Master in Bioorganic Chemistry


Master in Bioorganic Chemistry

Started in the academic year 2006/2007. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120 (2 years). 


The course aims to train qualified professionals with specific assets in the areas of analysis, characterization and intelligent development of new drugs and biomaterials, streamlining the interaction of drugs with biological systems, and design of new materials and more efficient and sustainable synthetic methodologies.

Students will have an interdisciplinary training, particularly in the following areas:

  • Organic synthesis of bioactive compounds
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Supramolecular chemistry and nanochemistry
  • Radical chemistry
  • Chemical catalysis
  • Structural analysis and analytical techniques


Career opportunities

The degree of Master in Bioorganic Chemistry provides access to a career in the following areas and sectors of activity:

  • Research and development / Fine Chemistry (synthesis);
  • Chemical Analysis and Quality Control;
  • Education;
  • Environmental Technology;
  • Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics;
  • Agrochemistry and Food Industry;
  • Companies of auditing, consulting and project.


Daytime. Hours: 5PM to 8:30 PM

Tuition fee

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year 60% reduction for CPLP (Community of Portuese Language Countries) students


1st phase: 23rd April to 16th July 2018

2nd phase: 27th to 31st august 2018

3rd phase: 7th january to 7th february 2019


International Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2018/2019 academic year

Vacancies for 2018/2019:


Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a Bachelor degree, or equivalent, in the areas of Natural Sciences and Technology;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a first cycle of studies organized in those areas, according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that has adhered to this Process;
  3. Holders of a foreign degree, in those areas recognized as meeting the objectives of a degree by the Scientific Council of Faculty of Science and Technology;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Department Council, Department of Chemistry.


  1. Classification of previous degrees;
  2. Academic and scientific curriculum;
  3. Professional curriculum;
  4. Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Paula Branco

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3092/2011 on 18/03/2011


Accreditation on 16/04/2015, for 6 years

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is a permanent organic unity of the , Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT / UNL), devoted to teaching, and scientific research and to provide services in areas of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering. The Chemistry Department (DQ), Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa , founded in 1981, has recognized market implementation of education and employment, particularly so because of the novelty and specificity introduced by the course in Chemistry with which teaching at the School of Chemistry began in 1981.

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