PhD Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology

University of Minho - School of Sciences

Program Description

PhD Program in Molecular and Environmental Biology

University of Minho - School of Sciences

  • Academic degree: PhD (Bologna 3rd cycle degree)
  • ECTS: 240
  • Duration: 4 curricular years
  • Regime: Normal
  • Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga
  • Main Scientific area: Biology

The doctoral program in Molecular and Environmental Biology is a 4 years course at the 3rd cycle level and includes both a curricular (mainly during the first year) and a research component. This program is inserted in the multidisciplinary research environment in the Molecular Biology and Environmental Centre. This doctoral program allows students to be provided with:

i) advanced training in cutting-edge specialty areas

ii) a stimulating scientific environment in high-quality research projects

iii) preparation for an academic career or business, at home and abroad

This postgraduate program counts with the collaboration of researchers/professors of high scientific merit and from national and international universities and institutes, in the following subjects:

  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry and Structural Biology
  • Microbial Physiology and Pathogenesis
  • Cell Biology and Development
  • Biomedicine and Health
  • Biodiversity and Evolution
  • Ecology and Environment

To integrate this program of advanced studies and research, the student must have a high level of intellectual ability and work, and demonstrate personal motivation and professional ambition.


The completion of the PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Environmental Biology allows developing research activity at a post-doctoral level. At the end of this course, the scientific and technical skills acquired constitute a solid background to perform different professional activities, in particular in the fields of health, environment, industry, agriculture, and higher education.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Oct. 2017
4 years
Full time
Start date Oct. 2017
Portugal Braga
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