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Doctor's Degree in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution

Admissions Requirements

  • Holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent
  • Holders of a first degree in Biology or a related field and a relevant academic and scientific curriculum, recognized by the Scientific Board as sufficient guarantee of ability to successfully complete the course;
  • To have a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Board as sufficient guarantee of ability to successfully complete the course

Selection and Ranking Criteria

  • Academic Curriculum (50%)
    • Average of academic degrees
    • Quality of academic education and pertinence for the Doctoral Program
  • Professional experience in research projects, publications and scientific presentations at meetings (30%)
    • Scientific production
    • Participation in research projects and/ or relevant professional experience
  • Motivation letter (20%)

Tie-breaking criterion:
1º - Academic Curriculum
2º - Professional experience in research projects, publications and scientific presentations at meetings
3º - Motivation letter



Course Diretor: pd.bge.diretor@fc.up.pt
Postgraduate Section: pos.graduacao@fc.up.pt
Students: pd.bge@fc.up.pt

General information

Official Code: 5586
Director: Paulo Célio Alves
Acronym: PDBGE
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of study: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2008/2009
Duration: 4 Years

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (240 ECTS credits)
  • Curso de Doutoramento em Biodiversidade Genética e Evolução (não conferente de grau) (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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