Official Master's Degree in Bioinformatics
AccessAccess to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.
Admission requirementsThose interested in enrolling in the master's degree must have a university degree, preferably in Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biomedicine or other similar areas related to sciences and health sciences. Graduates in engineering and architecture fields will also be admitted.
It is recommended you have a Level B2 of English or equivalent. If you do not provide an official language certificate you will be interviewed in English by the admissions committee during the selection process.
Selection criteriaThe following aspects will be taken into consideration:
- Student record (40 points).
- Personal interview (25 points).
- Professional experience (curriculum vitae in English) (10 points).
- Suitability of your profile to the objectives and contents of the master's programme (10 points).
- Papers published (5 points).
- Recommendation letters (professional or academical) (5 points).
- Cover letter (in English) (5 points).
The admissions committee will admit those candidates who meet all aforementioned requirements and who obtain a total of 60 or more points in the selection criteria. If there are more candidates than places available, admission will be strictly based on the points obtained.
As this master's degree programme envisages applications from graduates in areas as diverse as biology and engineering, bridging courses have been established as a means of leveling the knowledge of all students who are admitted to the degree.
Students (such as engineers, physicists or mathematicians, among others) who do not have training in the field of biosciences are required to take Structure and Function of Biomolecules (6 ECTS credits), from the first semester of the degree in Biomedical Sciences. The syllabus for this subject is as follows:
Students from the ambit of life and health sciences who have no demonstrable knowledge of computer science are required to take Fundamentals of Computer Science (9 ECTS credits), from the first semester of the degree in Computer Engineering. The syllabus for this subject is as follows:
The following list sets out the bridging courses that students must take based on their previous studies. In specific cases, this may vary depending either on the specific optional subjects taken or on the decision of the master’s degree coordinator, in accordance with the knowledge that students are able to accredit.