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Master's degree in Biochemistry

Tuition Consult
Vacancies 40
Phase 1 5
Phase 2 3
Phase 3 20 + Leftover vacancies
Phase 4 12 + Leftover vacancies
Minimum nº 15 students
InformationCourse/CS accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).

This master’s degree imparts theoretical concepts and high-level techniques in order to furnish highly specialised workers to the sectors in biochemistry-related fields, namely life sciences, health and biotechology. Biochemistry master’s holders are set to undertake fundamental or applied research or to carry out highly specialised technical functions.

Why the Master’s of Science in Biochemistry? The discipline aims to define and characterise all biomolecules, analysing their structural and functional properties and their interconversions and interactions. It seeks to understand and integrate all biological process along the scale of increasing complexity. Thus, it has always been a thoroughly interdisciplinary science. Biochemists are indispensible is the following productive proccesses: providing insight into division and cellular differentiation at the molecular level (phenomena with implications spanning oncology to tissue engineering); manipulating molecules and cells in order to achieve the optimisation/production of biologically active substances (such as in the development of novel drugs); developing strategies for the systhesis and purification of biological substances; and monitoring all the processes mentioned above and more. Thus it is logical that a qualified workforce must be trained, particularly in the areas of critical analysis and the resolution of biochemical issues at the molecular and cellular levels.

The Master’s of Science in Biochemistry targets, primarily, first cycle degree holders in biochemistry or related fields wanting to improve and broaden their expertise in preparation for demanding careers requiring a high level of autonomy and combined with a drive for self-improvement and constant innovation.

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Course Director: m.bq.diretor@fc.up.pt
Postgraduate Section: pos.graduacao@fc.up.pt
Students: m.bq@fc.up.pt

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General information

Official Code: 9396
Director: Paulo Correia de Sá
Acronym: M:BQ
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 2 Years

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • Master's degree in Biochemistry (120 ECTS credits)
  • Specialization in Biochemistry (60 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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