Degree in Biochemistry

240 credits - Faculty of Science

Below are the main data and benchmarks, as well as the results of the satisfaction surveys for the degree programme, which are periodically analysed and monitored by the centre administrator, the head of studies and the corresponding quality assurance commissions, with a view to promoting the ongoing improvement of the programme.

Benchmarks

You may select the indicators you wish to view in each chart by clicking on the relevant option.

Basic data

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Preregistered, first option 126 83 121 108 131 166
New 58 54 57 57 58 54
SIIU New 57 53 56 57 56 51
Registered 239 221 224 222 228 220
Graduates 39 40 47 32 33 35
Places 60 60 60 60 60 60

Description

Pre-registered student, first option: students who apply for a spot on a programme as their first choice.

New students: these students are starting their studies from the beginning for the first time. They may have recognised credits or not.

New SIIU students: these students are starting their studies from the beginning, registering on a programme for the first time and, in accordance with SIIU criteria, may have fewer than 10 credits (for a Master's) or 30 credits (for an undergraduate programme) recognised. This set of students may also be referred to as the optimum new entry group. 

Registered students: these students have an active registration on a programme for an academic year. This set of students may also be referred to as the total student population.

  • Registration reservations are not included (due to the students awaiting a place at another university or credit recognition)
  • Registration cancellations are not included
  • Students with unpaid debts are not included

Graduates: these students have passed (passed or accredited) all credits required for the degree programme and have, therefore, finished their course regardless of whether they have requested their degree certificate be issued or not.

Length of studies

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Average duration 5,09 4,59 4,90 4,80 5,50 5,09
Cohort 37 39 45 31 33 35

Description

The average length of studies indicates the average number of years students take to graduate. The reference cohort comprises students who have passed all required credits for their programme and, in accordance with SIIU criteria, may have no more than 10 (for master’s programmes) or 30 (for undergraduate programmes) recognised credits.

Academic performance rates

Graduation and drop-out rates in relation to the entry cohort

 
2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Graduation Rate 64 % 58 % 68 % 48 % 55 %
Drop-out Rate 22 % 22 % 19 % 40 % -

Description

Programme drop-out rate: the percentage of students from a new entry cohort in an academic year who fail to finish their programmes within the timeframe set out in the curriculum, or an additional academic year, and do not enrol for the planned last year on the programme or subsequent academic year. New full-time students are the reference cohort.

Graduation rate (RD 1393/2007): the percentage of students from a new entry cohort who finish their programmes within the timeframe set out in the curriculum, or an additional academic year. New full-time students (SIIU) are the reference cohort.

 

Graduate efficiency rate in relation to the graduating class

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Graduate Efficiency Rate 85 % 94 % 89 % 89 % 84 % 90 %

Description

The efficiency rate is defined as the percentage ratio between the total number of credits passed by students throughout the registered programme from which they have graduated, and the total number of credits they effectively registered for. The reference population is the optimum group.

Degree success and performance rates

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Degree Success Rate 85 % 85 % 84 % 87 % 82 % 86 %
Performance Rate 80 % 82 % 81 % 83 % 76 % 82 %

Description

Success rate: the percetage ratio between the number of passed credits and the number of credits taken for assessment.

Performance rate: the percentage ratio between the number of credits passed and the number of credits registered for.

Satisfaction of groups involved

Satisfaction index

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Student satisfaction 2,65 2,76 2,80 2,75 2,69 2,88
PDI satisfaction 3,20 3,06 3,34 3,27 3,50 3,18
PAS satisfaction 3,40 - 3,00 - 3,21 -

Description

Sources:

  • Survey of student satisfaction with the study programme
  • Survey of satisfaction and identification of needs of the teaching and research staff (PDI)
  • Biennial survey of satisfaction and identification of needs of the administrative and service staff (PAS) who have supported the undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

Items rated on a scale of 1 to 4, where 1 means ‘not at all satisfied’ and 4 means ‘very satisfied’.

 

Survey participation rates

 
2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Student participation rate 34 % 36 % 43 % 43 % 48 % 22 %
PDI participation rate 40 % 39 % 49 % 68 % 42 % 49 %
PAS participation rate 34 % - 100 % - 67 % -

Description

Only the data that meet a double criterion of representativeness have been considered valid: on one hand, reaching 4 answered surveys and, on the other hand, that the number of answered surveys is equal to or greater than 15% of the population

Employability

The main tools available we have, at the degree level, for collecting data on graduate employability are:

Also, as additional information, you can refer to the following links: