Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology

Interdisciplinary training integrating knowledge on the functioning and potential of living organisms with experimental work methods, leading applications and production processes.

  • Faculty of Biosciences
  • Bellaterra campus
  • Duration: 4 courses - 240 credits
  • Places: 80
  • Admission mark: 11,132
  • Price per credit: 35.77 euros
  • Language: Catalan (60%), Spanish (35%) and English (5%)
  • Academic calendar
  • Learning mode: Classroom-based learning

Biotechnology is the application of science and technology to living beings and their cellular or molecular behaviour in order to advance knowledge of the same and produce goods or services. This is a field in major expansion that has diversified towards a wide variety of areas, such as medicine and health, agro-food production, industrial production and the field of energy and the environment.

The training offered in the Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology concords with the subjects offered in European and American universities internationally known for their excellence in the field of life sciences. This makes international mobility for our students easier. Proof of UAB's excellent training can be seen in the large number of businesses, health institutes and research centres in which our students carry out their work placements in the last year of their studies.

The UAB was one of the first universities to implement a degree in Biotechnology in Spain. The degree is offered at the Faculty of Biosciences, the only one to exist in the state. Biotechnology, moreover, played a strategic role in the creation of the UAB Biocluster.

Career options

Biotechnological processes are used in a wide range of sectors, including pharmaceutics and healthcare, food, the environment and fuels, all of which are well-established in the area around the university.
The degree in Biotechnology provides multidisciplinary training that offers employment prospects in the areas of research, development, production and management and data protection, both in private and in public institutions.
Graduates in Biotechnology are equipped to work in R&D departments in a large variety of biotechnological firms related to sectors such as pharmaceutics, veterinary drugs, fine chemicals, agro-food products or microelectronics and in their production lines. They will also be able to design strategies for the marketing and commercialisation of biotechnological products, and also to work professionally in areas of technology management or transfer.
In research or health institutions they can work in hospitals, analysis laboratories and in basic and applied animal and human health centres, with derivations towards similar fields such as veterinary science, the environment or microelectronics.

Mobility programmes

Professional training


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