Advanced Genetics, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)


A new study plan for the master's degree in Advanced Genetics at Universit at Autònoma de Barcelona has been put in place, which offers several advantages over the previous one.

  • New modules designed taking into account the first batch of new students from the university's bachelor's degree programmes,
  • elimination of itineraries and specialisations,
  • removal of overlaps with modules of other master's degrees,
  • teaching in English,
  • theory concentrated in the first semester, which means that the second semester is totally free for work on the research paper. This allows study periods that can be spent outside the UAB's area of influence.
Career options
Professional career options include:
  • Hospital genetics
  • Clinical genetics
  • Evolutionary medicine (a new evolving speciality)
  • Pre- and postnatal (including preimplantational) genetic diagnosis centres
  • Genetic service firms (sequentiation, microarrays, genome analysis, bioinformatics)
  • Science equipment firms
  • Genetic consultancy
  • Science police
  • Quality control for the food industry (detecting transgenics, etc.)?
  • Genetic improvement of animals or plants
  • Pharmaceutical industry and related industries (evaluation of genotoxicity, etc.)
  • Biotechnology industry (production of transgenics, recombinant proteins, specific gene therapy vectors, etc.)
  • Environmental / ecological diversity / conservation institutions and consultants (zoos, natural parks, etc.)
  • conservation and reproduction of animal and plant species
  • Writing up and translating specialised scientific articles (newpapers, publishing houses, etc.).
  • Working in official and private research centres.
  • Teaching (universitary and secondary school level).
The Advanced Genetics programme is offered by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  

Programme Structure

Study plan structure

  • External Work Experience
  • Genomics
  • Master's Dissertation
  • Methods and Techniques in Molecular Genetics
  • Recent Advances in Genetics
  • Advanced Genetic Improvements
  • Applied Evolutive Genetics
  • Genetic Predisposition to Cancer
  • Genetic Risk
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

  • have a degree in Biosciences, Medicine, Pharmacy or Veterinary Science;
  • have taken a subject related to Genetics (in general, or a specific area) as part of their degree;
  • have a level in English of B1 on the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The committee will interview those who cannot certify that they have level B1, in order to ensure that they would be able to follow the classes without difficulty.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    75 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 75 EUR per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    46 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46 EUR per credit and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Price: 46,11€ per credit (EU citizens and non-EU citizens holding a Spanish residence permit).
  • 75€ per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit).

Living costs for Barcelona

  • 800 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Specific grants for this master's degree

Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for graduates enrolling in master's degrees. A total of 5,000 Euros is offered in one enrolment aid for this master's degree. To apply you must have an excellent student record, a Spanish passport and you must enrol in the course full-time.

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