General information

Academic year: 2022/2023

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 placement: Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Faculty of Science / Granada campus

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

  • Biology (0511)


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 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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