University master's degree in Plant Biology, Genomics and Biotechnology

A comprehensive knowledge of the functioning of plants is fundamental for scientific and technological developments

General information

  • Inter-University
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 01/01/2022
    See the calendar
  • Pre-registration period: Closed
  • Places: 25 places
  • Price: €27.67 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding an EU permit). 2022/23 Academic year.
    €75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold an EU residence permit). 2022/23 Academic year.

  • Language: English (100%)
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning
  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Biosciences
In recent years, improvements in the research tools used in molecular biology, bioinformatics and genetics have given rise to formidable advances in plant research. Rapid progress is being made in crop breeding improvement with the aim of achieving more sustainable and healthier food production systems, as well as in the biotechnological production of drugs and other active compounds with technological applications in the fields of bio-health, farming, renewable energy and the materials industry. Identifying and conserving the genetic diversity of plants are basic steps towards assuring the future sustainable development of all these applications, which are creating demand for specialised research and development personnel.

The master's degree is organised jointly by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, the Universitat de Barcelona and the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics.

Lectures are held entirely in English.


Career options

Career options include both basic research and practical applications in the field of plant biology.

This Master's degree will train you as a professional qualified to work in academic and research sectors pertaining to universities, research centres and institutes, and R&D departments of biotechnological and/or plant improvement industries.

Additional career options include the identification and conservation of plant germplasm (germplasm collections, botanical gardens, etc.), identification and evaluation of plant drugs used both in the pharmaceutical and food industry; with particular emphasis on identifying and evaluating transgenic food.

The master's degree also meets the academic needs of research staff who wish to undertake their PhD studies in the area of Plant Biology and Biotechnology.


Work placements

Coordinator university:

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Participating universities

Universitat de Barcelona

Collaborating institutions:

Centre de Recerca en Agrigenòmica


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