Student profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

The master's degree in Biomedical Engineering is primarily addressed to graduates in biomedical engineering, but is also open to students from other academic backgrounds, subject to completion of the necessary bridging courses. Applicants should have a solid understanding of physics, chemistry and mathematics, as well as a good working knowledge of English and user-level IT skills.

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.

Specific requirements

Since this master's degree is addressed to graduates in biomedical engineering, these students will not be required to complete additional bridging courses and will be given priority in the admission process.

The master's degree is also open to holders of bachelor's degrees, pre-EHEA degrees or engineering qualifications in the field of physics. These students are required to complete bridging courses with a total study load of 30 credits, to ensure that they have the basic knowledge for the main master's degree curriculum. Students with an academic background in other fields may also be admitted, at the discretion of the Coordination Committee.