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Learning Opportunity: Biology (Post Labor) - Universidade da Madeira

Biology (Post Labor) - Universidade da Madeira

Course Information

The objective of this degree is to provide a broad background in Biological Sciences and specific education resulting from the choice of options or the major/minor system. This first cycle of studies in biology has three-year duration. 

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The University of Madeira, a public institution which is young, dynamic, open and attentive to the needs of the archipelago and the Euro-Atlantic area, aims at preparing its students to be full citizens of the 21st century global society and, through its entrepreneurial nature, the quality of its research and its spirit of service, to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Madeira, Portugal and the World.

The mission of the University of Madeira is to find appropriate solutions, within a framework of responsibility, equity and sustainability, which contribute to the development and assertion of Madeira and Portugal in a globalized and dynamic world.

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6 semesters, 3 years

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Have successfully completed secondary school or have an equivalent qualification

Have completed one of the following university entrance exams (central exams prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science): Biology and Geology; or Physics and Chemistry

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Applications are done through the national admission contest (concurso nacional de acesso) organized by the Directorate General of Higher Education (DGES), or through special higher education contests. For more informations please check DGES website  (in portuguese).


There are some institutions in Portugal that give scholarships to international students and it is advisable that applicants confirm every year whether these grants are available and the eligibility terms: Calouste Gulbenkian FoundationThe Ilídio Pinho Foundation.


1035 €/academic year

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180 ECTS

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Universidade da Madeira
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Qualifications Awarded

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Bachelor in Biology
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The curriculum provides the necessary skills a biologist must have to understand, analyze and interpret biological processes and standards taking into account the innovative aspects of key scientific areas. The curricular units include appropriate programs and methodologies to develop, not only the specific competences that a biologist should have, but also transverse skills to facilitate their placement in the labour market. Thus, the degree includes a specific course for this purpose in which students have access to an internship in a public or private company where, in an authentic work environment, they will learn to plan and execute a project.

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Penteada Campus

Caminho da Penteada

9000-390 Funchal - Portugal

Tel.: +351 291 705000

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Social Services website (in portuguese)