General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Faculty of Pharmacy / Granada campus

Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Agriculture, not elsewhere classified (0819)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will possess an in-depth knowledge of its theoretical premises as well as of experimental techniques that include the following: (i) micro and microstructural characteristics; (ii) histochemical, physiological and molecular aspects; (iii) environmental analysis; (iv) plant biotechnology techniques; (v) post-harvest techniques; (vi) pest management; (vii) symbiosis; and (viii) animal nutrition and well being. Graduates will be capable of scientifically addressing problems from a multidisciplinary perspective that can be usefully applied in the domains of Agriculture, Livestock Breeding, and Aguaculture. They will know how to apply the knowledge acquired as well as methodological and technological research techniques in the area of study. They will also be capable of writing scientific papers related to agriculture, aguaculture, or the farming of any food animal. Finally, graduates will be able to apply their knowledge to agri-food businesses and aguaculture companies.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Avances en Biología Agraria y Acuicultura

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Beneficial Symbiosis in Agroecology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Biological Basis for the Genetic Improvement and Welfare of Food-Producing Animals 1st Year 2nd Semester
Business Management 1st Year 2nd Semester
Current Trends in Agricultural Biotechnology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Endocrinology, Reproduction and Genetics of Farmed Aquatic Organisms 1st Year 2nd Semester
Foundations of Farmed Aquatic Organisms 1st Year Yearly
Fruit Sexual Reproduction and Production 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Nutritional Basis of Farmed Aquatic Organisms and Product Quality 1st Year 2nd Semester
Pest and Disease Control 1st Year 1st Semester
Phytoremediation and Crop Protection 1st Year 2nd Semester
Plant Metabolism 1st Year 1st Semester
Plant Responses to Abiotic Stress 1st Year 1st Semester
Techniques and Methodologies 1st Year 1st Semester
Terrestrial Animal Production and the Environment 1st Year 2nd Semester
Welfare of Farmed Aquatic Organisms and Environmental Management in Aquaculture 1st Year Yearly
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– Aquaculture and Livestock Production For Food Purposes – Crop Production

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

Specific admission requirements

Access to this Master’s degree programme is granted to holders of the following Spanish official university degrees of Licenciado or Graduado (Bachelor’s degree), and to holders of equivalent degrees from other education systems: Biology, Environmental Science, Veterinary Science, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Marine Science, Food Science and Technology, and Agricultural Engineering.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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