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Bachelor in Biology

Entrance Exams Biology and Geology
(02) or Physics and
Chemistry (07)
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Numerus Clausus 150
The Biology degree provides theoretical and practical training (laboratory and field research) in the main areas of biology including biodiversity, human biology, ecology, evolution, physiology, genetics and microbiology; all areas are approached through a combination of traditional and modern methods originating in the fields of cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and biotechnology.

Employment Prospects

This programme provides the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully enter a broad range of professions such as those concerning the environment, management of living resources, health, biotechnology, the food industry, plant and animal production and forensic analysis. The degree also guarantees adequate preparation for students interested in continuing their academic studies on a post-graduate level, whether nationally or internationally, which, in turn, will allow them to obtain a professional qualification or to begin a teaching or research career.


Application Procedures 2016/2017

Admission Policy Numerus Clausus: 150
Special Admission Vacancies: Above 23 years of age: 8 | TOCS: 5
Change of Degree Vacancies: 1rst year: 9 (*) | Other years: 9
Readmission Not subject to numerus clausus.
Special Admission Vacancies: International Student: 5

Nota: As vagas para o Regime Geral, aguarda despacho orientador do Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (MCTES)

(*) O ingresso será para as vagas de 1.º ano se e só se o estudante obteve menos de 30 créditos ECTS no par instituição/curso de que provém.


Course Director: lic.bio.diretor@fc.up.pt
Monitoring Committee: lic.bio.ca@fc.up.pt
Undergraduate Section: pre.graduacao@fc.up.pt
Students: lic.bio@fc.up.pt

This information is provided strictly for informational purposes
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General information

Official Code: 9011
Director: António Paulo Carvalho
Acronym: L:B
Academic Degree: Bachelor
Type of course/cycle of study: First Degree
Start: 2007/2008
Duration: 6 Semesters

Study Plan


  • Biology - Complementary Formation in Agronomy (180 ECTS credits)
  • Biology - Complementary Formation in Astronomy (180 ECTS credits)
  • Biology - Complementary Formation in Informatics (180 ECTS credits)
  • Biology - Complementary Formation in Mathematics (180 ECTS credits)
  • Biology - Complementary Formation Centered in Biology (180 ECTS credits)
  • Biology - Complementary Formation in Physics (180 ECTS credits)
  • Biology - Complementary Formation in Geology (180 ECTS credits)
  • Biology - Complementary Formation in Geographic Information (180 ECTS credits)
  • Biology - Complementary Formation in Chemistry (180 ECTS credits)
  • Biology (180 ECTS credits)

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