Master in Biotechnology

University of Algarve
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
Faculty of Sciences and Technology:
Application deadline: 2023/2024: 1st round - January; 2nd round - March ; 3rd round - May to July;

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.

Admission requirements

Conditions of access:

Candidates will be considered to be admissible to the MSc program if they comply with one or more of the following conditions:

  1. Hold a Portuguese BSc degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biology or related areas.
  2. Hold a non-Portuguese BSc degree (or equivalent) from a country that adheres to the Bologna principals and where the organization of the degree is similar to that in Portugal (eg. 3 year course)
  3. Hold a non-Portuguese BSc degree (or equivalent) that is considered to confer the necessary educational level for pursuit of MSc studies.
  4. Has an educational, scientific or professional track-record that reveals the candidate has the necessary capacity to pursue MSc studies

Criteria for selection of the candidates

Candidates will be selected and ranked for admission to the MSc program on the basis of:

  • The adequacy of the scientific area of the candidates BSc and/or previous activities.
  • The final classification of the candidate's BSc degree.
  • The educational, scientific and professional accomplishments presented in the CV.

Necessary documentation

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A copy of the BSc diploma
  • A list of all the disciplines in the studied BSc degree with the final mark of each discriminated.
  • Proof of payment (bank transfer) of the application fee (50 Euros).

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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.

* 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

Phone no: +351289 800 003

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