Master in Natural Sciences in Portugal

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

The natural sciences deal with the understanding of natural phenomena through observations and predictions. The scientific method and the laws of nature may be covered. Natural science branches include areas such as physics and biology, and there are many more.

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located in Southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is 900 years old, and even though it has a relatively small area, it played a crucial role in world history. Universidade do Porto is most popular by foreigners which consist of 11% international students.

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Master Hydrogeology And Transfers

University of Poitiers
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Aveiro

The Master Hydrogeology and Transfers of the University of Poitiers aims to train high-level hydrogeologists, able to apprehend the major environmental problems [+]

The Master Hydrogeology and Transfers of the University of Poitiers aims to train high-level hydrogeologists able to apprehend the major environmental problems of groundwater resources management both quantitatively (optimization of the implementation of drilling, determination of the volumes that can be sampled) than qualitative (physicochemical quality of water, pollution problem, ...).

Real practical field work and a competent teaching team

Hydrogeological Experimental Site of the University of Poitiers

HEU is a unique research and training infrastructure in Europe. Thirty holes of more than 120m deep are located on land belonging to the University of Poitiers. These boreholes intercept an aquifer (hydrogeological reservoir) limestone fractured and karstified.... [-]


International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

University of Poitiers
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Aveiro

IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science. [+]

ENVIRONMENTS- ECONOMIC GEOLOGY-SOIL MANAGEMENT-GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-GEOMATERIAL-NANOMATERIAL

IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science :

the University of Poitiers (UP) in France (co-ordinator), the University of Aveiro (UA) in Portugal, the Technical University of Crete (TUC) (Chania) in Greece, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) (Porto Alegre) in Brazil.

Why clay minerals ? Interest in clays results from their common availability, and their unique physical and chemical properties. No other minerals currently attract so great an interest.

In addition to their conventional ancient use as bricks, tiles, ceramics and for paper coating and waste management more recently, clays have found many novel applications. Clay minerals have provided a boost in technology, because they are inexpensive nanomaterials, and as such, they have a huge potential for the synthesis of polymer nanocomposites with superior mechanical and thermal properties. The optimisation of adsorption, colloidal and rheological properties also opens prospects of using clay minerals for medical uses, pollution control, and environmental protection. Clay minerals play a role in economic geology (both as important mineral resource and in energy resource exploration) and soil management. Clays also have many negative effects in geotechnical engineering, manifested in the form of landslides, mudflows, and the deterioration of clay-based construction materials.... [-]


University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier Master Programme

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

The aim of this programme is to train new professionals specialised in the field of Nanotechnology, Materials and Chemical Engineering (coming from undergraduate degrees in any of the branches of experimental sciences and technologies: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physics, Quantum Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Microbiology,...) with a clear orientation towards research... [+]

Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier Master Programme

The aim of this programme is to train new professionals in the field of nanotechnology, materials and chemical engineering. It is of particular interest for graduates in any of the branches of the experimental sciences and technologies (chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, quantum chemistry, biological chemistry, microbiology, etc.) and it clearly prepares them for future research.

The students will acquire the skills required for them to join universities, research institutes, industry and services with a strong sense of innovation, development and entrepreneurial vision.... [-]


University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 18 months September 2018 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree aims to reach the second level of education in chemical engineering. Graduates will have a high ability to design products and processes related to chemical engineering. They will also have a strong professional grounding because their work placement and master's theses will be conducted primarily in the chemical industry, i.e. in companies and organisations outside the university... [+]

Master's degree in Chemical Engineering

This master's degree aims to take graduates beyond their bachelor’s degree and acquire a higher level of expertise in chemical engineering. Graduates will be highly trained in designing products and processes related to chemical engineering. They will also have a strong professional grounding because their work placement and master's theses will be conducted primarily in the chemical industry (i.e. in companies and organisations outside the university).

Career opportunities

Graduates in the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering will be able to provide their leadership, management and entrepreneurial skills in:

Industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and food processing Engineering companies (advising on new projects) Auditing (energy, environmental, etc.) Wastewater treatment plants Public administration Service sector and commercial sector R&D laboratories and institutes (public and private) Language ... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to... [+]

Master in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeoontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to a specialisation in archaeology.

It offers a specialised, career-oriented degree designed to prepare students for research in the field of Quaternary archaeology without neglecting the important demands of society and the labour market. It aims to train students to evaluate and draw up reports on archaeological interventions so that they can work as specialists in the field of archaeology or in the management of archaeological heritage... [-]


Master in Management of Forest Resources

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

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

Program Description

This master programme is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This master programme 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 modelling. 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 Marine and Coastal Systems

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Faro

The Marine and Coastal Systems MSc program is devoted to assess Human and natural forcings on coastal and marine systems using an interdisciplinary approach. Students will study the geological, physical, chemical and biological forcings operating within these systems and the associated consequences. [+]

The Marine and Coastal Systems master programme (MaCS - SIMCO) integrates knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the study of processes operating within the coastal and marine systems, subject to complex geological, physical, chemical, biological and social forcings.

