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

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator

Name: ADOLFINA, RUIZ MARTÍNEZ / adolfina@ugr.6CBMKhTHTes

Faculty of Pharmacy / Granada campus

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

  • Pharmacy (0916)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will have acquired the following skills and knowledge:; – The ability to scientifically deal with problems from a multidisciplinary perspective by formulating hypotheses and objectives for their resolution, drawing well-grounded conclusions that are applicable in pharmaceutical, biomedical, and technological sciences and in pharmaceutical practice, with particular emphasis on research, development, control, and the innovation of pharmaceutical products; – Knowledge of the techniques for the design and development of innovative new drugs and/or medicines; – The ability to understand and use biotechnological techniques in the production of drugs; – A complete vision of the extensive range of microbial products of interest in the pharmaceutical industry; – An insight into pharmaceutical legislation in relation to the industrial development of medicines and their regulating agencies.


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 Investigación, Desarrollo, Control e Innovación de Medicamentos

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Application of Hybrid Separation Techniques (CL, CG and EC) to the Identification and Quantification of Compounds of Biomedical Relevance 1st Year 2nd Semester
Applications of Fluorescence Spectroscopy to Medication Control and Research 1st Year 1st Semester
Applications of Nanotechnology to Drug Transportation and Release 1st Year 2nd Semester
Beneficial and Adverse Effects of Ultraviolet Radiation: Photoprotection 1st Year 1st Semester
Best Practices in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Trials 1st Year 2nd Semester
Chemical Sensing in Pharmaceutical Science 1st Year 2nd Semester
Designing Oral and Topical Medication: Preclinical and Clinical Trials 1st Year 2nd Semester
Drug Research and Development 1st Year Yearly
Interpretation of Diagnostic Laboratory Tests 1st Year 1st Semester
Legal Statute of the Pharmaceutical Industry 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Methodology in Health Research 1st Year 1st Semester
Microbial Products Used in the Pharmaceutical Industry 1st Year 2nd Semester
Pharmaceutical Applications of Biotechnology 1st Year 1st Semester
Pharmacology of Hypertension 1st Year 2nd Semester
Probiotic Microorganisms: Pharmaceutical Interest 1st Year 2nd Semester
Statistical Processing of Experimental Data 1st Year 1st Semester
Supervised Practicum 1st Year Yearly
Toxicity Assessment in the Development of New Medication: Systemic Toxicity of Medication 1st Year 1st Semester
Trends in Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry 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 Pharmacy or Biomedicine related disciplines, 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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