disciplines in order to provide the common knowledge and skills required for the various areas of Earth Sciences, and the specificity of each branch is ensured by specialty disciplines. The course is part of the research activities developed at the Institute of Earth Sciences (ICT), an FCT rated R&D Unit with Very Good. ICT has unique infrastructures in the areas of specialization of the course: network of meteorological stations in the region, observatory dedicated to atmospheric environment monitoring, precision instrumentation and optics laboratories for development and calibration of environmental instrumentation, environmental geochemistry laboratory equipped for the preparation and analysis of metals, nutrients and other chemical elements in various geological matrices, varied geophysical instrumentation , including several seismological stations.
Organic Unit: School of Science and Technology
Duration: 4 Semesters/120 ECTS credits (60 required and 18 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese, English
Regime: Day classes
- Meteorology and Geophysics
- Environmental Rehabilitation
This master's degree provides advanced training at a research center of recognized international excellence (Institute of Earth Sciences), where the student has the opportunity to get in touch and be involved in the research carried out in this R&D unit. The main career opportunities can be listed: Portuguese Institute of Sea and Atmosphere (integrates the former Institute of Meteorology); National Laboratory of Civil Engineering; National Laboratory of Energy and Geology; Institutes, services and companies related to the environment, natural resources, restoration and rehabilitation of contaminated terrestrial and aquatic systems; Institutions and companies in the areas of Earth observation and environmental monitoring (hardware and software); Consultancy in the areas of environmental impact and geophysical prospecting; Liberal professional in the area of provision and analysis of technical services; Secondary, Higher Education and Research Career; Continuation of training for a third cycle.
Specific Entry Requirements
Holders of a degree in science or engineering or have a relevant curriculum in the field may apply.
Access Routes and Applications
Students from EU countries
Initial Places: 15
Initial Places: 10
Annual Tuition Fees
Students from EU countries
International Students with Merit Scholarships
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
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Director: José Fernando Borges [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Academic Manager: Vitória dos Anjos Bonito Guiomar
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