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Interuniversity Master's organised by the University of Alcalá and the Complutense University.

Master's webpage

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

  • Complutense University
    Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology
  • University of Alcalá
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology Teaching Unit.

Teaching centre(s)

  • University of Alcalá
    Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Complutense University
    Faculty of Pharmacy

Year Course Started

2013-14 (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 and 30 ECTS for part-time students

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes



Professional qualification

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


Professional and research


Dra. Dª Rocío Herrero Vanrell (UCM)

Dra. Dª Begoña Escalera Izquierdo (UAH)

Academic Committee

  • Coordinators UCM and UAH:
    • Profa. Rocío Herrero Vanrell (UCM Coordinator).
    • Profa. Begoña Escalera Izquierdo (UAH Coordinator).
  • Secretary:
    • Prof. Dr. Carlos del Castillo Rodríguez.
  • Teaching staff from the Galenic Pharmacy and Food Technolofy Department - UCM
    • Profa. Emilia Barcia Hernández (Department Director).
    • Prof. Santiago Torrado Durán (Department Secretary).
    • Profa. María Esther Gil Alegre.
    • Prof. Damián Córdoba Díaz.


Academic issues:

UCM. Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology
Tlf.: +34 91 394 17 17
UCM. Faculty of Pharmacy
UAH. Department of Biomedical Sciences
Tlf.: +34 91 885 46 57

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 places available: 50

Total places available in the UAH: 6

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
Admission to this Master's is restricted to students with a degree in Pharmacy and exceptionally, to those professionals from International Universities with an officially approved foreign higher education degree title in Pharmacy .

Selection criteria
The following especific criteria will be taken into consideration:

  • Selective criteria. Pharmacists.Students with a degree title in Pharmacy.
  • Academic record (60%).
  • Previous professional or research experience in research centres or companies (25%).
  • Pesonal interview including a language test for non-Spanish speaking students (5%).
  • Other achievements (10%).

Assessment of these criteria will be carried out by the Master's Academic Coordination Committee.

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




October to September 
Consult this link


Monday to Friday, classes usually in the evenings (from 16,30 to 20,30 hours)
Consult this link


  • University of Alcalá
    Faculty of Pharmacy
    Science and Technology Campus
    Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona Km. 33,600
    28871 Alcalá de Henares
  • Complutense University
    Faculty of Pharmacy
    Plaza Ramón y Cajal s/n
    Ciudad Universitaria
    28040. Madrid

Material resources

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

External Practicums

Audit report

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

  • Committee President: Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy
    • Profa. Irene Iglesias Peinado
  • Committee Secretary: Master's General Coordinator 
    • Profa. Rocío Herrero Vanrell
  • Director of the Galenic Pharmacy and Food Technology Department (UCM)
    • Profa. Emilia Barcia Hernández
  • Director of the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology Teching Unit (UAH)
    • Profa. Begoña Escalera Izquierdo
  • Coordinators of Advanced Studies
    • Prof. Santiago Torrado Durán
    • Prof. Dr. Damián Córdoba Díaz
  • PAS representative - UCM
    • Dña. Almudena Sastre Barba
  • Students representative
    • D. Manuel García
  • External agent
    • D. Jose Antonio Sánchez Brunete

Complaints and Suggestions

Monitoring reports