Master in Biochemistry for Health


Started in the academic year 2013/2014. The minimum number of credits for the degree is 120. The Master is an Association between three institutions of the NOVA University: FCT, ITQB and FCM. Course only start with 10 or more confirmed entries as definite by the Executive Council of the FCT NOVA.


The Master course aims the development of a critical and analytical perspective of Biochemical issues related with Human Health.

This objective will be achieved through a sound knowledge base in biochemistry, with interfacial aspects of Biophysics, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry (especially inside a pharmacological perspective) and Human and Social Sciences. Thus Course main goal is to provide a multidisciplinary education supplying access to areas of research and development in several sectors of industry and services related to Human Health (e.g., Pharmaceutical Industry, Clinical Analysis and Biotechnology).


Career opportunities

  • Research and Development of Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals;
  • Medical Research;
  • Laboratories of Clinical Analysis;
  • Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals;
  • Public Health;
  • Regulatory Bodies and Committees. 




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Tuition fee:

Portuguese students: 1063,47 €/year

Foreign students: 7000 €/year


1st phase: 6th march to 23rd June
2nd phase: 26th to 31st August


Entrance requirements for the 2017/2018 academic year



Admission rules:

Admission requirements

  1. Degree holder in named area or in the Exact Sciences and Technology areas;
  2. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas conferred following the 1st cycle of studies according to the Bologna Process;
  3. Holders of a foreign academic degree in required areas recognized as meeting the objectives of the Bachelor´s degree by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology;
  4. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish referred cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science and Technology.


  1. Course classification;
  2. Academic and scientific curriculum;
  3. Professional curriculum;
  4. Possible interview.

Course coordinator:

FCT Coordenador: Professor Teresa Catarino (

ITQB Coordenador : Dr. Pedro Matias (

FCM Coordenador: Professor António Sebastião Rodrigues (