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AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES (Master of Sience in Aquaculture and Fisheries )

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 4 semesters
Cost Application rate:50 € Reggistration fee:175€ EU students:1100€ Non-EU students:4000€


Provide students with the knowledge and training required for the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources. Provide students with the knowledge and training required for the production of species in different aquaculture production systems. Training of professionals for aquaculture and fisheries. Provide skills that enable lifelong learning in a self-oriented or autonomous manner. Create the competencies during the Masters to enable progress to a higher level of specialization at the PhD level. To train professionals able to communicate their knowledge to the scientific as well as non-scientific public.

Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work
Research Project

Application procedure

Number of slots: 25

Minimum number of students: 8

Necessary documents: Curriculum vitae (with personal, academic and professional information); certificates of qualification with the discrimination of the classifications obtained in each unit; proof of payment of the registration fee (50€).

Learning outcomes

Em instituições, privadas e públicas, ligadas à investigação nas áreas das pescas e da aquacultura.
Em profissões liberais, consultadorias e assessorias e mesmo no estabelecimento de novas empresas, especialmente em áreas de inovação biotecnológica, aquacultura e valorização de produtos.
Em entidades relacionados com a preservação e conservação do meio ambiente, em Associações de pescadores ONGs , e mesmo em empresas de pesca, como técnicos de laboratório, de amostragem, e de monitorização.Em estações de cultivo de organismos marinhos, como técnico de laboratório.


Conditions of access:

a) Degree in Biology or related field by a Portuguese university;

b) Holders of a foreign higher education degree equivalent to a 1st cycle of studies organized in accordance with the Bologna Process by a state adhering to this process;

c) Holders of a foreign higher education degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of “licenciado” (bachelor of science);

d) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum attesting to the ability of the candidate to carry out the Master of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries.

The acceptance of a candidate based on criteria b) to d) is the responsibility of the Scientific Council (Conselho Científico) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia) of Algarve University and does not confer to the candidate formal recognition or equivalency to the degree of “licenciado” or any other academic degree.

Criteria for selection of the candidates: Adequacy and final grade of the undergraduate degree; professional, scientific and academic curriculum; global profile.

ISCED Categories

Maritime economy
Conservation and environmental management