Master's Degree in Natural Sciences in Portugal

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

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Master Degree in Natural Sciences in Portugal

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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. [+]

Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Portugal. 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 properties as well as their main application domains. Thus, the complex and versatile nature of clays, as well as their numerous uses and applications, demand that clay engineers have a multidisciplinary education. Objective of the IMACS programme Most existing Masters Courses dealing with clays focus on a single discipline or domain in which Clay Science does not necessarily constitute the main part of the course (Earth Sciences, Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Science, Environmental and Life Science, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering). However, Clay Science is a multidisciplinary endeavour, combining geology, mineralogy, crystallography, with physics, geotechnology and soil mechanics together with inorganic, organic, colloid chemistry and biochemistry. IMACS (International Master in Advanced Clay Science) is the first multi-disciplinary programme that brings together the widely-distributed knowledge of clays. IMACS is an integrated 2 years master programme delivered by four Universities : the University of Poitiers (France), the Technical University of Crete (Chania - Greece), the University of Aveiro (Portugal) and the Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul (Porto Alegre – Brazil), and is supported by the French Clay Group (GFA) and AIPEA (International Association for the Study of Clay Minerals) which are associated members of IMACS. This programme approved by the European Commission under a very competitive application scheme as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master programme in July 2009. During the first year, basic knowledge on clays, recent developments in clays and analytical techniques are provided, followed by a first specialization in Environment, soil and geological systems. After this training period, a master project completes the first year programme. The second year incorporates two specializations 1) Geomaterials and civil engineering, and 2) Advanced clay – nanomaterials, and Healing minerals. The master thesis (4 to 6 months) completes this second year and can be carried out at any of the partner research laboratories which constitute a network of more than 20 labelled research laboratories and numerous private companies. The objective of this Master is to form high level graduates by providing them a wide range of competences with applications in Environment, Earth Sciences, Materials (Geomaterials and Nanomaterials)... The interdisciplinary of the IMACS programme gives access to a large job market on the international level. A great number of research laboratories will be able to welcome for PhD IMACS students. IMACS students will be attractive for any engineer vacant positions requiring clay knowledge (Environment and waste management, Civil Engineering, Soils, Industries linked with mineral and energetic resources, Geo materials, Cement and Ceramic industry, Nano-materials, Cosmetics and medicine...). The teaching language is English. The completion of the curriculum is rewarded by a Master Degree or multiple Master Degrees depending on the student mobility. This Masters Course is open to students holding a BSc (or a degree equivalent to 180 ECTS) or an academic equivalence based on professional experience (validation of acquired experience is required), and a fluent understanding of the English language. Our Strengths: In connection with the industrial demand. Analysis expertise for mineral-geomaterial characterization : X-Ray Diffraction, Infrared Spectroscopy, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy, Thermal Analyses, Tomography… A transdisciplinary approach. Two periods of internship in a partner laboratory (university or industry), conditioned by the grades acquired. An international training course. Documents required The applicant will have to send the following documents: Degree equivalent to BSc A certified (translated in English) copy of the required degree for application in a Masters Course (at least a Bachelor Degree or a nationally recognized degree equivalent to 180 ECTS). If requested, the applicant must prove the international recognition of the mentioned Degree as equivalent to a Bachelor and provide such official recognition translated in English. An academic equivalency could be attributed based on the professional experience of the applicant (validation of acquired experience). In consequence, the programme is not only open to B.Sc. students. Note: The application can be sent even if the B.Sc. is not fully completed at the deadline. This situation shall be explained precisely in the additional explanation letter. The IMACS selection board will decide if the application will be processed or not. Students from the following countries must contact the French Embassy or Consulate in their country as soon as possible: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Marocco, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Senegal, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam. These students must follow the standard CEF (Centre for Studies in France) online application process on the Campus France website.The Campus France pre-enrolment certificate is compulsory. Language proficiency Excepted for native speaker, a certified fluent level in English is needed as proof of the sufficient knowledge of the English language. Additional proficiency in French, Greek or Portuguese could also be sent. Transcript of records Transcript of records presenting the complete list of courses validated during the Bachelor with the grade obtained in an explained scale (preferentially the ECTS grading scale or the international norm defined by the NCEFEC on a scale from A+ to E). This document must be an official document emanating from the concerned institution with the name and the signature of person in charge of the formation and must be in English or a copy of a certified translation in English must be provided. Recommendations Two letters of reference emanating from two different teachers, researchers and/or professionals, who have directly known the applicant during a teaching or work period, explaining the applicant's suitability with respect to the programme applied for. The evaluation form completed by the person in charge of the last training (Bachelor or Master courses). Letter of motivation Typewritten or word-processed, in English, in which the applicant explains why he/she is applying, how he/she thinks that this application can help him/her and favor his/her personal project, what are his/her professional objectives. This letter must also present the candidate's arguments explaining his/her preference for the training mobility. CV Europass A curriculum vitae (in English) giving additional information useful for the evaluation and perception of the applicant's interest and suitability to the IMACS programme (the applicant's experience, project, training or studies abroad ; work experience, actual and past professional activities, miscellaneous & language skills). The creation of the CV Europass is performed on the EU website. Duly completed and signed Application form. Recent photography Copy of passport (or Id) Note that selected non European students have to possess a passport with an expiration date posterior to the normal date of the end of the course to which he/she is enrolled for (e.g. around 3 years). Additional explanation letter (if necessary) The applicant can explain in a separate letter specific issues, for example : special needs, missing documents... ... [-]

