Why choose University of Algarve (UAlg)?

The University of Algarve (Portugal) is a young public university, with a student population close to 9,000 and employs over 700 academics. In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has consolidated the link established with the regional business and with the public and private organizations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with a positive impact across the community.

Teaching

Established in three campuses, two in the city of Faro and one in Portimão, the University of Algarve offers courses in six thematic areas: Arts, Literature and History; Engineering Sciences; Life, Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Allied Sciences; Social, Education and Professional Training Sciences; and Economics, Management and Tourism. The studies in these areas include undergraduate and postgraduate (Master and Ph.D.) degrees.

Research

Research at the University of Algarve is carried out in dynamic and prominent research centers, which produce innovation and added value enhancing research and development in different fields such as Marine Sciences, Biology and Biomedicine, Electronics and Telecommunications, Literature, History, Communications, and Arts. Its laboratories are open to the world, recruiting the very best young researchers across the various research areas of excellence.

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Internationalization

Recently, there has been a significant increase of foreign students from more than 80 countries due to the internationalization strategy of the University of Algarve. Of its 8,000-student population, 20% are foreign students, of which nearly half are at the University under bilateral agreements and cooperation programmes, mainly Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus. The quality and diversity of European Masters and Doctorates, combined with postgraduate courses open to students from all over the world explain the magnitude of this mobility.

Location

Located in the southernmost part of Portugal, one of the most touristic regions of Portugal, the University has two university campuses located in Faro (capital of the region, with an international airport, sports stadium, central hospital) and one in Portimão, Algarve’s second main city.

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Support facilities

All campuses offer specific classrooms, computer and multimedia labs, auditoriums, libraries and study and meeting rooms. Wireless Internet access is available on all campuses. With accommodation in residence halls for over 600 students, several canteens and cafeterias throughout the various campuses, medical services and cultural and sports activities, the University of Algarve has witnessed a significant growth in terms of student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programmes on offer.

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Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

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Provide students with the knowledge and training required for the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources. Provide students ... [+]

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Provide students with the knowledge and training required for the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources. Provide students with the knowledge and training required for the production of species in different aquaculture production systems. Training of professionals for aquaculture and fisheries. Provide skills that enable lifelong learning in a self-oriented or autonomous manner. Create the competencies during the Masters to enable progress to a higher level of specialization at the Ph.D. level. To train professionals able to communicate their knowledge to the scientific as well as the non-scientific public.

Course Structure Branch Fisheries Curricular Unit ECTS Code Fisheries Biology and Ecology 6 14301041 Topics in Aquaculture, Fisheries, and Conservation 6 14301043 Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology 6 140064318 Option 1.1 +show 8 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above 6 14309008 Statistics Option +show 8 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above 6 14309011 Curricular Unit ECTS Code Transformation of Aquatic Products 3 14301048 Management and Conservation 6 14301049 Modeling 6 14301050 Fisheries Technology and Evaluation of Resources 6 14301051 Option 1.2.1 +show 4 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above 6 14309009 Option 1.2.2 +show 3 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above 3 14309010 Curricular Unit ECTS Code Dissertation / Report 48 14301065 Curricular Unit ECTS Code Dissertation Project 12 14301064 Branch Aquaculture Curricular Unit ECTS Code Fisheries Biology and Ecology 6 14301041 Topics in Aquaculture, Fisheries, and Conservation 6 14301043 Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology 6 140064318 Option 1.1 +show 7... [-]
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Master in Communication Design for Tourism and Culture. ... [+]

Overview Degree: Masters Subsystem: Polytechnic Faculty / School: School of Education and Communication Area of studies: Arts, Communication, and Heritage Language of teaching: Portuguese Course Structure Curricular Unit ECTS Code Design, Tourism and Culture 5 17481000 Communication Design Project I 10 17481001 Audiovisual Laboratory I 5 17481002 Communication Technologies and Contemporary Identities 5 17481003 Option I +show 1 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above 5 17489000 Curricular Unit ECTS Code Research Methodologies in Design 5 17481005 Communication Design Project II 10 17481006 Audiovisual Laboratory II 5 17481007 Cities and Creativity 5 17481008 Option II ... [-]
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October 2020
English (US)
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2 years
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The Master Course in Ecohydrology aims to create specialists with a transdisciplinary the vision of global water issues, including ecosystem functioning, understanding of ... [+]

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The Master Course in Ecohydrology aims to create specialists with a transdisciplinary the vision of global water issues, including ecosystem functioning, understanding of the pressures on aquatic ecosystems under global changes and that are able to develop and to implement sustainable solutions for the restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Graduates in Ecohydrology will be able to develop their professional activities in research institutes, universities and public or private institutions, or companies dealing with water resources and management.

