The general aim of this master's degree programme is to provide students with training related to companies that carry out research on medicines and biotechnology products for preventing and treating human diseases.
Applicants must be able to show that they have a recent university qualification in a health sciences discipline. In exceptional cases, holders of a bachelor's degree in a basic science discipline who have demonstrably received appropriate complementary training may be admitted. Additionally, an interest in the different forms of pharmaceutical research is required. Previous medical and pharmaceutical research activity and experience in the sector will also be taken into account.
Official undergraduate degree/diploma (or a bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, diplomas, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, for foreign qualifications, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution). Qualifications can be in the following academic areas: scientific-natural sciences and health sciences.
Academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin.
Curriculum Vitae in English.
A letter of motivation in Spanish or Catalan, stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (400 to 600 words).
Identity Card o Passport.
A photocopy of proof of Spanish language (level B2)
A photocopy of proof of English language (level B2)
A (professional or academic) letter of recommendation signed by someone who really knows the candidate and can assess them.
Professional experience in any of the fields related to the master's programme.
Additional academic training in areas related to the master's programme.
Additional professional experience.
In addition, the Departments' selection committee may decide to interview the candidate.
The undergraduate degree/diploma and the academic transcript
If you have finished your Bachelor degree when you formalise your application, you will need to send us the following documents:
A photocopy of your undergraduate degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion.
A photocopy of your official final undergraduate transcript.
However, if you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies when formalising application, you will need to provide us with the following documents:
A signed declaration of obtaining your degree before the commencement of the master's programme.
A photocopy of the provisional undergraduate transcript.
If the diploma or the academic transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective sworn translations into Catalan or Spanish.
Internships are compulsory. They may be remunerated, depending on where they are undertaken, although that is never a factor in their assignment, which is mainly at the discretion of the lecturers responsible. Internships are undertaken in the second and third terms and involve full-time work (mornings and afternoons).