Master in Bioorganic Chemistry


Master in Bioorganic Chemistry

Started in the academic year 2006/2007. 


The course aims to train qualified professionals with specific assets in the areas of:

  • Chemical analysis,
  • characterization and intelligent development of new drugs and biomaterials
  • streamlining the interaction of drugs with biological systems
  • design of new materials
  • efficient and sustainable synthetic methodologies

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

  • Organic synthesis of synthetic methodologies
  • Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
  • Computational chemistry
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Green chemistry
  • Structural analysis
  • Analytical techniques and laboratory quality control


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.


Tuition Fees

Portuguese students: 1250 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year




Daytime. Hours: 5PM to 8:30 PM


1st phase: 12th february to 22nd march 2024

2nd phase: 3rd June to 17th july 2024

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 2024/2025 academic year

Vacancies for 2024/2025:


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 Luísa Pinto Ferreira

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3091/2011/AL02 on 07/07/2022


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 27/04/2022

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020

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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