Masters Degree in Life Sciences in Portugal

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Biological & life sciences is an area of science that studies how different processes, such as chemical, physical, and geological, shape how living organisms interact on earth together. Classes may include ecology, physiology, and evolution.

Portugal is one of the warmest European countries. University programs are very affordable. In fact Portugal has one of the lowest living costs for students. Enjoy the the great beaches in Algarve or the old wings of history in the capital city of Lisbon.

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Master's Degree In Agronomic Engineering

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Évora

This training complements the agronomic training and related 1st cycle, introducing more materials related to engineering applied to Agricultural Sciences, and Agricultural Hydraulics and Rural Buildings and deepening more agricultural materials in the areas of Horto-fruit growing, Plant Protection and Biotechnology. [+]

PRESENTATION

This training complements the agronomic training and related 1st cycle, introducing more materials related to engineering applied to Agricultural Sciences, and Agricultural Hydraulics and Rural Buildings and deepening more agricultural materials in the areas of Horto-fruit growing, Plant Protection and Biotechnology. The student will be well prepared to understand the technological and environmental problems that present themselves to the modernization of agriculture, being able to study, design, promote and direct the implementation of systems and activities that constitute the best solutions for an agricultural activity success.

Careers

Technical farms; service and project companies in the agricultural sector; State agencies linked to agriculture; Agencies Scientific and Technological Research; agricultural education (technical, vocational and higher).... [-]


Master's Degree In Biochemistry

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Évora

The Master in Biochemistry has as main aim to prepare professionals able to perform duties in the field of biochemistry, applied to the environment, production and food preservation, growth and feed senescence, health and the conservation and recovery of assets in technical careers, academic or research, giving them the ability to plan experiences, define strategies and implement protocols on innovative projects of technical and scientific research. [+]

PRESENTATION

The MSc in Biochemistry its main aim to prepare professionals able to perform duties in the field of biochemistry, applied to the environment, production and food preservation, growth and feed senescence, health and the conservation and recovery of assets in technical careers, academic or research , giving them the ability to plan experiences, define strategies and implement protocols on innovative projects of technical and scientific research. Students must obtain advanced training in: Planning and laboratory practice, Bioinformatics, molecular modeling and simulation; Self-learning and self-employment, as well as information research applicable to the preparation of reports and scientific papers, addressed to specialists in biochemistry or others. Specialized laboratory teachings based on stem lines of action in institutes, research centers and laboratories (ICAAM, ICT, EQC and Lab. Hercules).... [-]


Master in Applied Biotechnology

Polytechnic of Leiria
Campus Full time 24 months October 2018 Portugal Leiria

The development associated with the biotechnology and the advent of genetic engineering and development of new tools made possible the great momentum of this area, which is now at the forefront of the 21st century. [+]

Master in Applied Biotechnology

The Master in Applied Biotechnology aims to prepare students with scientific, technical and human skills to develop applied research and management activities in the field of Biotechnology. This course intends to provide students with advanced training in the field of Biotechnology to apply in the development and implementation of projects in the areas of pharmaceutical biotechnology, food biotechnology, and marine biotechnology. During the second year of the course, the student will carry out a research on a specific topic, which will be compiled in an internship/project/dissertation. The successful defense of this internship/project/dissertation will lead to a Master's degree.... [-]


Master in Molecular and Microbial Biology

University of Algarve
Campus 2 years October 2018 Portugal Faro

The Master course offers a comprehensive understanding of microbial and other biological systems, from the molecular and cellular organization of the individual or community to the biotechnological applications in different areas (Environmental, Industrial, and Biomedical). [+]

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The Master course offers a comprehensive understanding of microbial and other biological systems, from the molecular and cellular organization of the individual or community to the biotechnological applications in different areas (Environmental, Industrial, and Biomedical).

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Master in Biotechnology

University of Algarve
Campus 2 years October 2018 Portugal Faro

The Biotechnology MSc provides advanced level training in Biotechnology, Biological and Biochemical Engineering. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform: analysis as higher technicians in the health, environment, food and farm sector and quality control analysis. [+]

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The Biotechnology MSc provides advanced level training in Biotechnology, Biological, and Biochemical Engineering. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform: analysis as higher technicians in the health, environment, food and farm sector and quality control analysis. The MSc also provides life-long training opportunities for professionals in the health and education sector and pharmaceutical industry wishing to update their knowledge in this important area.

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Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries

University of Algarve
Campus 2 years October 2018 Portugal Faro

The course provides a unique training for aquaculture production and fisheries. Starting with a common base, fisheries specialists will become experts in the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources, while aquaculture specialists will become experts in a variety of production systems. Thesis projects are often developed through placements in industry settings. [+]

About

The course provides a unique training for aquaculture production and fisheries. Starting with a common base, fisheries specialists will become experts in the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources, while aquaculture specialists will become experts in a variety of production systems. Thesis projects are often developed through placements in industry settings.

