Master in Biomedical Research, Specialty in Neuroscience and Cognition


Program Description

The Master in Biomedical Research consists of 4 specialties:

  1. Cancer
  2. Transnational Research
  3. Neuroscience and Cognition
  4. Regenerative Medicine

The Master in Biomedical Research is part of the postgraduate study strategy developed by the Universidad de Navarra , with the purpose of improving the multidisciplinary nature of biomedical research and offering specific and highly qualified training to meet the current challenges of Biomedicine, biotechnology and health research.

The master's degree is interfacultative, which makes the transnational aspect of biomedical research more clearly visible, and in it the Faculty of Science, Pharmacy and Medicine of the University, the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), the Research Center in Nutrition (CIN) and the Universidad de Navarra Clinic.


  1. To train highly qualified professionals in the field of biomedical research, with excellent professional opportunities in the fields of research, doctorate and industry.
  2. Carry out a research project, Master's thesis, which is half of the training.
  3. Know how to select and use the appropriate techniques to efficiently and accurately develop a biomedical research work.
  4. Have the technical capacity to obtain accurate and reproducible results from which valid and objective conclusions can be drawn in the area of biomedicine.


The program is aimed at graduates in: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, Biotechnology, Veterinary, or other equivalent degree.

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Students, Spanish or foreigners, who accredit the legal access requirements set forth in article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, preferably with prior training in Health Sciences or Sciences. In order to access the official Master's degrees it will be necessary to be in possession of an official Spanish university degree or another issued by an education institution of the European Higher Education Area that authorizes in the country issuing the title for access to Master's teachings. Likewise, graduates from non-Spanish educational systems may access.


The master's degree is taught by doctors and researchers from the faculties of Medicine and Sciences of the Universidad de Navarra . The practices are in the CIMA (Center for Applied Medical Research). The students are inside the Biomedical Campus of the Universidad de Navarra .


  • Module I (Basic Aspects) , is taken by all students, with a subject on essential principles in biomedical research such as ethics, techniques and safety, animal experimentation and scientific communication.
  • Module II (Specialties) offers students the possibility to choose between four specialties: Cancer; Transnational research; Neuroscience and Cognition; Nutrition and metabolism.
  • Module III (Complementary training) is an offer of optional subjects that will allow students to complete the 5 ECTS of the curriculum with subjects offered in module III or among those taught in any of the specialties not studied (module II).
  • Finally, Module IV (Final Master Project ) , will be carried out by all students enrolled in the Master's Degree and consists of carrying out a research project related to the chosen specialty.

1. Specialization in Neuroscience and Cognition.

The Specialty in Neuroscience and Cognition provides the student with a complete and current training in this discipline through the different subjects of the module, organized so that the student learns the functioning of the human brain through the different levels of neuroscience analysis:

  • From the cellular and molecular point of view.
  • Of the structure organization of the nervous system.
  • Of conducting behavioral studies.
  • Of the anatomical and functional bases of systems such as sensory or memory.
  • From a clinical point of view, it is explained how specialists use this knowledge to understand, diagnose, prevent or treat neurological disorders.
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

The University of Navarra is based on the Christian inspiration promoted by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei. Its mission is to seek and present the truth; contribute to the ... Read More

The University of Navarra is based on the Christian inspiration promoted by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei. Its mission is to seek and present the truth; contribute to the academic, cultural and personal education of its students; promote academic research and healthcare activities; provide suitable opportunities for the development of its professors and employees, and carry out broad cultural outreach and social promotion work with a clear goal of service. Read less
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