This degree is intended for any first cycle holder of a degree in the natural sciences, health science, life sciences or technology who is interested and currently working in the area of food consumption and nutrition, namely in the following sectors: modern retail (supermarkets); the food industry; animal and plant production; entities of public administration involved in food consumption (ASAE, DGConsumidor, etc); NGO’s involved in issues of food consumption (DECO, daycare centres, etc); specialised media; and research and teaching.
Exclusively in the 1st phase of applications, all candidates who do not prove that they have completed their degree by the end of the application deadline will be excluded
Knowledge of oral and written comprehension and expression of the Portuguese language is recommended but not mandatory as classes will be mainly in Portuguese but suitable for English speaking.
Candidates who do not present a document with an explicit final grade point average of the degree, will be considered as presenting an average of 10/20 points.
The adjusted grade is obtained by normalising the grade to the 0-20 scale, adding the value of ln(R/r), and rounding to the nearest integer in the 0-20 scale, with ln expressing the natural logarithm and R and r being, respectively for the University of Porto and the university issuing the degree, the positions in the world ranking published in http://www.webometrics.info
Nature of the degree - graduates in Nutrition Sciences, Engineering Sciences (Profiles in Food Engineering or in Agronomic Engineering), Agrarian Sciences, Dietetics, Food Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry or Pharmacy will have an increase of 1.00 points on the degree average.
Pre-Bologna degree or 2nd cycle course - increase of 1.00 points over the degree average
Presentation of at least one communication at a scientific congress - increase of 0.25 points over the degree average
At least one indexed scientific article - increase of 0.75 points over the degree average
Complementary training in relevant areas - increase of 0.50 points over the degree average, if at least one training course is on one of the priority areas (see increase in the nature of the degree for a complete list).
Relevant professional experience - increase of 1.00 points over the degree average, if proven experience of more than one year in professional activity, or as a research fellow, in a sector directly related to one of the priority areas (see increase in the nature of the degree for full list).
Proficiency in the English language, expressed by a training diploma - increase of 1.00 points over the average degree.
In the case of candidates from countries whose official language is not Portuguese, mastery of the Portuguese language, expressed by a training diploma - increase of 1.00 points over the average degree
* For candidates who have not completed their degree, the weighted average (per ECTS) of the completed courses will be considered.
Candidate tiebreaker criteria:
This information is provided strictly for informational purposes
and does not preclude consultation of the Official Gazette.
|Type of course/cycle of study:||Masters Degree|