Master's in Advanced Biotechnology

2023/2024 · 90 credits

What you learn

Master distributes in two compulsory basic modules of 42 total credits and later, the student will be able to opt by one of the specialities offered (Food and Farming Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology and Health Biotechnology) taken on 15 compulsory credits of speciality and 3 optional credits to choose between the others specialities. The student will realise practices in biotechnology companies or research laboratories by an equivalent period to 18 credits and finally has to realise a Final Project of 12 credits related with the speciality and orientation chosen. Further information in: Advanced master in biotechnology.

Professional and academic career

Professional and academic career

Biotechnology professional of the systems of production, management and quality control of the food and farm industries. Biotechnology professional of environmental and biomedical industries.

Biotechnological industries of the food and farm sector, environmental and biomedical sector. Public and private research centres of biotechnology.

Planning for teaching

Study structure

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

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Genetic Engineering and Transgenetics Compulsory 1st 4.5 ECTS
Cellular and Tissue Engineering Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Genomics and Proteomics Compulsory 1st 4.5 ECTS
Bioinformatics Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Industrial Biotechnology Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Biotecnological Processes and Products Compulsory 1st 3 ECTS
Application Techniques in Biotechnology Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Food biotechnology Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Analysis of Foodstuff. Food Security and Traceability Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Vegetal Biotechnology Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Animal Biotechnology Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
Biotechnology for the Sustainable Development Optional 2nd 3 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Master's Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 12 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Work Placement Compulsory 1st 18 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.