Total credits: 60
Places offered: 20 places
Credit fee: €39,27 (1st registration); €62,79 (2nd registration and successive).
Teaching modality: Combined Face-to-face and Online
Language of instruction: Spanish
Field of study: Sciences
Faculty involved: Faculty of Science
Name of the undergraduate coordinator: José Martín Nieto (email@example.com)
Program jointly shared with: Only taught at this university
The overall objective of this Master’s course is to train professionals in the field of biomedical research, providing specialization, primarily in the acquisition of proficiencies related to research, but also includes the acquisition of advanced knowledge and command of cutting-edge techniques and skills, some of which are interdisciplinary in nature.
the ultimate goal of this Master’s is to provide professionals with a solid grounding in molecular and cellular biomedicine, which will allow them on the one hand to develop excellent basic biomedicine research skills, and on the other to promote competitive translational research, contributing to a deeper understanding of the etiopathology and physiopathology of diseases and improving their treatment.
The Master’s Degree in Biomedicine is integrated into the Postgraduate Training Programme in Biomedicine and Life Sciences, enabling students to continue for a Ph.D. Thus, there is a final block of elective subjects (a maximum of 8 credits). Students may choose two modules: The biotechnology module (CEB Txx), and the elective Medical Chemistry module (CEQMxx).
Accordingly, the ultimate goal of this Master’s is to provide professionals with a solid grounding in molecular and cellular biomedicine, which will allow them on the one hand to develop excellent basic biomedicine research skills, and on the other to promote competitive translational research, contributing to a deeper understanding of the etiopathology and physiopathology of diseases and improving their treatment. The general objectives are as follows:
To provide a deeper understanding of the causes and the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the physiopathology of diseases, acquiring an integrated vision.
To acquire advanced skills in experimental laboratory work in the field of molecular and cellular biomedicine.
To understand the uses and limitations of the most relevant technologies in current research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases.
To acquire the knowledge and the ability to identify problems, find practical solutions, and know-how to apply them in a research or professional context in the biomedical field.
To acquire the ability to design and carry out a research project in the field of biomedicine.
To develop the ability to communicate and present scientific work clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
To acquire the skills necessary for independent life-long learning.
To acquire a solid basis for a career in research after taking a doctorate or for carrying out professional duties in the biomedical field not requiring a doctorate or medical degree.
Type of subject
Optional (MOI) (OP)
Elective (MOLE) (OP)
Final project (OB)
In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the places available, making it necessary to be selective, or verify the student admission requirements, the Master’s Academic Committee will ensure compliance with all regulations pertaining to admission to the Master’s Degree in Biomedicine, without affecting any other admission requirements envisaged, and it will conduct student interviews if deemed necessary.
Of the 20 places available, 14 will be reserved for graduates in scientific and technical degrees related to Biology (Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science and Chemistry, among others), who completed their studies in the five academic years prior to commencement of the Master’s Degree. The remaining 6 places will be reserved for graduates with the same degrees who do not fulfill the previous requirement. Should any of these 6 places remain vacant, they will be awarded to graduates from the first group.
According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied with to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:
To be in possession of a Spanish official graduate degree certificate or other issued by an institution of higher education within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access to Master’s degrees in the issuing.
To be in possession of an officially approved foreign higher education degree certificate that had been recognized as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
To be in possession of a university degree certificate obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of countries outside the EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
Non-recognized degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.
Degree course specialization profile
The degree specialization profile centers on an introduction to research in the field of biomedicine. The first step involves providing students with a direction and subsequently offering a specialization coherent with the knowledge acquired previously on their degree courses. The course then provides students with an introduction to research in this field.
This master’s degree course is not aimed at any specific profession.