Master in Marine Biology

University of Algarve

Program Description

Master in Marine Biology

University of Algarve

The Marine Biology Master aims to promote advanced multidisciplinary training in Marine Biology, providing skills for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, their functioning and diversity.

The program includes a strong component of active participation in practical research projects, including laboratory and field work in different marine ecosystems.

Courses are taught in English. Typically, students come from a diversity of international backgrounds.

Career Opportunities:

The Marine Biology Master has many professional applications in a wide range of fields ranging from marine biological conservation and resource exploitation to biotechnological innovation.

This program prepares the students for scientific, academic and technical careers in a wide diversity of fields in Marine Biology, such as: marine biodiversity assessment and conservation; marine protected areas – planning and management; marine biological resource use and management; monitoring of marine ecosystems; marine ecosystem restoration; blue biotechnology; marine natural products; marine ecotourism; marine environmental education; marine impact studies.

The MSc is also an essential training step towards continuing studies into a PhD.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Portuguese (Portugal)

Cost & Fees

Application rate Registration fee and School Insurance Annual value of the tuition fee Value of the tuition fee for international students*
50€ 175€ 1000€ 3500€
Note: Annual fees can be paid in installments.
*in accordance with Decree-Law No. 36/2014, nationals of a Member State of the European Union are not considered international students.

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor's degree (or legal equivalent) in science, particularly biological sciences and related fields;

Criteria for selection of the candidates: a) Academic background; b) Final grade of BSc, c) professional experience.

Necessary documentation: Curriculum Vitae (with personal, academic and professional details); Certificate of Qualifications, with official course transcripts and final grade points average.

Last updated September 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
3,500 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Portugal Faro
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 3,500 EUR
EU Citizens: 1000€ / International: 3500€