This study cycle will provide students with a multidisciplinary view of oncology, focusing on the molecular and cellular aspects that operate in cancer, and their impact on clinical practice.

3 reasons to choose this programme


The course takes place through short/medium course units, with a diversified teaching staff that includes researchers and physicians.


The assessment modalities are diversified and adjusted to the contents.


There is tutorial monitoring of all students.

Educational Plan

FMUL has extensive and relevant knowledge and experience in oncobiology.


  • Promoting research attitudes, training new generations of scientists and doctors for cancer research.
  • Complement basic training in biomedical sciences.
  • Deepen and technically and scientifically update knowledge in the areas of Cancer Biology and its clinical relevance.

Skills acquisition

  • Analyze and solve problems using a multidisciplinary approach;
  • Integrate and evaluate information;
  • Formulate hypotheses, gather appropriate data to test it, and analyze the data properly;
  • Develop communication skills: prepare and give presentations, write for scientific audiences, prepare a proposal for funding;
  • Conducting effective searches of scientific literature.


Professional Opportunities

  • Basic investigation
  • Clinical investigation
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Clinical trials
  • Academy


Research Topics

  • Oncobiology
  • Oncoimmunology
  • Epidemiology
  • Drug development

Target Students

Graduates in Medicine, Biology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry and similar areas (recent graduates, graduates or highly qualified professionals).


Conditions for Admission

Candidates are ranked through curriculum assessment and interview according to the criteria and weighting defined by the Master's Scientific Committee, namely:

Curricular assessment: 60%, which will include assessment of the following parameters:

  • Classification obtained in previous degree(s);
  • Motivation and rationale for the application, expressed in the motivation letter;
  • Professional experience in the area, including work performed.

Interview: 40%, which will focus on the following parameters:

  • Demonstrated competences:
  • Adequacy of the candidate's speech to the objectives of the postgraduate course for which he is applying;
  • Framing the candidate's needs and expectations to the potential and limitations of the Master's programme;
  • The candidate's capacity for empathy and interpersonal relationships, in the context of team and multidisciplinary research work;
  • Openness of the candidate to explore similar areas in potential projects integrated with other groups dedicated to different topics.


The tuition fee may be paid, in full or in instalments, according to the terms and amounts indicated in the tuition fee determination for the academic year  2020/2021



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