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Master’s degree in Molecular Biology

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February 2023
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1,500 hours

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Optional internship

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60 ECTS

60 ECTS

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Employability
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This Master’s degree in Molecular Biology prepares you to work both in research and diagnostic laboratories and in companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech or biomedical sectors.

 

Our online Master’s degree in Molecular Biology will help deepen your understanding of the cells biological units and will teach you the latest techniques applied in the sector. This cutting-edge training will give you the knowledge to develop professionally in this field.

 

With this master’s degree you will get training in a sector experiencing high growth and great demand for professionals.

Characteristics of the Master's degree in Molecular Biology

Videos and online classes

Audio visual study material

You will have access to many hours of audio visual materials, which are essential teaching materials. Thus, you can study wherever and whenever you want.

Practical activities

Practical activities

Approximately twice a week you will carry out practical activities that will be reviewed and evaluated by your specialized teachers.

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Complementary material

Class summaries, articles to stay up to date... You will have everything you need to keep on learning.

Master class

Master class

You will learn from well-known experts in the medical sector thanks to our master classes, which you can watch as many times as you want.

Master’s degree final project

Master’s degree final project

At the end of the course you will conduct a research project on a topic of your interest. One of our teachers will supervise your project.

CEMP teachers for the Master's degree in Molecular Biology

Your teachers will open the doors to training in Master’s degree in Molecular Biology with a focus on employability through specialisation:

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Carlos Gómez Marín

PHD IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY​

A passionate bioscientist, he holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Healthcare Biotechnology and a BSc in Biotechnology. Over 12 years' experience as a genomics and molecular biology researcher applied to human healthcare. He tutored several Master's and Bachelor's students.

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Sergio Pedraza Arévalo

PHD IN BIOMEDICINE

He holds a PhD in Biomedicine, a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Biomedical Research. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at King’s College London. He has extensive research experience in molecular biology with a focus on cancer and diabetes. He is also involved in teaching and public engagement.

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Susana González Rico

PHD IN MICROBIOLOGY

She holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Microbiology. She has led research projects at various prestigious international institutions such as the Central University of Venezuela, University College London and the National Institute for Medical Research.

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Beatriz Nespereira

PHD IN BIOCHEMISTRY

She holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry. She has extensive experience as a researcher and project manager at the University of Navarra, the University of A Coruña and the University of Santiago de Compostela. Beatriz has published a wide range of articles and has presented papers at national and international conferences. In 2017, she received the jury award for Best Master's Professor from the Spanish Association of Business Schools.

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Rocío Ailim de la Fuente

PHD IN DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS

She holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Developmental Biology and Genetics. She has worked as a researcher at Santiago de Compostela University and Glasgow University. She works as a post-doctoral research fellow at Monash University (Australia).

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Andrés Crespo Vieira

PHD IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

He holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and a BSc in Biology. He has experience as a research scientist and has been involved in numerous biomedical projects in both academia and the private sector. He is currently a Senior Laboratory Investigator at the Francis Crick Institute.

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Luis Mariñas Pardo

PHD IN GENETICS

He has a PhD in Genetics, a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Business, Management and Organisational Studies. He is currently Chief Science Officer (CSO) at Centauri Biotech. Centauri is a biotechnology company focused on animal health. He is the author of some twenty articles in scientific journals. He has presented more than 40 papers at national and international conferences. Currently, he is a professor at the University of A Coruña.

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Rosalía Peteiro

BIOTECHNOLOGIST

She holds a BSc in Biotechnology and an MSc in Pharmacology, specialising in Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics. Rosalia has a wealth of experience in the biotechnology industry. She is currently working at Health in Code, a company focusing on the genetic diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases and the interpretation of genetic results.

Your journey at CEMP

From the first stage of your journey to the last, we will be by your side to help you get the most out of your training.

Enrolment and preparation

As soon as you enrol, you will have access to the virtual platform and you will receive the support book. We will also start your employability plan. Let's get going!

