University 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

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). 2023/24 Academic year.
    €75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold an EU residence permit). 2023/24 Academic year.

  • Language: Spanish (80%), catalan (10%)and english (10%)
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning
  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Biosciences

The overall aim of the UAB master's degree in Advanced Biotechnology is to offer graduates high quality training that will allow them to integrate the biotechnological aspects of many disciplines within the life sciences and engineering, and use this knowledge to identify problems in our society and to undertake research, innovation and development activities.

Students will be able to choose between two tracks: Industrial Biotechnology, and Molecular and Therapeutic Biotechnology.

Students on the Industrial Biotechnology track will delve more deeply into applied biocatalysis and biotransformations, bioprocess engineering of cell factories, and the rules and regulations of manufacturing biotechnological products.

Students on the Molecular and Therapeutic Biotechnology track will learn more about advanced methodologies for the functional study of biomolecules, using examples from human diseases (diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer, etc.), technologies for obtaining transgenic animals and their biomedical applications, and the methodology of gene therapy.

Career options

Students who obtain the master's degree in Advanced Biotechnology can go on to pursue a scientific, academic or professional career, in research centres, universities, hospitals and businesses involved in R+D+I.

In particular, they can work in bioprocess engineering, managing R+D+I projects, industrial and food microbiology and consultancy services within this field, that is, in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food industries, etc., related to the fields of biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, microbiology, molecular biology or biomedicine.

The master's degree also meets the academic needs of research staff intending to undertake PhD studies in the field of Biotechnology.

Work placements


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