Master in Biopharmaceutical Sciences

Aims

Program

Enlarge the classical concept of biopharmaceutical sciences by providing scientific, multidisciplinary background on the discovery phase of the drug development process.

Study molecular mechanisms of disease, targets, biomarkers and advanced therapies.

Train graduates to equate and solve problems, while motivating students

Prepare creative and independent investigators and knowledgeable professionals, encouraging the debate of recent topics and the use of advanced experimental technologies.

Teaching Language

Should a non-Portuguese speaking applicant be admitted, classes are taught in English. The course contents and materials are often in English.

Coordination

Cecília Maria Pereira Rodrigues

Study plan

ECTS
120 ECTS:
60 – correspond to the first two semesters.
60 – correspond to the Dissertation.

Duration
2 academic years / 4 semesters

Regime
After-work

The MSc Course in Biopharmaceutical Sciences offers a unique curriculum, with competitive research projects and student-oriented training. It includes a curricular part during year 1, composed by 6 optional curricular units in each semester and mandatory curricular units Scientific Writing and Communication and Design of Experimental Research and Innovation. Students will benefit from participative theoretical classes, theoretical-practical classes, laboratory classes and tutorial supervision. The structure of intensive optional curricular units or courses, with the duration of 2 weeks each, allows the student to define an individual curriculum, according to personal objectives. The tutorial supervision is in agreement with the purposes of the Bologna Process for a Master degree and is based on extensive scientific-pedagogic background of the teaching staff.

Year 2 is dedicated to the research project of the dissertation and ends with the defense to obtain the degree.

Students will have to obtain 30 ECTS, in each semester of the 1st year, in order to successfully complete the curricular part of the course. The choice of the training plan is free, only having as mandatory two units in the first year. The 2nd year is exclusively dedicated to the preparation of the dissertation (60 ECTS).

Career Opportunities

This MSc Course has been designed for those targeting a career in research universities and institutes, pharmaceutical industry and biotechs, often providing advanced training towards a PhD degree or a career in pharma and biotechs.

Schedule

From Monday to Friday from 5:00 p.m.

The classes take place at FFULisboa.

The research project of the dissertation will develop in the FFULisboa and/or in any other national/foreign laboratory, recognized by the Scientific Committee of the Course, co-supervised by an internal staff member. Research projects from previous editions are currently being developed by students in internal laboratories and in external laboratories, both in Portugal and abroad.

 

2020/2021

Fees and Tuition

Full-time general student

National Students
Annual fee: 1.500,00 € (1st year) | 1.750,00 € (2nd year)

International students
Annual fee: 3.250,00 € (1st year) | 3.750,00 € (2nd year)

Consult associated documentation

Contact

Postgraduate Studies Office: posgraduados@ff.ulisboa.pt

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