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 Medicine / Granada campus

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

  • Medicine (0912)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will have an integral and in-depth knowledge of the structural, neurochemical, genetic, and functional aspects of the nervous system. They will also be familiar with basic aspects related to the development and plasticity of the nervous system and the techniques employed in its study. They will have a solid understanding of neuropsychological disorders affecting the memory and be able to use instruments for the evaluation of and recovery from memory disorders. Graduates will possess knowledge of the physiological substrate of pain and the techniques that can be applied to its study. They will be able to obtain relevant research results and know how to systematically record them in combination with an efficient management of bibliographical sources. Finally, graduates will be capable of writing and defending their own scientific research.


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 Neurociencias Básicas, Aplicadas y Dolor

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Advances in Neuro-otology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Chronic Pain 1st Year 2nd Semester
Clinical Assessment of Pain 1st Year 2nd Semester
Data Analysis Using Software Packages 1st Year 2nd Semester
Development of the Nervous System: Genetic and Epigenetic Determinants 1st Year 1st Semester
Experimental Models for the Study of Pain 1st Year 2nd Semester
Functional Assessment and Non-pharmacological Treatment of Pain 1st Year 1st Semester
Genetic Bases for Mental Illness 1st Year 1st Semester
Introductory Course 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Neurodegenerative Diseases 1st Year 2nd Semester
Neuropsychological Assessment and Rehabilitation Techniques 1st Year 2nd Semester
Neuropsychological Evaluation and Rehabilitation 1st Year 1st Semester
Neurosciences and Clinical Psychiatry 1st Year 2nd Semester
Orofacial Pain 1st Year 2nd Semester
Pain Physiology and Physiopathology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Research Methodology 1st Year 1st Semester
Research Techniques in Neuroscience Laboratories 1st Year 2nd Semester
The Neuroscience of Addiction 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

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, and to holders of equivalent degrees from other education systems:; – Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Biomedicine, Biology, Occupational Therapy, Biochemistry, and Dentistry.; -Other Grados or Licenciaturas (Bachelor’s Degree) in the field of the Health Sciences.

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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