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Biomedical Research, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #454 (BCR) Santiago de Compostela, Spain
This Biomedical Research master’s at the University of Santiago de Compostela aims to provide basic training and current knowledge of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and physiopathology of human diseases.
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Skills and competences 

Students from the Biomedical Research master’s at the University of Santiago de Compostela will obtain a solid foundation to start doctoral programs in biomedical research, acquiring basic skills in experimental laboratory work as well as the ability to develop professional tasks in the field of biomedical research.

The following are some of the specific competencies that students of the master’s will acquire:

  • To learn about the essential biological processes that maintain the balance in the body’s cells and tissues, which are altered in human pathology .
  • To learn about the anatomy of the genome, the information obtained by the human genome project, the distribution of alleles in human populations, and the main types of genetic alterations that can cause disease.
  • To learn about the underlying alterations of some of the most common and most socially relevant human diseases. Predicting how these alterations can cause disease, and identifying possible points of therapeutic intervention.
  • To learn about the legal framework in which biomedical research operates and to be able to issue autonomous opinions about the ethical implications of this research.
  • To be able to design experiments in the field of Biomedicine, applying appropriate techniques to respond to the relevant question.
  • To develop practical skills in the Biomedicine laboratory. Being able to follow an experimental protocol autonomously.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Clinic endocrinology and nutrition
  • Neoplasia and cellular endocrinology
  • Neuroendocrinology, obesity and metabolism
  • Molecular and cellular basis of disease
  • Biological bases of cancer
  • Human genomics and genetic medicine
  • Techniques applied to biomedical research
  • Advances in Legal Medicine and Criminology
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Forensic Genetics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Spanish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

While no specific degree is required for admission to the Master's Degree in Biomedical Research it is recommended, but not essential, to have completed the studies corresponding to Degrees in Biology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry, Dentistry, Nursing and Psychology or any other Bachelor's degree that includes studies of Fundamental Biology and/or Medicine.

The desirable qualities for the future student of the Master’s in Biomedical Research include:

  • Medium/high level of English.
  • Working capacity.
  • Willingness for teamwork.
  • Capacity for logical reasoning.
  • Capacity to obtain, interpret and apply knowledge.
  • Scientific spirit.
  • Ability to solve problems.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1900 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Santiago de Compostela

  • 580 - 960 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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