Master’s degree in Biology

The work developed by a student during one academic year, according to the indicative plan of the course and on a full time basis, totals 60 ECTS.


Study Programme

Course unit title Year Regime Type Subject area ECTS credits
Biology and Citizenship 1 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Introduction to Contemporary Biology 1 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Methods in Applied Biology 1 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Seminar I 1 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Advanced Research Topics in Biology 1 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 6.0
Seminar II 1 2nd Semester Compulsory BIO 12.0
Behavioural Ecology 1 1st Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Biochemical & Molecular Techniques in Ecology 1 1st Semester Elective * BIOC 6.0
Biodiversity and Habitat Management 1 1st Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Biogeochemical cycles and assessment of wetlands 1 1st Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Biology of Drug Abuse 1 1st Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Biology of Reproduction 1 1st Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Cell Regulation 1 1st Semester Elective * CMB 6.0
Ecology of disturbed streams 1 1st Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Molecular and Cell Neurobiology 1 1st Semester Elective * NEU 6.0
Phycology 1 1st Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Plant Breeding 1 1st Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Rotation I 1 1st Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Toxicity and Disease 1 1st Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Algae Biotechnology 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Bioentrepreneurship and the creation of new ventures 1 2nd Semester Elective * ENT 6.0
Biological Interactions 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Biorremediation 1 2nd Semester Elective * TC 6.0
Conservation and Management of Biodiversity 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Data Analysis in Ecology 1 2nd Semester Elective * MAT 6.0
Ecoliteracy 1 2nd Semester Elective * TC 6.0
Ecotoxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Environmental Quality Assessment 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Forest Biodiversity and Biotechnology 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Parasitology 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Phytopathology 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Portuguese Flora 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Rotation II 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Scientific Writing 1 2nd Semester Elective * TC 6.0
Stream Ecology 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Vegetal Toxicology 1 2nd Semester Elective * BIO 6.0
Rules
  • Students can take 6 free ECTS obtained from any higher education institution or research institution of recognized merit. The registration in the course unit will be subject to authorization of the Master's coordinator.
Course unit title Year Regime Type Subject area ECTS credits
Project in Biology 2 Annual Compulsory BIO 57.0
Challenges in Applied Biology 2 1st Semester Compulsory BIO 3.0

The optional course units are offered on a yearly basis, depending on the availability of the Organic Unit