Master Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biomedicine

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Application deadline: 12 October 2014
Tuition fee:
  • € 2,760 / Year (EEA)
  • € 5,520 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: January  2015
Credits: 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The aim of the master's degree in Biochemistry, MolecularBiology and Biomedicine is to offer high-quality training in Biochemistry, MolecularBiology and Biomedicine that will allow students to join a research group or a pharmaceutical, biotechnological or biomedical company. Both theory-based and research and development modules are included.

The degree is divided into two different specialisations:

* Biomolecules in Biomedical Research, which aims to relate the structure of biomolecules to their function, thus allowing the rational design of applications that will benefit society;
* Molecular Pathology, with a focus on understanding the molecular causes of human pathologies and on identifying new advanced therapies.

Ideal student profile

The Master's degree in Biochemistry, MolecularBiology and Biomedicine is aimed principally at graduates in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Computer Science or Physics. Access is also open to graduates in Biosciences or Health Sciences, and graduates in similar fields from other countries. Students will need an upper-intermediate level of English.

Applicants for this master's degree must have a strong motivation for research and development inBiochemistry, MolecularBiology and Biomedicine, must be able to work in multidisciplinary, international environments and must have initiative, a capacity for creation and innovation, and an entrepreneurial attitude.

Career options

When you complete the Master's degree in Biochemistry, MolecularBiology and Biomedicine you will be prepared to develop a scientific, academic or professional career in research centres, universities, hospitals and companies in the R&D sector. Some of the specific fields you will be prepared to work in are biochemistry, molecularbiology, biomedicine, biotechnology, pharmaceutics and food technology.

This master's degree also meets the academic needs of research personnel wishing to undertake PhD studies in biochemistry, molecularbiology and biomedicine.

Teaching timetable

Lectures will be held in morning and afternoon sessions.

Contents

Master description
The study plan of the master's degree in Biochemistry, MolecularBiology and Biomedicine detailed below comprises 60 ECTS and is structured in two specialisations:
1 - Biomolecules in Biomedical Research
2 - Molecular Pathology

There are two core compulsory modules for a total of 15 ECTS: a module of Basic Research Skills in Biochemistry, MolecularBiology and Biomedicine for 9 ECTS, and a module of Advanced Seminars in Biochemistry, MolecularBiology and Biomedicine for 6 ECTS, in addition to the 9 credits for the Master's Dissertation.

Study plan structure

Type / Credits

* Compulsory / 15
* Optional / 36
* Master Thesis / 9

TOTAL - 60

Requirements

Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements are as follows:

* Degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Genetics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Computer Studies, Physics, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy or Medicine, including those obtained for studies undertaken in other countries.


* Official certificate of English at level B1 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework for Languages. If this certificate is not available the coordinator will give an English level test.



Selection criteria

Should the number of applicants be higher than that of places on offer, these will be allocated according to the following criteria:

* Academic transcript: up to 5 points.


* Previous studies of Biochemistry, MolecularBiology and Biomedicine: up to 3 points.


* Professional or research experience: up to 2 points.



Complementary training

Graduates in Computer Studies, Chemistry or Physics may need to take and pass certain bridging courses.
The Master's committee will examine candidates' previous studies and decide which bridging courses are required.
Graduates in Physics and Computer Studies will need to take a maximum of 21 ECTS credits in bridging courses selected from the following subjects belonging to the Bachelor's Degrees in Biochemistry of Biotechnology:

* Biochemistry, 6 ECTS


* MolecularBiology, 6 ECTS


* Recombinant DNA Technology, 3 ECTS


* Basic Instrumental Techniques, 3 ECTS


* Advanced Instrumental Techniques, 3 ECTS



Chemistry graduates who have not taken MolecularBiology as part of their degree need to take up to a maximum of 9 ECTS through the following subjects belonging to the Bachelor's Degrees in Biochemistry of Biotechnology:

* MolecularBiology, 6 ECTS


* Recombinant DNA Technology, 3 ECTS

Funding

Specific grants for this master's degree

At the UAB grants' website you will find information on financial aids, grants, competitions, prizes and subsidies for the university community. The portal includes aids offered by UAB and calls from other institutions that may be an interest for students.

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