Master in Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health


Master in Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health

The NOVA University Lisbon, through the NOVA School of Scince and Technology (NOVA FCT), and the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM-UNL), confers the Master degree in Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health. The Master degree in Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health starts in the academic year 2016/2017. 


To lead the state of the art of the Phytotechnological processes applied to human health on a sustainable basis, in order to develop professional activity focused on economic added-value;

To analyze the complexity of Ecophysiological systems in an innovative way, demonstrating critical skills, entrepreneurial and creative capabilities in order to develop new products of plant origin;

To understand the different aspects of an industrial processing system suitable for the design of new products of plant origin, as well as the social context in which the system is integrated;

To communicate and interact within a team, with intervention in the productive industrial systems linked to the vegetable sector, seeking to optimize processes and being aware of the responsibilities and ethical and professional obligations.


Career opportunities

In a national and transnational employability perspective, the Master aims to train specialists with a solid and integrated theoretical and practical background in the production and processing of products of plant origin, considering nutrition and public health standards;

Research works leading to the Master Thesis will be preferably carried out in institutions linked to the hospital sector and / or public health and food businesses;

Masters in Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health will be able to exercise their professional activity in public and private sector organizations, management, development, maintenance and quality control in the food and nutrition sector;

 Masters in Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health can also integrate companies of services as consulters, projecters and auditers or perform research tasks in an academic and/or business context.

Tuition Fees

Portuguese students: 1500 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year


Daytime / After work


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:

For the cycle of studies leading to the Master Degree in Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health can apply:

a) Holders of a degree or equivalent in Natural and Exact Sciences and technology or a related field;

b) Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process by an adhering State in the scientific areas referred in the point a);

c) Holders of a foreign academic degree in the scientific areas in to the point a), recognized as meeting the objectives by the Scientific Councils of the NOVA  FCT or FCM-UNL;

d) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum in the scientific areas referred in to the point a), recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Legal Body of the Coordinating Institution, as proposed by the Scientific Committee of the Master in Nutritional Phytotechnology for Human Health.


Selection criteria and ranking are advertised in advance and including the following:

a) Course classification;
b) Academic and scientific curriculum;
c) Professional curriculum;
d ) Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

Fernando Henrique da Silva Reboredo

Registration and Accreditation

DGES - Registration number R/A-Cr 167/2015/AL01 on 18/10/2022

A3ES - Publication date of the accreditation decision: 09/06/2022

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

About the Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences (DCT) of the NOVA School of Science and Technology, whose regulation was reviewed in 2011 (DR 99, 2nd series of 23 May 2011), is a graduate and post-graduate teaching and research unit in the fields of Science and Geological Engineering and in those related or interdisciplinary fields. It promotes scientific and technological development, service delivery, university extension activities, and the development of dissemination activities.

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