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Master in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine

This MSc course is offered since the academic year 2008/2009. The minimum number of credits to obtain the degree is 120 (2 years).



The MSc in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine aims to offer advanced training in Molecular Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology and Microbiology relevant to Biomedicine.

The importance of Biomedical Sciences for the development of Medicine is currently widely recognized, and well-trained professionals in the area covered by this course are in high demand to integrate multidisciplinary teams with diverse objectives and missions. The course relies on previous  (BSc level) knowledge in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology.




Career opportunities

Advanced training in Molecular Genetics and Biomedicine forms an excellent basis for more advanced scientific-technological development corresponding to the 3rd cycle (PhD). It also can provide career opportunities in education and Research and Development (R&D) in the service sector and industries covering a wide range of areas.

Medical centers and hospitals
Clinical and veterinary laboratories
Public health
Forensic Science
Pharmaceutical industry
Food industry
Cosmetic industry
Biotechnology industry
Consulting, governmental organizations





Tuition fee:

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year (2017/2018)

Foreign students: 7000 €/year 60% reduction for CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries) students (2017/2018)




23rd April to 16th July 2018