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

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