Applied Microbiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


The current cycle of studies encompasses a lecturing component, a project unit and a placement/thesis. The latter can include a dissertation of scientific nature or an industrial placement subject to a final report, providing they are original and specifically conceived towards that aim. The curriculum is also designed to stimulate the development of personal skills, nowadays a crucial factor for employability and professional success. The curriculum offers a variety of speciality courses defined based on the demand registered in the last few years.

The contact of the students with R&D activities and Extension Services of ESB is crucial for developing their capacity of problem-solving and independent thought, offering a clear vision of the professional and education opportunities on the different fields, urging the creativity capabilities. The students are also offered the possibility for an international mobility experience, which can be framed within the ERASMUS programme, and/or for a professional experience in a company/organization related to their field of studies, broadening their educational profile. 


Programme Structure


  • Microorganisms and Food Safety
  • Molecular Microbiology 
  • Research Methodology – Planning and Data Analysis
  • Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory Automatization
  • Microbiology and Environmental Quality
  • Option I
  • Research Project I


  • Advanced Clinical Microbiology
  • Microbial Biotechnology
  • Fermentation and Enzyme Technology
  • Management, Innovation and Marketing
  • Integrated Laboratory practices in Microbiology
  • Option II
  • Research Project II


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

  • A completed application form: graduate 
  • A certified copy of your academic qualifications
  • A copy of your passport (photo data page) or ID
  • application fee

Applicants who are uncertain about the minimum requirements are advised to contact us.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4665 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4665 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4665 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4665 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Several discounts apply.

Living costs for Porto

  • 556 - 870 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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