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MSc In Forestry Engineering

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

To maintain the high level of professional training in Forest Engineering recognized to the graduates by this University. [+]

To maintain the high level of professional training in Forest Engineering recognized to the graduates by this University.

To ensure the acquisition of advanced level skills in the various scientific areas of the course, with special emphasis on the deep recognition of components and interactions in forest ecosystems, developing and applying the concept of sustainability in forestry practice, with a view to the future conservation of natural resources.

Specific Objectives

Engineers with this advanced training should be able to design, design and carry out innovative projects and studies in a multidisciplinary environment involving the various components of resources, activities and forest heritage. The masters will consolidate competences at the level of:... [-]


MSc In Agricultural Engineering

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

The MSc in Agricultural Engineering provides training and qualification of graduates with a solid scientific and technical background to plan, design and manage agricultural and agroindustrial activities, ensuring the obtaining of goods and services in a sustainable, diversified and safe way for man and the environment. [+]

The MSc in Agricultural Engineering provides training and qualification of graduates with a solid scientific and technical background to plan, design and manage agricultural and agroindustrial activities, ensuring the obtaining of goods and services in a sustainable, diversified and safe way for man and the environment.

This course also aims to impart autonomous learning and ability to respond to new issues arising from the evolution of knowledge and new demands of society.

The MSc in Agronomic Engineering acquires capacity and skills to:

Elaborate and execute projects and innovative studies, develop business functions and design models in the agronomic and agroindustrial area;Technical-economic management of farms, consulting and scientific research in the various aspects of agricultural activity, both from a productive and environmental point of view;Continue studies at the 3rd cycle level (PhD)... [-]

Master's Degree In Comparative And Technological Molecular Genetics

Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Vila Real

With this second cycle course in Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics, we intend to transmit essential knowledge related to recent advances in the area of ​​comparison of genomes and DNA manipulation technologies, both in animal and plant organisms. [+]

With this second cycle course in Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics, we intend to transmit essential knowledge related to recent advances in the area of ​​comparison of genomes and DNA manipulation technologies, both in animal and plant organisms. In addition, it is intended an increasing awareness of the ethical issues inherent in these new technologies. The course will use curricular units that will operate in modular regime with great practical component, namely laboratory classes. In the 3rd semester students may choose to specialize in Molecular Comparative Genetics and Plant or Animal Technology depending on the dissertation to be developed.

The Master's Degree in Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics aims at the training of Senior Technicians and Researchers with a solid and up-to-date and specific scientific, theoretical and practical training in the scientific areas of Genetics and Biotechnology, with the prospect that these masters will continue their future specialization in PhD in "Comparative and Technological Molecular Genetics", among others.... [-]


Masters In Mediterranean Agro-forestry-pastoral

Instituto Politécnico de Santarém
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Santarem

Knowledge, understanding and training in the field of agriculture, forestry and grazing, in a perspective of conservation and protection of biodiversity. [+]

Duration: 2 Years Benefits: Accommodation and Portuguese Language Course (30 hours)

Education provided in Portuguese:

Rates *:

Application -35 € Annual - 1000 € (without accommodation) 3000 € (accommodation) Use - 35 €

Education provided in English:

Rates *:

Application -35 € Annual - 3500 € (accommodation) Use - 35 € The following values ​​will be timely subject to confirmation Goals:

Students of the master's degree in Agro-Silvo-Pastoralism Mediterranean, among others, acquire:

Knowledge, understanding and training in the field of agriculture, forestry and grazing, in a perspective of conservation and protection of biodiversity; Ability to integrate and harmonize agricultural production systems, forestry and livestock with the values ​​of biodiversity protection, animal welfare, conservation of natural resources, environmental services, aimed at sustainable development; Ability to use appropriately the principles of integration, holistic concepts, analytical instruments, techniques, including ICT, management of multifunctional systems and products with added value and environment-friendly; programmability and development studies and applied research, application of knowledge in solving problems based on scientific rigor, critical thinking, teamwork, work ethic and learning throughout life; Professional training provided with scientific and technical skills in the job market, fall under the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), in globalization, increased population growth in scientific and technological development, consumer demand, preservation the environment and rational use of natural resources. [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 1 year June 2018 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree offers a scientific training in theoretical knowledge of the field and new techniques of product synthesis, catalyst development, management of environment-friendly chemical processes, and computational design. It is primarily research-oriented, so graduates will be able to undertake research, development and innovation in the industry... [+]

Master's degree in Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design

This master's degree provides students with in-depth theoretical knowledge of the field and new techniques in product synthesis, catalyst development, management of environment-friendly chemical processes, and computational design. It is primarily research-oriented, so graduates will be able to undertake research, development and innovation in the industry. The general objectives are the following:

i) To provide high-level scientific training in the fields of molecular synthesis, catalysis and design, so that graduates can undertake doctoral studies and pursue a scientific or academic career.