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The Master in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEEE) is guided by a constant perspective of applied research and development and is focused on the research and solu ... [+]

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The Master in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEEE) is guided by a constant perspective of applied research and development and is focused on the research and solution of concrete problems. It aims to provide a solid cultural and technical background in Electrical Engineering, aiming to develop the capabilities of innovation and critical analysis. It allows the acquisition of scientific knowledge of a technical and practical nature and its applications, in order to continue studies and the exercise of professional activities.

The MEEE is structured in large areas of knowledge: the "Information Technology and Computing" and "Telecommunications and Electronics", materialized in the specialization of "Information Technology and Telecommunications"; and the "Energy Systems" and "Automation and Control", materialized in the specialization of "Energy and Control Systems".... [-]

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Master in History and Cultural Heritages ... [+]

Overview Degree: Masters Subsystem: University Faculty/School: Faculty of Human and Social Sciences Area of studies: Arts, Communication, and Heritage Language of teaching: Portuguese Course Structure

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Heritage, Memory and Identity

10

17421000

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2 years
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Master in Informatics Engineering ... [+]

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Evolutive Computing

6

14741034

Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems

6

14741035

Advanced Topics in Software Engineering

6

14741036

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The main objective of the Master in Landscape Architecture is to form professionals with wide technical and scientific background in Landscape Architecture and with the n ... [+]

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The main objective of the Master in Landscape Architecture is to form professionals with wide technical and scientific background in Landscape Architecture and with the necessary abilities to exercise the profession in Europe, as demanded by the Portuguese Association of Landscape Architecture (APAP) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA Europe) and capable to innovate and to strengthen the scientific research in the key areas of analysis and representation, landscape design project, management and planning of landscape and land.

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The Master's in Management is a three-semester program, fully taught in English, that offers three specialization areas: Tourism Management; Healthcare Management; Marine ... [+]

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The Master's in Management is a three-semester program, fully taught in English, that offers three specialization areas: Tourism Management; Healthcare Management; Marine and Maritime Management. This Master's program is open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management.

The Master's 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.... [-]

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The Marine and Coastal Systems master program (MaCS - SIMCO) integrates knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the study of processes operating with ... [+]

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The Marine and Coastal Systems master program (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.

Teaching methods Taught modules, core and optional Research training modules Fieldwork 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 competencies 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 Course Structure ... [-]
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International Master in Marine Biological Resources covers a wide, yet consistent, range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources. With a ... [+]

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International Master in Marine Biological Resources covers a wide, yet consistent, range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources. With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the program links the biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning.

This master offers, besides a wide variety of courses in the Thematic Modules, also a series of jointly developed activities.

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Marine Policy and Governance

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The Marine Biology Master aims to promote multidisciplinary advanced training in Marine Biology, providing skills for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversit ... [+]

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The Marine Biology Master aims to promote multidisciplinary advanced 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 participation in practical research, including laboratory and fieldwork in different marine ecosystems. Applications include marine biological resource exploitation, conservation, and biotechnology. Courses are taught in English.

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The Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering – Energy, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration aims at a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills obtained at the Mecha ... [+]

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The Master's Program in Mechanical Engineering – Energy, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration aims at a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills obtained at the Mechanical Engineering degree (first cycle). The graduates will be able to develop professional regulated acts, namely by accessing the Qualification Degree E2 established by the Portuguese engineers public association, Ordem dos Engenheiros.

This MSc Program provides a solid professional engineering specialization, strengthening the graduates’ innovation capacities as well as their ability to integrate knowledge in complex problem solving with firm Autonomy.

Aligned with this professional perspective, the students can choose to develop, as the final phase of their studies, either a thesis of strict scientific nature, an original and innovative project or an internship in a company followed by a critical report.... [-]

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If you search for a deep understanding of microbial and other biological systems, driving from the molecular and cellular organization of individual or community to apply ... [+]

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If you search for a deep understanding of microbial and other biological systems, driving from the 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.

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Biology Of Unicellular Eukaryotes

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14611018

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This Master prepares students with advanced academic training for professional careers that demand them to apply contemporary sociological knowledge. It aims to train stu ... [+]

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This Master prepares students with advanced academic training for professional careers that demand them to apply contemporary sociological knowledge. It aims to train students to analyze specific issues pertaining to contemporary societies. The Master will provide the students with advanced theoretical, methodological and analytical tools and skills with which to examine, explore, advance, and apply sociological knowledge to a large range of sociological questions.

