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 2nd 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. 8772/2016 - DR 2nd series, no. 129, 07 July [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation, 24-06-2022
Self-assessment Report
Initial registry: R/A-Ef 1318/2011 de 18-03-2011
Changes registry: R/A-Ef 1318/2011/AL01 de 20-06-2016
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 120

General Access Regime  

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Admission Requirements
Vacancies 35 (2024)


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Profile of the programme The 2nd cycle of studies in biochemistry has as main objectives to provide students with advanced training in biochemistry and skills to successfully perform highly differentiated functions or research activities, particularly in health sciences and biotechnology areas. Upon completion of this course it is intended that masters in Biochemistry demonstrate the ability to perform critical analysis and problem solving in biochemistry, at molecular and cellular level, in new situations and in multidisciplinary settings with a high degree of autonomy.
The 2nd cycle of studies leading to Master's degree in Biochemistry is designed for graduates in Biochemistry, or in related areas who wish to deepen and enhance their skills in this area of science, for better integration and performance in the job market.
Key learning outcomes At the end of the course the student should be able to:

-Demonstrate advanced knowledge in Biochemistry and apply them in resolving specific issues such as new situations in broad and multidisciplinary contexts;
-Integrate knowledge and develop solutions through the definition of strategies, planning and implementation of experiences in a critical and independent mode.
-Communicate the results and support the conclusions of his/her work to specialists and non-specialists, using appropriate scientific language, clearly and succinctly;
-Promote continuous self updating of professional skills based on scientific evidence;
-Demonstrate initiative, decision making and flexibility in work performance in different areas related to biochemistry, to a greater involvement in the current job market;
-Integrate multidisciplinary work teams to develop innovative scientific and technological projects;
-Promote the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge between research centers and business environment;
-Demonstrate an integrated view of bioprocess and applying biotechnological tools in the manipulation of biomolecules and cells, the production and purification of target molecules with biological activity for therapeutic applications, as well as in monitoring and quality control of the respective bioprocesses.
-Develop, validate and apply analytical techniques in quality control of food and water and in the field of toxicology and forensic sciences.
-Apply advanced methods in the detection, identification and biomolecular analysis.
-Perform clinical analysis in accordance with the standards of good quality advice and accurately interpret and report laboratory results of pathological situations.
Occupational profiles of graduates The master's degree in biochemistry aims to prepare professionals to perform highly differentiated functions in:
• Laboratories of chemical-biological analysis (hospitals, clinics or companies), toxicological analysis and water and food analysis;
• Quality control and product development laboratories
• Centers for fundamental and applied research in Life Sciences and Health, Biotechnology and related areas.
•Teams aimed at promoting technological development and innovation Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Food areas.
.•Companies (sales and marketing technicians)
Learning facilities In addition to the convention rooms and teaching laboratories at the Chemistry Department and Health Sciences Faculty, a wide range of specialized laboratories were available in the Research Centre for Health Sciences (CICS-UBI) , where students can develop their research project in the areas included in two major scientific research center groups: Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, and Hormones and Inflammation in Health and Disease.
The Central Library has wireless with online access to various databases such as B-on and Web of Science among others, several rooms of the wireless terminals and WLAN type across University, with eU connectivity and continuous Internet access.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

Erasmus+ Agreements

Erasmus Agreements
  • Universidad del Pais Vasco • Espanha • Duration: A
  • Universidad de Zaragoza • Espanha • Duration: S
  • University of Córdoba • Espanha • Duration: S
  • Université de Franche-Comté • França • Duration: A
  • Daugavpils University • Letónia • Duration: S
  • Bozok University • Turquia • Duration: S
  • Università degli Studi di Milano • Itália • Duration: S
  • West University of Timisoara • Roménia • Duration: S
  • Kafkas University • Turquia • Duration: S

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
Samuel Martins Silvestre
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Mobility coordinator
Dina Isabel Malheiros Dinis de Mendonça


Scientific Committee
Samuel Martins Silvestre
António José Geraldes de Mendonça
Cândida Ascensão Teixeira Tomaz
Cecília Reis Alves dos Santos
Graça Maria Fernandes Baltazar
Fani Pereira de Sousa
Isabel Maria Theriaga Mendes Varanda Gonçalves
Carla Patrícia Alves Freire Madeira da Cruz

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Samuel Martins Silvestre

Year Coordinators
Fani Pereira de Sousa (1st)
António José Geraldes Mendonça (2nd)

Year Representatives
Catarina Isabel Ribeiro Silva Francisco (1st)
Beatriz Barata Pereira (2nd)

Recognition Committee
Samuel Martins Silvestre
António José Geraldes de Mendonça
Graça Maria Fernandes Baltazar
Dina Isabel Malheiros Dinis de Mendonça
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