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In the Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology, we train professionals interested in taking advantage of biological technology to produce healthier food, better medicines, new kinds of materials that are more resistant or less polluting, higher-yielding crops, renewable energy sources and even mechanisms and means of eliminating pollution.
Study for your Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology at a university with state-of-the-art facilities, teaching staff who are leaders in their fields of expertise, and an academic model based on experiential learning.
|Villaviciosa de Odón||240 ECTS|
|Start: 18 sep. 2023||Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid|
|4 Years||School of Biomedical and Health Sciences - Madrid|
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Why should you choose Universidad Europea?
A curriculum designed to meet the needs of the job market.
During the first years of your bachelor’s degree, you’ll acquire more general knowledge, later deciding which area of Biotechnology you would like to specialise in with the guidance of your professors.
You’ll receive training with the latest technology in bioscience and biomedicine learning to think through Inquiry Based Learning (IBL), and learning by doing with Project-Based Learning (PBL) methodology.
More than 600 internship hours throughout the degree programme, with the possibility of early immersion in research groups guided by professionals.
In-company internships are a key part of your training. Gaining experience based on what you have learnt in your degree is the best way to enter the job market. There are two types of internships: curricular (included in the curriculum) and extracurricular (those that you can choose to do on a voluntary basis).
In order to do an in-company one, you’ll need to have obtained 50% of the credits and to enrol in the subject before starting your internship. These internships are monitored by the company and the internship professor, and also involve interim and final assessment reports.
If you would like to improve your work experience before finishing your university studies, you can do an extracurricular internship. You can do one in any academic year, but we would remind you that internships are a training complement to your studies. Therefore, the more knowledge you’ve already acquired over the course of your programme, the more you’ll benefit from the internship experience.
During the final year, you’ll do an internship at a key institution, research centre or company in the biotechnology sector at national and international level, which will allow you to put into practice all the knowledge you have acquired. These include:
Click here for more information on the internships offered at key institutions, research centres and companies in the biotechnology sector at national and international level.
100% of our graduates get their first job in the first year, and are working in positions directly related to Biotechnology (Employability survey data 2018-19).
Biotechnology is one of the areas with the greatest potential for growth and employability, as can be seen in the pharmaceutical, agri-food, chemical and environmental science fields. In Spain there are more than 3,000 companies specialised in this sector - which represents 8.6% of the GDP - and demand for professionals who are well-prepared and capable of meeting the challenges ahead is high. This translates into interesting career opportunities (described below) that we will prepare you to take on in research, development, production, marketing, management and control of biotechnological products:
Production and improvement of fermented foods and beverages, vitamins, amino acids and other products of agri-food interest.
Start your future at Universidad Europea
You can become a student at Universidad Europea in three easy steps.
Start your admission process by calling +34 917407272 or completing the admission form via the link below.
Once you have been admitted, secure your place by paying the reservation fee.
Submit the required documents to formalise your enrollment.
94.4% of our professors have a PhD degree in different areas of knowledge, and many are professionals who combine teaching with professional activity, bringing you closer to the realities of the profession.
Success on the biotechnology programme requires effort throughout. Simply studying the day before the exam will not enable you to achieve a pass. Because of highly practical content, you will not only be focusing on theoretical subjects, you’ll also be spending a lot of time in the laboratories and will need to demonstrate the acquisition of practical skills.
It should also be noted that the curriculum contains a significant amount of mathematics, physics and chemistry, so if you’re good at these subjects, you should have no problem!
Biotechnology is a very broad discipline, based on using processes that exist in nature and modifying and adapting them to obtain new products or value-added processes. Biotechnology has been used since prehistoric times to produce fermented products such as bread and beer, and to select grain in agriculture to increase productivity. With the development of DNA technology in the 1980s, biotechnology found a new level of application with genetic modification.
Thus, biotechnology is currently used for the detection of disease, the production of new drugs of biological origin, the production of enzymes for the food, textile and pharmaceutical industries, the production of fermented foods and the bioremediation of contaminated environments, as well as other applications.
It is desirable to have taken physics at some point at secondary school. In other words, a focus on science at secondary school is preferable to any other. If you've taken physics all through secondary school except in the second year, you can still take Biotechnology, as the first year of the degree includes a subject called Biophysics which has the basic content you need for subjects in subsequent academic years such as Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics and Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering.
A career in biotechnology is highly multidisciplinary, meaning that a biotechnologist can work in a variety of fields. Working in an R&D lab might be the one that first comes to mind, but biotechnologists could also work in production plants, thanks to their engineering expertise. A biotechnologist can also work in the pharmaceutical, food or chemical industries. Furthermore, a biotechnologist can access the BIR and various competitive Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs examinations.