Objectives and competences

The aim of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge needed to cut gems in a simple way, to make students familiar with the equipment used to make the cuts and to help them know how to use it and maintain it. The course has a duration of 24 hours, corresponding to 1 ECTS credit, and is intended for both professionals and amateurs interested in knowing how to cut gems.

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;Spanish
Enrolment fee:First year: 346,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:10/10/2024
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:Yes

Objectives and competences


To receive an introduction to gemstone cutting.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

All those with an interest in 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 Franqués s/n

08028 - Barcelona
Email address:masters.ciencies.terra@ub.edu
Observations:thursday from 4 to 8.30 p.m. (the course is offered to groups of a maximum of ten students).

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.