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Dual bachelor's degree Biology / Biotechnology

Dual bachelor's degree Biology / Biotechnology

Academic year 2021-2022

General information

General information

Name of the course:
Dual bachelor's degree Biology / Biotechnology
Branch of knowledge:
Sciences
Duration:
5 years
European credits:
321
What qualifications can lead to:
Graduate in Biology from the University of Girona
Graduate in Biotechnology from the University of Girona
Teaching institution:
Faculty of Sciences
Indicative number of places:
10
Last admission mark:
Cut-off marks for the June 2021 examination call
Approx. price for the first year:
See How much does it costs to study at the University of Girona?
Language requirements:
To obtain the certificate students must prove they have B2 level or equivalent in English, German, French or Italian (general requirement of bachelor's degree studies)
Other information:
Follow-up indicators / AQU Indicators

It's useful to know

The learning objectives and the competences that are worked on in the dual bachelor's degree are those worked on separately in the bachelor's degrees in Biology and Biotechnology.

Access

Access requirements

  • Upper secondary school education. Access: university entrance examinations (PAU), general phase. Admission: weighting of the subjects examined in PAU, linked to the branch of knowledge of Sciences.
  • Higher level vocational training cycles (CFGS). Access: all CFGS. Admission: weighting of the subjects examined in PAU, linked to the branch of knowledge of Sciences.
  • Over 25s. Preferential option in successful entrance exam: Science
  • Over 45s. Entrance test passed and with a sufficient interview outcome.
  • Other special types of access recognized under current regulations.

Other access information

Careers

The professional opportunities for graduates with the double degree in Biology and Biotechnology are the same as for graduates with individual degrees in biology and biotechnology.

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University master’s degrees

The UdG offers an extensive master’s-degree programme. Master's degree courses offer advanced, specialised or multidisciplinary training, aimed at providing students with an academic or professional specialism or an introduction to research. These are official courses that enable students to move on to study for a doctoral degree.

Doctorate degree programmes

The doctoral studies are aimed at providing students with advanced training in research techniques and include the preparation and presentation of a doctoral thesis, consisting of original research work. To join a doctoral programme you need to have a minimum of between 60 and 120 ECTS credits at official university master's degree level or equivalent.

Postgraduate courses and specialisation

The University of Girona Foundation: Innovation and Training is the centre that plays host to and organises ongoing educational activities to meet the needs ongoing higher-level education. If offers own masters, postgraduate courses, specialization courses and other postgraduate activities covering all areas of knowledge.

Subjects

Curriculum Subjects offered for 2021-2022

60.00 B or higher is required

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Biologia d'organismes i sistemesBiología de organismos y sistemasOrganisms and systems biology  (3103G01079)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

Biologia fonamentalBiología fundamentalFundamentals of biology  (3103G00079)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

Estadística aplicadaEstadística aplicadaApplied statistics  (3103G00084)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

FísicaFísicaPhysics  (3103G00081)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

Fonaments de químicaFundamentos de químicaFundamentals of chemistry  (3103G00078)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

GeologiaGeologíaGeology  (3103G01080)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

MatemàtiquesMatemáticasMathematics  (3103G00080)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

Tècniques científiques integrades 1Técnicas científicas integradas 1Integrated scientific techniques 1  (3103G00082)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

Tècniques científiques integrades 2Técnicas científicas integradas 2Integrated scientific techniques 2  (3103G00083)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

Tècniques científiques integrades 3Técnica científicas integradas 3Scientific integrated techniques 3  (3103G01081)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

Mandatory subjects63 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

BioquímicaBioquímicaBiochemistry  (3103G00086)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de bioquímicaPrácticas de bioquímicaBiochemistry practical lessons  (3103G00087)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Citologia i histologiaCitología e HistologíaCytology and histology  (3103G00088)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

MicrobiologiaMicrobiologíaMicrobiology  (3103G00091)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

GenèticaGenéticaGenetics  (3103G00092)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

BotànicaBotánicaBotany  (3103G00093)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Química dels compostos orgànicsQuímica de los compuestos orgánicosChemistry of organic compounds   (3103G00094)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de citologia i histologiaPrácticas de citología e histologíaCytology and histology practical sessions  (3103G01082)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de microbiologiaPrácticas de microbiologíaPracticum of microbiology  (3103G01084)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de genèticaPrácticas de genéticaExperimental genetics  (3103G01085)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de botànicaPrácticas de botánicaExperimental botany  (3103G01086)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Enginyeria bioquímicaIngeniería bioquímicaBiochemical engineering  (3103G02074)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques d'enginyeria bioquímicaPrácticas de ingeniería bioquímicaLaboratory of biochemical engineering  (3103G02075)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Termodinàmica bàsicaTermodinámica básicaBasics of thermodynamics  (3103G02077)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Basic Biology and DT Module6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Bioinformàtica aplicadaBioinformática aplicadaApplied Bioinformatics  (3103G00098)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fonaments de bioinformàticaFundamentos de bioinformáticaBasis of bioinformatics  (3103G00099)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fisiologia bacterianaFisiología bacterianaBacterial physiology  (3103G00100)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

