• Admission Requirements

Applicant Profile

The Master's Degree in Analytical Chemistry is aimed at students with a degree in chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology, or nanotechnologywho want to expand or orient their professional career towards analytical chemistry.

Once students have obtained their Master's Degree, they will be able to work as professionals in high-level research, development and innovation in industry or continue their academic training by later completing a PhD.


To gain admission to the Master's Degree in Analytical Chemistry programme, you must have a Spanish university degree or another degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that grants admission to a university Master's Degree programme in that country.

Graduates can also gain admission from educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need to have their degrees officially recognised, once IQS verifies that the students have obtained a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that they are authorized to gain admission to postgraduate degrees in universities in their country of studies.

Gaining admission in this manner does not imply official recognition of a student’s previous degree, nor recognition for purposes other than enrolling in the Master's Degree programme.

Undergraduate Program in ChemistryNo additional specific subjects are necessary
Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Enviromental ScienceAdditional specific subjects required


Transfer Requirements


Transfer requirements will be addressed by the Permanent Committee of the Academic Board on a case-by-case basis to establish the appropriate recognition of credits.

For students from other European Union Member States or from countries with which Spain has international agreements, students must hold a degree that allows admission to equivalent graduate programmes in the student’s country of origin. Students from other countries are required to pass the specific university exams beforehand.

Continuation of studies

Students must pass all credits in order to obtain the Master's Degree.

One academic year includes two ordinary exams for the subjects of the first semester (February and July) and another two for the subjects of the second semester or annual (June and July). In those cases in which the student has not passed 50 or more ECTS in the first year, he will not be authorized to begin the Master Thesis.

One academic year includes two ordinary exams for the first semester (February and July) subjects and another two for the second semester or annual (June and July) subjects. For cases in which a student has not passed 50 or more ECTS credits in the first year, the student will not be permitted to begin the Master Thesis. If students do not pass a subject in the ordinary examination periods, they have two extra examination periods available to do so. Once the two extra examination periods have been used, students can request the Permanent Commission of the Academic Board (PCAB) to review their case, enclosing a statement justifying their reasons for not passing with the request. The PCAB may complement this information by consulting with the Master’s programme coordinator. If a student does not pass the subject through this additional call, they must leave the programme.