PhD in Biochemistry


Started in 2009/2010. The programme requires a minimum of 240 ECTS (4 years) for a PhD degree.


The Doctoral Program in Biochemistry has as main objectives:

Provide doctoral students with competencies, skills and advanced research methodologies in the specialties of Biophysics, Biochemistry Physics, Biotechnology and Structural Biochemistry;

Developing skills to conceive, design, adapt and carry out original research, respecting quality standards, integrity and academic ethics worthy of international dissemination evaluated in peer publications;

Enable doctoral students a multidisciplinary  training  thus completing a synergistic and comprehensive knowledge gained in their specialties for their quick inclusion in the labor market.


Career opportunities

Teaching in Higher Education Institutions, Scientific Research, Scientific Laboratories, Biotech Industries, Chemical, Pharmaceutical and similar.



Tuition fee:

Portuguese students: 2.750€

Foreign students: 2.750€


7th april to 23rd june  (1st phase)

26th august to 30th september (2nd phase)

to be announced (3rd phase)


Entrance requirements for the 2017/2018 academic year



Admission rules:

Applicants must meet at least one of the expressed conditions:

Owning, in the scientific or similar area, a master's degree, or legal equivalent, awarded by a Portuguese or foreign higher education institution, legally recognized.

The corresponding licensed degree holders to a pre-Bologna graduate program with a number of courses that can be considered equivalent to at least 240 credits.

Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Board of the Department of Chemistry Department, as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies.


The candidates selection is responsibility of the Scientific Committee of the doctoral program by examining the submitted documentation.

Candidates who meet the academic and curricular conditions, expressed previously, will be selected taking into account their academic, scientific and professional curriculum. Potentially eligible applicants may be called for an interview.

Course coordinator:

Professor Maria dos Anjos Macedo