Degree in Biology

240 credits - Faculty of Science

Entry Profile

  • A critical nature and interest in answering the fundamental questions of science
  • A desire to acquire knowledge related to life itself
  • An ability to concentrate in studying and learning
  • An ability to see links to relate knowledge and solutions to problems
  • An ability to understand, speak and write in English
  • An interest in the experimental side of science

Entry information

Number of places. Academic year 2018-19: 90

Entry Requirements Preferences
Batxiller title or equivalent (PAU) * according to entry mark  
Title of Technician (FP - vocational training) ** according to entry mark  
Being over 25 years old and passing an entrance exam Sciences  
University Degree  
Being over 40, having accredited work experience, and passing an interview  
Being over 45 years old and passing an entrance exam and an interview  
University Transfer  
University Transfer or Course Transfer  
Overseas Qualifications  

Calculation of the entry mark
For courses with limited places, the admission mark is calculated according to the following criteria:
* Access with the Batxillerat high school diploma or equivalent (PAU) : the entry mark is calculated (out of 14 points) taking the entry mark and based on the weighting parameters of the two best marks (weighted average) for the subjects passed in the specific test (voluntary).
* Access with a technician diploma (vocational training) : the entry mark is calculated (out of 14 points) with the average mark from the vocational training course and based on the weighting parameters of the two best marks (weighted average) for the subjects passed in the specific test (voluntary).

Weighting Parameters . Academic year 2019-20

List of coefficients by course
Batxiller Course Parameter
Biology 0,2
Chemistry 0,2
Mathematics II 0,2
Physics 0,2

For more details, please see the information on weighting for access to university

Cut-off mark

Remark : The cut-off mark is calculated after the process of awarding places, and it depends on the relationship between the number of places offered for the degree programme and the demand that exists. If the demand is greater than what is offered, then the last student admitted determines the cut-off mark.

Other useful information


Credit Recognition and Transfer Committee for GBIO

Member 3
Quesada Ruiz, Ana Francisca
Member 4
Coll García, Guillem

Accreditation grid for first and second cycle curricula and new curricula (degree)

Table of equivalences by curriculum Degree in Biology

Biology (1997 syllabus)
Biology (1997 syllabus) Degree in Biology
1340: Ecology
20124: Populations and the Physical Environment
  • 1340: Ecology
  • 1354: Global Ecology and Bio-geochemical Cycles
  • 20124: Populations and the Physical Environment
  • 20127: Communities and Ecosystems
1341: Animal physiology
21504: Animal Physiology
1342: Plant Physiology
20119: Plant Physiology
1343: Genetics
20111: Genetics
1344: Microbiology
20110: Microbiology
  • 1344: Microbiology
  • 1351: Microbian Diversity
  • 20110: Microbiology
  • 20115: Advanced Microbiology
  • 1345: Bioenergetics
  • 1439: Biochemistry
  • 20109: Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • 21500: Biochemistry
1346: Molecular Biology and Metabolic Control
21503: Molecular Biology and Metabolic Control
1347: Biodiveristy of Vascular Plants
20121: Botany II. Vascular Plants
1348: Zoology of Chordates
20120: Zoology II
1349: Microscopic Organography
20118: Organography
1350: Evolution
20116: Evolution
1352: Plant Ecophysiology
20123: Plant Ecophysiology
1353: Animal Ecophysiology
20122: Extended Study of Physiology: Human Physiology
1356: Methods and Techniques in Cell Biology
20112: Integrated Practices in Molecular and Cell Biology
  • 1357: Methods and Techniques of plant studies
  • 1362: Methods and Techniques in Zoology
20125: Resources for Evaluation of Biodiversity
1358: Methods and Techniques in Ecology
20131: Integrated Practices in Ecology
  • 1360: Methods and Techniques in Plant Physiology
  • 1363: Methods and Techniques in Genetics
20130: Physiology and Genetics of Plant-Micro-organism Interactions
1361: Methods and Techniques in Microbiology
20117: Integrated Practices in Microbiology and Genetics
1439: Biochemistry
21500: Biochemistry
1440: Botany
20113: Botany I
1441: Cytology and Histology
20105: Cytology and Histology
1442: Physics
20101: Physics
  • 1443: Mathematics
  • 2220: Biostatistics
20100: Mathematics I
  • 1443: Mathematics
  • 2220: Biostatistics
  • 2320: Data Analysis
  • 20100: Mathematics I
  • 20104: Mathematics II
1444: Chemistry
20102: Chemistry
1445: Zoology
20114: Zoology I
1554: Methods and techniques in Animal Physiology
20126: Integrated Practices in Physiology and Cell Biology
  • 2220: Biostatistics
  • 2320: Data Analysis
20104: Mathematics II

Automatic accreditation between higher technical programmes and university courses

Automatic accreditation of credits between courses on higher degree training cycles from the professional groups in the Balearic Islands and university degree courses in Biology

Subject Credits
20145 - Nutrition and Metabolism 6
Total 6
Subject Credits
20107 - Basic Laboratory Operations 6
Electives 6
Total 12

Accreditation of English Skills

In order to be awarded the degree, students must show that they have reached a level of English by the end of their course that equates to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), in accordance with how this requirement is stipulated in the curriculum. The different ways to attain this are:

  1. passing the specific English language course on the curriculum.
  2. handing in a certificate or accreditation, recognised by the UIB, which shows the student has obtained a minimum level of English equivalent to B2 in the CEFR.
  3. passing a set number of subjects taught in English on the degree course.
  4. passing a set number of subjects taught in English on a mobility programme .

More information .

Academic Accreditation Committee