• Admission requirements

Applicant Profile

The Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry is addressed to graduates in chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biotechnology or nanotechnology who want to expand or focus their career towards pharmaceutical chemistry. Graduates will be able to become high-level professionals in research, development and innovation in industry or to develop their academic career by enrolling in a PhD.

Acces Requirements

To access the Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry you must have of a Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that authorizes to acces a Master's Degree in the univerisity of that country. 

Graduates can also access according to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for homologation of their degrees, after IQS verificates that they accredit a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that they are authorized in the in the univerisity of that country to access a postgraduate education.

The access by this way will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title of the student, nor its recognition for other purposes than that of studying the master's degree.

Depending on the undergraduate program held, the requirements of educational supplements are:


Undergraduate Program in ChemistryNo educational supplements required
Undergraduate Program in Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Environmental SciencesEducational supplements required
Other Undegraduate Program in EngineeringEducational supplements required


Transfer Requirements

The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board, which examines each applicant and establishes the recognition of credits, will handle the admission of students from any national or foreign University system, that have studied at the undergraduate level within the EHEA framework.

In the case of students from EU member states, or from countries with which Spain has established international agreements, students are required to have a qualification enabling them to undertake graduate level University studies in their home country.  Students from outside of the EU, or from countries that do not have an established agreement with Spain, must have passed the corresponding University entrance exam.


Continuation of studies

Students must have earned all the credits undertaken 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, he or she will not be able to submit the Master Thesis.

If a student does not pass an exam on the second attempt, two additional opportunities will be allowed. In the event that the student still has not obtained a pass in the subject, they can apply to the Permanent Committee of the Academic Board for a final opportunity to take the exam, justifying their position. The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board will examine the student's case and may complement this information by consulting the master's coordinator. If a student does not obtain a pass after having been granted an extra opportunity to take the exam, they will have to abandon the master's program.