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)

  • Biology (0511)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will have acquired highly specialised knowledge that enables them to think creatively and carry out research in the field of Molecular Biology and its relationship with biotechnological companies. They will be able to develop experimental approaches and manage R+D projects in the omics sciences and cellular and animal models. The programme also provides students with the skills to take full advantage of the scientific and managerial resources of biotechnology companies without outside help. Graduates will also be capable of evaluating business opportunities in general and specific environments and of communicating knowledge in a clear and unambiguous way to specialised and unspecialised audiences.


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 Biología Molecular Aplicada a Empresas Biotecnológicas (Bioenterprise)

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Algorithms in Bioinformatics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Applied Molecular Biology: Mechanisms and Methodologies 1st Year 1st Semester
Biotechnology of Actinomycetes and other Microorganisms Producing Biologically Active Molecules 1st Year 2nd Semester
Computer Analysis in Systems Biology 1st Year 1st Semester
Documentation and Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) Project Management 1st Year 1st Semester
Emerging Technologies in the Production of Food Ingredients and Products 1st Year 2nd Semester
Experimentation and Technological Development in Omics 1st Year 1st Semester
Forensic Genetics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Genomic Medicine and Pharmacogenomics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Heterologous Expression for the Characterisation of Molecular Targets 1st Year 2nd Semester
Isolation and Biotransformation of Natural Products 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Methodological Approaches to Laboratory Animals and Cell Cultures 1st Year 1st Semester
Nutrient-Mediated Modulation of Gene Expression 1st Year 2nd Semester
Plant Biotechnology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Production and Operations Management in Biotechnology Companies 1st Year 1st Semester
Selection of Molecular Targets and Pharmacological Validation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Setting Up Biotechnology Companies 1st Year 2nd Semester
Stategic Management of Biotechnology Companies 1st Year 1st Semester
Work Placement 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 a Spanish official university degree of Licenciado or Graduado (Bachelor’s degree) in the fields of Biochemistry or Molecular Biology, and to holders of equivalent degrees from other education systems.

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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