Master's Degree in Applied Biotechnology (MBTA): 2016-17

Branch of Knowledge Sciences
Organising Body(ies)
Programme management board
Number of Credits 60
Places available for new applicants 20


BOE publication date

Verification date (official approval by the spanish Quality an Accreditation Agency): 25/Sep/2013
Date of the Agreement of the Council of Ministers : 04/Apr/2014
BOE : Núm. 104 - 29/Apr/2014 - res. 4536
RUCT code : 4314265

Administration Service
Contact person(s)
Teaching Building
Supervising centre Centre for Postgraduate Studies
Public price per credit
  • 1st registration : 33,34€
  • 2nd registration : 54,17€
  • 3rd registration : 54,17€
  • 4th registration : 54,17€
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Prices regulated by " BOIB, Official Gazette, Núm 93 - July 23, 2016 - Decreto 44/2016 "

Title Description

Candidate profile and admission requirements

The following will be taken into account:

  • Applicants must hold a degree in: Biology, Engineering, Agronomy, Horticultural Sciences, Technical Forestry Engineering, Forestry Engineering, Biochemistry, Environmental Science or any other degree related to the course.
  • The applicant’s academic and professional CV.
  • In the case of the doctorate it would be convenient if the applicant had already studied a strand of the present postgraduate course.

Academic and Professional Objectives

General aims

  • Gain basic knowledge of Plant Biology (Botanics, Eco-physiology) in Mediterranean conditions and its development in the face of environmental factors (climate and soil).
  • Be aware of and assess applications and techniques related to agriculture, gardening, forestry exploitation and management of the environment in Mediterranean conditions.
  • Gain knowledge, skills and revision in the use of advanced research technologies and practical applications in this field, as well as equipping students with the tools necessary for the solving of problems in a multidisciplinary environment.

Specific aims

  • Distinguish key elements in the Mediterranean environment, including the flora and physical environment, highlighting the importance of biodiversity.
  • Understand genetic, molecular and physiological mechanisms that condition plants’ dependence on water, and the potential applications of this knowledge in the management of irrigation waters.
  • Update and put into practice knowledge of advanced instrumental techniques for the study and management of Mediterranean vegetation.
  • Be aware of technological advances that allow improved plant production in Mediterranean conditions.
  • Know how to manage natural resources by means of technologies that permit a sustainable development of the Mediterranean environment.
  • Be aware of the latest technologies in the sustainable management of agricultural resources in semi-arid climates.

Access to other professional courses and pathways

Once they have successfully completed the masters course, students may apply to study the PhD course in Plant Biology.

Course Structure

The curriculum can be found in the " Subjects " of this degree.

Final Examination

Students will have to perform the activities of each subject and do a Master's Thesis.

Assessment Criteria and Examinations

Can be found in the teaching guides - Webside " Subjects "

ECTS Coordinating Lecturer

Dr. Javier Gulías Leon (especialidad en Medio Ambiente)

Department   Biology , UIB
Phone  (34) 971 17 2710 / 971 17 3446

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Dr. Pablo V. Escribá Ruíz (especialidad en Salud)

Department   Biology , UIB
Phone  (34) 971 17 2710 / 971 17 3446

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Administrative Procedures and Other Useful Information

Programme Suggestions Form

If you want to help us improve, or in case you have comments or suggestions to make, please let us know via our Contact Form - Center for Postgraduate Studies.

Quality Assurance System

Planning improvement measures

Improvement plan

Accountability and transparency

Procedure Document Date/Year
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2016-17) 23/03/2018
Verification Council of universities' resolution 19/09/2017
Accreditation Final accreditation report 20/07/2017
Accreditation Self-assessment report 01/01/2017
Monitoring External follow-up report (2014-15) 16/09/2016
Verification Implementation. Council of Ministers' resolution 29/04/2014
Verification Official university degree statement 30/07/2013
Verification Final verification report 20/07/2013
Monitoring Annual follow-up and internal assessment report (2014-15) 2014-15

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