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Master in Biotechnology

University of Algarve
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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Application deadline: admission rounds:1st January 29; 2nd April 9; 3rd July 9

About this program

Master in Biotechnology

The Biotechnology MSc provides advanced level training in Biotechnology, Biological and Biochemical Engineering. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform: analysis as higher technicians in the health, environment, food and farm sector and quality control analysis; in Research and Technology Development in public and private institutions to pursue a PhD.

The MSc also provides life-long training opportunities for professionals of the health and education sector and pharmaceutical industry, wishing to update their knowledge in this important area.

The course is also taught in Portuguese.

Admission requirements

Conditions of access:

a) Holders of Bachelor's degree (or legal equivalent) in Biotechnology, Biochemistry or similar areas

b) Holders of a foreign degree obtained in agreement with the principles of the Bologna Process.

c) Holders of a foreign higher education degree that is recognized by the Scientific Council as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area;

d) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council, as attesting the merit and ability to carry out this cycle of studies.

Criteria for selection of the candidates: Adequacy and classification of enabling access, professional, scientific and academic curriculum, global profile.

Necessary documentation: Curriculum Vitae (with personal data, academics and professionals); Certificate of Qualifications, with the discrimination of the classifications obtained in each unit. Payment proof of 50€ of application fee.

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Scholarships & funding

As we are a public university, no studentships are available for Bachelor, Master or PhD degrees, independently of the students nationality. Nevertheless, for the second academic year (thesis research) there is a possibility to apply for a studentship within research projects running in our science and technology centers. You can apply for a studentship while completing your first academic year of the Master but we cannot guarantee that there will be funding for all students for the second research year.


National Students: 1100 Euros

International Students*: 4000 Euros

Application Fee: 50 Euros

Registration Fee and School Insurance: 175 Euros

Note: The tuition of this course can be paid in 10 installments, being the first at the time of registration and the remaining in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.

* in accordance with Decree-Law No. 36/2014, changed by Decree-Law No.62/2018, of 6th August, international students are nationals of a country which is not a Member State of the European Union and are not a legally resident in Portugal for more than 2 uninterrupted years by 1st of January of the enrollment year.

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University of Algarve

The University of Algarve, located in the south of Portugal, is a young public university, with a student population with more than 8,000 and employs over 700 academics. In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has consolidated the...

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University of Algarve

Campus da Penha
Estr. da Penha 139
8005-139 Faro

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