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Master's Degree in Innovative Oenology

Specializing in the different business areas of wine production and commercial management of wineries, it develops wine products that respond to new market demands, through technical, procedural or commercial innovation, to ensure the success of organizations.
This master's degree has an inter-university character and simultaneously provides the degree from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the Public University of Navarre (UPNA).

  • Language: Spanish
  • Créditos: 60 ECTS
  • Duration: 2 semesters in the afternoon (1 year).
  • Can be studied part-time
  • Spaces available: 30 (15 at the UPNA)
  • Modality: in-person
  • Academic Direction: 
  •  • UPNA: Gonzaga Santesteban García 
  •  • UPV/EHU: Dr. Francisco José Pérez Elortondo
  • Where lessons take place: Pamplona and Vitoria-Gasteiz


Master’s degree in line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

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Why study the Master's Degree in Innovative Oenology?

  • Aimed at training professionals in the wine sector
  • Interdisciplinary vision, with the aim of training professionals capable of applying good sensorial evaluation practices, which will allow a comprehensive definition of a range of products according to market demands, collaborating in the definition and innovative management of the product, and lead to the maximum use of the potential of the vineyard and the oenological practices, promoting technical, procedural or commercial innovation to ensure the success of the organizations. 
  • Open to active professionals: it can be studied part-time and is held in the afternoon to facilitate the combination with work activity.
  • Double degree from the University of the Basque Country and the Public University of Navarre
  • Possibility of a double degree from the University of Bordeaux (for graduates in Oenology and Economics).
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Participating universities:

  • University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) 
  • Public University of Navarre (UPNA)

Collaborating entity:

  • Basque Government

You can do this master's degree with:

Training in competencies


From which degrees can I access the Master’s Degree in Innovative Oenology?

  • Degree in Agricultural, Food and Rural Environment Engineering
  • Degree in Biology
  • Degree in Innovation on Food Processes and Products
  • Chemistry degree
  • Degree in Food Science and Technology
  • Degree in Oenology
  • Degree in Business Administration and Management
  • Degree in Marketing
  • Other degrees or qualifications equivalent to the above at the discretion of the Academic Committee

What will I be able to work on when I finish the Master's Degree in Innovative Oenology?

  • Professional staff specialized at the highest level in viticulture, oenology and sensorial analysis, with a comprehensive vision of the different business areas of wine production and commercial management of wineries.
  • Staff coordinating the winery's activities, which allows a positioning strategy in a market that is increasingly changing and complex.


Access and admission

Access requirements

To be admitted to the official Master's Degree courses, students must hold an official university degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area or in other countries which entitles them to access Master's degree courses in the country issuing the degree.

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Specific criteria for the Master's degree

If demand exceeds supply, students will be admitted according to the following scale:

  • Average mark of the academic record according to the criteria of the MEC (50%).
  • Evaluation of professional CV (30%).
  • Other merits, such as languages, courses, other qualifications (20%).

In addition to the merit assessment criteria (professional CV, file and others), each candidate will have an interview with one of the members of the Academic Committee to confirm the interest and availability of the candidate, as well as the suitability of the choice of this master's degree for the training of his/her profile.
The Inter-University Academic Committee of the Master's Degree will make the proposal for the admission of students to the competent bodies of each of the universities for their approval.

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