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Marine Biology

University of Algarve

24 months
4000 EUR/year
1100 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master's course in Marine Biology presents unique conditions at the University of Algarve, as it has a fixed teaching staff with a doctorate in full time with international training in the areas of Biological Sciences and in the area of ​​Marine Sciences.



The MSc Programme on Marine Biology has unique conditions at the University of Algarve, as it has a full-time faculty with PhD degrees internationally trained in the areas of Biological Sciences and ​​Marine Sciences. In addition, it has facilities and human and material resources which increase the value for the student, such as a scientific diving center, an experimental marine organism laboratory (LEOA) and field station (Ramalhete Station), as well as nearby natural resources: Ria Formosa, Guadiana Estuary, sandy and rocky coasts, namely on the Vicentine Coast. This MSc programme also benefits from its sharing of course units and interaction with other international master's programs and scientific research in the area of ​​biology and marine sciences associated with research centers with excellent indicators of scientific production and projects in the area of Marine Biology, namely the Center for Marine Sciences (CCMAR), which has been rated as EXCELLENT in the latest assessment by the Foundation for Science and Technology, a major Portuguese funding body. There is also a second research center, Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CIMA), which has complementary resources of excellence, particularly in terms of Ecotoxicology and Coastal Dynamics.

Programme Structure


  • Techniques in molecular and celular biology
  • Marine biology populations studies
  • Fisheries biology and ecology
  • Marine biogeography and evolution
  • Aquatic ecosystem dynamics
  • Marine biogeography and evolution
  • Ecophysiology of marine plants

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee: 50 Euros

    • Simple photocopy of passport or identification document
    • Declaration on honor that it meets the conditions required
    • Document proving the completion of Portuguese secondary education or equivalent, or the necessary and sufficient qualification for access to higher education in the country of origin, duly certified by the competent authorities
    • Document proving the classification obtained
    • Proof of language proficiency in the language of instruction
    • The candidate will have to prove, by means of a certificate, the domain independent of the language in which the course is taught, under the terms foreseen for levels B1 and B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1100 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Faro

400 - 800 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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