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University Master's degree in Biotechnology Research and Innovation

Receive practical and specialised training on new international developments and trends in biotechnology applied to the biomedicine and agrifood fields.

*It will not be taught during the 2023-2014 academic year. The master's degree will be taught in the 2024-2025 academic year


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

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Why should you study the University Master's degree in Biotechnology Research and Innovation?

  • High demand of qualified professionals in the biotech sector. 
  • In Navarre there exists a consolidated ecosystem in health care and agrifood research which UPNA and its research institutes (IMAB, Navarrabiomed and ISFOOD) are part of. All that, together with the potential of the area in bioentrepreneurship, with the support of services cutting-edge companies and the work of the business incubator CEIN.
  • Teaching staff with proven teaching and researching excellence.
  • Small groups.
  • In line with the Smart Specialisation Strategy of Navarre (S4), based on healthy and sustainable food and personalised medicine.
  • High social impact of biotechnology, contributing to people and their environment's life quality improvement, as well as society’s sustainable progress
  • You will acquire the knowledge, skills and competences to:
    • develop your own business model, get involved in multidisciplinary teams of R&D&I departments of established and long-standing companies in the sector, as well as technology start-ups, which, besides, demand increasingly specialised profiles
    • Start your academic and/or researching career


You can do this master's degree with:


Training in competencies


Which degrees may grant me access to the Master's Degree in Biotechnology Research and Innovation?

  • Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry 
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology,
  • Bachelor's degree in Agricultural, Food and Rural Environment Engineering
  • Bachelor's degree in Innovation on Food Processes and Products
  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry
  • Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy
  • Bachelor's degree in similar degrees

Which job positions can I access once I finish the Master's degree in Biotechnology Research and Innovation?

  • R&D&I departments in companies of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or agrifood sectors.
  • Be part of research, innovation and development activities in research centres or technology centres.
  • Access a research career through a doctorate.

Learning outcomes

Access and admission

Access requirements

In the following link you can find:

  • Specific access requirements
  • Degree regulations 
  • New-access places limits for each academic year 
  • Pre-registration and admission calendar 
  • Registration periods established

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Specific criteria for the Master's degree

The Master’s degree Academic Commission is ultimately the entity in charge of deciding on admission. 
In the case that there are more people meeting the admission criteria than places offered, the selection process will follow the guiding principle of merit evaluation, which will be implemented basing on the following certificates:

  • Bachelor's degree academic transcript available at the time of application. In the case that the student is finishing their degree, the academic transcript up to the first term of the degree's last academic year included will be the one considered (80 points)
  • Foreign language English. At least a B2 level must be certified (20 points)

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