Master degree in Mathematics and Computation

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Degree on Mathematics and Computer Science is a Mathematics graduate course with emphasis on computational solutions to mathematical problems and the application of those solutions in science and technology, including Computer Science. [+]

Academic degree: Master (Bologna 2nd cycle degree) ECTS: 120 Duration: 2 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Mathematics The Master Degree on Mathematics and Computer Science is a Mathematics graduate course with emphasis on computational solutions to mathematical problems and the application of those solutions in science and technology, including Computer Science. The main scientific areas of the course are Computational Discrete Mathematics, Computer Science, and Numerical Mathematics, areas which play a central role in the modern technologies. The applications include, among many others, image processing, computer-aided design / manufacturing (CAD/CAM), secure and reliable communication technology, and formal verification of software. The course gives not only the opportunity to use advanced computational tools like symbolic computational system and libraries of scientific computing, but also the necessary instruction for the analysis and implementation of new algorithms. The course results from collaboration between the Departments of Mathematics and Informatics of UM. Career opportunities Consultancy, software industry, departments of information and communication technology in any economic sector, departments of research and development in the same technological areas [-]

Master degree in Geosciences

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The main goal of the Geosciences course intends to give advanced training in classic and emergent domains of geosciences. It is expected that this master could provide professionals with competencies to work in different areas of geosciences. [+]

Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Portugal. Academic degree: Master (Bologna 2nd cycle degree) ECTS: 120 Duration: 2 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Geology The National Agency of Accreditation (A3ES) accredited the Master in Geosciences in 2013 for 6 years, and recognized that this course have a “Qualified faculty and full-time basis, exclusively made up of doctors with significant teaching experience”. The main goal of the Geosciences course intends to give advanced training in classic and emergent domains of geosciences. It is expected that this master could provide professionals with competencies to work in different areas of geosciences. The Geociences course follows the guidelines of the Bologna Declaration and is organized in four semesters. The course has a strong fieldwork and laboratory component. The curriculum includes a common core with 5 curricular units: Computer Resources and GIS Applied to Geosciences; Relief and Landscape Evolution; Research Technics in Geosciences; Characterization and Assessment of the Environmental Impact; Mapping. For each one of the branches there are 5 curricular units of specialization. Branche External Dynamics and Global Change: Depositional Environments; Management and Recovering of Fluvial and Coastal Systems; Morphodynamics; Natural Hazards; Global Change and Land Use. Branche Geological Heritage and Geoconservation: Inventorying and Characterization of Geological Heritage; Management and Valuation of Geological Heritage; Protected Areas and Land-use Planning; Geological Itineraries; Geotourism and Geoparks. Branche Valuation of Geological Resources: Geological Prospection; Ore Deposits; Management of Underground Waters; Mining Waste Equilibrium and Evolution; Industrial Rocks and Minerals Career opportunities This Master degree aims the integration of post graduate students at: - Companies of exploration and exploitation of geological resources - Land-use management agencies - Nature conservation and management agencies - Geotechnical companies - Research laboratories - Environment consultancies This Master programme also allows the progression to doctoral studies [-]

