Applications for the Erasmus Mundus and Paris-Saclay scholarships are now closed.

Self-financed can still apply until May 31st, 2018.

Master SERP+ Programme

Transferable skills: Patent Law, Scientific writing, Career objectives, Portuguese courses


Overview on intellectual property: basics; patenting, ownership, trademarks and designs; patentable subject matter; patent search/mining, patent and technology databases. Management of intellectual property and technology transfer. Science writing: papers, posters, oral communications; reports; theses. Career objectives: preparation of CVs, letter of motivation, interviews; strategies for the pursuit of career objectives in companies and R&D centers.


The aim of this course is that the students develop and train transversal skills on: patent law and mining, and transfer of technology activities; scientific writing and communication; appropriate strategies for the pursuit of career objectives in the academic, industrial and entrepreneurial world.

Recommended Books

  • “Intellectual Property Management: A Guide for Scientists, Engineers, Financiers, and Managers”, C. Junghans, A. Levy, R.Sander, T. Boeckh, J. Heerma, C. Regierer, Wiley, 2006.
  • “Science Research Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English”, Hilary Glasman-Deal, Imperial College Press, 2010.

Teaching Staff

Eduardo Marques (Course Coordinator)
Maria das Dores Ribeiro da Silva


Lectures: 21 h

Grading System

Presentations/essays: 100%