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: Blended

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: JUAN ANTONIO, MARCHAL CORRALES / jmarchal@ugr.G47abONFcsnes

Faculty of Medicine / Granada campus

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

  • Medical diagnostic and treatment technology (0914)

Main focus

; Graduates of this master’s programme will be able to design, plan, and elaborate studies of translational research. They will know how to evaluate and comprehend the aetiology, prognosis, and evolution of illnesses at the molecular and cellular level. Graduates will possess the skills that will enable them to develop and perform tests at the cellular and animal level with a view to obtaining different disease models for therapeutic purposes. They will be able to identify and understand the usefulness and potential of molecular biomarkers in different pathologies and new targeted therapies. They will know how to design a work approach with an innovative therapy that can be transferred to clinical contexts and to the inventory of services offered by a health system. Finally, they will have an in-depth knowledge of and be capable of applying engineering and nanotechnological concepts to translational research, always with an awareness of possible preventive, therapeutic, and diagnostic repercussions.


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 Traslacional y Medicina Personalizada

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Advanced Methodologies Applied to Animal Model Analysis 1st Year 1st Semester
Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation 1st Year Yearly
Cellular Differentiation 1st Year 1st Semester
Cellular Sources Applied to Translational Medicine 1st Year 1st Semester
Clinical Trials with Drugs Used in Personalised Medicine 1st Year 2nd Semester
Computational Medicine 1st Year Yearly
Ethical and Legal Aspects of Scientific Property: Ethical and Legal Foundations of Translational Research 1st Year 2nd Semester
Financing Sources for Healthcare Research 1st Year 1st Semester
Innovating Therapies in Clinical Practice 1st Year 2nd Semester
Knowledge Transfer, Patents and Protection Policies 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Molecular and Cellular Foundations of Disease 1st Year 1st Semester
Nanotechnology in Translational Research 1st Year Yearly
Obtaining and Manipulating Biological Samples 1st Year 1st Semester
Planning and Design of Translational Studies 1st Year 1st Semester
Principles of Animal Experimentation: Legal Framework, Bioethics, and Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Experimental Animals 1st Year 1st Semester
Pronostic and Predictive Biomarkers in Personalised Medicine 1st Year 1st Semester
Selective Therapies for Molecular Targets 1st Year 2nd Semester
Therapeutical Strategies Based on Genetic Bioengineering 1st Year 1st Semester
Translational Research: Biomedical Knowledge Engineering and R&D Product Engineering 1st Year 2nd Semester
Using Animal Models in Research: Generating Transgenic and Deficient Animals 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 the following university degrees: – Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Biochemistry, Dentistry, Biotechnology, Basic and Experimental Biomedicine, Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Science, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Food Science and Technology, and Human Nutrition and Dietetics. – Degree programmes in the fields of Sciences or Health Sciences.

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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