Bachelor in Biochemistry


Total Estimated Investment

International Student 4000€ *2

CPLP Students 2200€ *2

European Student 1250€ *2


This degree course provides a solid foundation in the area of biochemistry, creating the scientific and technological skills to allow students: a) the equivalence of the cycles taught at European institutions of the same level; b) to continue with a reasonable level of autonomy to advanced training in biochemistry or related areas in second cycle studies in a European institution; c) to enter directly into the job market.

Application Procedures 2022/2023

Admission PolicyNumerus Clausus: 92 (*)
Special AdmissionVacancies: Above 23 years of age: 4 | TOCS: 1 
Change of DegreeVacancies: 1rst year: 2 | Other years: 2
ReadmissionNot subject to numerus clausus.
Concurso Especial – Estudante InternacionalVacancies: 13 (**)  (Phase 1Phase 2)

(*)  The vacancies were approved by Rector’s order of 26 July 2021.
(**) The vacancies were approved by Rector’s order of 6 December 2021.



Professional Opportunities

A biochemistry graduate is prepared to work in industry and in the service sector in a broad range of scientific areas not only limited to biochemistry but also in biophysics, molecular and cellular biology, physiology and microbiology. The curriculum also allows students to acquire skills in optional areas including immunology, food chemistry, and ecology.

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.”