Show as: Mobile

Master's Degree in Biomedicine

Universitat de Barcelona
1 year
Master's degree
On campus
Check the website for more information
Application deadline: 1st Period: 2020-05-30; 2nd Period: 2020-07-17
Master's Degree in Biomedicine

Program description

Master's Degree in Biomedicine

The master's degree in Biomedicine represents one of the University of Barcelona's key strategic contributions to the field, both in terms of its academic content and on the strength of the underlying research infrastructure. The program covers multidisciplinary aspects of biomedicine and applied research, and graduates will have excellent future prospects in life sciences. The degree also provides the necessary training for entry into postgraduate studies relating to diverse areas of biomedicine. The quality of the master's degree is guaranteed by the excellent scientific output indicators achieved by the teaching staff and researchers involved in the teaching of the program. This is a multidisciplinary course coordinated by various departments in the faculties of Medicine, Biology and Pharmacy.

The new curriculum for the master's in Biomedicine, which was introduced for the academic year 2013-2014, retains the multidisciplinary nature of the previous curriculum, but differs in three respects:

  • Increased content in molecular oncology and endocrine and metabolic diseases, which are areas of biomedicine not covered by other master's courses offered by the University of Barcelona.
  • A more clearly defined approach in the component of applied biomedical research.
  • Adaptation to the content of the new degree courses in biomedical sciences.

The languages of instruction for this program are Spanish 20%; Catalan 20%; English 60%.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL® test is accepted by 10,000+ universities and higher education institutes in over 150 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content

  • Experimental Models in Biomedicine
  • From Bench to Bedside: Translation to the Clinic of Advances in Biomedical Research
  • Scientific Communication
  • Conducting Research Projects


Learning objectives

The main learning objectives of the master's degree are as follows:

  • To acquire advanced training and up-to-date knowledge of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of diseases, especially cancer and metabolic diseases, as well as in the hypotheses, methodology and techniques currently used in research, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention of these diseases.
  • To acquire a solid, broad and integrated foundation from which to embark on doctoral studies in basic and applied biomedical research and the skills required for experimental laboratory work, under the supervision of experts.
  • To develop the capacity to undertake professional duties in biomedical research, clinical analysis and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, that do not require a PhD or official specialist qualification in the health sciences.

Continuing studies

The master's degree prepares graduates for professional duties in the fields of biomedical research, clinical analysis and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, that do not require a PhD or an official specialist qualification in the health sciences.

Career opportunities

The master's degree in Biomedicine is primarily focused on basic and applied research and qualifies graduates for careers in the fields of biomedical research, clinical analysis and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, for which a PhD or official specialist health sciences qualification would not be required.

The master's degree in Biomedicine is designed to train experts in biomedicine, particularly in the areas of molecular oncology, endocrinology and metabolism, with the capacity to develop scientific projects in both industrial and medical environments and in basic and applied biomedical research.

As the program has a strong research focus, the most obvious professional path is doctoral study followed by a career in research.

About this institute

Universitat de Barcelona logo

Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...

Read more about this school

Why study at Universitat de Barcelona

Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

Contact info

Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya

 Show phone number


Be the first to write a review!

Career test - find your perfect career

Take our free career test that will match you with programs and careers based on your interests and personality.

Take the test

You may also like...