The master's degree (2nd cycle) has a normal duration of three or four semesters and grants between 90 and 120 ECTS credits. This cycle of studies requires the attendance of curricular units, the preparation and public defense of an original thesis, the completion of an internship or a project, and the preparation and defense of the respective reports in the case of vocational or job oriented masters.
The programmes taught by UCP and the degrees granted (undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree) have the same value and produce the same effects as those of the state universities (Decree-Law no. 128/90). This system is based on three study cycles and is structured by the principles of the Bologna Process, which came into operation starting in 2006/07. All Study Programmes taught at Universidade Católica Portuguesa are accredited by "Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior" (Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education - A3ES) and duly registered on “Direção Geral do Ensino Superior” (Directorate General for Higher Education).
The Faculty of Biotechnology was founded in 1984, more than 30 years ago. At ESB, a variety of university activities are carried out, with emphasis on Higher Education (Undergraduate, Master's, PhD and Postgraduate), Research and Development (fundamental and applied projects) and Extension to the secondary and tertiary sectors (provision of services, and continuing training).
The Faculty of Dental Medicine (FMD) of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, created in 2019, develops activities around three pillars: Teaching, Scientific Research and Social Responsibility.
In the field of Teaching, the Integrated Master's Degree in Dental Medicine, the Undergraduate Degree in Biomedical Sciences and the Master's Degree in Applied Biomedicine (Computer and Management branches) are taught.
In the field of Scientific Research, the FMD's mission is research with and for the community, combining state-of-the-art laboratory and clinical methodologies with the latest digital technologies.
Regarding Social Responsibility, through the University Dental Clinic, it provides medical-dental consultations and contributes to the improvement of the health of the most vulnerable populations.
Supported by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Health (CIIS), the FMD promotes biomedical, clinical and translational research.
The Institute of Health Sciences was created at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 2004 with the objective of integrating all existing programs in the field of Health Sciences into a single national project and promoting its development.
The Institute of Health Sciences - Viseu created in 2016 develops activities around three pillars: Teaching, Scientific Research and Provision of Services. In terms of teaching, the Master's Degree in Dental Medicine and the Degree in Biomedical Sciences are taught. Scientific research follows the mission and objectives of the Centre four Interdisciplinary Research in Health (CIIS), which has in Viseu the platforms: ProHealth and SalivaTec. The University Dental Clinic supports the training activity of the Integrated Master in Dental Medicine and provides services to the community.