Objectives and competences

This specialization course for gemmology professionals aims to deepen participants' existing knowledge of synthetic gemstones, their treatments and artificial products from all perspectives. The practical part focuses on knowledge of the maximum possible number of these gems to identify them correctly. It also provides students with knowledge of new techniques and equipment, some of which is located within the scientific and technological services of the University of Barcelona and the School of Gemmology itself.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateAdvanced university course
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Ciències de la Terra
Branch of knowledge
  • Earth sciences
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First 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 acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical training to conduct in-depth studies in the field of synthetic gemstones.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Applicants with an interest in identifying and understanding synthetic and treated gemstones, and in acquiring a more detailed understanding of the different synthesis techniques for these materials.

Students with a university degree obtain an advanced university diploma, while those without a university degree receive a university extension certificate.

Access requirements: receive the title of gemmologist.

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 Franqués s/n

08028 - Barcelona
Email address:masters.ciencies.terra@ub.edu
Observations:Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m. (practical activities) and from 4 to 5.30 p.m. (theory).

For further enquiries

Address:Mª Teresa Garcia Vallès
C/ Martí i Franques s/n

08028 - Barcelona
Email address:escolagem@ub.edu
Observations:Monday to Friday, from 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.