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 3rd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Química [Portuguese]

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Study plan   Biochemistry


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DGES code
CNAEF classification 421 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 16158/2013 - DR 2nd series, no. 241, 12 December [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 24-06-2022
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 1276/2011 de 18-03-2011
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 180

General Access Regime  

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Admission Requirements a) Titulares de grau de Mestre ou equivalente legal, concedido por instituições do ensino superior portuguesas ou estrangeiras, legalmente reconhecidas;
b) Titulares de grau de Licenciado com um número de unidades curriculares que possam ser equivalentes a pelo menos 240 créditos;
c) Titulares de grau de licenciado, detentores de um currículo escolar ou científico especialmente relevante que seja reconhecido como atestando capacidade para a realização deste ciclo de estudos pela Comissão Científica do curso e, por proposta desta, sejam aprovados pelo Conselho Científico;
d) Detentores de um currículo escolar, científico ou profissional que seja reconhecido como atestando capacidade para a realização deste ciclo de estudos pela Comissão Científica do curso e, por proposta desta, sejam aprovados pelo Conselho Científico.
É aconselhado pela Comissão de Curso que as habilitações académicas dos candidatos sejam nas áreas da Bioquímica, Química, Ciências da Saúde ou Ciências Biológicas.
Vacancies 15 (2023)
Calculation of the Access Grade Bioquímica 2021


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Profile of the programme The main objectives of PhD in biochemistry are to provide students with advanced skills and abilities in biochemistry research, being able to independently design, implement and evaluate scientific research projects, in this scientific area, respecting academic standards of quality, integrity and ethics
This doctoral program aims to contribute to national and international development of science and technology through the advanced and specialized training of human resources in Biochemistry, with skills that enable their inclusion in the current market work in research, teaching or the industry
Key learning outcomes The doctoral degree is awarded to those who have demonstrated: -The capacity for systematic understanding in the Biochemistry field; -Competences, skills, and research methods associated with Biochemistry field and its different aspects; -The ability to conceive, plan, adapt and perform significant research complying with the demands imposed by standards of academic quality and integrity; -The production of a significant body of original research which has contributed to challenging the boundaries of knowledge, part of which merited national or international dissemination in referenced publications; -The ability to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas; -The ability to communicate with their peers, the rest of the academic community and society in general in their expert field; -The ability to promote technological, social or cultural progress in academic or professional terms in a knowledge-based society
Occupational profiles of graduates The PhD in biochemistry, after completion of their specialized training, should have the ability to continue to develop, deepen and apply their acquired knowledge, either in business or in scientific research institutions, contributing significantly to the scientific and technological development
These professionals can perform functions such as professors and researchers in Universities, Polytechnic Institutes or Research Centres. They can also play highly differentiated functions in laboratories in the areas of Life Science and Health, Biotechnology and related areas
Learning facilities Scientific research within the PhD in biochemistry is mainly performed in the Health Sciences Research Centre in UBI (CICS), which is an interdepartamental Unit of Research and Development funded by the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). CICS carry out basic, clinical and epidemiological studies in a transversal and vertical, perspective in two major areas: Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, and Hormones and Inflammation. CICS has a considerable number of PhD researchers with different areas of training, having obtained the classification of Very Good in the last assessment of FCT conducted by an international panel of experts.
The research projects in biochemistry may also be performed in Unit of Textile and Paper Materials and in the Chemistry Department infrastructure and research resources.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • Universidad del Pais Vasco • Espanha
  • University "Lucian Blaga" of Sibiu • Roménia
  • Università degli Studi di Milano • Itália
  • West University of Timisoara • Roménia
  • Kafkas University • Turquia

Departamento de Química

Rua Marquês D'Ávila e Bolama
6201-001 Covilhã
275 242 021
275 319 730

Course Coordinator(s)

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Course Director
Cândida Ascensão Teixeira Tomaz
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Mobility coordinator
Dina Isabel Malheiros Dinis de Mendonça


Scientific Committee
Cândida Ascensão Teixeira Tomaz
Paulo Jorge da Silva Almeida
Samuel Martins Silvestre
António José Geraldes de Mendonça
Sílvia Cristina da Cruz Marques Socorro
Carla Patrícia Alves Freire Madeira da Cruz
Fani Pereira de Sousa

Recognition Committee
Cândida Ascensão Teixeira Tomaz
Paulo Jorge da Silva Almeida
António José Geraldes de Mendonça
Dina Isabel Malheiros Dinis de Mendonça
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2019-08-01

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