Objectives and competences
This is directly related to the fact that, for fifty years, immunology has provided some of the main advances in health: vaccines, transplants, antibodies, anti-tumour treatments, cell differentiation factors, anti-inflammatory treatments and drugs.
|Faculty or school||Faculty of Biology|
|Branch of knowledge|
|Mode of delivery|
|Number of places available||44|
|Length of course||1 academic year|
|Language(s) of instruction||(67%) and English (33%)|
|Approximate price per credit||27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2022-2023|
|Coordination||JORGE LLOBERAS CAVERO|
|Lead to doctoral studies||Yes|
|Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification||No|
|Main university||Universitat Barcelona|
Objectives and competences
The knowledge centred around the master's degree in Advanced Immunology is a platform to a wide range of possibilities in different fields of study: activities related to knowledge of the immune system, its cellular and molecular components, functional processes, and cellular and molecular interactions within anatomical structures and general physiology.
The four areas in which this knowledge is developed are:
-Research and Teaching
The master's degree also aims to set a benchmark for quality, bringing together leading academics from across the Barcelona metropolitan area and generating synergies among centres of immunology education in the foremost universities, hospitals and research institutes (IDIBAPS, IDIBELL, CRESA, IRB, CRG, etc.). This is supported by key professional associations such as the Catalan Society for Immunology.
- Capacity to produce thorough analyses of scientific articles.
- Capacity to write and defend scientific and technical reports.
- Capacity to demonstrate motivation for scientific research.
- Capacity to work ethically and with respect for the environment.
- Capacity to work independently and as part of a team.
- Capacity to work safely in a laboratory environment.
- Capacity to communicate knowledge of immunology and the conclusions drawn from its application to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- Ability to expand and improve the knowledge of immunology associated with the degree, and ability to develop and apply this knowledge in a research context in an original way.
- Ability to work as part of a group, to collaborate with other researchers and to demonstrate a capacity for independent learning.
- Capacity to demonstrate the ability to teach and disseminate knowledge in the field of immunology.
- Capacity to resolve immunological problems in new environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts.
- Ability to remain up to date with the development of knowledge in immunology in the international scientific community.
- Ability to integrate the knowledge acquired in immunology and to formulate judgements giving due consideration to the social and ethical responsibilities implicitly linked to this knowledge.
- Ability to master the complexity of knowledge pertaining to the structure and function of the molecules, cells and tissues responsible for the immune response and their integration with other physiological systems.
- Ability to apply the most advanced experimental and bioinformatic techniques and tools used in immunology.
- Ability to integrate basic research into clinical applications.
- Ability to interact with other specialist medical, veterinary and pharmaceutical professionals in the field of immunology.
- Capacity to devise the development of analytical reagents for improvement and innovation in the field of immunology.
- Ability to conceive and design experiments that provide answers to relevant questions, to carry them out using the appropriate instruments and techniques, to analyse the results and to propose new experiments if necessary.
SPECIFIC COMPETENCES FOR SPECIALIZATION
- Ability to identify forms of manipulating the immune response in humans and in animal models for applications aimed at designing or improving therapeutic targets. Specialization: Immunobiotechnology and Research
- Ability to identify or apply potential new drugs or new therapeutic targets in the field of immunology. Specialization: Immunobiotechnology and Research
- Ability to identify pathological alterations of the immune system and to associate them with the regulation and function of immune mechanisms. Specialization: Medical Immunology
- Ability to understand the involvement of the immune system in infectious processes, cancer, transplantation and allergic processes, and to be able to identify or manipulate tools from the immune system to address these pathological processes. Specialization: Medical Immunology
- Ability to diagnose and prevent diseases associated with the immune system in domestic and livestock animals. Specialization: Veterinary Immunology
- Ability to interpret analytical results and to use them to diagnose alterations of the immune system. Specializations: Medical Immunology and Veterinary Immunology
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profile
Access requirements and conditionsGeneral requirements
In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
- An official Spanish 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 from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses 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.
Calendar- First period: 1 February - 11 June 2023.
Notification of resolutions: 26 June.
- Second period: 12 June - 3 September 2023.
Notification of resolutions: 8 September.
- 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%.
- Pre-enrolment application
- Photocopy of degree certificate or equivalent qualification. In case of admission, foreign degrees that require so should be translated and authenticated through diplomatic channels before completing the enrolment.
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
- Documents required for enrolment
- Procedure to formalize enrolment
- Grants and financial aid (in Catalan)
- Economic information (in Catalan)
Subjects and course plans
Distribution of credits
|Compulsory final project||25|
List of subjects
List of spring and autumn teaching staff on a current course
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.