University of Algarve

Introduction

Why choose University of Algarve (UAlg)?

The University of Algarve (Portugal) is a young public university, with a student population close to 9,000 and employs over 700 academics. In these last three decades, the University of Algarve has consolidated the link established with the regional business and with the public and private organizations, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and contributing to sustainable development with a positive impact across the community.

Teaching

Established in four campuses, three in the city of Faro and one in Portimão, the University of Algarve offers courses in six thematic areas: Arts, Literature and History; Engineering Sciences; Life, Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences; Medicine and Allied Sciences; Social, Education and Professional Training Sciences; and Economics, Management and Tourism. The studies in these areas include undergraduate and postgraduate (Master and Ph.D.) degrees.

Research

Research at the University of Algarve is carried out in dynamic and prominent research centers, which produce innovation and added value enhancing research and development in different fields such as Marine Sciences, Biology and Biomedicine, Electronics and Telecommunications, Literature, History, Communications, and Arts. Its laboratories are open to the world, recruiting the very best young researchers across the various research areas of excellence.

Location

Located in the southernmost part of Portugal, one of the most touristic regions of Portugal, the University has three university campuses located in Faro (capital of the region, with an international airport, sports stadium, central hospital) and one in Portimão, Algarve’s second main city.

Internationalization

Recently, there has been a significant increase of foreign students from more than 60 countries due to the internationalization strategy of the University of Algarve. Of its 9,000-student population, 10% are foreign students, of which nearly half are at the University under bilateral agreements and cooperation programmes, mainly Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus. The quality and diversity of European Masters and Doctorates, combined with postgraduate courses open to students from all over the world explain the magnitude of this mobility.

Support facilities

All campuses offer specific classrooms, computer and multimedia labs, auditoriums, libraries and study and meeting rooms. Wireless Internet access is available on all campuses. With accommodation in residence halls for over 600 students, several canteens and cafeterias throughout the various campuses, medical services and cultural and sports activities, the University of Algarve has witnessed a significant growth in terms of student population, modern facilities and the quality and diversity of programmes on offer.

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MSc

Master in Chemical Innovation and Regulation

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Chemical Innovation and Regulation is an MSc degree for professionals concerned with the safety and regulation of chemical substances. This degree provides professionals with all the tools and knowledge needed from the scientific, the regulatory and the economic point of view to manage the risks of chemicals responsibly and to meet responsibilities over chemical legislation worldwide. [+]

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The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Chemical Innovation and Regulation is an MSc degree for professionals concerned with the safety and regulation of chemical substances. This degree provides professionals with all the tools and knowledge needed from the scientific, the regulatory and the economic point of view to manage the risks of chemicals responsibly and to meet responsibilities over chemical legislation worldwide.

Career Opportunities

ChIR graduates gain an in-depth knowledge of chemical design, industrial processes, marketing, risk assessment and chemicals regulations. The EMMC ChIR is designed to attend the needs of chemical companies, research centers, and regulatory bodies. It opens student’s perspectives for bright professional careers as risk assessment experts, regulatory affairs specialists, regulatory scientists, regulatory professionals.... [-]


Master in Food Technology

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The aim of MSc programme in Food Technology is to provide a general understanding of food properties and production, and knowledge in technologies involved in the production of safe and healthy food that qualifies the recipient not only to analyze and control but also to design, innovate and develop food production systems and food products. [+]

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The Food Technology Master offers a comprehensive understanding of food properties and production and the key technologies involved in the production of safe and healthy food. Students will be able to analyse and control food processes, as well as to design, innovate and develop food production systems and food products.

