Objectives and competences

This course consists of two one-year modules that students enrol in separately. During the training stage, students must demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge about precious stones or gems, as well as the correct use of the standard gemmology laboratory equipment and scientific apparatus available at the University of Barcelona, which they may be called upon to use in the future. Through the course, students will acquire the knowledge they need to identify and characterize gemstones and to prepare technical reports and gemmological certificates so that these skills can be applied in professional practice.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateExpert diploma
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Ciències de la Terra
Branch of knowledge
  • Earth sciences
  • History, archaeology, geography, philosophy and humanities
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course2 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan;Spanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 1.270,00 €
Second year: 1.386,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):Yes
Classes begin:01/10/2024
Master's degree course homepage www.ub.edu/escgem/
ManagmentGarcia Vallès, Mª Teresa
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


To gain specialist training in the field of gemmology.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

University graduates and those interested in the study of gemmology.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat de Ciències de la Terra
C/ Martí i Franques s/n

08028 - Barcelona
Email address:masters.ciencies.terra@ub.edu
Observations:First-year theory (Tuesday and Thursday, from 7.30 to 9 p.m.), second-year theory (Monday and Wednesday, from 7.30 to 9 p.m.), first-year practical activities (Tuesday, from 5.30 to 7.30 p.m., and Thursday, from 5.30 to 7.30 p.m.), second-year practical activities (Monday, from 4 to 7.30 p.m., and Wednesday, from 4 to 7.30 p.m.). Wednesday and Thursday groups only open if there are at least 15 students.

For further enquiries

Address:Mª Teresa Garcia Vallès
C/ Martí i Franques s/n
Facultat de Ciències de la Terra
08028 - Barcelona
Email address:escolagem@ub.edu
Observations:Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

I want to receive more information

All fields are required

The University of Barcelona (General Secretary’s Office) will process your data in order to provide you with information about this course of study. You can exercise your rights under the data protection regulations and consult the full information on the protection of personal data.