Epidemiology, Bioestatistic and Health Research


Our Master's in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Health Research trains experts in identifying relevant questions, choosing the best methodological approach and implementing research projects, with solid foundations in epidemiology, statistics, qualitative methods, project management and scientific communication.


  • Empower participants to pose research questions with a population impact;
  • Provide participants with knowledge of basic, advanced and applied epidemiology for various specialties and diseases;
  • Provide knowledge of basic and advanced statistics for application in health studies;
  • Reinforce a love of study and knowledge, with the ultimate aim of improving patient care;
  • Provide knowledge of bioethics and good clinical practice;
  • To develop critical thinking skills in relation to the results of published and available research;
  • Improve the writing and submission of scientific protocols and articles, optimize project management and team management;
  • Adapt and optimize the communication of results to various audiences (scientific, media, general population).

At the end of the master's degree, the student is expected to have acquired, among other things, the ability to critically evaluate the practical applicability of theories, concepts and research models in the area of health, to produce and manage research in health services and to carry out project management to develop well-argued solutions to research problems in health services.

  • Obtaining and developing methodological, scientific and analytical knowledge.
  • Ability to collect data and analyze the dynamics and complexity of research, innovation in health services, innovation management and quality management.
  • Ability to critically evaluate the practical applicability of theories, concepts and research models in the health area.
  • Ability to produce and manage research in health services and carry out project management.
  • Ability to develop a creative environment within a health context.
  • Ability to develop well-argued solutions to health services research problems.

Master's degree aimed at health professionals and people with training or interest in the areas of health, epidemiological research and biostatistics (doctors, biomedical doctors, nurses, nutritionists, mathematicians/statisticians, managers, among others).

  • Pharmaceutical industry;
  • Health services;
  • Health consultancy and research






Bruno Heleno



  • LANGUAGE | Portuguese
  • ECTS | 120
  • DURATION | 2 years 
  • SCHEDULE | Mandatory courses (face-to-face) Post-work - Tuesdays to Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Optional courses (face-to-face or remote): Wednesdays or Saturdays

Study Plan



  • National student: 3950€/total (1st Year - 3000€/ 2nd Year - 950€)
  • International student: 6000€/total (1st Year - 4500€/ 2nd Year - 1500€)

Program manager

Marlene Silva
Program Manager
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