Master’s degree in Research in Fundamental Biology and Biomedicine

Teaching plan

This Master’s degree has a duration of 9 months (October to July). Students must take a minimum of 60 ECTS, of which 30 are for the Master’s Thesis work and the rest may be selected from the different subjects offered:

Foundations of animal experimentation (more info)
Advanced animal experimentation ()
Behavioral testing in laboratory animals(more info)
Animal models in pathology (more info)
*Nucleic acid methods (more info)
*Protein methods (more info)
Data analysis (more info)
Analysis of drugs, carbohydrates, and phenolics (more info)
Culture & identification of microorganisms ()
Applications of cell culture biotechnology ()
Isolated organ assays ()
Genetic disorder testing (more info)
Genetic engineering (more info)
Genomics & proteomics ()
Germplasm banks ()
Bioimaging (more info)


Most of the subjects are optional (* are mandatory) but each project may require some compulsory elements, considered essential for the End-of Master’s Work project. Each student will have a supervisor / project manager who also act as tutor throughout the course.

Classroom teaching is and is supported largely at the institutional Moodle platform, where additional information will be provided.

Before enrollment it is recommended that prospective students contact with Master teachers to choose their End-of Master’s Work subject.

The End-of Master’s Work project will take place in the mornings (October to June) at the laboratory facilities depending on the supervisor of the research project.