Career Opportunities

Those completing the MSc in Food Technology can integrate research and development (R&D) institutions/departments, food company’s technical staff or work at intermediate/senior management level in the food industry. The acquired skills will enable them to carry out activities associated with e.g. the processing and analysis of food and (alcoholic) beverages, research and development of new food products and processes, food safety and quality, assessment and mitigation of the environmental impact of the food industry, traceability and authenticity of food products.... [-]


Master

Master in Aquaculture and Fisheries

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The course provides a unique training for aquaculture production and fisheries. Starting with a common base, fisheries specialists will become experts in the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources, while aquaculture specialists will become experts in a variety of production systems. Thesis projects are often developed through placements in industry settings. [+]

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The course provides a unique training for aquaculture production and fisheries. Starting with a common base, fisheries specialists will become experts in the assessment, management, conservation and sustainable exploitation of living resources, while aquaculture specialists will become experts in a variety of production systems. Thesis projects are often developed through placements in industry settings.

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Master in Biotechnology

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The Biotechnology MSc provides advanced level training in Biotechnology, Biological and Biochemical Engineering. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform: analysis as higher technicians in the health, environment, food and farm sector and quality control analysis. [+]

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The Biotechnology MSc provides advanced level training in Biotechnology, Biological, and Biochemical Engineering. The course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform: analysis as higher technicians in the health, environment, food and farm sector and quality control analysis. The MSc also provides life-long training opportunities for professionals in the health and education sector and pharmaceutical industry wishing to update their knowledge in this important area.

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Master in Ecohydrology

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The master in Ecohydrology aims to create specialists with a transdisciplinary vision of global water issues, including ecosystem functioning, understanding of the pressures on aquatic ecosystems under global changes and that are able to develop and to implement sustainable solutions for restoration of aquatic ecosystems. [+]

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The master in Ecohydrology aims to create specialists with a transdisciplinary vision of global water issues, including ecosystem functioning, understanding of the pressures on aquatic ecosystems under global changes and that are able to develop and to implement sustainable solutions for restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Graduates from the master in Ecohydrology will be able to develop their professional activities in research institutes, universities and public or private institutions or companies dealing with water resources and management.

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Master in Informatics Engineering

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The Informatics Engineering master offers a broad selection of subjects from different areas of computer science. Students receive solid hands-on training and will be well prepared for the job market, from the maintenance and programming of systems and networks, or in web servers and services and databases, to the analysis of data (big data) and scientific research. [+]

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The Informatics Engineering master offers a broad selection of subjects from different areas of computer science. Students receive solid hands-on training and will be well prepared for the job market, from the maintenance and programming of systems and networks, or in web servers and services and databases, to the analysis of data (big data) and scientific research.

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Master in Management

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The Master in Management is a three-semester program, that offers specialization areas: Tourism Management; Healthcare Management; Marine and Maritime Management. This Master is open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management. [+]

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The Master in Management is a three-semester program, that offers specialization areas: Tourism Management; Healthcare Management; Marine and Maritime Management. This Master is open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management.

Career Opportunities Tourism Management, Healthcare Management and Marine and Maritime Management are emerging fields within Management. The increasing interest in these fields of study is due largely to their growing importance to the socio-economic development of regions and countries. Thus the job opportunities for graduates in these sectors are, in general, very promising. This Master's prepares graduates for a wide range of potential careers in Tourism Management, Healthcare Management and Marine and Maritime Management. Among others, it can be mentioned the following roles: auditing/accounting, general management, operations management, human recourses management, marketing, strategic planning, working for a family business or even setting up their own business. [-]

Master in Marine and Coastal Systems

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The Marine and Coastal Systems master programme (MaCS – SIMCO) integrates knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the study of processes operating within the coastal and marine systems, subject to complex geological, physical, chemical, biological and social forcings. [+]

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The Marine and Coastal Systems master programme (MaCS – SIMCO) integrates knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach. It focuses on the study of processes operating within the coastal and marine systems, subject to complex geological, physical, chemical, biological and social forcings.

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Master in Marine Biological Resources

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

International Master in Marine Biological Resources covers a wide, yet consistent, range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources. With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning. [+]

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International Master in Marine Biological Resources covers a wide, yet consistent, range of subjects related to the sustainable use of marine biological resources. With an emphasis on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links biology of marine organisms and environmental studies with subjects in marine policy and planning.

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Master in Marine Biology

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The Marine Biology Master provides multidisciplinary advanced training for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, their functioning, and diversity. The program includes a strong component of laboratory and field work in different marine ecosystems. Applications include marine biological resource exploitation, conservation, and biotechnology. [+]

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The Marine Biology Master provides multidisciplinary advanced training for the analysis and understanding of marine biodiversity, from genes to ecosystems, their functioning, and diversity. The program includes a strong component of laboratory and field work in different marine ecosystems. Applications include marine biological resource exploitation, conservation, and biotechnology.

Career Opportunities: Technical, scientific and academic careers in: Marine conservation, fisheries resources use, and management, marine biotechnology; Impact studies and monitoring of marine ecosystems; Marine ecosystems management; Marine biotechnological innovation; Marine natural products; Marine ecotourism; Marine environmental education.This is an essential training component towards a higher degree (Ph.D.). [-]

Master in Molecular and Microbial Biology

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The Master course offers a comprehensive understanding of microbial and other biological systems, from the molecular and cellular organization of the individual or community to the biotechnological applications in different areas (Environmental, Industrial, and Biomedical). [+]

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The Master course offers a comprehensive understanding of microbial and other biological systems, from the molecular and cellular organization of the individual or community to the biotechnological applications in different areas (Environmental, Industrial, and Biomedical).

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Master in Urban Water Cycle

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The Master in Urban Water Cycle provides multidisciplinary training in response to the new challenges in the urban water cycle, in a global changes scenario. Students develop expertise in the different areas of urban water infrastructure, sustainable water management (origins, quality, use and reuse) and water governance (economic, policy and regulatory). Students will study different geographical realities and will be prepared to participate in water management locally, nationally and internationally. [+]

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The Master in Urban Water Cycle provides multidisciplinary training in response to the new challenges in the urban water cycle, in a global changes scenario. Students develop expertise in the different areas of urban water infrastructure, sustainable water management (origins, quality, use and reuse) and water governance (economic, policy and regulatory). Students will study different geographical realities and will be prepared to participate in water management locally, nationally and internationally.

The general objectives of the Master in Urban Water Cycle are: Enable professionals with different training base, to work in a team, cross-and multidisciplinary way, answering to the new challenges in the urban water cycle, in a global changes scenario; Qualify the students to develop expertise in the different areas of urban water infrastructure, sustainable water management (origins, quality, use and reuse) and water governance (economic, political and regulatory); Train students to meet different geographical realities, preparing them to participate in water management locally, nationally and internationally. [-]

Master in Water and Coastal Management

Campus October 2018 Portugal Faro

The program main goals are: Development of a structured and integrated cooperation in Marine and Environmental Sciences Higher Education; Improve and promote worldwide the European High Education Level in the field of Water and Coastal Management; Join resources and fill gaps between field studies, the academia, the governance bodies and economic agents; Promote an interdisciplinary advanced training and education in order to create skills and competencies to the future generation of researchers and managers in Water and Coastal Management; Promotes students and teachers mobility in the context of MSc program. [+]

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The program main goals are: Development of a structured and integrated cooperation in Marine and Environmental Sciences Higher Education; Improve and promote worldwide the European High Education Level in the field of Water and Coastal Management; Join resources and fill gaps between field studies, the academia, the governance bodies and economic agents; Promote an interdisciplinary advanced training and education in order to create skills and competencies to the future generation of researchers and managers in Water and Coastal Management; Promotes students and teachers mobility in the context of MSc program.

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University of Algarve

Address Universidade do Algarve UAlg Rua da Universidade 81
8005-139 Faro, Faro District, Portugal
Website http://www.ualg.pt/en
Phone +351 289 800 003