36 months
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The main objective of this Biology course at University of Madeira is the acquisition of the necessary skills for the understanding, analysis and interpretation of processes and biological patterns, allowing for 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 is ensured throughout the course via fieldwork and laboratorial training, encouraging the development of skills related to the collection and selection of samples and interpretation of scientific information. The Biology course at University of Madeira 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.


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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anatomy and Plant Organogenesis
  • Cell Molecular Biology
  • Biosystematics
  • Physics for Biology
  • General Mathematics
  • Biostatistics
  • Biophysics


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Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Funchal

521 - 798 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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