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Master Degree

Course Overview

Biochemistry is a central and interdisciplinary area in the field of biosciences, participating in the resolution 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 agri-foods applications. This Master offers trainees the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and 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: Day classes

Career Prospects

Industry / Services: Agri-food, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, Toxicology, Environmental Control and Diagnostics, Design and Consulting Offices, Natural and Cultural Heritage and Conservation. Health and Environment: Clinical Analyses Laboratories, toxicological and environmental analyses. Research: Fundamental and Applied in Research Centers within the areas of Environmental Sciences, Conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage, Health and Well-Being, Life Sciences and Health, 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 and Ecology and Environment may also apply. Candidates with a degree in a related field may apply by submitting a curriculum vitae and the syllabus of their degree.

Access Routes and Applications

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