Official Master's Degree in Advanced Biotechnology


The overall aim of the 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.

Thus, after a deeper look at aspects of synthetic biology, systems biology, metabolic engineering, and microbial biotechnology, 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, rules and regulations for making biotechnological products, or integrating genetic, molecular and bioinformatic tools for the genetic improvement of microorganisms.

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, the methodology of gene therapy in vivo and ex vivo, the application of nanotechnology and biomaterials to the biomedical field and the potential of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

Among the great advantages of this master's degree are the opportunities to do work placements in biotechnological companies and in a pilot fermentation plant.

The degree aims to prepare its students to join companies or research groups in the biotechnology sector.


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.


Teaching timetable

Official UAB

25 places
Classroom-based learning
Credits: 60 ECTS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2019
See the calendar
Pre-enrolment open
Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
€75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Language:Spanish (80%), catalan (10%)and english (10%)

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