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Advanced Microbiology

Introduction

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).

Learning objectives

The aim of the master's degree in Advanced Microbiology is to train specialist scientists, researchers and professionals with the expertise required by industry, the service, healthcare and education sectors, and public and private research centres. The degree focuses particularly on providing students with comprehensive multidisciplinary training, with three core outcomes:

  • Up-to-date training in basic, methodological and applied aspects of microbiology (for graduates and professionals involved in the fields of health, the environment, the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology).
  • A scientific basis and the methodological skills to start a doctoral thesis and to train as researchers in basic and applied research.
  • Specialist training in the advanced aspects of microbiology for employment in biotechnology firms (health and services) in the areas of production and analysis and in research and development.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 60
Language(s) of instruction:
 (60%), Catalan (25%) and English (15%)
Number of places available:
 48
Approximate price:
 46,11 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2020-2021
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Biology
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