The courses and seminars of the Master's program will be taught in Portuguese.

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Master in tourism. ... [+]

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Degree: MastersFaculty/School: School of Management, Hospitality, and TourismArea of studies: Economics, Management, and TourismLanguage of teaching: Portuguese

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Branch Touristic Management

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Tourism System Dynamics

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17841000

Tourism And Administration

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17841001

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The general objectives of the Master in Urban Water Cycle are enabling professionals with different training base, to work in a team, cross-and multidisciplinary way, ans ... [+]

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The general objectives of the Master in Urban Water Cycle are:

Enable professionals with different training base, to work in a team, cross-and multidisciplinary way, answering to the new challenges in the urban water cycle, in a global changes scenario. Qualify the students to develop expertise in the different areas of urban water infrastructure, sustainable water management (origins, quality, use, and reuse) and water governance (economic, political and regulatory). Training students to meet different geographical realities, preparing them to participate in water management locally, nationally and internationally. Course Structure

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The program main goals are: Development of a structured and integrated cooperation in Marine and Environmental Sciences Higher Education field in order to plan and implem ... [+]

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The program main goals are: Development of a structured and integrated cooperation in Marine and Environmental Sciences Higher Education field in order to plan and implement a Master program leading to a joint degree “Joint Master” issued by the universities where the student has pursued the studies (minimum of two institutions of the consortium); Improve and promote worldwide the European High Education Level in the field of Water and Coastal Management, in cooperation with interested parts; Join resources and fill gaps between field studies, the academia, the governance bodies and economic agents; Promote an interdisciplinary advanced training and education in order to create skills and competencies to the future generation of researchers and managers in Water and Coastal Management; Promote students and teachers mobility in the context of MSc program, allowing the students to benefit from different competencies, experiences, and capacities of consortium partners.... [-]

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The Biotechnology MSc provides advanced level training in Biotechnology, Biological, and Biochemical Engineering. ... [+]

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The Biotechnology MSc provides advanced level training in Biotechnology, Biological, and Biochemical Engineering. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform: analysis as higher technicians in the health, environment, food and farm sector and quality control analysis; in Research and Technology Development in public and private institutions to pursue a Ph.D.

The MSc also provides life-long training opportunities for professionals of the health and education sector and pharmaceutical industry wishing to update their knowledge in this important area.

Course Structure Curricular Unit ECTS Code Genetic Engineering 3 15481013 Genomics and Transcriptomics 6 15481014 Laboratory of Biotechnology 6 15481015 Advanced Chemistry and Biochemistry 6 15481016 Technology in Immunology 3 15481017 Option 1.1 +show 1 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above 6 15489003 Curricular Unit ECTS Code Environmental Biotechnology 6 15481018 Production Technologies of Bioactive Compounds 6 15481019 Innovation and Business 6 15481020 Advanced Workshop in Biotechnology 6 15481021 Option 1.2 +show 6 curricular unit(s) contained in the option above 6 15489001 Curricular Unit ECTS Code Dissertation Project 12 15481022 Curricular Unit ECTS Code Dissertation/Report 48 15481023 Admission Requirements: ... [-]
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The MSc in Civil Engineering aims to give a professional specialization by developing the technical and scientific capabilities by the holders of a 1st cycle in Civil Eng ... [+]

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The MSc in Civil Engineering aims to give a professional specialization by developing the technical and scientific capabilities by the holders of a 1st cycle in Civil Engineering, which is offered by both institutions. This proposal of a 2nd cycle answers to both the necessities of the students who want to continue their 1st cycle studies, in a near location which is compatible to the place of residence/work and the companies (firms and regional economic activities) seeking for a better qualification of their professionals. The specialization fields in this 2nd cycle (Structures and Construction), as well as the classes' hours (after-work regime), seek to be in line with the needs and expectations recorded in the region.... [-]

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The aim of MSc program in Food Technology is to provide a general understanding of food properties and production, and knowledge in technologies involved in the productio ... [+]

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The aim of MSc program in Food Technology is to provide a general understanding of food properties and production, and knowledge in technologies involved in the production of safe and healthy food that qualifies the recipient not only to analyze and control but also to design, innovate and develop food production systems and food products.

Those completing the MSc in Food Technology can integrate research and development (R&D) institutions/departments, food company’s technical staff or work at the intermediate/senior management level in the food industry. The acquired skills will enable them to carry out activities associated with e.g. the processing and analysis of food and (alcoholic) beverages, research and development of new food products and processes, food safety and quality, assessment and mitigation of the environmental impact of the food industry, traceability and authenticity of food products.... [-]

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