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Doctoral Program in Marine Biotechnology and Aquaculture

InformationCourse/CS accredited by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES).

Admissions Requirements

  • Holders of a master's degree or equivalent in the scope of Life and Environmental Sciences and Engineering, namely Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Engineering, Oceanography, Biotechnology, Marine Sciences and Technologies or related areas.
  • Holders of a bachelor's degree in the scope of Life Sciences and the Environment and Engineering, and / or holders of an especially relevant school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the legal and statutory body of the Universities of Porto and Minho.
  • Holders of degrees awarded by foreign Universities provided that they demonstrate an adequate basic scientific preparation under the terms of no. 1.


Selection and Ranking Criteria

  • Academic curriculum
    • Average degree and master's degree> 17 (weighting 60%)
    • Average degree and master's degree -16 (weighting 55%)
    • Average degree and master's degree -15 (weighting 50%)
    • Average degree and master's degree 14 or
  •     Scientific Curriculum
    • Publications in SCI indexed journals> 5 publications (weighting 30%)
    • Publications in SCI indexed journals - 2 to 4 publications (weighting 25%)
    • Publications in SCI indexed journals - 1 (weighting 20%)
    • Publications in SCI indexed journals - 0 (weighting 15%)
    • Ability to use English as a working language (weighting 5%)
    • Motivation letter - Very motivated (weighting 5%)
    • Motivation letter - motivated (weighting 3%)
    • Motivation letter - No motivation or no letter (weighting 1%)

Candidate tiebreaker criteria:

    • The scientific evaluation criterion will be used to rank tied candidates.

Teaching Language

  • In Portuguese and partially in English



Course Director pd.bma.diretor@fc.up.pt
Postgraduate Section pos.graduacao@fc.up.pt
Students pd.bma@fc.up.pt

General information

Official Code: PA29
Acronym: PDBMA
Academic Degree: Doctor
Type of course/cycle of study: Doctoral Degree
Start: 2016/2017
Duration: 4 Years

Study Plan

Involved Organic Units


  • Marine Biotechnology and Aquaculture (240 ECTS credits)
  • Curso de Doutoramento do Programa Doutoral em Biotecnologia Marinha e Aquacultura (30 ECTS credits)

Predominant Scientific Areas

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