The Master’s Program in Biotechnology was launched in the fall of 2006 by the Department of Chemistry.
The Master’s Program in Biotechnology at FCT NOVA provides the ideal training for the development of a successful career in the field of Biotechnology. It offers a multidisciplinary curriculum, which is essential for the development of solutions for complex, real-world problems, covering both established and emerging scientific areas, as well as knowledge of business development and skills for science-based innovation.
The offer of electives, adjusted every year, lends flexibility to the provided training profiles, which can be directed to biopharmaceuticals, the food industry, nanobiotechnology, marine biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, or technology transfer and innovation.
Students are welcomed into a high quality research environment, at two research units – LAQV and UCIBIO – that have been rated Excellent, and Exceptional, respectively, by the Portuguese public agency that supports science, technology and innovation. Strong collaboration exists with partner institutions ITQB NOVA and iBET. ITQB NOVA is one of the Schools of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, and iBET is a private not for profit research intensive SME in the area of biology, chemistry, and biotechnology, bridging university and industry research.
This dynamic and research intensive environment gives a distinctive feature to the training provided, emphasizing the relevance of scientific achievements for the development of new products in Biotechnology.
The course is lectured in Portuguese/English.
The versatility and high quality of the training in Biotechnology open up excellent career opportunities in R&D, technology transfer, management and commercial services, in various business areas, research centers, and academic institutions, relating to (bio) pharmaceuticals, the agro-food industry, environmental and biomedical applications, among others.
The titles of the theses (60 ECTS) completed in the last three years, as well as thesis advisors and institutions where the work was carried out, are given here.
Portuguese students: 1250 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
1st phase: 15th february to 15th march
2nd phase: 1st June to 12th july
3rd phase: 25th july to 28th august
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 200 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.
Vacancies for 2022/2023:
Professor Ana Rita Cruz Duarte
Registration number R/A-Ef 3094/2011/AL03 on 11/01/2019
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 23/03/2015
for 6 years
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.More info