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Erasmus Mundus master's degree in Bio and Pharmaceutical Materials Science (BIOPHAM)

Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering (ETSETB)

The Erasmus Mundus BIOPHAM master’s degree (master's degree website) is a two-year programme taught entirely in English. The aim of the programme is to meet international demand for qualified graduates with high-level theoretical and applied training in materials science, the physics and chemistry of materials and the application of these disciplines to pharmaceuticals. BIOPHAM was developed by a consortium of four renowned European universities, and it benefits from the involvement of an extensive international network of companies, large-scale facilities and associated universities.
Duration and start date
Two academic years, 120 ECTS credits
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Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering 
General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
To enrol for an interuniversity master’s degree coordinated by a university other than the UPC, you must enrol through the coordinating university:
Université de Lille

First semester

Third semester

  • Advanced Caracterisation I 3
  • Advanced Caracterisation II 3
  • Application of Vibrational Spectroscopy in Therapeutic Substance Studies 4
  • Atomic Scale Modeling 6
  • Computer Modeling 4
  • Drug Chemistry and Technology of Drug Forms 3
  • English/French Foreign Language 3
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Modeling 5
  • Health Entrepreneurship Program 9
  • Introduction to Drug Product Development and Pharmaceutical Technology 3
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship 1
  • Language Course: Scientific English 4
  • Molecular Biophysics 5
  • Molecular Mobility in Amorphous Materials 3
  • Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy 5
  • Physical State Manipulation, Characterization and Formulation of Pharmaceuticals 6
  • Project Design Management 3
  • Protection of Intellectual Property, Health and Safety, Ergonomic 1
  • Scientific Writing 3
  • Selected Issues from Biomaterials Toxicology 2
  • Specialized Laboratory 2
  • Specialized Lecture: Dielectric Spectroscopy in the Study of Dynamics of Biological Systems 3
  • Subject in the Field of Humanities 3
  • Thermodynamics & Phase Transformation 3

Fourth semester

  • Master's Thesis 30
  • Master's Thesis 30
  • Master's Thesis 30
  • Master's Thesis 30
  • CompulsoryECTS
  • OptionalECTS
  • ProjectECTS
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