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.

General information

  • UAB University Master's Degree
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 12/01/2024
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  • Pre-registration period: Closed
  • Places: 25 places
  • Price: €27.67 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding an EU residence permit). 2024/25 Academic year.
    €75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold an EU residence permit). 2024/25 Academic year.

  • Language: Catalan (50%) and Spanish (50%)
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning
  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Biosciences

The master's degree in Applied Microbiology provides advanced knowledge in applied microbiology. Its main objective is to train new professionals by equipping them with the skills needed to enter the industrial, healthcare and research field. The syllabus gives students a multidisciplinary and integrated view of molecular, environmental, medical and industrial microbiology applications through the compulsory modules and further practical training through compulsory external work placements in private laboratories, in research centres and in public institutions, allowing direct contact with the profession right from the beginning of the course.

The different modules include the participation of professionals with extensive knowledge on microbiology in the fields of research and industry and reflect the excellence of lecturers. This master's degree has received the seal of approval of the Catalan University Quality Assurance System, and it also fulfills all academic requirements for those who seek to continue onto a doctoral programme. 

Career options

The master's degree in Applied Microbiology provides a quality education that allows graduates to build their career in science, whether academic or professional, in research centres, universities, hospitals and private firms specialising in pharmacology, biomedicine or food science, whose activity involves the detection, use or study of microorganisms.
The master's degree also meets the academic needs of researchers who wish to take a PhD in the field of microbiology.

Work placements

Specific grants for this master's degree

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Coordinator university:

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


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