University of Barcelona

Biomedicine

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

The master's degree in Biomedicine is primarily addressed to students who have completed a degree in the field of health sciences, biological sciences and experimental sciences (chemistry and physics).

Candidates must have a general understanding of the basic principles of molecular, cell, tissue, organic and systemic biology. It is also essential to have a working knowledge of English, in order to be able to read basic bibliographic sources (journals, textbooks, etc.) and follow subjects taught in the language.

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

To gain access to the master's degree in Biomedicine students must be in possession of one of the following degree qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in biomedical sciences (or equivalent qualifications).

  • Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in biology (or equivalentvqualifications).

  • Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in biochemistry (or equivalent qualifications).

  • Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in biotechnology (or equivalent qualifications).

  • Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in medicine.

  • Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in pharmacy.

  • Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in chemistry (bridging courses required).

  • Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in physics (bridging courses required).

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing (bridging courses required).

  • Bachelor's degree in podiatry (bridging courses required).

  • Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in dentistry (bridging courses required).

  • Engineering (bridging courses required).


Candidates must also have a basic level of English language skills (at level B1 in the CEFR or its equivalent).

Bridging courses and additional credits

Students who do not have the requisite training in human physiology, molecular and cell biology, genetics and pharmacology will need to complete bridging courses. Basic knowledge of these disciplines is necessary for the optimum acquisition of competences from the different subjects in the course curriculum.

For this purpose, a six-credit subject in Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology in Genetics and Pathophysiology (code 569919) has been specifically designed, and is offered for study before the compulsory subjects of the course. This subject is a bridging course and not part of the master's degree curriculum.
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