GenòmicaGenómicaGenomics  (3103G00101)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Regulació metabòlicaRegulación MetabólicaMetabolic Regulation  (3103G01099)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long Not

Animal Physiology Module9.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Fisiologia animalFisiología animalAnimal Physiology  (3103G01091)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de fisiologia animalPrácticas de fisiología animalPractical animal physiology  (3103G01092)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Mandatory subjects48 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

ZoologiaZoologíaZoology  (3103G00089)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Anàlisi avançada de dadesAnálisis avanzado de datosAdvanced data analysis  (3103G00090)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Biologia molecular i tècniques de DNA recombinantBiología molecular y técnicas de DNA recombinanteMolecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques  (3103G00097)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de zoologiaPrácticas de zoologíaPractical zoology  (3103G01083)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fisiologia vegetalFisiología vegetalPlant Physiology  (3103G01087)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de fisiologia vegetalPrácticas de fisiología vegetalPractical lessons in plant physiology   (3103G01088)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de biologia molecularPrácticas de biología molecularPractices of molecular biology  (3103G01093)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Enginyeria de bioreactorsIngeniería de biorreactoresBioreactors engineering  (3103G02086)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Cinètica química Cinética química Chemical kinetics   (3103G02087)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques integradesPrácticas integradasIntegrated practices  (3103G02089)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Basic Biology and DT Module6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Bioinformàtica aplicadaBioinformática aplicadaApplied Bioinformatics  (3103G00098)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fonaments de bioinformàticaFundamentos de bioinformáticaBasis of bioinformatics  (3103G00099)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fisiologia bacterianaFisiología bacterianaBacterial physiology  (3103G00100)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

GenòmicaGenómicaGenomics  (3103G00101)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Regulació metabòlicaRegulación MetabólicaMetabolic Regulation  (3103G01099)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long Not

Mandatory subjects57 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

EcologiaEcologíaEcology  (3103G00095)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques d'ecologiaPrácticas de ecologíaEcology practical lessons  (3103G00096)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

ImmunologiaInmunologíaImmunology  (3103G00102)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

VirologiaVirologíaVirology  (3103G00103)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

NeurobiologiaNeurobiologíaNeurobiology  (3103G00104)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

EvolucióEvoluciónEvolution  (3103G01089)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques d'evolucióPrácticas de evoluciónEvolution practical lessons  (3103G01090)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Microbiologia clínicaMicrobiología clínicaClinical microbiology  (3103G01102)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Genètica humanaGenética humanaHumans genetics  (3103G01103)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Modificació genètica d'organismesModificación genética de organismosGenetic modification of organisms  (3103G02078)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de modificació genètica d'organismesPrácticas de modificación genética de organismosPractices of gene modification of organisms  (3103G02079)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Processos, productes i projectes biotecnològicsProcesos, productos y proyectos biotecnológicosProcesses, products and biotechnology projects  (3103G02080)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de processos, productes i projectes biotecnològics Prácticas de procesos, productos y proyectos biotecnológicosPractices of processes, products and biotechnology projects  (3103G02081)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Bioenergètica i metabolismeBioenergética y metabolismoBioenergetics and metabolism  (3103G02084)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de bioenergètica i metabolismePrácticas de bioenergética y metabolismoPractical course of bioenergetics and metabolism  (3103G02085)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Optional Subjects/Complementary Training6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Introducció a la professionalitzacióIntroducción a la profesionalizaciónIntroduction to professionalization   (3103G00126)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques en empresaPrácticas en empresaInternship  (3103G01109)

OPOptional 6.00 AAnnual YES

Enginyeria de proteïnesIngeniería de proteinasProtein Engineering  (3103G02091)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fàrmacs biotecnològicsFármacos biotecnológicosBiotechnological drugs  (3103G02092)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Cultius cel·lularsCultivos celularesCell cultures  (3103G02093)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Teràpia gènica i cel·lularTerapia génica y celularGene and cell therapy  (3103G02094)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

BioremediacióBioremediacionBioremediation  (3103G02095)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques en empresaPrácticas en empresaProfessional experience  (3103G02097)

