Education objectives

The PhD Programme in Biology aims at providing advanced scientific education towards formation of specialised human resources, enabling the creation and integration in networks of excellence within the broad area of Life Sciences and in particular in Biology. The final objective is to provide research-oriented education towards highly qualified researchers with optimised skills, allowing them to pursue their own I&D projects with independence towards their integration as added economic and social value either in Industry or Academia.

The PhD Programme in Biology includes diferent areas of specialisation - Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Biology, Biotechnology and Bio-informatics – each representing a single sub-area of Biology encompassing a specific set of knowledge, skills and approaches. Research / Academia, Clinical Laboratories, Pharmaceutical, Food and Biotechnology Industry.


Research / Academia, Clinical Laboratories, Pharmaceutical, Food and Biotechnology Industry.

General characterization

DGES code



PhD (3rd Cycle)



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Isabel Maria Godinho de Sá Nogueira

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It depends on the working method of each training course. The working time for the classes will be agreed with each PhD student, or when there are more than 10 students in each year, it will be agreed with all students of the programme

Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 4 years

Credits: 240 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Life Sciences CV 240 -
TOTAL 240 0

Conditions of admittance

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Evaluation rules

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