Master Degree in Geography

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Degree in Geography aims to provide students with the skills needed to study and research the relationships between human and physical environment, preparing them to act in different domains, as: the organization, planning, management and (re)qualification of the territory, with support of technological tools for spatial analysis and decision making. [+]

Academic degree: Master ECTS: 120 Duration: 4 curricular semesters Regime: Others Place: Azurém Campus, Guimarães Main Scientific area: Geography The Master Degree in Geography aims to provide students with the skills needed to study and research the relationships between human and physical environment, preparing them to act in different domains, as: the organization, planning, management and (re)qualification of the territory, with support of technological tools for spatial analysis and decision making. Providing students a high-level of technical and scientific abilities in the field of Geography - area of expertise of Planning and Land Use Management, this program looks for giving adequate responses to market demands, as a core strategy to increase employability, regarding the Post-Bologna process. [-]

Integrated Master's in Physics Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time 10  September 2017 Portugal Braga

The Integrated Master in Engineering Physics is an interdisciplinary course that combines the study of Physics, Mathematics, Electronics and Informatics, and is designed for new technologies and opportunities of the 21st century, providing to the students qualifications in emerging technological areas. [+]

Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Portugal. Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree), Master's degree ECTS: 300 Duration: 10 curricular semesters Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Engineering Physics INTEGRATED MASTER’S | 5 YEARS This course has two training courses: Devices, Microsystems and Nanotechnology and Physics of Information. The collaboration with the Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) will allow access to advanced technologies in the micro and nanofabrication area, with the focus on new product development in the field of Nano biotechnology and Nano electronics, among others. The Physics of Information will open a still undeveloped area in Portugal, but with a great future technological impact, which allows us to understand and develop new information and communication processing means governed by the laws of physics. The main career opportunities are related to information technology and communications, areas related to life sciences, energy, technologies used in space and consulting; research and teaching. Careers The interdisciplinary training of physics engineer is especially suited for situations of continuous innovation that occur in companies of technologic basis, allowing them to have a range of options for employment in many fields of engineering, including mechanical, electronic, civil, automobile, business, in communications and information technology and in areas related to life sciences and health technology, energy, computing and space technologies. [-]

Integrated Master's in Biological Engineering

University of Minho - School of Engineering
Campus Full time September 2017 Portugal Braga

The course has a strong component of Chemical Engineering, aiming at training Process Engineers for industries where biological, chemical or physics-chemical processes are predominant. Their specific intervention areas are related to multidisciplinary domains of Biological and Chemical Science and Technology, Fermentation and Pharmaceutical industries, agro and food industries, Chemical industry and Biomedical and Environmental areas. [+]

Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree), Master's degree ECTS: 300 Duration: 5 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Chemical and Biological Engineering INTEGRATED MASTER’S | 5 YEARS With a strong component in Chemical Engineering, it aims to train process engineers for industries where biological and / or physical and chemical processes predominate. Specific areas are located in multidisciplinary fields such as Chemical Technology and Food and Environmental Technology - fermentation industries, agro-food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries; pollution and energy sectors; ecology, biomedical and quality control and research. From a biological engineer it is expected creativity, proactive attitude, technical communication skills, leadership, entrepreneurship, team work, citizenship and an eco-sustainable conduct. Careers The Biological Engineers are capable of demonstrating creativity, a pro-active attitude when facing change, communication capacity when referring to technical or generic audits, leadership and entrepreneurship; they have the ability to work in teams and in a larger network and are aware of citizenship and eco-sustainable performance. [-]

Nanoscience, Materials and Processes: Chemical Technology at the Frontier Master Programme

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time

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... [+]

