University Master's Degree in Paleobiology and Fossil Record

Develop the professional skills needed to study and interpret fossils and the history of life from a technical, scientific and communicative viewpoint

General information

  • Inter-University
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 12/01/2024
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  • Pre-registration period: Open
  • Places: 25 places
  • Price: €27.67 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding an EU residence permit). 2024/25 Academic year.
    €66 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold an EU residence permit). 2024/25 Academic year.

  • Language: Spanish (85%) and English (15%)
  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Science

If you have always been drawn to dinosaurs, the origin of our pre-human ancestors, and the large diversity in trilobites populating the seas of the Palaeozoic Era, this master’s degree will equip you with the professional skills needed to enter the world of palaeontology.

These studies are offered by a variety of lecturers, all of whom are top-level experts in different fields of palaeontology, both in research and in relation to other technical development areas.
The objective is for you to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to analyse and understand the fossils of different organisms, applying the most adequate and innovative techniques in each case. 

At the same time, the diversity in activities and the reduced number of students (maximum 25) allows for a personalised monitoring of each student to help you improve your skills and acquire competent professional profiles in each area.

Most lectures are taught in Spanish and a large amount of theoretical content can be followed online, which marks the diference with other similar master’s degree in Spain. The programme is also designed to boost our students’ International projection as soon as they graduate.


Coordinator university:

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Participating universities

Universitat de Barcelona

Collaborating institutions:

Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont


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