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Masters Degree in Applications in Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology

The M:ABBS focuses on promoting the various relevant dimensions of biotechnology and synthetic biology and their different fields of scientific and technological application, with a view to responding to current societal challenges and promoting greater sustainability. This study cycle equips students with practical and theoretical knowledge related to the application of fundamental concepts of chemistry and biology to explain and describe fundamental processes in biotechnology and synthetic biology, forming part of a global perspective of the applications of chemistry and biology in a wide variety of fields of intervention of biotechnology. In addition, the course: equips students with basic laboratory skills in biotechnology and synthetic biology; promotes efficient team communication and collaboration; prepares students to develop and present scientific and technological communications adapted to specific audiences; develops skills for task organisation according to a work plan and gathering and critical analysis of scientific and technological information; raises awareness of the ethical dimensions of biotechnology and synthetic biology and of the need for lifelong learning.

Job Opportunities

Food industry (food biotechnology);
Environmental engineering (environmental biotechnology);
Marine resources (blue biotechnology);
Agroforestry Engineering (plant and seed biotechnology);
(Bio)pharmaceutical industry and biomedical engineering (medicinal chemistry, genetic regulation, synthetic biology, medicinal plant biotechnology, bio-nanotechnology);
Scientific research and development in the fields of biotechnology and synthetic biology;
Consultancy, industrial and business management.



Registration n.ºR/A-Cr 109/2018 in Sept. 22, 2018


Date of publication of the accreditation decision: July 9, 2018

Validity of accreditation: 6 years

Information from A3ES
Additional information
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Faculty of Sciences
Type of Course
Masters Degree
4 Semesters / 120.0 ECTS
Annual Tuition Fee (Full Tuition Fee)
National: 1430.00€
International: 4125.00€
CPLP International: 2475.00€