Master in Natural Sciences in Portugal

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A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

 

In a natural sciences academic program, many branches of the field might be explored in depth with the goal of observing and learning about nature. Some of these branches may include astronomy, biology, physics, ecology and chemistry.

Portugal is one of the warmest European countries. University programs are very affordable. In fact Portugal has one of the lowest living costs for students. Enjoy the the great beaches in Algarve or the old wings of history in the capital city of Lisbon.

Masters in Natural Sciences in Portugal

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Master's Degree In Biochemistry

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master in Biochemistry has as main aim to prepare professionals able to perform duties in the field of biochemistry, applied to the environment, production and food preservation, growth and feed senescence, health and the conservation and recovery of assets in technical careers, academic or research, giving them the ability to plan experiences, define strategies and implement protocols on innovative projects of technical and scientific research. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Portugal. PRESENTATION The MSc in Biochemistry its main aim to prepare professionals able to perform duties in the field of biochemistry, applied to the environment, production and food preservation, growth and feed senescence, health and the conservation and recovery of assets in technical careers, academic or research , giving them the ability to plan experiences, define strategies and implement protocols on innovative projects of technical and scientific research. Students must obtain advanced training in: Planning and laboratory practice, Bioinformatics, molecular modeling and simulation; Self-learning and self-employment, as well as information research applicable to the preparation of reports and scientific papers, addressed to specialists in biochemistry or others. Specialized laboratory teachings based on stem lines of action in institutes, research centers and laboratories (ICAAM, ICT, EQC and Lab. Hercules). Careers Environmental analysis laboratories; chemical and biochemical industry; Analysis Laboratories agrochemical; Food industry; Clinical laboratories; Pharmaceutical industry; biotechnology companies; restoration of institutions and conservation of the artistic and architectural heritage; computer applications to life sciences companies; regional and national government; design engineering and consulting; Teaching and research laboratories. [-]

International Master in Advanced Clay Science (IMACS)

University of Poitiers
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Aveiro

IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science. [+]

ENVIRONMENTS- ECONOMIC GEOLOGY-SOIL MANAGEMENT-GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-GEOMATERIAL-NANOMATERIAL IMACS is an integrated Master of Science designed by 4 institutions with a wide range of leadership in clay science : the University of Poitiers (UP) in France (co-ordinator), the University of Aveiro (UA) in Portugal, the Technical University of Crete (TUC) (Chania) in Greece, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) (Porto Alegre) in Brazil. Why clay minerals ? Interest in clays results from their common availability, and their unique physical and chemical properties. No other minerals currently attract so great an interest. In addition to their conventional ancient use as bricks, tiles, ceramics and for paper coating and waste management more recently, clays have found many novel applications. Clay minerals have provided a boost in technology, because they are inexpensive nanomaterials, and as such, they have a huge potential for the synthesis of polymer nanocomposites with superior mechanical and thermal properties. The optimisation of adsorption, colloidal and rheological properties also opens prospects of using clay minerals for medical uses, pollution control, and environmental protection. Clay minerals play a role in economic geology (both as important mineral resource and in energy resource exploration) and soil management. Clays also have many negative effects in geotechnical engineering, manifested in the form of landslides, mudflows, and the deterioration of clay-based construction materials. Clay knowledge is extremely inter- and multidisciplinary as it includes geological, geotechnical, mineralogical, physico-chemical and bio-geochemical aspects. The IMACS is the first master course addressing analytical techniques and their recent developments, clay mineral... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Energy

