Objectives and competences
Electrochemistry is a factor in the manufacturing of many products we regularly use and consume, including: batteries, power cells, rechargeable batteries, metal production, chlorine production, wastewater decontamination, and much more, leading to a need for high-level specialized training. This master's degree is designed to help meet current training needs in the field of electrochemistry.
The course will provide successful graduates with the capacity to work with industries in which electrochemistry is required and to take their first steps in research in this field.
The master's degree in Electrochemistry. Science and Technology is a joint degree taught at nine public universities (UAB, UAM, UA, UB, UBU, UCO, UMU, UV and UPCT), bringing together a broad spectrum of research groups and teaching expertise. This creates a unique training structure in Spain. The master's degree comprises a total of 60 ECTS credits. Students complete the 20 ECTS credits of compulsory theory subjects and 10 ECTS of compulsory practical subjects over an intensive 6-week period at one of the participating universities, attended by all students and teachers involved in the course, an approach that favours student mobility and the synergy of knowledge. The master's degree is open to students from any country, providing they have sufficient knowledge of the language in which classes are taught.
Objectives and competences
- To facilitate postgraduate training that covers basic and applied aspects of electrochemistry.
- To strengthen and promote technological research in electrochemistry.
- To promote mobility options and interaction between master's degree students in the field of electrochemistry and contact with other universities, research centres and companies that are active in this area.
- To facilitate access to a doctoral programme such as Electrochemistry: Science and Technology, with guarantees of basic and applied training in the field of electrochemistry so that students can carry out their professional activity in the industrial sector, research or teaching.
- Understanding of the system of principles, foundations and applications of electrochemistry.
- Command of the theoretical and experimental methods used in electrochemical research.
- Knowledge of the scientific and technological possibilities of electrochemistry in various fields.
- Capacity to use various methodologies to solve qualitative and quantitative problems.
- Capacity to conceive, design, put into practice and adopt a process of research with academic rigour.
- Capacity to communicate scientific contents to specialists in the subject, experts in other specializations and the general public.
Applicant profile and access requirements
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Access requirements and conditions
In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, students wishing to be admitted to a university master's degree must hold one of the following qualifications:
- Official Spanish university degree.
- A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
- A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification and that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.
Admission to the master's degree in Electrochemistry. Science and Technology may be granted to applicants holding any of the following qualifications:
1. An official Spanish bachelor's degree in science or engineering.
2. A llicenciatura degree in science or engineering or a related field, obtained under syllabuses in effect prior to the publication of RD1393/2007.
3. An official university degree awarded by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area comparable to those described above, provided that it grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue.
4. A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area accrediting a level of training equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees listed in points 1 and 2, and that grants access to university master's degree study in the country of issue.
Students may enrol in the master's degree at any of the participating universities; the Coordination Committee will resolve all issues relating to admissions, accreditation and homologation.
19 March - 10 September 2024.
Only applications that include the required documentation and include the payment of the pre-registration fee will be assessed.
- Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
- Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.
As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned
Specific information about the faculty
Subjects and course plans
Distribution of credits
List of subjects
Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.
Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record. There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.
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