Bachelor in Bioinformatics


Total Estimated Investment

International Student 4000€ *2

CPLP Students 2200€ *2

European Student 1250€ *2


Bioinformatics is a discipline at the interface of the ongoing revolutions in Biology and Computer Science. It aims to analyze and understand biological and biomedical data, in particular at the cellular and molecular level. It involves the development and application of algorithms and computational tools, namely artificial and machine learning, to organize, analyze and extract relevant information from large sets of biological data, confident for advances in areas such as genomics and other omics, genetics, biology of systems, pathology, ecology, evolution, epidemiology, among others. A strong focus on specialization in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at undergraduate level, which results from a joint strategy by FCUP, FFUP, and ICBAS, in close partnership with the Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto and a number of research and companies. To respond to this ambition, the course’s curricular structure allows the acquisition of knowledge and skills across biochemistry and biology, mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence and data science.

Application Procedures 2022/2023


The course is intended to be diversified as to the subjects taught, allowing the training of senior staff with the ability to solve practical problems, with high scientific and technological aptitude. Due to the accumulation of environmental problems in the oceans, coastal zones, estuaries, rivers and reservoirs, training in the environmental area is an important component of the study plan. On the other hand, the course highlights aquatic animal production as a means of obtaining quality food products (fish and others).

Professional Opportunities

Scientific-Technological Activities in Laboratories of Health Institutions
(eg hospital centers and public health institutes)
Scientific-Technological R&D activities or technology transfer in companies
(eg software development, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic centers)
Consulting Activities and Analysis of Biomedical Data
Scientific Research at Universities or Research Centers

1st semester (Year 1)
Computational Biochemistry
Industrial Biochemistry
Complements of Molecular Biology
Instrumental Analysis
1st Semester Options – M:BIOQ
2nd semester (Year 1)
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Structure and Function of Proteins
2nd Semester Options – M:BIOQ – Option in Biological Sciences or ICBAS
2nd Semester Options – M:BIOQ – Options in Chemistry or FCUP
3rd and 4th semester (Year 2)

Contact us

Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira,
228 4050-313 Porto


Prof. Carmen Jerónimo

“This is a master’s degree with a multidisciplinary and multidimensional character, promoting a critical scientific interpretation of students. In addition to being
composed of a highly qualified faculty, this Master’s
has a privileged connection with an international
reference center (IPO-Porto), giving students the
opportunity to take classes in a hospital environment
in the different areas of clinical oncology, in contact
direct with clinical practice in oncology. It is, therefore,
an asset for those who want to specialize in this area.”