Universitat de Barcelona

Electrochemistry. Science and Technology

New master's degree replacing the former program Electrochemistry. Science and Technology


Electrochemistry is present in many of the processes that we find in everyday products that we regularly use or consume: batteries, power cells and rechargeable batteries, metals and coatings, electrolysers for the production of hydrogen or chlorine, reagents for the treatment of wastewater, etc. Consequently, there is a need for high-level specific training in this field. The master's degree in Electrochemistry: Science and Technology is designed to contribute to training needs in this area.
The course will provide successful graduates with the capacity to work with industrial sectors in which electrochemistry knowledge is required and to start a research career in this field.

This is a joint degree taught at nine public universities (UAB, UAM, UA, UB, UBU, UCO, UMU, US and UPCT). It brings together a broad spectrum of research groups and teachers in electrochemistry from around Spain. The coordination between these universities represents a unique concentration of the training offer in the Spanish university system. The master's degree has a study load of 60 credits, in accordance with EHEA regulations. The 24 credits for compulsory theory subjects are taken intensively from the month of January at one of the participating universities, attended by all students and teachers involved in the course. This approach favours student mobility and the synergy of knowledge. The master's degree is open to students from any country (as long as they have a good knowledge of the language in which the course is taught).

Learning objectives

  • To facilitate postgraduate training that covers basic and applied aspects of electrochemistry.
  • To strengthen and promote technological research in electrochemistry.
  • To promote mobility options and interaction between master's degree students in the field of electrochemistry and contact with other universities, research centres and companies that are active in this area.
  • To facilitate access to a doctoral programme such as Electrochemistry: Science and Technology, with guarantees of basic and applied training in the field of electrochemistry so that students can carry out their professional activity in the industrial sector, research or teaching.

Basic Information

Main university:
  • Universitat Alacant
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Madrid
  • Universitat Burgos
  • Universitat Còrdova
  • Universitat Múrcia
  • Universitat Sevilla
  • Universitat Politécnica de Cartagena

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 27,67 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2022-2023
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Chemistry
Master's degree course homepage:
  Master's degree course homepage

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, students wishing to be admitted to a university master's degree must hold one of the following qualifications:
' An official Spanish university 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 issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification and that it grants access to university master's degree study 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

Admission to the master's degree in Electrochemistry. Science and Technology may be granted to applicants holding any of the following qualifications:

1. An official Spanish bachelor's degree in science or engineering.
2. A llicenciatura degree in science or engineering or a related field, obtained under syllabuses in effect prior to the publication of RD1393/2007.
3. An official university degree awarded by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area comparable to those described above, provided that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue.
4. A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area accrediting a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees listed in points 1 and 2, and that grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue.

Students may enrol in the master's degree at any of the participating universities; the Coordination Committee will resolve all issues relating to admissions, accreditation and homologation.

Skills and competences

  • Understanding of the system of principles, foundations and applications of electrochemistry.
  • Command of the theoretical and experimental methods used in electrochemical research.
  • Knowledge of the scientific and technological possibilities of electrochemistry in various fields.
  • Capacity to use various methodologies to solve qualitative and quantitative problems.
  • Capacity to conceive, design, put into practice and adopt a process of research with academic rigour.
  • Capacity to communicate scientific contents to specialists in the subject, experts in other specializations and the general public.

Pre-enrolment calendar

19 April - 7 September 2022.

Only applications that include the required documentation and include the payment of the pre-registration fee will be assessed.

  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

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