• Admission Requirements

Applicant Profile

The Master's Degree in Bioengineering is aimed at graduates in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy Studies, Biology, Biological Systems Engineering, Nanosciences, Biomedical Sciences and other similar studies.

The Admissions Committee will study each candidature and, if necessary, prepare the content of the complementary studies, based on the student’s undergraduate degree. The Master's Degree in Bioengineering is aimed at graduates from different disciplines, from Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy Studies, Biology, Veterinary Studies, Environmental Sciences, Agronomic Engineering and other similar studies.


Depending on the candidate’s undergraduate degree, the following additional specific academic modules are necessary:

  • Graduates in Biotechnology and Biochemistry will not need any specific additional academic modules-
  • Graduates in chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy studies, and associated qualifications will need specific additional academic modules in microbiology and molecular cell biology.
  • Graduates in biology, veterinary science, environmental science, agricultural engineering and associated qualifications will need specific additional academic modules in Introduction to Process Engineering and Structure and Function of Biomolecules.
  • For students with other qualifications, the Admission Committee of the Master's Degree will examine each case and establish the contents of the specific additional academic modules for each applicant.


The specific additional academic modules established in the admission process are not part of the Master's Degree in Bioengineering taught at University Ramon Llull. Students will be able to take them at any university as long as the contents of the corresponding competencies can be accredited. During the month of September, before the Master's Degree programme starts, IQS provides specific courses corresponding to the most common specific additional academic modules. Specific additional academic modules need to be accredited before students begin the Master's Degree.

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. The Committee will also handle admissions for students from any Spanish or foreign university system who have studied at the undergraduate level within the EHEA framework.

For students from other European Union Member States or from countries with which Spain has international agreements, applicants must hold hold a degree that allows admission to equivalent graduate programmes in the student’s country of origin. Students from outside of the EU, or from countries that do not have an established agreement with Spain, need to first pass the corresponding University entrance exam.

Completion Requirements

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

During the academic year, students will normally have two opportunities to pass exams: in February and in June – for the first semester subjects – and in June and in September – for the second semester subjects, or for subjects that last two consecutive semesters.  Additionally, in the event that a student has not earned a minimum of 36 ECTS credits within the first year, they will not be able to submit the Master’s 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.