Universitat de Barcelona

Biology

What you will learn

Four-year generalist degree in the field of science, admitting around one hundred and seventy students per year.

The bachelor's degree mainly welcomes students from scientific or technical high upper secondary schools, and in the first year, apart from subjects in Biology, there are others in the area of sciences such as Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry and Physics, and Earth System. The academic year is divided into two semesters: September-February and February-July. Classes can be in the morning or afternoon, but activities such as labs, seminars, or field trips often require the student to be at the faculty all day.

This is a bachelor's degree with basic training and two minors:

  • Basic training: including subjects such as Biochemistry, Anthropology, Cell Biology, Botany, Zoology, Plant and Animal Physiology, Genetics, Microbiology, Metabolism, Experimental Design and Data Analysis, Ecology and Evolution.
  • Minor in Biodiversity: mainly including subjects in the field of Animal Biology, Plant Biology and Ecology, etc.
  • Minor in Molecular, Cell and System Biology: including subjects in the field of Microbiology, Cytology, Biochemistry, etc.

The final stage of the degree is dedicated to in-company placements, research groups, laboratories, nature centres, etc., in Barcelona or other locations, including Erasmus exchanges in European universities to complete practical training and write the bachelor's thesis.

The teaching staff boasts specialists in each topic, who are also researchers in the field of biology. Many of them boast an international reputation, thus ensuring their lessons to be fully up to date.

Graduates in Biology can work as biologists in the market or further their studies with a master's degree or a doctorate.


Number of ECTS credits: 240
Branch of knowledge: Sciences
Faculty or school: Faculty of Biology

What you will need

Successfully completed school leaver studies in subjects of science and technology, especially biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
English language skills.

Distribution of credits

Subject area typeECTS credits
Basic training60
Compulsory108
Optional60
Compulsory placements0
Compulsory final project12
TOTAL CREDITS240

Subjects (information available in Catalan)

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.
 

Fields in which you can work

Fields in which you can work

  • Healthcare, including biology internships, medical laboratory testing, human reproduction, public health, nutrition and dietetics, and veterinary medicine and plant science.
  • Research and development in experimental sciences and biosciences.
  • Production and quality management in the pharmaceutical, agrofood and chemical industries.
  • Stockbreeding and optimization of vegetable crops, animals and fungi, and area studies for natural resource exploitation.
  • The environment, including land management, conservation and control, natural resource management, waste management, impact studies development and restoration ecology.
  • Information, documentation and dissemination, including the management of museums, natural and zoological parks, specialist publications and media agencies, companies, science foundations, press and television.
  • Trade and marketing of products and services with biological applications.
  • Business management and organization in the training of biologists.
  • Secondary and higher education, and vocational training.