• 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.

Access Requirements

To gain admission to the Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical 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.

Depending on the applicant’s undergraduate degree, the following additional educational requirements are necessary:


Undergraduate Program in ChemistryNo additional educational requirements are necessary
Undergraduate Program in Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Environmental SciencesAdditional educational requirements are necessary
Other Undegraduate Program in EngineeringAdditional educational requirements are necessary


Transfer Requirements

The Permanent Committee of the Academic Board examines each applicant case-by-case and establishes how credits are officially recognised. The PCAB will handle the admission of students from any Spanish or international University system who have studied at the undergraduate level within the EHEA framework.

For students from EU Member States, or from countries with which Spain has established international agreements, students must have a university qualification that enables them to be admitted to 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 first pass the corresponding university entrance exam.


Continuation of studies

Students must earn all the 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, he or she will not be able to submit the Master’s 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 appeal 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 with the Master's Degree coordinator. If a student does not obtain a passing grade after having been granted an extra opportunity to take the exam, they must leave the Master's degree programme.