Degree in Biology

240 credits - Faculty of Science
Start Year
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.
Public tuition prices per credit . Academic Year 2019-20
  • 1st registration : 18,50¤
  • 2nd registration : 41,12¤
  • 3rd registration : 89,02¤
  • 4th registration : 123,35¤


Core Skills

  1. Developing interpersonal skills and a commitment to ethical values and basic human rights, especially in terms of equality and ability.
  2. Developing skills in analysis, synthesis, organisation and planning, as well as problem-solving in the area of biology.
  3. Having the ability to use the right computer and statistical tools in all areas of biology studies and information management.
  4. Having the ability to understand scientific literature in biology and acquiring oral and written communication skills, as well as knowledge of English.
  5. Developing skills aimed at self-managed, independent learning, critical reasoning and working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  6. Acquiring skills in leadership, initiative and entrepreneurial spirit based on creativity, quality and adaptation to new situations.

Specific Skills

  1. The ability to incorporate a multi-disciplinary vision in life processes and mechanisms, from molecular and cellular studies to organisms and ecosystems.
  2. Recognising and correctly applying theories, paradigms, concepts and principles related to biological sciences, as well as becoming familiar with nomenclature, classification and terminology in the field of biology.
  3. Having the ability to understand and integrate molecular, structural, cellular and physiological bases of the different components and levels of life, related to different biological functions.
  4. Obtaining and integrating suitable lines of evidence to formulate hypotheses in the area of biology, knowing and applying scientific methodology.
  5. Having the ability to work with biological samples in a contextualised way and performing laboratory duties safely, both independently and as part of a team.
  6. Having the ability to analyse and interpret data in the area of organism and system biology linked to theoretical fundaments.
  7. Having the ability to plan and take decision in biological research.
  8. Having the ability to critically and knowingly interpret and communicate biological research information based on data, texts, scientific articles and reports.
  9. Having the ability to collect in an environmentally ethical, safe and suitable way biological samples and evidence from the land and from the sea, both individually and as part of a team.
  10. Carrying out analyses and projects linked to biodiversity and acquiring a sensibility for environmental issues.
  11. Writing environmental impact reports on human activity in nature.
  12. Carrying out studies and communicating results in the field of biomedicine, public health, environmental technology and scientific outreach.
  13. Performing diagnostics and analyses on human biological samples or on those from any other organism.