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Tomar

The aim of the master is to prepare professionals in the field of energy, environment and sustainable production with rigorous scientific and technical background, capable of providing a flexible and multidisciplinary response to the challenges of building a sustainable society through the conception, design, evaluation, implementation and management of environmentally friendly processes, consumption of natural resources and health. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Portugal. The aim of the master is to prepare professionals in the field of energy, environment and sustainable production with rigorous scientific and technical background, capable of providing a flexible and multidisciplinary response to the challenges of building a sustainable society through the conception, design, evaluation, implementation and management of environmentally friendly processes, consumption of natural resources and health. Career opportunities The Master's Degree provides students the training to be qualified for jobs as: Responsible of Energy, Enviroment and Quality Departments of Business Environment Responsible of Energy Production Plants (cogenerations, combined cycles, wind farms, photovoltaic farms, industrial organization responsible) Responsible of Waste Treatment Plants Responsible of Wastewater Treatment Plants Technician in Engineering, Consulting and Certification Companies R&D&I Laboratories and Institutes Secondary and High Education Teaching Creation of their own enterprises Realization of projects on request Language of instruction English 1st Semester Eco-efficient Process Design Sustainability Tools Environmental and Energy Legislation Renewable Energy Technologies Energy Efficiency in Industry and Transport Energy Management Management and Valorisation Optional subjects 2nd Semester Air Pollution Environmental and Energy Economics Thermal and Hydraulic Machines Energy Efficiency in Buildings Advanced Water Treatment Optional subjects 3rd Semester Work Placement Master’s Thesis Optional Subjects Management and Administration of Companies Analytical Tools Applied to Environmental Engineering Change Management Integration of Renewable Energies Industrial Leadership Modelling of Wastewater Treatment Plants Pollutant Dispersion Models Numerical Simulation in Environmental and Energy Engineering Emerging Energy Technologies Specific requirements for admission to the master's programme For students to be... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree offers a scientific training in theoretical knowledge of the field and new techniques of product synthesis, catalyst development, management of environment-friendly chemical processes, and computational design. It is primarily research-oriented, so graduates will be able to undertake research, development and innovation in industry... [+]

Master's degree in Synthesis, Catalysis and Molecular Design This master's degree provides students with in-depth theoretical knowledge of the field and new techniques in product synthesis, catalyst development, management of environment-friendly chemical processes, and computational design. It is primarily research-oriented, so graduates will be able to undertake research, development and innovation in industry. The general objectives are the following: i) To provide high-level scientific training in the fields of: molecular synthesis, catalysis and design, so that graduates can undertake doctoral studies and pursue a scientific or academic career. ii) To provide graduates with a capacity for innovation and the necessary skills to synthesise sustainable chemical products and processes in the professional world. The aims of the courses are the following: To enable students to use synthetic methodologies and design ways of obtaining new products with the tools of computational chemistry. To familiarise students with modern techniques for characterising molecular compounds, surfaces and solids. To provide tools for understanding the most advanced principles and applications of catalysis. To train students to design chemical processes on a laboratory or industrial scale through channels that meet the standards of sustainability and environmental friendliness. To provide students who wish to undertake doctoral studies with more advanced, specific knlowledge relevant to their research: synthesis, catalysis or modelling. Career opportunities The master's degree is primarily research-oriented but is suitable for students who wish to pursue a career in the manufacturing sector. It provides the following career opportunities: Doctoral studies. Leading sectors of production that have interdisciplinary... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier Master Programme

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Tomar

The aim of this programme is to train new professionals specialised in the field of Nanotechnology, Materials and Chemical Engineering (coming from undergraduate degrees in any of the branches of experimental sciences and technologies: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Physics, Quantum Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Microbiology,...) with a clear orientation towards research... [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Portugal. Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier Master Programme The aim of this programme is to train new professionals in the field of nanotechnology, materials and chemical engineering. It is of particular interest for graduates in any of the branches of the experimental sciences and technologies (chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, quantum chemistry, biological chemistry, microbiology, etc.) and it clearly prepares them for future research. The students will acquire the skills required for them to join universities, research institutes, industry and services with a strong sense of innovation, development and entrepreneurial vision. Career opportunities Graduates in the University Master's Degree in Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier are capable of working in: Research at universities and research institutes. The master's degree is a requirement for being admitted to a PhD programme and the key to a future career as a researcher. Research, development and innovation in industries based on new scientific and technical knowledge (biotechnology, microelectronics, telecommunications, energy storage, new materials, etc.) and traditional industries (chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, ceramics, textiles, etc.) interested in innovation. Management, control and strategic planning of nanotechnological techniques, products and processes in the electronics industry, telecommunications, biomedicine, biotechnology, pharmacology, etc. Language English Student Profile The Master’s Degree is designed for candidates holding a bachelor’s degree in any of the branches of the experimental sciences and technologies: chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, materials, quantum chemistry, biological chemistry, microbiology, etc.). It clearly prepares students... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 18  September 2017 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree aims to reach the second level of education in chemical engineering. Graduates will have a high ability to design products and processes related to chemical engineering. They will also have a strong professional grounding because their work placement and master's theses will be conducted primarily in the chemical industry, i.e. in companies and organisations outside the university... [+]