OPOptional 6.00 AAnnual YES

Mandatory subjects36 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Genètica aplicadaGenética aplicadaApplied genetics  (3103G00105)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia animalBiotecnología animalAnimal Biotechnology   (3103G00106)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia vegetalBiotecnología vegetalPlant Biotechnology   (3103G00107)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia alimentàriaBiotecnología alimentariaFood Biotechnology   (3103G00108)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia de la reproduccióBiotecnología de la reproducciónBiotechnology of reproduction  (3103G00109)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Economia i gestió d'empresesEconomía y gestión de empresasEconomics and Management  (3103G00125)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

ProjectesProyectosProjects  (3103G01100)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Mètodes instrumentals quantitatiusMétodos instrumentales cuantitativosQuantitative instrumental methods  (3103G02082)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de mètodes instrumentals quantitatiusPrácticas de métodos instrumentales cuantitativosPractical course of quantitative instrumental methods  (3103G02083)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Aspectes socials i legals de la biotecnologiaAspectos sociales y legales de la biotecnologíaLegal and social issues of biotechnology  (3103G02088)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

You need to get 24.00 TFG

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Treball de fi de grauTrabajo de fin de gradoBachelor thesis  (3103G01101)

Bachelor's thesis 12.00 AAnnual YES

Treball de fi de grauTrabajo de fin de gradoBachelor thesis  (3103G02098)

Bachelor's thesis 12.00 AAnnual YES

Optional modules + academic recognition12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2021-2022

Introducció a la professionalitzacióIntroducción a la profesionalizaciónIntroduction to professionalization   (3103G00126)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques en empresaPrácticas en empresaInternship  (3103G01109)

OPOptional 6.00 AAnnual YES

Enginyeria de proteïnesIngeniería de proteinasProtein Engineering  (3103G02091)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fàrmacs biotecnològicsFármacos biotecnológicosBiotechnological drugs  (3103G02092)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Cultius cel·lularsCultivos celularesCell cultures  (3103G02093)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Teràpia gènica i cel·lularTerapia génica y celularGene and cell therapy  (3103G02094)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

BioremediacióBioremediacionBioremediation  (3103G02095)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques en empresaPrácticas en empresaProfessional experience  (3103G02097)

OPOptional 6.00 AAnnual YES

It is necessary to pass 1 of the following modules

* Level B2 - German
* Level B2 - English
* Level B2 - French
* Level B2 - Italian
* Level C1 - German
* Level C1 - English
* Level C1 - French
* Level C1 - Italian
* Level C2 - German
* Level C2 - English
* Level C2 - French
* Level C2 - Italian
* Level C1.1 - English
* Level C1.1 - French
* Level C1.1 - German

Calendar and timetables

Through the following links you can access the calendars and timetables that correspond to this bachelor's degree.

The academic calendar marks the beginning and end of classes, non-teaching days, holidays, exam periods, and so on. The administrative calendar marks the periods to make the different formalities administrative.

Placements

Students have to gain a series of credits, as part of their studies, which correspond to internships in companies or institutions relating to the bachelor’s degree they are studying. The teaching load is determined in accordance with the curriculum.

Bachelor's thesis

To obtain the degree, students have to complete a bachelor's thesis (TFG) which serves to assess the general skills they have acquired over the course of the degree programme and offers a summary of the skills and knowledge they have acquired. The teaching load of the thesis depends on the curriculum of the degree.

Mobility

Students can complete part of their degree programme abroad through the Erasmus programme, which enables them to carry on their studies whilst undertaking an international exchange with academic value in a European university.

They also have access to grants for placements at universities in Spain and on other continents, thanks to bilateral agreements, the SICUE programme and the expansion of the Erasmus+ Programme.

Enrolment

First year enrolment

1

Once the Catalan government has allocated you your place, you will receive an email from the UdG with your user code and a link for setting your password, as well as links to online enrolment applications and information on enrolling on your bachelor's degree studies. If you do not receive the message, fill in and send the user-account application form for newly admitted students for the academic year.

2

Use the link provided in the message to set your password. The user code and the password make up your digital identity as a UdG student and will allow you to access the university's online services.

3

Use your user code and password to access the online enrolment and check the enrolment period assigned to you. If the period has already started, the application will inform you that you can start your enrolment.

4

Click on the Grants and allowances tab. If you are entitled to any discounts that are not recognised, you will have the option to start the recognition procedure by pressing the corresponding "Request” button and attaching scans of the necessary documentation. Your institution’s secretary's office will validate the documents so that, where appropriate, you can enjoy the corresponding discount on your enrolment or free enrolment.

