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Undergraduate Degree in Biology

The cycle of studies of the Undergraduate degree in Biology is comprised of 6 semesters (3 academic years). Those who obtain 180 ECTS are awarded the degree.
The main objective of this course is the acquisition of the necessary skills for the understanding, analysis and interpretation of processes and biological patterns, allowing a high quality and in-depth professional performance, rooted in a multidisciplinary curriculum framework which seeks to provide a solid and integrated scientific education.
The acquisition of practical skills via fieldwork and laboratorial training is ensured throughout this undergraduate degree, encouraging the development of skills related to the collection and selection of samples and interpretation of scientific information. The course also fosters the acquisition of learning skills and the ability to work autonomously, enabling a softer transition into the job market and the pursuit of studies throughout life.

GENERAL INFORMATION

DGES CODE:

1300/9011 (INSTITUTION/DEGREE)

Duration of Studies:

6 SEMESTERS / 3 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE:

10 OPENINGS AVAILABLE - Applications for the Special Competition - Internacional Student 2020/2021

AVERAGE OF THE LATEST CANDIDATE:

116.0 Points

Admission Exams:

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
(02) BIOLOGY AND GEOLOGY
(07) PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY

The cycle of studies of the Undergraduate degree in Biology is comprised of 6 semesters (3 academic years). Those who obtain 180 ECTS are awarded the degree.
The main objective of this course is the acquisition of the necessary skills for the understanding, analysis and interpretation of processes and biological patterns, allowing a high quality and in-depth professional performance, rooted in a multidisciplinary curriculum framework which seeks to provide a solid and integrated scientific education.
The acquisition of practical skills via fieldwork and laboratorial training is ensured throughout this undergraduate degree, encouraging the development of skills related to the collection and selection of samples and interpretation of scientific information. The course also fosters the acquisition of learning skills and the ability to work autonomously, enabling a softer transition into the job market and the pursuit of studies throughout life.

DEGREE DIRECTOR

DGES CODE:

1300/9011 (INSTITUTION/DEGREE)

Duration of Studies:

6 SEMESTERS / 3 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE 2019/2020:

10 OPENINGS AVAILABLE - Applications for the Special Competition - Internacional Student 2020/2021

AVERAGE OF THE LATEST CANDIDATE 2018/2019

116.0 Points

Admission Exams:

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
(02) BIOLOGY AND GEOLOGY
(07) PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY

Career Opportunities and Employability

Graduates will be able to carry out duties in any domain related to Biology or Biological Sciences, mainly in the fields of Research, Conservation and Resource Management; Nature Tourism; Environment, Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture; Health; Food Industry; Pharmaceutical Industry; Biotechnology and Scientific Dissemination.

Candidates

This undergraduate degree is aimed at those seeking to develop their knowledge and sense of awareness within the areas of Biology and Biological Sciences. Candidates may apply via the National Higher Education Access Contest providing they successfully pass one of the required admission exams. Candidates may also enrol via special regimes such as course/institution transfer, through one of the Special Contests in force or the Interntional Student Statute.

"By ‘life,’ we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay." - Aristoteles

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Degree accredited for 6 years, from 15/02/2016.. Consultar avaliação do curso >

A componente multidisciplinar da licenciatura em Biologia (pré-bolonha) permitiu-me adquirir conhecimentos diversificados e complementares entre si, constituindo no seu todo a base para o meu desenvolvimento profissional

Nuno Lopes

Graduate in 2005-2006

The teaching staff consists of professionals who, besides teaching, dedicated most of their time to their areas of interest within the field of Biology. They also participate in relevant research projects which are of great scientific interest.

Ana Sousa

Graduate in 2015 - 2016

I did a professional internship at the Marine Biology Station in Funchal and in 2004 I started working at Frente MarFunchal, E.M. as the biologist in charge for Blue Flag and Environmental Education.

Sara Ferreira

Graduate in 2002 - 2003

an excellent field to work in, as it is close to the sea and the mountains, allowing to carry out activities in almost all areas. Being an island, there is a strong endemic component in education which is ideal for furthering knowledge in certain areas such as botany and entomology

Ricardo José Sousa

Graduate in 2010-2011

A formação académica em Biologia, aborda temas fundamentais para que um futuro biólogo esteja apto a analisar o meio ambiente, de modo a poder utilizá-lo da melhor forma possível, sempre de maneira produtiva e ética.

Rubina Leça Andrade

Graduate in 2000-2001

Desde 2016 sou Professor Auxiliar do Departamento de Ciências Biomédicas e Medicina da Universidade do Algarve. Desde 2018 exerço também funções de Diretor do Centro de Investigação em Biomedicina da Universidade do Algarve.

Clévio Nóbrega

Graduate in 2000-2001