Education objectives

The Doctoral Program in Biotechnology was conceived to confer the following skills:

  •  Ability to systematically approach topics in the field of Biotechnology;
  • Ability to conceive, design, perform, high quality research in Biotechnology, with academic integrity;
  • Ability to do a significant amount of research work contributing to the advancement of knowledge, of which at least a part meets the standards of peer-reviewed scientific journals;
  • Ability to critically analyze, assess and summarize new and complex ideas;
  • Ability to communicate project outcomes and rationales to peers, to the academic community in general and to non-specialists;
  • Ability to foster technological, social and cultural progress in a knowledge-based society, within an academic or a professional community.

General characterization

DGES code



PhD (3rd Cycle)



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Pedro Miguel Ribeiro Viana Baptista

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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.


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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 4 years

Credits: 240 ECTS

Mandatory scientifc areas

Scientific Area Acronym ECTS
Mandatory Optional
Biotechnology Bt 210 -
Socio-Economic Sciences CSE 3 -
Any other area QAC - 27
TOTAL 213 27

Conditions of admittance

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Evaluation rules

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1.º Year
Code Name ECTS
9610 Thesis Project in Biotechnology 30.0
1.º Semester - Opções Livres
Code Name ECTS
12406 Advanced Biotechnology Option I 6.0
12407 Advanced Biotechnology Option II 6.0
12408 Advanced Biotechnology Option III 6.0
12409 Advanced Biotechnology Option IV 6.0
12410 Advanced Biotechnology Option V 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 27.0 créditos nesta opção.
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
9611 Entrepreneurship and Commercialization 3.0
4.º Year
Code Name ECTS
9615 Thesis 180.0