Master in Medical Microbiology


Master in Medical Microbiology

The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120 (2 years).

An association FCT, FCM, IHMT and ITQB; in 2016/2017 Master runs at ITQB – UNL.

Course only starts with 10 or more confirmed entries as definite by the Executive Council of the FCT NOVA.


The Master in Medical Microbiology it has as a general objective to train experts, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach, with solid and integrated theoretical and practical training in the field of Microbiology and with capabilities in the application of the most advanced laboratory diagnostics technologies, microbiological testing, inspection and quality assurance in microbiology laboratories.


Career opportunities

Advanced training in Medical Microbiology will provide access to a more advanced scientific and technology development corresponding to the 3rd cycle (PhD).

It can also provide access to areas of research and development (R&D) in national or European public health sectors particularly in:

  • Medical centers and hospitals;
  • Clinical and veterinary laboratories;
  • Public health;
  • Research laboratories in the fields of Microbiology. 


After work

Tuition fee:

Portuguese students: 2500 €/year

Foreign students: 3500 €/year

Entrance requirements for the 2018/2019 academic year

Admission rules:

Holders of a degree, or equivalent, in Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biology, Pharmacy and other areas to review by the Scientific Committee of the course. 


Candidates fulfilling the academic and curricular requirements, given in the previous items, will be selected and ranked based on the following criteria:

  1. Bachelor grade
  2. Academic and scientific curriculum;
  3. Professional curriculum;
  4. Previous performance in specific area and aptitude and interest to carry out studies in the same area of application;
  5. Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3114/2011 on 18/03/2011


Accreditation on 02/02/2018, for 6 years

About the Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences (Departamento de Ciências da Vida - DCV) is aims at teaching and research in fundamental Biology relevant for application in Biotechnology and Biomedicine.

DCV is responsibel for BSc's Courses - Licenciatura em Biologia Celular e Molecular (1st Cycle), MSc's - Mestrado em Genética molecular e Biomedicina (2nd Cycle) and PhD Program in Biology and PhD Program in Biotechnology (Co-coordination with DQ/FCT/UNL), while collaborating in several other Courses at FCT and UNL.

DCV is organised in a single Scientific Section grouping  the scientific ares of Microbiology, Genetics and Cell Biology. Research at DCV is integrated into International and National collaborative efforts in the areas of Microbiology, Human and Molecular Genetics, Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology and Cell Biology.

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