Master in Biochemistry


Master in Biochemistry

Started in the academic year 2012/2013.  


The Master in Biochemistry provides a solid background in biochemistry and effective preparation, both careers in the business market and in scientific research.

The Master in Biochemistry provides a more specialized training in the areas of biomedicine and Biomolecules structure as well as a wide range of options in applied biochemistry areas. The practical component is highly valued with a regime of laboratory rotations right from the 1st academic semester.

The conclusion of the 1st academic year of the Master in Biochemistry ensures an Advanced Studies Diploma in biochemistry.

The 2nd year corresponds exclusively to "Dissertation in Biochemistry" in which the student can choose between the research laboratories of the FCT NOVA, in the Lisbon area or in the country as well as the dissertation in a company. 


Career opportunities

  1. Biochemical and Biomedical laboratory analysis;
  2. Food industry Agro-Food, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals;
  3. Research and Development (R&D) in Biotechnology and Pharmacy;
  4. Public Health Laboratories, Medical Research Institutes;
  5. Regulatory bodies and Commissions. 

Tuition Fees 

Portuguese students: 1250 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year




1st phase: 17th to 28th february 2021
2nd phase: 18th june to 22nd july 2021
3rd phase: 30rd august to 15th september

Acceptance rate in masters

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


International Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2021/2022 academic year

Vacancies for 2021/2022:


Admission rules:

  1. Degree holder in named area or in the Exact Sciences and Technology areas;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas conferred following the 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process;
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor´s degree by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology.


  • Course classification;
  • Academic and scientific curriculum;
  • Professional curriculum;
  • Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Ricardo Franco Tavares

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 6/2012/AL02 on 16/05/2018


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 20/02/2019

for 2 years

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is a permanent organic unity of the NOVA School of Science and Technology, devoted to teaching, to scientific research and to provide services in areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering. The Chemistry Department (DQ, founded in 1981, has recognized market implementation in education and employment, particularly so because of the novelty and specificity introduced by the course in Applied Chemistry with which teaching at the School of Chemistry began.

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