Master's in Molecular Cellular and Genetic Biology

2022/2023 · 60 credits

Generic skills

The Master provides an academic training that allows a specialisation, after obtaining the degree of access of experimental or health sciences.

In the scientific field, the student who completes this Master will be prepared to work in research laboratories requiring cellular, molecular or genetic skills. The student will also be able to continue a researcher carrier and access to a Ph. degree training program.

In the professional field, the Master allows the training of specialists for advanced job positions in the distinct sectors of R&D: clinical or bio-industrial, and also in the higher education and in the public administration.

The Master also serves to the continuous training of professionals in active, from the distinct industrial sectors as well as education and public administration .

Professional and academic career

Professional and academic career

Postgraduates specialised in the areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Vegetal Physiology and Genetics qualified for activities R&D.

Access to Ph. degree programs

The external training in companies and the realisation of experimental work increase the options for post-master job insertion.

Planning for teaching

The Master might be followed in face-to-face modality or in semi-on line modality.

It is necessary to take 36 compulsory ECTS and 24 optional ECTS to complete the Master.

This study has teaching guide
You can read it to learn more about the study. In the table below you can see the individual teaching guides for each subject.

Study structure

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Cellular Techniques Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Molecular Techniques Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Advanced Cellular Biology Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Cell Signaling Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Genetic Variation Mechanisms Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Regulation of Gene Expression Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Neurobiology Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Immunology Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Stem Cells and Cell Therapy Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Molecular Microbiology Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Protein Structure and Dynamics Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Recombinant proteins and protein Engineering Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Proteomics Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Genomics Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Chromosomes: Structure, Function and Evolution Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Human Genetics Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Genetic Toxicology Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Molecular Plant-Pathogen Interaction Mechanisms Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Plant Biotechnology Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Bioinformatics and Biomolecular models Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Electives Work Placement Optional annual 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 12 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


The study is taught by the following teachers:

The masters are organized by modules. Click on a module for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.