General information

Academic year: 2022/2023

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

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)

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Faculty of Science / Granada campus

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

  • Biochemistry (0512)


Students who have completed the second cycle have the following competences:
– They possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context.
– They are able to apply their acquired knowledge and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
– They are able to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of making judgements on the basis of incomplete or limited information, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements.
– They know how to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and ultimate reasons behind them, to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
– They possess the learning skills to enable them to continue studying in a largely self-directed or autonomous manner.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Biotecnología

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course Name Year Period
Anhydrobiosis: Life without Water 1º Curso 1st Semester
Bio-Immobilisation Technologies: Biochemical, Medicinal, Food and Environmental Applications 1º Curso 1st Semester
Biodiversity of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Foods 1º Curso 1st Semester
Biogenesis and Biotechnology of Terpenoids and Steroids 1º Curso 1st Semester
Bioinformatics 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Biotechnology, Ethics and Society 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Biotransformation of Degradation Resistant Molecules 1º Curso 1st Semester
Biotransformation of Plant Residues: Applications 1º Curso 1st Semester
Cooperativity, Allosterism: Multiple Equilibria in Biochemistry 1º Curso 1st Semester
Development and Foundations of Immunodiagnostic Systems 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Genetically Modified (GM) Plants and Foods 1º Curso 1st Semester
Interactions of Heavy Metals with Microorganisms for Bioremediation Purposes 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Introduction to Biocatalysis 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Introduction to Structure Determination and Evaluation of Potential Drugs 1º Curso 1st Semester
Macromolecular Crystallography 1º Curso 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1º Curso Yearly
Mechanisms of Development and degeneration in the Central Nervous System 1º Curso 1st Semester
Metagenomics and Genomics of Rhizobacteria 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Microalgae Culture Technology 1º Curso 1st Semester
Microcalorimetry: Biotechnological Applications 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Mineral Formation by Microorganisms and Applications 1º Curso 1st Semester
Molecular Analysis Techniques for Detection of Parasitic Protozoa 1º Curso 1st Semester
Molecular and Cellular Oxidative Stress 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Molecular Mechanisms of Trans-Membrane Signal Transduction in Bacteria 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Natural Products and their Application to the Synthesis of Products of Interest 1º Curso 1st Semester
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Proteins 1º Curso 1st Semester
Organic Insecticides: Biotechnological Applications of Bacillus Thuringiensis Toxins 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Plant Biotechnology 1º Curso 1st Semester
Principles of Supramolecular Chemistry and its Applications 1º Curso 1st Semester
Setting Up Biotechnology Companies 1º Curso 2nd Semester
Simulation of Industrial Biotechnology Processes 1º Curso 1st Semester
Terpenoids of Biotechnological Relevance: Biosynthesis, Structural Elucidation and Synthesis 1º Curso 1st Semester
Transgenesis and Animal Cloning in Biotechnology Research 1º Curso 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to students with the following degrees/ diplomas or studies, or any other recognized as equivalent to these:
A.1. Spanish Bachiller, European Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.
A.2. Baccalaureate from European Union Member States’ education systems or other countries withinternational agreements.
A.3. Advanced Technician in Vocational Training, Advanced Technician in Plastic Arts and Design orAdvanced Technician in Sports Education, from the Spanish Education System.
A.4.Studies carried out in European Union Member States or in other countries with international reciprocal agreements which meet the academic requirements in those States to access their university studyprogrammes.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.
A.6. Partial (foreign or Spanish) university studies.

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is also possible for:
B.1. People over twenty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.
B.2. People over forty with work or professional experience related to a university field of knowledge.
B.3. People over forty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.

Likewise, access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to:
C.1. People meeting the requirements to enter university according to the Spanish Education Systemregulations prior to Ley Orgánica 8/2013, of December 9.

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, Chemistry, Physics, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, Medicine, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Food Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, and Agricultural Engineering.

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