Master's Degree in Biostatistics and Biometry
Department of Sciences and Technology

2nd phase of applications: from August 20 to September 3, 2019

» Study Plan

Degree: Master (Mestrado)

Entry Requirements: Who can apply for master 's degree in Biostatistics and Biometry
a ) the holders of a degree or legal equivalent in the following scientific disciplines: Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Systems and Technology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and related fields;
b) the holders of an academic degree obtained abroad in the scientific areas of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Systems and Technology, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and related fields that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the Portuguese Open University  (Universidade Aberta);
c) the holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the Portuguese  Open University as meeting the goals and skills necessary to complete this course.


Language of Instruction: Portuguese.

Teaching Mode:

Distance learning, in the form of virtual classroom (teaching online using the e-learning platform of UAb).
The language of instruction is mainly Portuguese, however some units will have also offer tuition in Spanish.



Goals / Employment: The Master 's degree in Biostatistics and Biometry intended to all graduates and post graduate with interdisciplinary interests and responsibilities in fields as:
•Professionals in the areas of Statistics, Environmental Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Health Sciences and Medicine (Doctors, Nurses and biologists who perform data analysis), other technical careers in Health Sciences; Psycology of Health.
•Teachers of mathematics, biology and  ITC  in primary and secondary education;
•Researchers and academics;
•Young graduates with career prospects in these areas;
•Anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge in these areas.


Acess to Further Studies: Access to 3rd Cycle Courses (PhD).

Degree Coordination:
Maria do Rosário Olaia Duarte Ramos (Coordinator)
Amílcar Oliveira (Vice-Coordinator)

Curricular Structure and Credits: The cycle of studies leading to master 's degree makes a total of 120 credit units (ECTS) with a duration of two academic years.
The first year is divided into two semesters totaling 60 ECTS units.
It is awarded a Post-graduate certificate to the student who completes the academic part of the master.
The second year is devoted  to carrying out a dissertation or a work placement and respective report worth a total of 60 ECTS. In terms of overall work, each unit ECTS equals 26 hours of student work.