Master On Campus


Instituto Superior Técnico

24 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
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The Master in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico is intended for graduates in areas related to Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, Biochemistry and related fields.


About this Degree from Instituto Superior Técnico

Biotechnology is an emerging area that proposes technological and industrial applications for Biological Sciences, studying everything from the characteristics of microorganisms to the technological equipment necessary for their handling and use. Masters in Biotechnology have advanced training in multidisciplinary fields of Biological and Chemical Sciences and Technologies, allowing them to develop production processes and purification of bioproducts in the fermentation, pharmaceutical, agro-food, chemical and environmental industries.

Career Opportunities

Instituto Superior Técnico’s Masters in Biotechnology work in areas such as the Agro-Food Industry, Environment, Industrial Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry, Health, and may develop activities such as:

  • Bioprocess operation;
  • Development of chemical, biotechnological and biomedical based materials, products and devices;
  • Idealization, development and implementation of chemical and biochemical, microbiological and molecular analyses;
  • Scientific research and development;
  • Quality control;
  • Consulting, leadership and management functions;
  • Professional training and teaching.

Programme Structure

  • The Master in Biotechnology (Major) deepens the knowledge in subjects such as Molecular Engineering, Bioprocesses, Genomics, Computational Biology, Microbiology, Cell and Tissue Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, 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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