Academic Degree
Master's Degree
General Objectives
The main objective of the UTAD Masters in Biochemistry course is to promote a solid scientific and technological training in areas in which Biochemistry shows a robust development. The master's degree in Biochemistry aims to train specialised professionals:

a. In basic or applied scientific research in the field of life sciences (health and biotechnology) in private and public organisations;

b. In the performance of highly differentiated technical functions in sectors related to biochemistry, including the pharmaceutical, food, agrochemical and biotechnological industries and clinical, toxicological, forensic, food and environmental testing laboratories;

c. In interconnecting the essential elements of the knowledge-creativity-innovation sequence, with an aptitude for the creation of self-employment and bio-entrepreneurship and trained in autonomy, and with a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.
CNAEF Classification
Biology and Biochemistry
(421) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
2 years
Admission Requirements
- Holders of the bachelors degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Food Science or related;
Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, resulting from a 1st cycle of studies organised according to the principles of the Bologna Process, in the course areas or related;
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree recognised as meeting the objectives of the bachelors degree;
- Holders of academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle.
Selection And Ranking Criteria
- Classification of access qualification;
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity