¿Non-drugs¿ products - cosmetics, medical devices, food supplements, natural products, are essential elements of people's health, duly recognized and covered by EU legislation. And the interest that the industry has been dedicating to them, as seen by its current diversity and sophistication, has been manifested by an encouraging recognition of its importance, translated by the increase in its consumption and preference, even in the context of economic crisis. This dynamic is not independent of the regulatory changes that have been taking place in large markets, promoting good practices and the improvement of safety and consumer satisfaction conditions.
For companies in the sector, it is imperative to have human resources capable of meeting these challenges.
As a continuation of the School that the Lusófona University has been creating in these matters, this master's degree now appears, designed to train professionals who are at the forefront of applied knowledge, in the fields of quality, safety and efficacy assessment, always in the light of current regulatory guidelines.
Thus, we hope to promote innovation in companies and the economy, investing in the creation of specialized skills, technically consolidated, according to the most demanding standards of competitiveness. At the same time, this master's degree provides the opportunity for a successful career in a market as sophisticated as it is global.
Reasons to apply
- unique in the national and European space, directed to an area of great economic dynamics;
- investment in the necessary skills, in these fields, for a dynamic career in a constantly expanding global market;
- faculty with international experience, not only pedagogical and academic, but also regulatory, R&D, or with connections to the industrial world;
- training based on innovative active knowledge tools
- possibility of progress for 3rd cycle programs (PhD)
Accredited - A3ES Decision
Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS
Master Degree | 4 Semesters | 120 ECTS
The following may apply for admission to the 2nd cycle of studies leading to a master's degree: a) Holders of a bachelor's, master's, or legal equivalent, preferably in the area of Health Sciences, and secondarily in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Nutrition Sciences and related areas; b) Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, which is recognized as meeting the objectives of the degree of ¿licenciado¿ by the statutory competent scientific body; c) Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, even if it is outside the areas of health, which is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the statutory competent scientific body, subject to interview.
Have completed a total of 120 ECTS
The essential objective of this cycle of studies is to train competent specialists, oriented towards innovation, able to develop, commercialize and advise health promotion products ¿non-drugs¿ (cosmetics, medical devices, products of natural origin, food supplements and foodstuffs).
Thus, knowledge considered essential in this field should be acquired:
- regulatory affairs,
- assessment of safety and efficacy
- quality control and quality assurance
- intellectual property
- applied toxicology.
In the Optative CUs, students can acquire skills in areas of their particular interest, such as Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing, Cosmetology or Nutritional Supplementation and Sports.
Finally, they should develop activities to initiate research in the area, which enable them to continue their studies and / or explore academic paths.
Who should apply
This master's degree is especially aimed at professionals in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, nutrition and human food sectors, including the sector of food supplements, medical devices, and natural products, interested in acquiring solid training in these fields for personal and professional development. Graduates from different areas of higher education are also targeted, especially in the area of health sciences, but also in economics, marketing, among others, who wish to complement their training with innovative instruments of active knowledge.
Majority of the classes are taught in Portuguese, so you need to be proficient in this language.
Ciências farmacêuticas | Terapia e reabilitação | Gestão e administração