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 Science / Granada campus

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

  • Biology (0511)

Main focus

; The training received in this master’s programme will provide students with the knowledge and skills to do the following: acquire a systematic understanding of how to carry out genetic analysis, including the skills required to solve practical cases; – use laboratory techniques and instruments in the various disciplines of genetics and the correct choice of research methods specific to these disciplines; – understand and apply the concepts, principles, theories, and models of evolution in a multidisciplinary approach focused on the acquisition of an in-depth knowledge of the terminology and essential concepts that underpin evolutionary biology; – understand and apply the genetic and genomic principles and techniques normally used in the biosanitary, agrifood, and environmental fields.


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 Genética y Evolución

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Applications of Genetic Engineering 1st Year 2nd Semester
Biotechnological Improvement of Agri Food Quality 1st Year 2nd Semester
Cancer Genetics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Coevolution 1st Year 2nd Semester
Conservation Genetics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Creativity, Rigour, and Communication in Science 1st Year 1st Semester
Cytogenetics 1st Year 1st Semester
Developmental Genetics 1st Year 1st Semester
Developmental Genetics in Plants 1st Year 2nd Semester
Diagnosis and Genetic Counselling 1st Year 2nd Semester
Diversification of Life in Space and Time 1st Year 2nd Semester
Evolutionary Genetics 1st Year 1st Semester
Evolutionary Genomics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Forensic Genetics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Functional Genomics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Gene and Cell Therapy 1st Year 2nd Semester
Genetic Analysis 1st Year 1st Semester
Genetic Analysis Techniques 1st Year 1st Semester
Genetics of Complex Autoimmune Diseases 1st Year 2nd Semester
Genetics of Pollen 1st Year 2nd Semester
Genetics, Genomics, and Plant Improvement 1st Year 2nd Semester
Genomic Medicine and Pharmacogenomics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Human Evolution 1st Year 2nd Semester
Key Concepts in Evolutionary Ecology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Macroevolution 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Molecular Ecology and Biology of Bacteria of Interest for Agroforestry 1st Year 2nd Semester
Multidisciplinary Debates on Genetics and Evolution 1st Year 1st Semester
Phylogeography and Molecular Phylogeny 1st Year 2nd Semester
Quantitative Genetics 1st Year 1st Semester
Sequence Analysis 1st Year 1st Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– Biohealth – Agrifood – Evolution

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: Licenciado/Graduado (Bachelor’s Degree) in Biology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, Pharmacy, Medicine and Surgery, Geology, Chemistry, Veterinary Science, Marine Science, Agricultural Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer 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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