The Undergraduate Programme on Cell and Molecular Biology aims at explaining the basic structures and fundamental processes of life at molecular and cellular level, providing an in-depth study of concepts together with the development of advanced technological and scientific skills in Cell and Molecular Biology.
The Undergraduate Programme on Cell and Molecular Biology follows the current model in other European Universities: 3 year cycle with a total of 180 ECTS (1st cycle). The first 4 semesters work towards building a solid knowledge in supporting scientific areas (e.g. biology, chemistry, biochemistry, genetics etc), which provide sufficient background to enable students to continue with more specialised courses. The last two semesters consist of more specialised classes, such as applied microbiology, immunology, virology, and toxicology.
At the end of the course, it is expected that students: i) understand the major concepts in cell and molecular biology and are able to apply the acquired knowledge; ii) have an active attitude towards problem solving and experimental design; iii) use acquired skills in a professional atmosphere (e.g. research or industry); iv) demonstrate effective use of transferable skills in oral presentation, report writing and the use of information technology
Portuguese students: 697 €/year
Foreign students: 7000 €/year
Students from CPLP countries may apply for a reduction of up to 50% of tuition fees, subject to the following conditions:
a) 1st Registration: students must demonstrate through their academic certificates that their academic performance is in the first quartile of the evaluation scale used in the system of their country or school of origin;
b) Subsequent enrollments (regardless of the year of entry): exclusively for academic merit, that is, approval in all UCs (Classes) in which the student enrolled in the previous year, totaling 60 ECTS each year.
Vacancies for 2021/2022:
One of following groups:
02 Biology and Geology + 04 Economy
02 Biology and Geology + 07 Physics and Chemistry
02 Biology and Geology + 16 Mathematics
Minimum grade of the specific(s) exam(s): 95
Minimum grade of the application: 95
60% of the final grade obtained in secondary school
40% of the final grade of the specific(s) exam(s)
Professor Luís Jaime Mota
Registration number R/A-Ef 3085/2011/AL03 on 14/10/2019
Publication date of the accreditation decision: 20/12/2016
Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2015
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/FCT/UNL), 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.More info