Therapeutic Targets of Cell Signalling: Research and Development

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Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Department of Systems Biology

Teaching centre(s)

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Campus Científico-Tecnológico

Research Support Centres
Campus Científico-Tecnológico

Year Course Started

2006-2007 (RD 56/2005)
2009-2010 (RD 1393/2007)



Official Duration

One academic year

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


Spanish and occasionally, English

Professional qualification

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


Research / professional


Dra. María José Carmena Sierra


-Academic and Quality Coordinator:
Dra. María José Carmena Sierra
-External Internships Coordinator:
Dr. Alberto Domingo Galán


Academic Committee

Dra. Mª José Carmena Sierra
Dra. Begoña Colás Escudero
Dr. Antonio Chiloeches Galvéz
Dra. Mª José Toro Nozal
Dr. Alberto Domingo Galán
Dra. Irene de los Dolores Román Curto


Academic issues:

Department of Systems Biology:

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

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 Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, Biotechnology and Biochemistry degrees.

Selection criteria:

  • Assessment of the student's previous training and experience, especially in the field of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Medicine, Biotechnology and Biochemistry.
  • Assessment of English knowledege.
  • The student's record, as outlined in the transcript of records, will be valued.

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 


Monday to Friday, from 09:30 to 14:00 hours (face-to-face classes)

Consult this link


  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Department of Systems Biology. Biochemistry Seminar Room (Module 1, ground floor)
    Science and Technology Campus 
    Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona Km. 33,6
    28805. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)
  • Research Support Centres
    Science and Technology Campus
    Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona Km. 33,6
    28805. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Material resources

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

External Practicums

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Academic staff:
- Inés Diaz Laviada
- Nieves Rodriguez Henche
- Alberto Domingo
- María José Carmena Sierra (Coordinadora de la Comisión)
Students' representative:
- Beatriz Gallego Tamayo

Complaints and Suggestions