PhD in Molecular Biosciences


PhD in Molecular Biosciences

The Molecular Biosciences PhD Programme, coordinated by ITQB, includes the participation of NOVA FCT (Research Unit UCIBIO/REQUIMTE) as well as of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) and Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (IBET).

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Tuition fee

Portuguese students:

2.750€ /year

Foreign students:

10.000€ /year

Entrance requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year

Vacancies for 2024/2025:

The applications are taking place at ITQB. More information here.

Admission rules:

Admissions will be held in ITQB. Admission requirements here.

Course coordinator:

Professor Pedro Viana Baptista (na fct)

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 24/2013 on 15/03/2013


Prior accreditation on 18/02/2013, for 6 years

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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About the Department of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences (Departamento de Ciências da Vida - DCV) focuses its activity on 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/NOVA FCT), while collaborating in several other courses with NOVA.

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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