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 Medicine / 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 Investigación y Avances en Microbiología

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Advances in Environmental Microbiology 1st Year 2nd Semester
Antiretroviral Therapy: Laboratory Management of Resistance 1st Year 1st Semester
Biodeterioration Caused by Microorganisms 1st Year 1st Semester
Biodiversity of Lactic Acid Bacteria in Fermented Foods: Study of Bacteriocin-Producing Strains 1st Year 1st Semester
Biomineralisation 1st Year 1st Semester
Biotechnology, Ethics and Society 1st Year 2nd Semester
Biotransformation of Degradation Resistant Molecules 1st Year 1st Semester
Biotreatment Techniques in Integrated Waste Management 1st Year 2nd Semester
Extremophile Microorganisms: Biodiversity and Biotechnological Applications 1st Year 1st Semester
Indirect Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases and its Applications: Hepatitis and AIDS 1st Year 1st Semester
Infection and Immunity 1st Year 2nd Semester
Interactions of Heavy Metals with Microorganisms for Bioremediation Purposes 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Metagenomics and Genomics of Rhizobacteria 1st Year 1st Semester
Microbial Biodiversity 1st Year 1st Semester
Microbiological Control in the Food Industry 1st Year 2nd Semester
Microbiology of Oral Infections 1st Year 2nd Semester
Molecular Mechanisms of Trans-Membrane Signal Transduction in Bacteria 1st Year 1st Semester
Mycorrhizae and Rhizosphere Microorganisms 1st Year 1st Semester
Physiopathology and Microbiological Diagnosis of Major Infectious Syndromes 1st Year 2nd Semester
Probiotic Microorganisms 1st Year 2nd Semester
Rhizosphere Microorganisms in Fertilisation, Remediation and Protection of Plants 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.

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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