The Marine and Coastal Systems MSc program is devoted to assess Human and natural forcings on coastal and marine systems using an interdisciplinary approach. Students will study the geological, physical, chemical and biological forcings operating within these systems and the associated consequences. The master program has a strong practical component (250 h of practical classes and 50 h of field work) and a semester devoted to training tools and skills, including sea trial and scientific diving (as optional). The hands-on approach and the use of the near-by located excellent natural labs of the Algarve coast are our trade marks.... [-]


Master in Marine Biology

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Faro

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 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.... [-]


Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries

University of Algarve
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Portugal Faro

The masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries has as main objective to provide adequate knowledge to the analysis and understanding of risk assessment, management, sustainable use and conservation of the living resources, providing: knowledge for the production of several species in different aquaculture systems; skills in the areas of Aquaculture and Fisheries; competencies which allow evolving into a specialization within studies in 3rd- cycle; training of professionals able to communicate with experts and non-specialists. [+]

The masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries has as main objective to provide adequate knowledge to the analysis and understanding of risk assessment, management, sustainable use and conservation of the living resources, providing: knowledge for the production of several species in different aquaculture systems; skills in the areas of Aquaculture and Fisheries; competencies which allow evolving into a specialization within studies in 3rd- cycle; training of professionals able to communicate with experts and non-specialists.

Career Opportunities:

The masters in Aquaculture and Fisheries creates professionals in the area of Aquaculture and Fisheries with employability in public or private institutions, companies in areas of biotechnological innovation, aquaculture and transformation of aquatic products. The master forms professionals to develop specialized consultancy at technical and scientific level, promoting entrepreneurship in the sector.... [-]


Master degree in Mathematics and Computation

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Master Degree on Mathematics and Computer Science is a Mathematics graduate course with emphasis on computational solutions to mathematical problems and the application of those solutions in science and technology, including Computer Science. [+]

Academic degree: Master (Bologna 2nd cycle degree) ECTS: 120 Duration: 2 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Mathematics

The Master Degree on Mathematics and Computer Science is a Mathematics graduate course with emphasis on computational solutions to mathematical problems and the application of those solutions in science and technology, including Computer Science. The main scientific areas of the course are Computational Discrete Mathematics, Computer Science, and Numerical Mathematics, areas which play a central role in the modern technologies. The applications include, among many others, image processing, computer-aided design / manufacturing (CAD/CAM), secure and reliable communication technology, and formal verification of software. The course gives not only the opportunity to use advanced computational tools like symbolic computational system and libraries of scientific computing, but also the necessary instruction for the analysis and implementation of new algorithms. The course results from collaboration between the Departments of Mathematics and Informatics of UM.... [-]


Master degree in Geosciences

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Portugal Braga

The main goal of the Geosciences course intends to give advanced training in classic and emergent domains of geosciences. It is expected that this master could provide professionals with competencies to work in different areas of geosciences. [+]

Academic degree: Master (Bologna 2nd cycle degree) ECTS: 120 Duration: 2 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Geology

The National Agency of Accreditation (A3ES) accredited the Master in Geosciences in 2013 for 6 years, and recognized that this course have a “Qualified faculty and full-time basis, exclusively made up of doctors with significant teaching experience”.

The main goal of the Geosciences course intends to give advanced training in classic and emergent domains of geosciences. It is expected that this master could provide professionals with competencies to work in different areas of geosciences.

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Master Degree in Geography

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Portugal Braga

The Master Degree in Geography aims to provide students with the skills needed to study and research the relationships between human and physical environment, preparing them to act in different domains, as: the organization, planning, management and (re)qualification of the territory, with support of technological tools for spatial analysis and decision making. [+]

Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Geography

The Master Degree in Geography aims to provide students with the skills needed to study and research the relationships between human and physical environment, preparing them to act in different domains, as: the organization, planning, management and (re)qualification of the territory, with support of technological tools for spatial analysis and decision making.

Providing students a high-level of technical and scientific abilities in the field of Geography - area of expertise of Planning and Land Use Management, this program looks for giving adequate responses to market demands, as a core strategy to increase employability, regarding the Post-Bologna process.... [-]


Master's Degree In Environmental Education And Sustainability

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

The Masters in Environmental Education and Sustainability course lasts for four semesters (starting in September of each year). It is aimed at holders of a degree or equivalent; holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process; holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the licenciado degree by the Scientific Council of ESEV; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of ESEV. [+]

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The Masters in Environmental Education and Sustainability course lasts for four semesters (starting in September of each year). It is aimed at holders of a degree or equivalent; holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process; holders of a foreign academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the licenciado degree by the Scientific Council of ESEV; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of ESEV. The fundamental objectives of the course:... [-]