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Master’s degree in molecular biology

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1,500 hours

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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 you delve methodologically and conceptually into the cell as a biological unit 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 the essential teaching materials. Thus, you can study wherever and whenever you want.

Practical activities

Practical activities

During your journey, you will carry out around two weekly practical activities, which will be reviewed and evaluated by your specialist teachers.

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Complementary material

Class summaries, articles to stay up to date… You will have everything you need to move forward on your journey.


Soft skills

The master's degree includes training in soft skills that will be of great help when it comes to preparing you for professional opportunities.

Master class

Master class

You will learn from renowned experts in the 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 your route, you will carry out a research project directed by one of our teachers on a topic of your interest.

CEMP teachers for 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


Passionate of biological sciences, he holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Chemical Technology, a MSc in Healthcare Biotechnology and BSc in Biotechnology. More than 12 years of experience in the fields of Genomics and Molecular Biology applied to human healthcare as researcher. He has been involved in multiple master and bachelor degree students tutoring.

sergio pedraza arévalo
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Sergio Pedraza Arévalo


PhD in Biomedicine, he holds a bachelor's degree in biology and master's degree in biomedical research. Currently working as postdoctoral researcher in King’s College London, (United Kingdom). Extensive research experience in molecular biology, focused on cancer and diabetes, as well as in teaching and public engagement.

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Susana González Rico


She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and is a Doctor in Microbiology and she has directed research projects in different prestigious international institutions such as the Central University of Venezuela, University College of London and the National Institute for Medical Research.

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Beatriz Nespereira


A doctor in biochemistry and director of CEMP, she has extensive experience as a researcher and manager of research projects. She has been involved in the world of teaching for years, and she was awarded the Best Master's Professor jury award from the Spanish Association of Business Schools in 2017.

Rocío de Lafuente
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Rocío Ailim de la Fuente


She holds a bachelor's degree in biology and a doctorate in developmental biology and genetics. She has worked as a researcher at the University of Santiago de Compostela and the University of Glasgow. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Monash University (Australia).

Andrés Crespo
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Andrés Crespo


PhD in Molecular Biology, degree in Biology. He has experience as a researcher and has participated in many biomedical projects both in the academic field (University of Santiago de Compostela, King's College London) and in the private sector (Axovia Therapeutics). He is currently a Senior Laboratory Research Scientist at the Francis Crick Institute.

Luis Mariñas
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Luis Mariñas Pardo


He is a doctor in genetics, holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and is the chief science officer (CS) at Centauri Biotech, a biotechnology company specialising in animal health. He is the author of 20 articles in scientific journals and a master's degree professor at the University of A Coruña.

Rosalía Peteiro
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Rosalía Peteiro


She holds a graduate degree in biotechnology and a master's degree in pharmacology and specialises in molecular biology and medical genetics and has extensive experience in the biotechnology industry. Currently, she works in the laboratory area of Health in Code, a company that specialises in genetic diagnosis in cardiovascular diseases and in 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!

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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

Module 1. Analysis technology and manipulation of nucleic acid

Module 2. Technologies for protein manipulation and analysis

Module 3. Molecular biology of the cell

Module 4. Bioinformatics applied to molecular biology

Module 5. Safety in the laboratory

Final Master's Thesis

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The route to your future

Why study for Master’s degree in molecular biology? Because in addition to having prestigious teachers and a study plan aimed at never getting off course, we can boast of guiding our students to their professional goals. Learn more about the employability plan that you benefit from the moment you enrol.

Frequently asked questions

What professional opportunities does the master's degree in molecular biology offer?

In recent decades there has been a real boom in biomedical and biotechnology laboratories. 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.

Some of the job opportunities available to you are the following: public and private research laboratories, diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, multinational biomedical development companies, food technology companies, etc.

How long does it take to obtain the master’s degree in molecular biology?

CEMP's master’s degree in molecular biology is as long as a normal academic year, that is, 1500 hours in total or about 60 ECTS credits.

What laboratory equipment will you use?

The syllabus of this master’s degree includes a module on basic concepts as an introduction. In this module you can find interesting content about laboratory equipment and materials, as well as their cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation.

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 the 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.