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Master's in collaboration with the Institute of Health Carlos III

Master's webpage

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

University of Alcalá.
Departament of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.

National Health School.

National Centre of Microbiology.

Teaching centre(s)

University of Alcalá
Faculty of Pharmacy

National Health School
Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)

National Centre of Microbiology
Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)

Year Course Started

2014-15 (RD 1393/2007)



Official Duration

One academic year, full-time.

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS for full-time students, 30 ECTS for part-time students

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes


Spanish. English in some activities.

Professional qualification

This is not a degree title qualifying with ministerial approval for the exercise of regulated professional activities.


Professional and Research.


Dra. Lourdes Lledó García (UAH)
Dr. José Alcamí Pertejo (CNM)


Quality Coordinator:
Dra. Lourdes Lledó García (UAH)

Academic Committee

Lourdes Lledó García (UAH)
José Alcamí Pertejo (CNM)
Director of the National Health School
Director of the National Centre of Microbiology
Vice-rector of Teaching and Students (UAH)
Director of the Departament of Biomedicine and Biotechnology (UAH)
Dr. Luis Guerra Romero (ISCII)
Dr. Fernando Baquero Mochales (Scientific Director of IRYCIS)


Academic issues:

Administrative issues:

Goals and competencies

The goals of this Master's degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competencies that must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and of universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Number of places for new students

Total number of places available: 30

A minimum of 20 students are required to teach the Master's programme.

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Entry profile:

  • Students from the following degrees: Medicine, Pharmacy, Biology, Helath Biology, Chemistry and Veterinary.

Selection criteria
The Master's Academic Committee will assess:

  • Curriculum vitae completed with a motivation letter.
  • Title degree, taking into consideration average mark and ending year: up to 3 points.
  • Previous experience and other achievements (written works, courses, seminars and/or seminars related to the Master's profile): up to 2 points.
  • Knowledege of languages: up to 1 point. Official certificate of Level B1 (minimum). In case the student does not own an official language certificate, there will be a test consisting of a translation and a text analysis of a scientific text in English.

Subjects, academic staff, competences, teaching guides and final project regulations

For Master's Dissertations to be defended from the academic year 2019-20 onwards, it has been established that, along with the Master's Dissertation, the student must submit to the director the summarized report (% of coincidence) given through Turnitin application, once the director has opened the application to obtain the aforementioned report (Approved by the Official Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies Committee, on its regular session dated 24th September 2019).


Collaboration agreements and programmes




CURSO 2020-21:
Clases teóricas:
De 16-20 horas de Lunes a Jueves. Excepcionalmente se utilizarán los viernes si hay algún festivo durante la semana.

Módulos de Prácticas en Laboratorio (Prácticas externas):
Habrá dos turnos:

  • De 16-20 horas de Lunes a Jueves, excepcionalmente se utilizarán los viernes si hay algún festivo durante la semana
  • De 10-14 horas de Lunes a Jueves, excepcionalmente se utilizarán los viernes si hay algún festivo durante la semana

Horario de mañana.


  • Clases Teóricas:
    Escuela Nacional de Sanidad del ISCIII (Madrid)
    C/ Sinesio Delgado 4
    (entrada por Avda. Monforte de Lemos 5, pabellón 7)
    28029. Madrid
  • Módulos de Prácticas en Laboratorio (Prácticas Externas):
    Centro Nacional de Microbiología del ISCIII (Majadahonda)
    Ctra. Majadahonda-Pozuelo, km. 2
    28820. Madajahonda
  • TFM:
    Centros de Investigación del ISCIII y de la UAH
    Universidad de Alcalá
    Facultad de Farmacia
    Campus Científico-Tecnológico
    Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona Km. 33,600
    28871 Alcalá de Henares

Material resources

Installations, services and plans
(Computer rooms, bibliographic resources, libraries, study rooms...):

External Practicums

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

José Alcamí Pertejo (CNM)
Lourdes Lledó García (UAH)
Directors of Centres: 
Director of the National Centre of Microbiology
Director of the Department of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of the UAH
PAS: Pilar Fuertes Rodríguez (ISCIII)
One Master's student

Complaints and Suggestions