NOVA Biomedical Research (NBR)


This Internacional master's degree will allow you to develop solid knowledge, combined with analytical and problem-solving skills in the biomedical field, in a fully international learning environment. The NBR is a student-centered program, where you can discuss your interests and get personalized advice and feedback.

This master's programme has four areas of specialization that are determined by the scientific area of the research thesis. The areas of specialization are: Neurosciences; Ageing and Chronic Diseases; Oncobiology and Regenerative Medicine.


The course provides the core skills and knowledge to identify scientifically relevant problems in the areas of biomedicine and health sciences and to translate these problems into experimentally demonstrable hypotheses. Students should also be able to clearly identify their relevance to the advancement of knowledge and/or technologies. The master's program is flexible and adopts a model of advanced courses offered annually from a diverse range of offerings. The NBR is an unequivocally student-centered and research-based international course. The official language of the course is English

  • Preparing students for research activities.
  • Evaluation, presentation, discussion and communication of the results of scientific work.
  • A course provides a solid basis for pursuing a third cycle leading to the award of a doctoral degree.
  • Make a relevant contribution to improving healthcare and the qualification of human resources

The NBR is the right choice for candidates looking for a practical approach aimed at acquiring the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for a successful career in Biomedical Research.

Students with bachelor's degree programs with diverse backgrounds. Some examples are: Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Chemistry, Nutrition, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Psychology or other degrees related to Biomedicine.

  • Scientific career
  • PhD programs in Portugal and abroad
  • Biomedical industry 
  • Science writing, journalism, science communication, science illustration, editorial positions in scientific journals

It’s a global world we live in, so it is also our responsibility to make sure that you to get a chance to go abroad and get in touch with different ways of living, studying, and working.

Some of our students have chosen to do lab rotations and the thesis research project in laboratories abroad, that just need to be approved by the NBR coordination. 





Paulo Pereira
Principal Investigator
Rita Teodoro
Principal Investigator
Cláudia Almeida


  • LANGUAGE | English
  • ECTS | 120
  • DURATION | 2 years 
  • SCHEDULE | Daytime - classes from Monday to Friday

Study Plan


April 2 to May 10


  • National student: 2.500€/year
  • International student: 3.500€/year

Program Manager

Marlene Silva
Program Manager
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