Academic Degree
Master's Degree
General Objectives
The cycle of studies leading to the Master's degree in Laboratory Clinical Biology aims to ensure that the student acquires a specialisation of an academic nature that includes research, innovation and in-depth professional skills. It lasts two years, equivalent to 120 ECTS, and includes:
1) a specialisation course consisting of a set of curricular units, each corresponding to a module or Advanced Course;
2) a dissertation of a scientific nature, specially oriented for this purpose.
From a professional point of view, this cycle of studies aims to complement the scientific knowledge acquired in initial training courses in the fields of Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Environmental Sciences or other related training. Ensuring detailed and up-to-date technical and scientific training in a variety of technologies, including the most advanced, it promotes the acquisition of generic and specific skills in the target fields, which will facilitate the integration of these masters graduates into the European labour market.
CNAEF Classification
Biology and Biochemistry
(421) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
2 years
Career Opportunities
Future Masters in Laboratory Clinical Biology are intended to join the staff of companies or organisations which work in the pharmaceutical industry in areas of human and animal health, in hospitals and veterinary clinics, in public and private laboratories, as well as in various units dedicated to scientific research and technology transfer.
Moreover, the multidisciplinary profile of the Masters in Laboratory Clinical Biology enables them to acquire skills to work in areas related to hazardous waste, environmental risk assessment and public health.
A further key aspect of this course is training in technical and scientific subjects, which enables future professionals to consolidate their knowledge in new areas of the labour market that have seen significant growth at both national and European level, and also to join multidisciplinary research teams.
Admission Requirements
- Holders of a bachelors degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Biology and Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Analysis 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