About this programme

Bioinformatics emerges at the interface between the disciplines of Biological Sciences, Informatics and Mathematics and is an emerging area that was strongly driven by genome sequencing. The combination of skills and knowledge acquired provide a solid foundation for a wide range of employment opportunities or further study at Masters or PhD levels.


This programmeseeks to train professionals capable of analyzing information containing biological meaning which is produced in increasing quantities as a result of the nowadays fast technological development.

Professionals outputs

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Agro-Food Industry
  • Biotech Companies
  • Information Technology Companies

Why choosing this programme

  • Excellent professional perspectives in the programme area and in related areas worldwide, once this is an area in great development and expansion.
  • Acquiring of skills highly valued in the job market namely in the fields of Data Mining and Big Data.
  • The programme presents in its curricular plan an internship/project on the job site (work placement), increasing the vocational education nature of the course.

Curricular programme

Study plan

Length and total of ECTS credits


Programme coordinator

António Leonardo Gonçalves, Maria Helena Caria, Sónia Santos, Vítor Barbosa

International student annual fee

1350,00 euros

European student annual fee

871,52 euros

International student entrance

Please check here entrance requirements for International Students at International Students or at  Study in Setubal