Top Master Programs 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. The Master’s Degree has been awarded with the distinction of "International Master's Programme" by the AGAUR, the Agency for the Management of University Grants and Research of the Catalan Government. This award recognizes the international nature of the master’s programme and, at the same time, boosts its international renown. Career opportunities The master programme, in addition to provide knowledge and skills, represents a trampoline for students who want to develop research, development and innovation in universities, research institutes and industries based on news scientific and technical knowledge. Research at Universities and Research Institutes. The master is the entrance door to PhD studies and the further career as researcher. Research, development and innovation in both industries based on new scientific and technical knowledge (biotechnology, microelectronics, telecommunications, energy storage, new materials, etc.) as in traditional industries (chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, ceramics, textiles, etc.) interested in innovation processes. 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 for future careers in research. FIRST YEAR: Compulsory subjects Product and Process Design** Materials Science and Engineering** Nanoscience and Nanotechnology** Design, Planning and Management of Research** Disciplinary Seminars Final Master's Project** ** These subjects make up the competences requiered for the subject Career Counselling Citizenship. OPTIONAL SUBJECTS In this section you will find the list of all the optional subjects on the curriculum. Before you select the subjects you wish to register for, please make sure that they have been activated Fundamentals Macro and Supramolecular Chemistry Numerical Calculus Avanced Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation Introduction to Computacional Chemistry Tools and Processes Nanosensors Nanofabrication and Nanoprocessing Clean Room Processes Introduction to Characterization Techniques Experimental Design Experimental Design Data Analysis Tools for the Design and Sustainable Production of Structured Foods Materials Membrane and Microcapsule Technology Science and Technology of Aerosols Surfaces and Nanostructuring Materials: Symmetry and Properties Nanostructured Polymeric Materials Nanocatalysis Biotechnology Nanobiotechnology Nanoscale Biochemistry Biophysics Chemoinformatics Applied to Nutritional Research Admission qualifications Official university degrees in the scientific-technological disciplines and the health sciences. Documents required CV Transcript of records of the University degree that gives access to the master Letter of motivation/Declaration of Intent Accreditation of knowledge of English Selection criteria The selection of pre-registered students will take into account the following criteria: Suitability of the access degree: Up to 20 points. Degrees will be graded using the following scale: a. Graduates in the field of engineering, natural sciences and health sciences: up to 20 points. b. Other: 0 points. Transcript of records of the university degree that gives access to the master: up to 40 points. Higher competence in English than the minimum required (Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent). In the unlikely event that the student cannot demonstrate this level, there will be an oral interview in which the reading, writing and listening level will be assessed): up to 20 points. Other training (courses, seminars and other training activities, supported by the adequate accreditation documents) relevant to the content of the master’s degree: up to 10 points. Extended visits to English-speaking countries (at least 12 weeks, accredited by the appropriate documents): up to 10 points. However, when there is no shortage of places on the course, students may be admitted without being prioritized on merit. [-]

Master's degree in Chemical Engineering

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 18 

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 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. Career opportunities Chemical engineering, offering skills such as leadership, management and entrepreneurship 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 In this section you will find the list of all the optional subjects on the curriculum. Before you select the subjects you wish to register for, please make sure that they have been activated. Polymers Materials and Nanostructures Biomaterials (*) (*) These subjects make up the competences required for the subject Career Counselling Citizenship. BRIDGING COURSES: (***) Thermodynamics Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design Transport Phenomena Unitary Operations and Processes Laboratory Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (***) After checking the candidate’s transcript, the body responsible for admission can decide that the student must attend and satisfactorily complete some of the subjects that are programmed as bridging courses. Admission qualifications A university degree in Chemical Engineering or a similar field, or a university degree that qualifies graduates to practise the profession of Technical Industrial Engineer specialised in Industrial Chemistry or a similar field. Specific documentation A part from the compulsory documentation to pre-enrole to the programme, students must do submit the following documents: additional documentation: Letter of motivation Proof of knowledge of English (Level B1 or B2) Letters of reference (optional) Selection criteria Pre-enrolled students will be selected according to the following criteria: Suitability of the admission qualification, up to 30 points. Qualifications will be graded according to the following scale: a. A degree in the field of engineering and architecture: up to 30 points. b. A degree in the field of sciences: up to 25 points. c. Other qualifications: 0 points. Evaluation of the students' academic record in the university degree qualifying them for admission to the master's degree (average mark calculated as follows: Pass, 6; Good, 8; Excellent, 9.5; Distinction, 10): up to 30 points. Greater competence in English than required (B1): up to 10 points. University and country of origin: up to 10 points. Other training relevant to the content of the master's degree (courses, seminars or other training activities, for which proof must be provided) or professional experience: up to 10 points. Other criteria such as stays (at least 4 weeks, proof must be provided), motivation, a letter of recommendation or a personal interview: up to 10 points. [-]

