Academic Degree
Master's Degree
General Objectives
The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Biotechnology for Health Sciences provides students with a specialisation that aims to complement the scientific knowledge acquired in initial training courses (1st Cycle) in the fields of Genetics and Biotechnology, Biology, Health, Biochemistry, Chemistry or other related training, providing detailed and up-to-date scientific and technical training, including the most advanced techniques in the main fields of Biotechnology and Genetics for health analysis and diagnosis.
The purpose of this second cycle is to acquire specific theoretical and technical skills in the above areas, which will allow the training of senior technicians with a master's degree capable of working within the European labour market, as well as in Portugal.
CNAEF Classification
Life sciences
(420) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
2 years
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Career Opportunities
The MSc in Biotechnology for Health Sciences graduate will have the technical and professional expertise to work as a senior technician in the areas of health and health diagnosis in the fields of forensic genetics, genotyping, cancer genetics, histopathology and immunogenetics, DNA technology and genetic engineering, diagnostic biotechnologies and therapeutic nanobiotechnologies, etc., as well as the more classic analytical techniques.
Such activity may be conducted, for example, in:
- Laboratories of public or private hospitals;
- Clinical testing laboratories;
- Universities and Higher Education Institutions;
- Biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedical industries;
- Educational, scientific research and technological development institutions.
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