Objectives and competences

Basic information

TypeMaster's degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Biology
Branch of knowledge
  • Biomedical sciences
Mode of delivery
  • Face-to-face
Length of course2 academic years
Course detailsIndicators
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Open enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesYes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualificationNo
Main universityUniversité Lyon 1 Claude Bernard (UCBL)
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Université Lyon 1 Claude Bernard (UCBL)
  • Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne (UJM)
  • Universiteit Antwerpen (UA)
Bridging coursesNo

Objectives and competences



Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Access requirements and conditions

General requirements
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.



The pre-enrolment period opens as of January and closes, at the latest, in September. Each centre and each master's degree can establish their specific periods within this general period.

Required documentation

Selection criteria



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

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Compulsory 93
Optional 0
Compulsory placements
Compulsory final project 27

List of subjects

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: Erasmus Mundus in Leading International Vaccinology Education (LIVE)
Antigen Recognition Compulsory 3
Autoimmunity Compulsory 3
Clinical Vaccine Development Compulsory 3
Description and Variability of Pathogenic Microorganisms Compulsory 6
Dynamics of Innate and Adaptive Response Compulsory 3
Epidemiology Compulsory 3
Final Project Compulsory 27
Functional Anatomy of the Immune System Compulsory 3
Handling and Use of Laboratory Animals Compulsory 3
Host-Pathogen Interactions Compulsory 3
Immune Response to Infection Caused by Pathogens Compulsory 6
Immune System in Newborns, Pregnant Women and the Elderly Compulsory 3
Immunodeficiencies Compulsory 3
Immunology and Cancer Compulsory 3
Immunomonitoring in Preclinical and Clinical Vaccine Trials Compulsory 3
Immunopathology Mechanisms Compulsory 3
Languages: German, Catalan, Spanish, French, English, Italian, Portuguese Compulsory 3
Languages: German, Spanish, French, English, Italian Compulsory 3
Languages: German, Spanish, French, English, Italian Compulsory 3
Languages: German, Spanish, French Compulsory 3
New Technologies, Vaccine Delivery Pathways and Adjuvants Compulsory 3
Participation in the Summer Course "Summer School on Vaccinology" Compulsory 3
Project Management Compulsory 3
Receptors and Transduction Compulsory 3
Research in Clinical Pharmacology Compulsory 3
Social and Economic Sciences and Humanities: Communication in the Field of Vaccines and Public Health Compulsory 6
Specific Applications of Vaccines Compulsory 3
Vaccine Formulation Compulsory 3
Vaccine Production and Quality Control Compulsory 3

Previous years


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.

Institutional information

Career opportunities

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