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Medicinal Chemistry

 2nd Cycle Degree     Departamento de Química [Portuguese]

Study plan   Medicinal Chemistry
DGES code
CNAEF classification 442 | Decree no. 256/2005 [PT]
Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette Order no. 13485/2015 - DR 2nd series, no. 229, 23 November [PT]
Assessment/Accreditation/Registration A3ES Accreditation
DGES Registration R/A-Cr 42/2014, 23-04-2014
Mode of study Daytime
ECTS 120

General Access Regime  


Profile of the programme - Provide an integrated MC knowledge overview, improving the interdisciplinary in the fields of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Health Sciences, and thus helping the development of the necessary skills for a successful development of a professional project or scientific research leading to a dissertation/project in the area of Medicinal Chemistry; - Empower professionals with expertise in the area of MC and with an interdisciplinary training in order to enable them to identify problems and to find theoretical and/or practical solutions related to the development of drugs; - Provide a set of transversal skills to students that facilitate their future integration into work labour, including autonomy, ability to integrate teams and entrepreneurial spirit; - Prepare students in the presentation of technical-scientific results, including presentations at scientific conferences, scientific manuscripts, professional reports and patents.
Key learning outcomes - Theoretical knowledge and skills, in the area of medicinal chemistry and related interdisciplinary areas, particularly those necessary for the development of drugs, starting from the therapeutic targets recognition, their modeling, synthesis and structural characterization, up to the scaleup of the different pharmaceutical industry processes; - Transversal skills emphasizing the entrepreneurial spirit, integration into national and international teams, autonomy, critical thinking in addressing problems and in consulting the diferente types of primary and secondary technical literature, skills to analyze and to propose solutions to scientific or professional problems with an adequate posterior decision-making, and ability to plan, execute, interpret and communicate in different oral and written ways, the experimental work.
Occupational profiles of graduates The MSc in Medicinal Chemistry is a course with several job opportunities due to the different and varied skills and knowledge in diverse areas of knowledge acquired by the student at the end of the course
The pharmaceutical industry is the largest employer where the MC master can be easily integrated in multidisciplinary teams aiming the development of new drugs. He can be also integrated in public or private research laboratories. Companies developing products for the pharmaceutical industry and in technology areas related to health where an expectable knowledge to link the production to the application of new drugs are necessary, are still examples of potential employers
Entrepreneurship knowledge acquired by the students in QM MsC will be an advantage to technology-based companies, including those started by own initiative, in order to create new products for application in areas like health, agro-food and cosmetics.
Learning facilities As main facilities, the teaching spaces and amphitheaters to support the magisterial, tutorial classes or seminars equipped with adequate informatics support are emphasized. The laboratories allocated in the Department of Chemist and Department of Medical Sciences allow the development of laboratorial classes.
Health Sciences Research Centre and Chemistry Department Research laboratories have the necessary facilities necessary to the development of the student dissertation / project in Medicinal Chemistry that will allow the contact with interdisciplinary international scientific teams.
The Optical Center, Informatic Center, computers rooms and libraries have the conditions and facilities necessaries for the teaching/learning activities. The students may also access to other facilities such as bars, cantins, student residences, medical center and sports center.
Requirements and regulations (assessment and graduation) UBI Regulations [PT]

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
Maria Isabel Guerreiro da Costa Ismael
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Mobility coordinator
Maria Isabel Guerreiro da Costa Ismael


Scientific Committee
Paulo Jorge da Silva Almeida
Cândida Ascensão Teixeira Tomaz
Ana Maria Carreira Lopes
José Albertino Almeida de Figueiredo
Maria Isabel Guerreiro da Costa Ismael
Samuel Martins Silvestre

Pedagogical Coordination Committee
Year Coordinators
Samuel Martins Silvestre (1st)
Paulo Jorge da Silva Almeida (2nd)
Year Representatives
Marta Filipa Caseiro Tenreiro (1st)
Octávio da Silva Ferreira (2nd)

Recognition Committee
Paulo Jorge da Silva Almeida
Cândida Ascensão Teixeira Tomaz
Samuel Martins Silvestre
Maria Isabel Guerreiro da Costa Ismael
Note: The information contained in these pages does not relieve consultation of official documents. Last updated on: 2020-01-28

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