Videos and online classes

Videos, PDF summaries and live classes from your teachers.

Exercises and questionnaires

You will regularly test your knowledge to move steadily towards your destination.

Master’s degree final project

You will carry out a bibliographic research project on a topic of your interest.

Optional internships

Let's get to work! From 60 to 300 hours of optional internships in companies.

CEMP/UCAM degree

You have reached your destination! You now have your CEMP degree and university accreditation from UCAM*. It's time to face new challenges... and new adventures!

*see accreditation conditions.

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Syllabus of the Master’s degree in Molecular Biology

As your journey progresses, you will discover different modules which will help you, step by step, to reach your final destination.

Module 0. Basic concepts

1. Equipment and lab material
2. Basic techniques of lab
3. Cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization
4. Bibliographic searches in PubMed
5. Basic concepts in statistics

Module 1. Analysis technology and manipulation of nucleic acid

1. DNA
2. RNA
3. Purification, quantification, and separation of nucleic acids
4. DNA extraction from routine samples
5. Genes and genome
6. Chromosomes
7. Study of the chromosomes
8. Mutations and polymorphisms
9. Cell division
10. DNA replication and repair
11. Transcription
12. Translation
13. Control of gene expression in prokaryotes
14. Control of gene expression in eukaryotes I
15. Control of gene expression in eukaryotes II
16. Epigenetics

17. PCR
18. Recombinant DNA technology
19. Sequencing
20. Nucleic acid hybridisation
21. Gene therapy

Module 2. Technologies for protein manipulation and analysis

1. Structure and function of proteins.
2. Importance of molecular biology recipient and antibodies.
3. Protein quantification
4. Separation techniques and protein analysis
5. Chromatography
6. ELISA
7. Western blot
8. Other immunological techniques for protein analysis: RIA + ICQ
9. Proteomics

Module 3. Molecular biology of the cell

1. The cell
2. Cell growth techniques
3. Techniques for the study of cell functionality: markers
4. Microscopy techniques for cellular studies

Module 4. Bioinformatics applied to molecular biology

1. Main databases
2. Nucleic acid sequence analysis
3. Phylogenetic analysis
4. Bioinformatics analysis applied to functional genomic and epigenomic.
5. Transcriptomics
6. Sequence analysis and protein structure.
7. Bioinformatics applied to the study of protein expression: proteomics

Module 5. Safety in the laboratory

1. Laboratory Safety Standards
2. Physical risks
3. Chemical risks
4. Biological risks

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THE ROUTE TO YOUR FUTURE

Why enrol in our Master's degree in Molecular Biology? Because in addition to having prestigious professors and a curriculum aimed at preventing dropouts, we guide our students to their professional goals.

Learn more about the employability plan you'll benefit from the moment you sign up.

Frequently asked questions

What professional opportunities does the Master's degree in Molecular Biology science offer?

There has been a real boom in biomedical and biotechnology laboratories in recent decades. With our master's degree in molecular biology on your CV, you will be able to apply for very interesting positions in companies in this field.

Most employment opportunities available to molecular biology experts can be found in public and private research laboratories, diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, multinational biomedical development companies, food technology companies, etc.

How long does it take to obtain a Master's degree in Molecular Biology?

Our Master's degree in Molecular Biology has a total duration of 1,500 hours. This is equivalent to 60 ECTS credits, the workload normally associated with an academic year.

What clinical laboratory equipment will you use?

The program of this master's degree includes an introductory module on basic concepts. In this module you will find interesting content about laboratory equipment and materials, as well as their cleaning, disinfection and sterilization.

In addition to this, during the optional internship you will come into direct contact with the reality of the sector and see how the different machines that are part of a biomedical or biotech laboratory work: centrifuges, coagulation analysers, humidity analysers, mass comparators, microbalances, etc.

What is the price of a Master's degree in Molecular Biology?

Contact us and we’ll inform you! Fill in the form and you’ll receive all the information you need about our master's degree in molecular biology. At CEMP we give each student personalised advice and guidance so that they can study at their own pace.