Ciencias Farmaceuticas


About the program/cycle of studies

The Integrated Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences is structured according to the Bologna process in accordance with Order no. 18 755-F/2007 of 12 June 2007, by the Directorate General for Higher Education (DGES), published in the 2nd series of the Diário da República no. 160 of 21 August, registered with the no. R/B - AD - 982/2007.

To obtain a Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, students must successfully conclude all subjects included in the study plan for this course, corresponding to 300 ECTS, out of a total of 8,400 hours, 4,132 are face-to-face, including the internship.

The cycle of studies is in conformity with the European Parliament and the European Council Directive 2005/36/CE, of 7 September 2005.


Course accredited by A3ES  for 6 years (ACEF, decision from 20-02-2018); MAXIMUM ACCREDITATION BY A3ES.


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Type of recognition

The professional title of Pharmacist requires valid membership in the Pharmacists Association, in accordance with Decree-Law no. 288/2001, of 10 November.


Entry requirements


Applies to all candidates who do not hold citizenship /relatives of any country that is a Member State of the European Union; or have not been legal residents in Portugal for more than two years.


  • Completed secondary school;
  • Document certifying that the candidate has a national exam of Biology in is education system with the minimum mark of approved in order to substitute our national access exam of Biologia e Geologia, and the respective contents, or take the exam in CESPU


Application Regimes:

General Access: Students who hold a foreign secondary diploma legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education. The Portuguese admission exams can be replaced by the equivalent final exams or school-leaving exams required for each degree, duly recognized DGES (Artigo 20º do Decreto-Lei n.º 296-A/98)1.

+23 years old Regime: Students aged over 23 can be admitted to higher education if they successfully completed the special entrance examination that evaluates the capacity to attend higher education courses at CESPU educational establishments, according to the law (DL 64/2006 de 21 de março, alterado pelo Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)

 Changing of Course/Institution: Is the act by which a student applies to the same or a different degree from that of the last registration, in the same or in a different institution of higher education, whether or not there was an interruption of the registration in accordance with the Portaria n.º 181-D/2015,  19 of June.

Holder of a Degree: Holders of a Bachelor, master or doctor degree obtained in national or foreign higher education institutions, as long as recognized by Decree law nº66 / 2018  (Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)


Official languages

English (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
French (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)


Course duration

5 years - 10 semesters - 300 ECTS



Vítor Manuel Fernandes Seabra da Silva



D.R. Notice no. 10975/2019, 12 june


Main scientific areas


No. Compulsory

Pharmaceutical Sciences








Nutritional Sciences


Nutrition Sciences


Social and Behavioural Sciences