Master's degree in Chemical Engineering This master's degree aims to take graduates beyond their bachelor’s degree and acquire a higher level of expertise in chemical engineering. Graduates will be highly trained in designing products and processes related to chemical engineering. They will also have a strong professional grounding because their work placement and master's theses will be conducted primarily in the chemical industry (i.e. in companies and organisations outside the university). Career opportunities Graduates in the Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering will be able to provide their leadership, management and entrepreneurial skills in: Industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and food processing Engineering companies (advising on new projects) Auditing (energy, environmental, etc.) Wastewater treatment plants Public administration Service sector and commercial sector R&D laboratories and institutes (public and private) Language English Student Profile The profile of the ideal candidate is that of an engineering graduate in an industrial discipline, preferably chemical engineering, who wishes to work as a project leader. FIRST YEAR: compulsory subjects First semester Advanced Transport Phenomena Advanced Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation Product and Process Design I (*) Management and Administration of Companies Industrial Leadership (*) Optional subjects Second semester Advanced Separation Processes Reactor Engineering Product and Process Design II (*) Advanced Control of Processes Auditing and Industrial Certification Managing Change (*) Optional subjects SECOND YEAR: compulsory subjects External Practicals* Final Master's Project* ** (**) In order to pass the Final Master's Degree Project, you must have passed all the subjects that form of the Master's degree. OPTIONAL SUBJECTS... [-]

University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Computer Security Engineering and Artificial Intelligence-1st edition

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Tomar

This master's degree aims to provide students with professional training in computer engineering, telematic engineering and related ambits that specialise in Computer Security and Artificial Intelligence. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Portugal. Master's Computer Security Engineering and Artificial Intelligence-1st edition This master's degree aims to provide students with professional training in computer engineering, telematic engineering and related ambits that specialise in Computer Security and Artificial Intelligence. Specifically, the master's degree: provides students with the skills to use advanced ICT for designing and implementing safe intelligent systems. provides students with the skills to use advanced ICT to ensure the safety of information in applications, services and ICT systems and the privacy of their users. provides students with the skills to lead, manage and carry out ICT systems projects based on Artificial Intelligence. provides students with the skills to innovate and conduct research in the field of Computer Security and Artificial Intelligence. Career opportunities The Master's produces professionals with the skills to work in the following positions, among others: Head of Computer Security and Artificial Intelligence projects. Management of groups of developers for Computer Security and Artificial Intelligence projects. Analyst of advanced ICT applications, particularly in the ambits of Computer Security and Artificial Intelligence. Academic and research career in universities and research centres. Language of instruction English. Student Profile Students wishing to study the master's degree should possess the following personal and academic qualities: Bachelor's degree in computer engineering Knowledge of Engineering Programming and Mathematics. Personal maturity and skills deriving from their previous university training that will be strengthened and improved further by the master's degree (e.g. work planning, knowledge of information research tools, oral and written... [-]

Master in Civil Engineering – Building Construction

Polytechnic of Leiria
Campus Full time 24  October 2017 Portugal Leiria

To grant the Master degree in Civil Engineering – Building Construction, allowing holders of an undergraduate degree in a similar field to continue their studies. [+]

Master in Civil Engineering – Building Construction To grant the Master degree in Civil Engineering – Building Construction, allowing holders of an undergraduate degree in a similar field to continue their studies, and improve their knowledge on civil construction, structures, hydraulics and environment, road design, planning, and transportation. In this degree, students will develop original applications in a specific field, by doing a project, a dissertation or an internship. When completing the Master, students should be able to: 1) Apply the learnt knowledge, understand and solve problems in new and unfamiliar situations, in a broad and multidisciplinary context; 2) Develop solutions, and make decisions in real situations, with limited or incomplete information; 3) Communicate their conclusions and fundaments to experts and non-experts, clearly and without ambiguities; 4) Autonomously commit to lifelong learning. Access conditions People who can apply to the Master’s Degree: Holders of an undergraduate degree or a legal equivalent in Civil Engineering, and related technological fields; Holders of a higher education diploma, granted after a first cycle of studies, under the principles of the Bologna Process, by a State, which has subscribed this Process, in Civil Engineering, and related technological fields; Holders of a higher education diploma that is recognized as meeting the objectives of an undergraduate degree by the Technical and Scientific Council of the School of Technology and Management, in Civil Engineering, and related technological fields; Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as certifying the skills to attend this cycle of... [-]

