University of Barcelona

Advanced Microbiology


Microscope cells - Master of Advanced Microbiology - Faculty of Biology - University of Barcelona

Microbiology is a core discipline across all areas of specialization related to biotechnology, biomedical sciences and environmental sciences, as microorganisms play an essential role in the transformations of organic matter, in geochemical changes and in the production of diseases, in both humans and animals. As such, microbiology is of fundamental importance to industry and to the food, environment and health sectors.
The main objective of the master's degree in Advanced Microbiology is to provide students with the academic and technical training that will enable them to embark on a research career in this field or to gain employment as microbiologists. In addition, it focuses particularly on providing students with comprehensive multidisciplinary training, attaching special importance to experimental work in clinical laboratories, universities or research centres under the supervision of a lecturer or specialist (this accounts for a third of the total credit load).

Basic information

Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesYes
  • Microbial Biotechnology and Environmental Microbiology
  • Public Health Issues in Microbiology
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Biology
Number of places available48
Language(s) of instruction(60%), Catalan (25%) and English (15%)
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022