Health Sciences

University of Minho

24 months
1250 EUR/year
1250 EUR/year
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This Health Sciences course at University of Minho provides the technical-scientific capacity to access courses of the following cycle, 3rd cycle of studies - PhD.


The master in Health Sciences at University of Minho targets students with a previous background in sciences and has a duration of two years (120 ECTS) full-time. 

Learning outcomes

The first year (60 ECTS) is dedicated to learning the fundamentals in several biomedical scientific areas and to developing lab and research skills, through curricular units selected from a varied offer. These curricular units are coordinated by professors at the School of Medicine with the participation of researchers from Life and Health Sciences Research Institute (ICVS) and guest professors/researchers from other institutions, both national and foreign. 

At the end of the first year, the student may present his/her proposal for a thesis project to be developed through the second year (60 ECTS) at Life and Health Sciences Research Institute and/or in partnerships with other institutions. Most of the times after completing the Master students progress their advanced training by joining PhD programs in several institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Bioinformatics in Health Sciences 
  • Biostatistics in Health Sciences 
  • Epidemiology 
  • Fundamentals in Genetics, Development and Neoplasia 
  • Fundamentals in Immunology and Infection 
  • Fundamentals in Neurosciences 
  • Laboratory Animal Sciences 
  • Laboratory Rotations 
  • Research Methodologies 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The following documents must be uploaded to the application (please consider that they must have good quality):

  • Learning Agreement for Studies/ for Traineeships, which needs to be signed, dated and stamped by the student and home institution
  • Copy of ID card/Passport
  • Home Transcript of Records
  • Photo

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Health Sciences
University of Minho