M.Sc. On Campus


Instituto Superior Técnico

24 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Programme in Microbiology from Instituto Superior Técnico is aimed at graduates in areas related to Life and Health Sciences, such as Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Bioengineering and related fields.


About this Degree from Instituto Superior Técnico

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.

Career Opportunities

Instituto Superior 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.

Programme Structure

  • The MSc Programme in Microbiology (Major) deepens the knowledge acquired in Functional and Comparative Genomics, Integrative Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Biotechnology, Cellular and Microbial Factories, among others.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Portuguese


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

  • hold a 1st cycle degree in Science and Technology (except in the case of the 2nd cycle in Architecture, which requires a 1st cycle degree in Architecture);
  • hold an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that certifies their ability to do the MSc programme which they apply for.

Candidates are selected according to these criteria:

  • affinity between the degree they hold and the programme they apply for;
  • type of degree they hold;
  • academic success in the programme they attended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1063 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 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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