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Doctor's Degree in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution

Admissions Requirements

Students must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • a pre-Bologna, first cycle degree (the former “licenciatura”) in biology or a related field;
  • a post-Bologna second cycle or master’s degree or any academic qualification legally equivalent.

Selection and Ranking Criteria

Candidates will be selected and ranked by the BIODIV Coordinating Committee (in accordance with Article nº 5 of the Programme Statutes) after careful study of their curriculum vitae and the results of a possible interview.

Ranking criteria will emphasise:

  • student’s academic record at the first and second cycle levels, and master's thesis, provided it is on a related topic (60%)
  • experience in research projects, publications and scientific presentations at meetings and the letter of application (20%)
  • fundamentação da carta de motivação (10%)
  • the availability of doctoral grants (10%)

Candidates may be rejected if their academic curriculum and scientific experience are deemed insufficient.



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: Nuno Ferrand
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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