Course Type:
Bachelor’s Programme

Programme Introduction

The degree in Biotechnology intends to give students solid scientific and technical expertise and comprehension in order to integrate the labor market for biotechnology-based companies (food processing, marine, pharmaceutical, environmental, or similar), as well as generate interest in pursuing studies at the 2nd cycle. Its multidisciplinary nature, including in the area of management, contributes to the development of skills that enable the development of entrepreneurial initiatives, as well as strengthen the link between applied research and commercialization of new products.

A degree in Biotechnology aims to confer students with autonomy, critical thinking, communication skills and creativity, allowing them to successfully design and develop any professional project or scientific and technological research in the field of Biotechnology

Programme Coordinator

Alexandra Augusta Ramos Lopes da Cruz








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6 semesters


General Contingent: 20
International Contingent: 3

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This proposed study cycle provides students with the knowledge and technical and scientific skills to perform their duties and arouse interest in pursuing a scientific research or entrepreneurial career. The first semesters are organized to give basic and transversal skills within biotechnology, whereas in later semesters is given special emphasis to areas of specialization. Teamwork, autonomy, and communication to general public and peers skills will be developed through the discussion of case studies, presentations in oral, panel and report format of results of experimental and research work. At the end of the course students will develop a scientific project in biotechnology, inserted in R&D projects arising within the research unit recognized by FCT – GIRM / IPL.

Study Plan

ECTS: 180

Entry Requirements

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State: Accreditated
Nº years of Accredidation: 6
Date of Publication: 02/09/2021
A3ES Accreditation

Application Fee


Enrolment Fee

General Contingent: 30€
International Contingent: 100€

Tuition Fee

General Contingent: 697 €
International Contingent: 3000€

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