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Biomedical Research, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #143 (WUR) Barcelona, Spain
The Master in Biomedical Research at Pompeu Fabra University is focused on the study of the molecular, cellular, physiological and evolutionary foundations of biological processes and their pathological or adaptive alterations. It is primarily, although not exclusively, aimed at students seeking to pursue doctoral studies in different areas of biomedicine.
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The Master in Biomedical Research at Pompeu Fabra University main objective is to help students acquire advanced conceptual and experimental knowledge of the molecular and cellular foundations for cellular processes and dysfunctions involved in physiological function and disease and to teach them to apply this knowledge to basic and biomedical research.

Who is it for?

Candidates will typically hold an undergraduate degree in:

  • biology
  • biochemistry
  • biotechnology. 

However, students with undergraduate degrees in medicine, chemistry, engineering, pharmacy and nursing have also successfully completed the programme. Students must have a solid grounding in and/or ability to grasp and work with the concepts of cell function and molecular interactions (proteins, nucleic acids).

Career prospects:

The primary aim of this master's programme is to serve as a starting point for a doctoral thesis. Most of the students who complete the master's degree (more than 80%) continue on to the doctoral programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genes and Cell Function 
  • Cell Communication: from 
  • Molecules to Diseases 
  • Genomes and Systems 
  • Model Organisms in Biomedicine 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Official undergraduate degree/diploma
  • Academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin.
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • A letter of motivation in English (400 to 600 words). 
  • A letter of acceptance into a Research Group in order to carry out the master's internship.
  • a) If you have already been accepted to a research group for doing the master research practicum, please provide the acceptance letter by the group's supervisor/director.
  • b) If you do not have a host research group at the time of registering, you must indicate your first 5 choices, in order of preference, from the list of groups offered by the BIOMED master.
  • Identity Card or Passport. 
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      5750 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5750 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      3420 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 3420 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Barcelona

    • 770 - 1360 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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