Master's in Marine Biology

2022/2023 · 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.

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Preference is given to graduates in biology or marine science. Students from other sciences or health sciences can also be allowed.

General applications requirements

There are no special requirements.

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


10 places offered in academic year 2022/2023

Admission procedures and criteria

Students are selected according to the following information that has to accompany to the application form

(1) curriculum vitae (up to 90%)

  • Academic record (65 % of the CV)
  • Research experience in Biology (15% of the CV).
  • Professional experience related to Biology (15% of the CV).
  • Other (5% of the CV).

(2) Letter (minimum extension of 200 words) with statement of interest at the master (up to 5%).

(3) A recommendation letter preferably issued by a former professor (up to 5%).

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


Special deadlines for Foreign University System students outside of Spanish University System for academic year 2023/2024 are:

  • 13 February to 14 April 2023: Early application.
  • 1 June to 8 June 2023: Registration.

The general admission deadlines for academic year 2023/2024 are:

First deadline

  • 2 May to 26 June 2023: Early application
  • 22 July to 20 August 2023: Registration

Second deadline

  • 22 August to 28 August 2023: Early application
  • 13 September to 24 September 2023: Registration

Third deadline

  • 26 September to 4 October 2023: Early application
  • 18 October to 23 October 202: Registration

You can also check the deadline calendar for master's admissions.


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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