Master in Management of Forest Resources

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Bragança

This master programme is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Portugal. Program Description This master programme is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This master programme confers competences in specialized areas of the forest sector: breeding, hunting, fishing, forestry, forest grazing, forest protection, afforestation in urban areas, forest certification, biomass and carbon sequestration, tourism and recreational nature, reclamation and cartographic modelling. It is focused on the management of spaces with forest vocation and rehabilitation of sustainable forest land use. This study cycle is lectured in cooperation with CIMO (The Mountain Research Centre, www.cimo.esa.ipb.pt), a Research & Development unit of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Profile of the programme The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of Management of Forest Resources: Silviculture and Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences. Management of Forest Resources: Silviculture and Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences. Key learning outcomes The degree of "mestre" (master) in Management of Forest Resources, is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to: develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research; apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies; integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions... [-]

Master in Chemical Engineering

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Bragança

This master programme is fully lectured in English and seeks to provide technological training for professional purposes in the several fields covered by Chemical Engineering, including chemical process engineering, control and process optimization, besides the specialization in polymers, environmental technology and biotechnology. [+]

Program Description This master programme is fully lectured in English and seeks to provide technological training for professional purposes in the several fields covered by  Chemical Engineering, including chemical process engineering, control and process optimization, besides the specialization in polymers, environmental technology and biotechnology. This study cycle is lectured in cooperation with LSRE-IPB (Laboratory of Separation and Reaction Processes), an IPB pole of the Associated Laboratory LSRE/LCM belonging to the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation. Profile of the programme The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of  Chemical Engineering: Chemical Process Engineering; Chemical Process Simulation, Control and Optimization; Polymers; Environmental Technology; Biotechnology. Key learning outcomes The degree of "mestre" (master) in Chemical Engineering is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to: 

 develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research; 
 apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies; integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflecting upon the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from both those solutions and opinions or indeed that condition them; 
 communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning that underly them, both to experts and non-experts, clearly... [-]

Master in Marine and Coastal Systems

University of Algarve
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Faro

The Marine and Coastal Systems MSc program is devoted to assess Human and natural forcings on coastal and marine systems using an interdisciplinary approach. Students will study the geological, physical, chemical and biological forcings operating within these systems and the associated consequences. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Portugal. The Marine and Coastal Systems master programme (MaCS - SIMCO) integrates knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the study of processes operating within the coastal and marine systems, subject to complex geological, physical, chemical, biological and social forcings. The Marine and Coastal Systems MSc program is devoted to assess Human and natural forcings on coastal and marine systems using an interdisciplinary approach. Students will study the geological, physical, chemical and biological forcings operating within these systems and the associated consequences. The master program has a strong practical component (250 h of practical classes and 50 h of field work) and a semester devoted to training tools and skills, including sea trial and scientific diving (as optional). The hands-on approach and the use of the near-by located excellent natural labs of the Algarve coast are our trade marks. Teaching methods: Taught modules, core and optional Research training modules Field work and field visits (more than 50h) and use of field equipment Laboratory work (more than 200h) and use of extensive laboratory facilities and equipment Science communication in seminars Scientific diving (optional) Learning outcomes, skills and competences: Capacity to assess of Human and natural forcings on coastal and marine systems based on: Strong foundation in the Marine Sciences, including biology, chemistry, physics, and geological aspects of marine/coastal systems. Ability to integrate knowledge and skills from all areas of study to address interdisciplinary problems and climate change challenges. Critical and analytical thinking skills: Define... [-]

Master in Marine Biology

University of Algarve
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Faro

The Marine Biology Master aims to promote advanced multidisciplinary training in Marine Biology, providing skills for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, their functioning and diversity. [+]