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. [+]

Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Portugal. 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 studies by the Technical and Scientific Council of the School of Technology and Management. Career opportunities: Design and consulting offices of civil engineering; Civil construction companies; Planning, supervision and management of water and environmental resources, both in central and local administration, and private companies; Management and operation of water supply, wastewater and solid waste treatment; City Halls, insurance companies, and banks; Research and development. Fees APPLICATION FEE: 60€ ENROLMENT FEE: 500€ for International Student Contingent TUITION FEE: I. General Contingent: 1.040€ /per year II. International Student Contingent: 3.000€/per year [-]

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. [+]

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 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 and unambiguously; develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning. To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan. Occupational profiles of graduates The degree of "mestre" (master) in Management of Forest Resources belongs to the education and training area of Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources. Graduates are specialized to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme. Access to further studies The degree of "mestre" allows to proceed to 3rd cycle studies (PhD), according to the Portuguese Higher Education System. Examination regulations, assessment and grading Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB regulations. Qualification awarded (in original language) "Mestrado em Gestão dos Recursos Florestais". Title of "Mestre". Level of qualification 2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED level 5. Recognition of prior learning Following the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution. 
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.  Qualification requirements and regulations 4 Semesters (2 years). 20 Weeks of study, per semester, full-time (40 per year). 40 total Hours per week. 810 total Hours per semester (1620 per year). 120 ECTS Credits (30 per semester); 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. It includes a scientific dissertation, a project work or a professional traineeship which will be concluded with a final report comprising 42 credits. The holders of this qualification may apply to the Order of Engineers. The professional title of Engineer is awarded by this institution, according to its internal rules. Requirements The holders of a “licenciado” degree or legal equivalent, the holders of a foreign bachelor academic degree, and the holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae, may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System. Work Experience No work experience is required. Programme director Maria Alice Silva Pinto (apinto@ipb.pt). [-]

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. [+]

Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Portugal. 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 and unambiguously; 
 develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning. To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan. Occupational profiles of graduates The degree of "mestre" (master) in Chemical Engineering belongs to the education and training area of Technologies. Graduates are specialized to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme. Access to further studies The degree of "mestre" allows to proceed to 3rd cycle studies (PhD), according to the Portuguese Higher Education System. Examination regulations, assessment and grading Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB regulations. Qualification awarded (in original language) "Mestrado em Engenharia Química". Title of "Mestre". Level of qualification 2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED level 5. Recognition of prior learning Following the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution. 
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.  Qualification requirements and regulations 4 Semesters (2 years). 20 Weeks of study, per semester, full-time (40 per year). 40 total Hours per week. 810 total Hours per semester (1620 per year). 120 ECTS Credits (30 per semester); 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. It includes a scientific dissertation, a project work or a professional traineeship which will be concluded with a final report comprising 42 credits.
The holders of this qualification may apply to the Order of Engineers. The professional title of Engineer is awarded by this institution, according to its internal rules. Requirements The holders of a “licenciado” degree or legal equivalent, the holders of a foreign bachelor academic degree, and the holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae, may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System. Work Experience No work experience is required. Programme director Helder Teixeira Gomes (htgomes@ipb.pt). [-]

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. [+]

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 procedures, operations and techniques for problem solving Evaluate environmental risks Evaluate the trophic state of waters Demonstrate ability and proficiency in quantitative skills: Model waves, tides and currents Model coastal and marine systems Process oceanographic data Elaborate and analyze submarine mapping Elaborate programs of environmental monitoring Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form to convey scientific knowledge and results to peers, and public domain Ability to independently design and execute research work oriented on quantitative data Develop the capacity of working in a team Careers and Employment: technical and scientific employment; advising/mediating functions in the processes of participatory management; consultancy at/for companies (environmental restoration, ocean energy, management, dredging, oil, spatial planning, marine resources) lead functions in the implementation of new legal national (and European) instruments on the territorial/economic marine and coastal field. [-]

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. [+]

Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Portugal. 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. [+]

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. [+]

Top Master Programs in Natural Sciences in Portugal. 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). [-]