University Master's Degree in Applied Microbiology

A multidisciplinary, comprehensive and advanced vision of knowledge in microbiology applied to the environmental, biotechnological, industrial, molecular and healthcare fields.

Content Official Master's Degree in Applied Microbiology

Ideal student profile

Graduates in Biosciences or Health Sciences, with a love for biology in general and microbiology in particular. Students should be optimistic about their learning abilities and their future as microbiologists. They should have a clear idea about what they want to achieve professionally, and be proactive, disciplined and enterprising in pursuit of their goals.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously

Specific skills

  • Apply the appropriate methodologies for sample collection, characterisation and analysis of microbial populations and communities.
  • Design tools and strategies based on microorganisms to optimise industrial processes, assess the environmental impact of human activity and recover polluted environments.
  • Display knowledge of the most up-to-date methodology used in environmental, molecular, industrial and clinical microbiology.
  • Interpret results from microbiological analyses in order to take appropriate decisions and propose solutions to biological problems in different areas.
  • Carry out tasks self-sufficiently in the field of microbiology and within a work environment.
  • Conceive, design and propose research projects and write review articles in the field of microbiology.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Use scientific terminology to account for research results and present these orally and in writing.
  • Use scientific terminology to account for research results and present these orally and in writing.
  • Design and apply scientific methodology in problem solving.
  • Develop critical reasoning within the subject area and in relation to the scientific or business context.
  • Analyse research results to obtain new products or processes, assessing their industrial and commercial viability with a view to transferring them to society.