The Marine Biology Master aims to promote advanced multidisciplinary training in Marine Biology, providing skills for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, their functioning and diversity. The program includes a strong component of active participation in practical research projects, including laboratory and field work in different marine ecosystems. Courses are taught in English. Typically, students come from a diversity of international backgrounds. Career Opportunities: The Marine Biology Master has many professional applications in a wide range of fields ranging from marine biological conservation and resource exploitation to biotechnological innovation. This program prepares the students for scientific, academic and technical careers in a wide diversity of fields in Marine Biology, such as: marine biodiversity assessment and conservation; marine protected areas – planning and management; marine biological resource use and management; monitoring of marine ecosystems; marine ecosystem restoration; blue biotechnology; marine natural products; marine ecotourism; marine environmental education; marine impact studies. The MSc is also an essential training step towards continuing studies into a PhD. [-]

Master in Molecular and Microbial Biology

University of Algarve
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Faro

This MSc program aims to complement fundamental education in Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Technologies or Health Sciences and Technologies, with advanced and specialized education in Molecular and Microbial Biology, and thus form competent researchers and technicians that dominate concepts and techniques in microbiology and molecular biology, in a perspective of fundamental and applied research, as well as of technological development of molecular diagnose tools. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Portugal. If you search for a deep understanding of microbial and other biological systems, driving from molecular and cellular organization of individual or community to apply in different areas (Environmental, Industrial and Biomedical) then come and seek your tools in the Microbial and Molecular Biology (MMB) Master Program. This Master was accredited by the A3ES Commission. This MSc program aims to complement fundamental education in Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Technologies or Health Sciences and Technologies, with advanced and specialized education in Molecular and Microbial Biology, and thus form competent researchers and technicians that dominate concepts and techniques in microbiology and molecular biology, in a perspective of fundamental and applied research, as well as of technological development of molecular diagnose tools. Career Opportunities: You will acquire a solid knowledge of biological processes from molecular, cellular and ecological perspectives and ii) acquire a solid knowledge about living organisms of environmental, industrial and clinical importance. With a MMB MSc you can become: Technical Director/Specialized technician in public or private laboratories, conducting and developing analysis and diagnosis in an environmental, clinical or industrial context; a Ph.D student able to work independently in the field/laboratory; a research assistant able to plan, execute and report a specific scientific project, and able to communicate the scientific work. For other details contact ffonseca@ualg.pt (MSc. director) [-]

Master in Urban Water Cycle

University of Algarve
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Faro

This master programme aims to train professionals with skills to develop technological solutions based on scientific knowledge, to ensure water needs for modern societies. In our days, the sustainable water management for various uses is a major challenge, especially in a socioeconomic context of high complexity and in a scenario of climate change. [+]

This master programme aims to train professionals with skills to develop technological solutions based on scientific knowledge, to ensure water needs for modern societies. In our days, the sustainable water management for various uses is a major challenge, especially in a socioeconomic context of high complexity and in a scenario of climate change. Thus, coastal cities and in particular cities in the Mediterranean region, have lack of professionals trained to develop integrated solutions that increase the resilience to water scarcity. Career Opportunities: Public companies of the water sector; Research institutes; Public administration; Analysis laboratories; Consultancy firms; International organizations with competences in the water domain (e.g., UNESCO, UNICEF, FAO). [-]

Master in Management

University of Algarve
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Faro

This Master is designed to develop the necessary skills to foster different ways of thinking, different ways of viewing and understanding organizations in the areas of tourism management, healthcare management and/or marine and maritime management. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Portugal. The Master in Management is a three-semester program, taught in English, that offers three specialization areas: Tourism Management; Healthcare Management; Marine and Maritime Management. This Master is open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management. The Master in Management is fully accredited by the Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education. Such accreditation is based on the recognition of the excellence of the program’s Faculty (scientific research and teaching practices), as well as on the exceptional quality of the School’s facilities and equipment. Master Goals and Learning Objectives The MSc Management is designed to develop the necessary skills to foster different ways of thinking, different ways of viewing and understanding organisations in the areas of tourism management, healthcare management and/or marine and maritime management.Simultaneously, it is expected that the Master promotes the creation and dissemination of scientific research with national and international recognition in this important area of knowledge. The study program also intends to ensure internships and career opportunities based on established partnerships. Intended learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences) to be developed by the students: On completion of this course students should be able to: Reinforce both an academic and a professional background in Management in the specialization areas of tourism, healthcare and marine management; Work as part of a team and to develop independent work using critical thinking and creativity to solve complex business problems in the... [-]