Universitat de Barcelona

Paleobiology and Fossil Record


The Master's Degree in Paleobiology and Fossil Record is an interuniversity master's degree that is mainly taught in English. Students will learn scientific and methodological principles to develop their research capacity and professional practice in different areas of paleontology.
This master's degree is directed at graduates in different areas of life sciences and environment sciences (geology, biology and the environment, among others), and humanities graduates (history and archeology, among others) who are interested in paleontology. The minimum requirement for taking the master's degree is level B2 English (equivalent to First Certificate).

Career opportunities for graduates include teaching, work in research centres, museums, centres and companies that manage and disseminate natural heritage, companies that prospect and manage geological resources, consultancies and companies that supervise works (protection of paleontological heritage), and geological mapping.

Basic Information

Main university:
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Barcelona

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
 English (85%) i Spanish(15%)
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Earth Sciences
Master's degree course homepage:
  Master's degree course homepage

Pre-enrolment calendar

The pre-enrolment period opens as of January and closes, at the latest, in September. Each centre and each master's degree can establish their specific periods within this general period.

Further information

Required documentation