Official master's degree in Advanced Biotechnology

Integration of knowledge on the functioning of living beings with their potential use for the development of new tools in the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry

Admission Official Master's Degree in Advanced Biotechnology

Access

Access 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 requirements

Admission requirements are as follows:

Graduates, preferably from the following degrees: Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Sciences. These graduates will not need to take bridging courses.

Graduates in Biology, Genetics, Veterinary Medicine, Industrial Engineering, and graduates in studies that are not explicitly included in this list, may also apply provided that the syllabus of their degree accredit a graduate profile similar to that which facilitates access to this master's degree (related fields).

Students must have a basic knowledge of Spanish (B1) and/or Catalan (B1) and English (B1) to follow classes effectively.

Selection criteria

In the event that the number of participants exceeds the number of places on offer, places will be awarded in accordance with the following priority criteria:

  • Weighted academic transcript: up to 4 points.
  • Affinity of the studies previously carried out with scientific and technical areas in the field of Biotechnology: up to 3 points.
  • Professional experience, previous research or work within fields related to the contents of the master's degree: up to 2 points.
  • Letters of reference: up to 1 point.

Complementary training

Students with a degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Food Science and Technology will not be required to take bridging courses to follow either of the two tracks on the Master’s Degree in Advanced Biotechnology.

Students with a degree in Biology, Genetics, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who may wish to take the industrial track, and students with a degree in Industrial Engineering or other areas of engineering related to Chemistry, as well as students whose degree syllabus accredits a graduate profile similar to that which facilitates access to this master's degree, depending on their previous studies, must take and pass certain bridging courses.

The Master’s Degree Committee will analyse all previous study and, where required, will confirm the need to take the necessary bridging courses.

Bridging courses in the master's degree for students with a degree in Biology, Genetics, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences who wish to take the industrial track are as follows:

  • Fundamentals of Bioprocess Engineering: 6 ECTS credits
  • Bioreactors: 6 ECTS credits
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Bridging courses in the master's degree for students with a degree in Industrial Engineering, or other areas of engineering related to Chemistry, are:

  • Biochemistry: 6 ECTS credits
  • Microbiology: 6 ECTS credits

Bridging courses for undergraduate and graduate students whose degree syllabus accredits a graduate profile similar to that which facilitates access to this master's degree are:

  • Fundamentals of Bioprocess Engineering: 6 ECTS credits
  • Bioreactors: 6 ECTS credits
  • Biochemistry: 6 ECTS credits
  • Microbiology: 6 ECTS credits