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  • Specialty in Animal Biology
  • Specialty in Chemistry

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Department of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Department of Life Sciences
Department of Geology, Geography and Environment
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Department of Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry
Teaching Unit of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Teaching centre(s)

Sciences Faculty

Scientific-Technological Campus

Year Course Started

2015-2016 (RD 1393/2007)



Official Duration

One academic year full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS full-time and 30 ECTS part-time

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.




Luisa M. Díaz Aranda


Academic Coordinator 
Ignacio Martínez Mendizábal

Academic Committee

Ignacio Martínez Mendizábal
José María Saz Diaz
Arturo Baz Ramos
María Dolores Abarca Sanchís
Teresa Bardají Azcarate
M. Tiscar Espigares Espinilla
María José Carmena Sierra


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 places available: 20

Minimum number of places for an speciality to be taught: 5

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

Specific admission conditions

Perfil de ingreso

Estudiantes de los siguientes Grados o Licenciaturas: Biología, Biología Sanitaria, Ciencias Ambientales, Farmacia, Geología, Química y titulaciones afines del campo de las Ciencias.

Criterios de valoración de méritos:

  • Valoración del curriculum vitae.
  • Aplicación de un baremo de puntuación ponderado que valora:
  • 1. Expediente académico (grado y licenciatura), ponderado por la media de la correspondiente titulación: 60%.
    2. Experiencia previa y otros méritos (otras titulaciones, trabajos, cursos, seminarios y/o seminarios realizados con los perfiles del Máster): 30%.
    3. Conocimiento acreditado de idiomas: 10%.

  • En los casos en los que la Comisión Académica lo considere oportuno podrán realizarse entrevistas personales.


(In order to register correctly, it is absolutely necessary to consult this information)

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




From the end of September to July of the following year

WELCOME day September 23, 2019


Sciences Faculty 
Scientific-Technology Campus 
28805. 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

President: Ignacio Martínez Mendizábal
Secretary: Luisa M. Díaz Aranda
Specialty in Animal Biology: Arturo Baz Ramos
Functional Biology Specialty: Mª Dolores Abarca Sanchis
Ecology Specialty: Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Fernández
Geology Specialty: Mª Teresa Bardají Azcárate
Chemistry Specialty: Belén Batanero
Cellular Signaling Specialty: Mª José Carmena Sierra
P.A.S: Ana Guerrero Gil (administrative secretary of the Life Sciences Department)
Student: Julio Marchamalo Amado (student)

Complaints and Suggestions