ii) To provide graduates with a capacity for innovation and the necessary skills to synthesise sustainable chemical products and processes in the professional world.... [-]


Master in Management of Forest Resources

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Bragança

This master program is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. [+]

Program Description

This master program is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This master program confers competences in specialized areas of the forest sector: breeding, hunting, fishing, forestry, forest grazing, forest protection, afforestation in urban areas, forest certification, biomass and carbon sequestration, tourism and recreational nature, reclamation and cartographic modeling. It is focused on the management of spaces with forest vocation and rehabilitation of sustainable forest land use. This study cycle is lectured in cooperation with CIMO (The Mountain Research Centre, www.cimo.esa.ipb.pt), a Research & Development unit of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT).... [-]


Master in Biotechnological Engineering

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Bragança

This program will allow the intervention in areas which link the primary and secondary sectors, providing new accomplishments namely in the field of microbial technology and plant biotechnology. [+]

Master in Biotechnological Engineering

This master program main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This will allow the intervention in areas which link the primary and secondary sectors, providing new accomplishments namely in the field of microbial technology and plant biotechnology. This study cycle is lectured in cooperation with CIMO (The Mountain Research Centre), a Research & Development unit of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT).

Profile of the program

The profile of the program is organized into two major areas of specialization, microbial biotechnology (Microbial Physiology and Genetics; Microbial Associations and Biofertilizers, Biomass and Bioenergy; Industrial Microbiology) and agricultural biotechnology (Microbial Associations and Biofertilizers, Genetically Modified Organisms; Biomass and Bioenergy Production; Molecular Diagnostic Methods; Biopesticides and Biocontrol; Biofactories, Bioproducts and Innovation). A set of courses is the interface between the two areas (Biomass and Bioenergy; Biocatalysts Technology, Engineering of Biotechnological Processes), giving the necessary engineering component to this curriculum. Finally, the disciplines that provide the foundations of statistics and experimental design (Multivariate Analysis and Experimental Design), and safety and regulation in the biotechnology industry (Safety and Regulation in Biotechnology) complete the plan of studies. Biology and biochemistry... [-]


Master In Quality Management, Food Hygiene And Safety

IMF Business School Portugal
Online Part time 720 hours Open Enrollment Portugal Portugal Online

The Master in Safety and Food Quality allows to adapt scientific knowledge in the food field to the legal provisions in continuous change and to update the norms of quality, applicable in the alimentary area. Studying this Master also allows to obtain knowledge about the diversity of food industries that exist in the market and the processes that apply to each of them. [+]

The Master in Safety and Food Quality allows to adapt scientific knowledge in the food field to the legal provisions in continuous change and to update the norms of quality, applicable in the alimentary area. Studying this Master also allows to obtain knowledge about the diversity of food industries that exist in the market and the processes that apply to each of them.

The economic development of the food industry, European Union regulations and legislation, make producers and suppliers more responsible for providing food to safer and healthier consumers. It is in this context that a professional is increasingly sought by organizations, the food quality and safety technician, responsible for ensuring and guaranteeing the quality of products and processes and therefore the satisfaction of customers and consumers. The role of the auditor of food safety and quality control, who is responsible for the design, development, implementation and audits of food safety and hygiene systems, is essential.... [-]


Master's Degree In Quality And Food Technology

Instituto Politécnico de Viseu – Escola Superior Agrária (ESAV)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Viseu

The general objectives of this course of Master in Food Quality and Technology, the acquisition and further development of scientific and technical knowledge in Food Quality and Technology. [+]

Objectives and competencies

The general objectives of this course Master in Food Quality and TechnologyThe acquisition and deepening of scientific and technical knowledge in Food Quality and Technology.

The specific objectives of the course of study leading to the degree of Master in Food Quality and Technology:

Increasing knowledge of operations and processes in the food industry, in order to control the reactions in food during processing and storage thereof; Understand and have the ability to execute and implement modern analytical techniques associated with food, as well as demonstrating expertise in the application of modern laboratory techniques of analysis; Ability to select the appropriate analytical technique to a specific problem associated with the area of ​​Engineering and Food Quality and the design of novel foods and processes; Describe the physical properties of food and experimentally determine their values ​​using various instrumental methods as well as using the sensory analysis with a view to optimization and formulation of food products; Understand the role of microorganisms and enzymes in the development, utilization and processing of food products in an innovative vision; Understand the principles involved in the design, planning and management of food processes using new solutions; Describe the chemical factors, biochemical, physical and enzymatic, underlying the synthesis and metabolism of food-borne materials; Understand the source and variability of raw materials, as well as new ways of obtaining the same, in terms of their use in the preparation of foods and still understand its impact on processing / design of food operations;... [-]