Master in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine


Master in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine

Started in the academic year 2008/2009. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120 (2 years).

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


The Master in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine aim to be an advanced training in Molecular Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology and Microbiology relevant to the understanding of phenomena and advance in medicine.

The importance of Biomedical Sciences for the development of medicine is now widely recognized, and good professionals in this area, covered by this course, are highly demanded for multidisciplinary teams. Course holds on the knowledge acquired in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology at the 1st cycle.


Career opportunities

Advanced training in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine will allow access to more advanced scientific-technological development corresponding to the 3rd cycle (PhD). It also can provide access to education and research and development areas (R&D) in national or European service industries including:

  • Medical centers and hospitals
  • Clinical and veterinary laboratories
  • Public health
  • Forensic Science
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Food industry
  • Cosmetic industry
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Consulting, governmental organizations

Tuition fee 

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year (60% reduction for CPLP students) 





1st phase: 1st may to 14th july

2nd phase: 26th to 31st august 2019

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.


Entrance requirements for the 2019/2020 academic year

Vacancies for 2019/2020:


Admission rules:

  1. Holders of a degree, or equivalent, in the areas of Natural Sciences and Biotechnology;
  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 the FCT NOVA;
  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 FCT NOVA.


  1. Course classification;
  2. Academic and scientific curriculum;
  3. Professional curriculum;
  4. Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Paula Maria Theriaga Mendes Bernardo Gonçalves

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Ef 3111/2011/AL02 on 16/05/2018


Accreditation on 11/10/2016, 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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