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Biophysics and Quantitative Biotechnology

University of Zaragoza

18 months
37 EUR/credit 2220 EUR/year
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The Master in Biophysics and Quantitative Biotechnology (BQB) from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) is an official master course approved by the Government of Aragon and certified by ANECA (Spanish Agency for Quality Evaluation and Accreditation).


Originally designed and fostered by the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI) as an upgrade of the Master in Quantitative Biotechnology, within the academic offer of the Faculty of Science, the Biophysics and Quantitative Biotechnology program from University of Zaragoza represents an excellent opportunity for acquiring experimental, computational and theoretical skills, training and expertise, at introductory and advanced levels, under an optimal multidisciplinary atmosphere intended for approaching and envisioning the problems the Biotechnological field will face in the next decades. 

What you'll study

The program, that has been awarded the denomination of "Reference Master" from the University of Zaragoza, has a duration of 1.5 years (90 ECTS), and is directed to students from a variety of bachelor degrees. It provides different introductory courses to fill the gaps  in the background knowledge, so that all students can profitably attend the rest of the courses. The official language of the Program is English, and a minimum level of B2 is required.

Why should you choose this master:

Biotechnology is changing the structure of XXIst century science. Born as a part of the biological sciences, it has evolved to become a champion among the scientific disciplines because of its far reaching and truly life transforming outcomes, the fantastic theoretical challenges it offers and the amalgam of other disciplines that it is attracting. 

Indeed, not only Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, but also Computer science, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics converge and are finding in the biotechnological problems new domains of activity which enlarge their traditional paradigms. At the same time, they are providing  biotechnology with so many quantitative new tools that it is impossible to think in the future of biotechnology without them.

While it is impossible for anyone to master so many disciplines,  it is important for modern biotechnologists to have a general view on the different theoretical, experimental and technological tools that the different disciplines provide, since this will allow them to be more efficient, to interact with experts of other fields, to  produce new experimental designs.

The goal of this master is precisely that of forming qualified specialists, who are able to connect experiments to theory, to address the big challenges of modern biotechnology/biomedicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bioactive molecules: identification, design & development
  • Simulations of Biomolecules
  • Systems & Synthetic Biology
  • Molecular Biotechnology: instrumental techniques
  • Cell and Organism Biotechnology: experimental methodology
  • Medicinal Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be in possession of an official Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution belonging to another state that is a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), or be in possession of an approved foreign qualification that allows access to master's degrees.
  • After BREXIT, the UK is still part of the EHEA , which means that official UK university degrees have the same quality standards as in Spain.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    2220 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37 EUR per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Zaragoza

561 - 889 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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