Master's in Advanced Biotechnology

2023/2024 · 90 credits

Access and admission

UDC Master’s studies programmes are open to students with an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised Spanish university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised third-level institution in the EHEA.

Candidates from non-EHEA university systems are not required to have their qualifications officially recognised, provided the UDC is satisfied that the learner outcomes and status of their non-EHEA qualification are homologous to the equivalent degree in Spain. This is an application-specific statement of equivalence only: under no circumstances may the University’s admission of non-EHEA qualifications be construed as a form of official accreditation.

Candidates from non-EHEA university systems are required to have their qualifications officially recognised if they request access to master's degrees that qualify for a regulated profession.

Applications for UDC Master’s studies programmes will be assessed on the basis of specific entry criteria, including the candidate’s academic qualifications and merits. Information relating to entry procedures and requirements will be included in the programme structure for each degree.

The decision to offer a student a place on a UDC Master’s degree programme is the result of an application-specific evaluation process, and has no bearing on the academic or professional status of the candidate’s existing qualifications.

More information on Master's studies programmes admission.

Recommended profile

Master pretends to be a postgraduate quality offer potentially useful for the Degrees of Biotechnology, Biology, Chemical, Biochemical, Science and Technology of the Foods, Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary, Environmental Sciences, Sciences of the Sea and Chemical Engineering or Agronomist. This is because of the multidisciplinary approach of the biotechnology that involves several disciplines.

General applications requirements

Access requirements are those that come determined in the guidelines of the RD 1393/2007. In the profiles of access for this Master include all the university degrees of the branch of Experimental Sciences or Health Sciences.

Application and admission

Applications for places on UDC Master’s programmes should be made using the online application system on the UDC website. You can consult this webpage, for mor information.

Applications from students with degrees from non-EHEA university systems should be accompanied by officially notarised or apostilled translations (into either of the two official languages of the University of A Coruña) of the following documents:

  • Degree certificate
  • Academic transcript

Registration will be completed through the online registrar according to the dates indicated in the official admissions calendar for UDC Master’s programmes.

Where necessary, the following documentation should be submitted to the relevant Department within 10 calendar days of registration:

  • Completed application for financial assistance
  • Proof of entitlement to fee reduction or exemption


15 places offered in academic year 2023/2024

Admission procedures and criteria

Once requested the admission by the student, selection and admission of the students at the master by the Master Academic Commission will be carried out previous verification by part of the administrative units that the applicant fulfil the access requirements.

It will be evaluated each application in base to the following information that has to accompany to the application form:

1. Curriculum vitae of the applicant, taking into account the degree of access and his previous training (85%).

2. Letter with statement of interests, motivations of the student and possible reference reports of his institutions of origin (15%).

3. Optionally, It will be carried out one (or several) interview (face-to-face and/or through e-mail).

It will be taken into account the special educational needs of disability students.

Scale of the Curriculum vitae of the Master Academic Commission:

Academic Training: (65 % of the CV)

Preferential access profiles:

1. Graduated in Biotechnology, Biology, Chemical, Biochemical, Science and Technology of the Foods, Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary, Environmental Sciences, Sciences of the Sea and Chemical Engineering or Agronomist (Marks: Average Mark x 1).

2. Graduated in other degrees (Marks: Average Mark x 0.5).

Professional experience: (15 % of the CV) Only it will be considered professional experience directly related with the biotechnology sector. It will be valued diverse appearances like charge, responsibilities, length of the activity developed...

Researcher Experience: (15 % of the CV) It will be analysed the student researcher experience, for which it will be employed the scale that the University of Vigo and A Coruña establish each year.

Other merits: (5 % of the CV)

It will be considered other merits related with the master such like prizes, courses of training, other masters, assistance to conferences, scholarships…


The deadlines for pre-registration in official master's degree studies are approved by the Governing Council of the UDC, and can be consulted on the following website.



There is a system of aids and scholarships for students in need. The different criteria, application procedures and deadlines depend on the body that convenes (own, regional and state) and the type of aid. You can consult the following links:

Rules and regulations

If you want to know in detail the rules and regulations related to the studies in the UDC can be seen here. You can also consult other documents relating to the academic regulations.

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