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MSc - Master Degree
IST Técnico Lisboa
Joint Programmes 
IST Técnico Lisboa
Faculty of Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A Cr 38/2013
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



Microbiology studies microorganisms, namely their genome, cell function, diversity and evolution, essential to understanding the fundamental mechanisms of life. Técnico MSc in Microbiology studies the microbial community proposing applications for sectors such as industrial biotechnology, environmental recovery, energy production, human and animal health and in the food sector.

The Master Programme in Microbiology is a joint initiative of Técnico, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lisbon.


The Master degree in MICROBIOLOGY aims to provide a high-quality, technically and scientifically up-to-date training at the 2nd cycle level in the multidisciplinary field of Microbiology.

The training offered by the consortium of 4 ULisboa schools (Instituto Superior Técnico, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) aims to empower students with a holistic
view of Microbiology, integrating the most recent developments in the Omics sciences, from an entrepreneurial perspective, enhabling them to actively contribute to the resolution of current societal challenges.

It is expected that future MSc holders will have the appropriate skills to develop their professional activity
in industry and services, or to continue their studies at the PhD level.

Career prospects 
Técnico MSc graduates in Microbiology are qualified to develop professional careers as microbiologists, in the industrial sector or in public services, in areas such as: • Biotechnology; • Food industry; • Pharmaceutical industry; • Environment; • Health and Biomedical Industry. Masters in Microbiology are also prepared to pursue doctoral studies and develop research activities, having not only career options in R&D institutions, universities, industry and services, as well as presenting skills to create and develop their own companies and projects.
National Admission Exams 
The target population for this master´s programme is essentially composed of potential applicants that are holders of a degree of “licenciado” or equivalent in the areas of Life and Health Sciences, Biotechnology, Engineering, if including a biological component, or in related fields.
Fee – 1st year (indicative) 
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International Access

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