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Plant Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Bioentrepreneurship

24 months
6500 EUR/year
1250 EUR/year
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This Plant Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Bioentrepreneurship course at University of Minho takes into account the needs of the market, in what concerns the growing need for plant resources in several key sectors. Highly specialized technical training in plant molecular biology and biotechnology will be given, suitable for the creation of new varieties/products/services with added value.


The Master Course in Plant Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Bioentrepreneurship at University of Minho is aimed at postgraduate qualification of human resources in the fields of biochemistry, molecular and functional biology, biotechnology and phytochemistry, complemented with skills in the areas of entrepreneurship, in order to enable them to carry out projects of I&D with strong component of innovation, enhancing their connection to the business sector.

Access to higher education

  • Given the scope of MP3B masters course, there will be a vertical articulation with various courses of 1st cycle (e.g. Biology-Geology, in Biochemistry, and in Environmental Sciences) and 3th cycle (Plant Biology Doctoral Program (a MAP program) or in the Molecular and Environmental Biology Doctoral Program (UM), as well as in other UM national and international doctoral programs), in the areas of Biosciences and Biotechnology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Physiology 
  • Marketing Principles 
  • Plant Biotechnology 
  • Plant Genetic Engineering and Bioinformatics 
  • Secondary Metabolism and Bioactive Compounds 
  • Bioreactors and Separation Processes 
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship 

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.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

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  • International

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Braga

454 - 697 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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