The main objectives of the master's degree in Oenology and Viticulture are:
- Advanced training, complementing and innovating the first cycle;
- Development of scientific, technological and professional skills of excellence;
- Improvement of the intervention capacity in the wine sector;
- Ability to plan, innovate and evaluate new techniques and processes or improve procedures in use;
- Mechanisms for critical analysis based on the vitivinicultural context;
- Progression in the formation and updating of knowledge and skills.
Majority of the contact hours concentrated on Friday and Saturday (except for the Curricular Choice and Dissertation Units). Regulation of the Master Course (2nd Cycle) in Oenology and Viticulture published in the form of Notice nº 14407/2015, in the Diário da República, 2nd series, of December 9, 2015.
2 years (4 semesters)
The course is structured according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The achievement of the master's degree presupposes the realization of 120 ECTS in 4 academic semesters, in terms of curricular structure and study plan, including the approval in the public act of defense of the dissertation. The successful completion of the Curricular Units that integrate the curricular part of the course (1st year), totaling 60 ECTS, gives a specialization course in Enology and Viticulture.
The master's degree in oenology and viticulture has the following professional exits, among others:
- wine companies;
- associations of producers and cooperatives;
- Food, agri-food and beverage industries;
- biotechnology companies;
- marketing, marketing and training companies related to the wine sector;
- vocational training companies in the field of winemaking;
- institutions of higher education, scientific research and technological development.