5

Review the enrolment information on your bachelor's-degree studies and see the Basic Guide for online enrolment on first-year bachelor's-degree studies .

6

Formalise online enrolment following the guide's instructions</g>. If you have queries, contact the secretary’s office at your teaching institution. Remember you must enrol before the deadline provided for, otherwise, you will lose your place.

Subjects
Check the subjects for which you can enrol in the section on Subjects > Available subjects 2021-2022 on the website of your bachelor's degree studies.
Fees
Consult the enrolment fees and deductions available to you.
Payment
You can pay the enrolment fee in cash or in instalments in two or three instalments or in monthly instalments. See the terms and conditions in the Enrolment Regulations.
Grants
If you wish to apply for a general MEFP grant, in order to complete an enrolment conditional on a grant you will have to apply for financial proof. Find out all about this from the Bachelor's degree scholarships and grants website.
Third language
To obtain the qualification, you must prove knowledge of a foreign language with a B2 or equivalent level unless your faculty establishes a higher requirement. If you already have a recognised certificate of knowledge of a third language, we recommend that you submit it together with the rest of the documents required for initial enrolment. Check the Regulations about a third language.
Insurance
If you are under 28 years old, you are obliged to take out compulsory school insurance for €1.12 per year. If you are over 28 years old, you are obliged to take out compulsory accident insurance for €9.50 per year. Further information on the Insurance policies page.
Staying
Bear in mind that if you do not pass a minimum of 30 credits in the first two years, you will not be able to continue the same course at the UdG. Check the Rules for staying.

ID
Spanish nationals do not need to produce their national ID (DNI) unless they opposed the University of Girona's collection of personal data during their online enrolment (see the guide for online enrolment).

If you are a national of a EU member state, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or Andorra, you will need to present a valid ID or passport from your country of origin.

Otherwise you will preferably need to present a valid foreign-national identification care (TIE) or passport if do you not have a TIE.

You will need to forward a digitised copy of the document online or bring it in person to the academic secretary's office.

For online submissions you can use “Application to the administration” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

You have until the 19 November 2021 to submit the document.
Admission documents
If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from PAU, CFGS, admission exams for individuals over the age of 25, 40 or 45 or university degree obtained from the UdG, or by academic record transfer, you will not need to produce any documents.

If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from a university degree completed at another university, you will need to forward a copy of your degree online (e-degree or authenticated digital copy of the degree) or provisional degree certificate (with digital signature and CSV), or produce the original in person at the academic secretary's office.

If you have been admitted to the UdG through university pre-enrolment, from a university degree started at another university, you have to produce a copy of an academic certificate online stating the courses and qualifications, signed electronically and with CSV, and supporting documents confirming transfer-rights payment or presenting the originals in person at the academic secretary's office.

For online submissions you can use “Application to the administration” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

You have until the 19 November 2021 to submit the documents.
Allowances and exemptions
Before you register, review the self-enrolment’s "Grants and allowances" tab. If you are entitled to allowances that are recorded as accredited and are valid on the date of the start of the academic year (13 September), you will not need to produce any documents.

If you are entitled to allowances that are not recorded as accredited, you can start the accreditation procedure by clicking on the corresponding "Request" button, and uploading the necessary documents there for applying the corresponding enrolment discount or payment exemption.

You can also use the “Document Accreditation” procedure from the online procedure section of the Office of the Secretary in Network, preferably, or the electronic register of the UdG, or to produce the documents in person at the academic secretary's office.

If your documents are currently being processed or pending renewal, you will not be eligible for the enrolment-fee discount, but presentations of updated documents will be accepted up to 31 December for subsequently regularising your situation.
Further information from the Allowances and Loans page.
Bank details
If you are not the holder of the bank account from which the registration fee will be paid by direct debit, you must submit the completed bank details notification/ modification form and proof of identification for the account holder.

For the submission of documentation you can use the “Communicating or amending bank details” procedure in the online procedures section of the Network Secretary’s Office, preferably, or the UdG’s e-register.

These documents will have to be produced within a period of 10 work days as from the date of enrolment.
Photograph
After you have enrolled, you will need to produce a personal photograph through the La meva UdG intranet (Staff > digital Identity), in accordance with the instructions provided on the same webpage.
Enrolment form
If so required by the teaching institution, you will need to produce your duly completed enrolment-application form. The form and the instructions for its submission will be provided by the centre itself.
Note: accreditation by electronic means is not definitive, except in the case of original electronic documents or authentic electronic copies. The UdG reserves the right to request the corresponding physical documentation at a later date.

Online enrolment

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