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Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology

Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology

2020-2021 academic year

Biotechnology is the group of disciplines or sciences that studies living beings or parts of living beings in order to obtain goods and services from them. Its area of study falls between biology, biochemistry and engineering, and it has a large impact in pharmacy, medicine, microbiology, food science and agriculture, among other fields.

General information

General information

Name of the course:
Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology
Branch of knowledge:
Sciences
Duration:
4 years
European credits:
240
Qualification(s) it leads to:
Holder of a bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from the University of Girona
Teaching institution:
Faculty of Sciences
Indicative number of places:
60
Last admission mark:
Marks required for the June 2020 examination session
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

Biotechnology is the group of disciplines or sciences that studies living beings or parts of living beings in order to obtain goods and services from them. Its area of study falls between biology, biochemistry and engineering, and it has a large impact in pharmacy, medicine, microbiology, food science and agriculture, among other fields. The knowledge possessed by biotechnologists, which connects biology and chemical engineering, allows them to optimize and carry the synthesis of products that impact all the areas mentioned out on a large scale.

One area of biotechnology is the direct use of organisms for the production of organic products for consumption, recycling, waste treatment or to clean areas polluted by industrial activities (biomediation). There are also applications of biotechnology that do not use live organisms; the DNA microchips used in genetic analysis is one example. Many products are produced simply using the enzyme reactions of microorganisms.

Modern biotechnology is frequently associated with the use of genetically modified microorganisms, such as Escherichia coli or the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae for the production of substances such as insulin or antibiotics. It can also refer to transgenic animals or transgenic plants or modified animal cells, such as Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) among many others, which are used for research by the pharmaceutical industries, through which biotechnology is also commonly associated with research into new therapies and new means of diagnosis.

Learning objectives

The objectives of the Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology are to instil an interest in learning and applying the knowledge attained in different situations and contexts; to establish the bases for developing biotechnological processes on the basis of knowledge and improving the transformations carried out by living beings; to learn the conceptual, manual and technical tools for improving existing industrial processes, and to endow students with the capacity to apply the knowledge acquired to different problems and areas of knowledge (chemistry, agriculture, health, nutrition, the environment, etc.) for the production of goods and services.

Basic competences.
  • CB-01. - Capacity for critically analysing complex situations, by collecting information and interpreting data, and designing creative and innovative strategies for solving them.
  • CB-02. - Knowing how to communicate orally and in writing in scientific and professional spheres, using own languages and English.
  • CB-03. - Working in a team, helping to prepare specific and multidisciplinary projects.
  • CB-04. - Planning and assessing one's own activity and learning and elaborating strategies to improve them by applying quality criteria.
  • CB-05. Capacity to act, generate proposals and take decisions in research and professional activity with ethical and sustainable criteria.
Specific competences
  • CE-01. Applying scientific rationale and the scientific method (to gather and manage data in order to formulate and test hypotheses) to analyse and explain the discipline’s subject matter.
  • CE-02. Using and applying the instrumentation and experimental methodologies typical of the discipline safely.
  • CE-03. Using specific computer programs for complex data processing.
  • CE-04. Identifying and understanding, at a structural and functional level, the molecular bases of the structures and the biological processes, their applications and the regulation mechanisms.
  • CE-05. Describing, at a structural and functional level, the cell and physiological bases of living beings.
  • CE-06. Relating the macroscopic properties of matter with the characteristics and structure of the individual molecules including biomolecules and macromolecules (natural and synthetic).
  • CE-07. Applying the principles and theories of chemical reactivity to the study of organic and inorganic compounds and the development of processes.
  • CE-08. Using and applying the main basic operations of engineering relating them to chemical and / or biological principles.
  • CE-09. Identifying and understanding the different stages of a biotechnological process, from design to development, and their main applications.
  • CE-10. Identifying the bases of genetic modification so the genetic, physiological and metabolic properties of organisms of biotechnological interest can be modulated for research and their potential application.
  • CE-11. Applying the main techniques, strategies and methodologies for the study, utilisation and improvement of biological systems, including the methods of cell crop and recombining DNA.
  • CE-12. Applying metrological processes in order to obtain quality information in resolving problems of a qualitative and quantitative nature linked to identifying, characterising and determining organic and inorganic substances.
  • CE-13. Identifying and interpreting the information contained in data bases on molecules with biological activity and applying the basic biocomputer tools.
  • CE-14. Identifying and understanding the basic strategies for using organisms and biological activities in biotechnological processes.
  • CE-15. Describing and identifying the risks of genetic modification and applying the rules.
  • CE-16. Acquiring a critical capacity in relation to the ethical, legal and social aspects of designing, producing and marketing biotechnological products.
  • CE-17. Drawing up and planning the management and execution of work-related projects.
  • CE-18. Integrating bachelor's degree knowledge in a professional and research environment, incorporating economic, legislative and managerial knowledge.

The organisation of the Bachelor’s degree.

The Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology is a four-year course, during which students will achieve the skills for learning experimental methodologies, skills for applying scientific reasoning to experimental design and to data gathering, processing, interpretation and analysis. In short, you will learn a new way of thinking and solving problems, by applying the scientific method.

The first year consists of the so-called basic subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics, as well as a practical subject called Integrated Scientific Techniques, which helps students to acquire and develop the skills and competencies of laboratory work.

The second year consists of the compulsory subjects that will enable students to learn what living organisms are like from cellular and molecular points of view, and what the thermodynamic principles are which govern them, as well as an introduction to the world of chemical engineering.

In the third year you will complete learning in compulsory subjects to do with the processes that living organisms use for transforming matter, as well as the energy flows associated with those transformations. That same year will also see students learning how to use chemical engineering as a means to simulating or reproducing these processes for a specific purpose. To complete their education, students will work with data-bank bio-informatics management tools, which provide a great quantity of information on living organisms, including their structure and functions. Given that the profession of biotechnologist is geared towards several aspects of the industry, biotechnology graduates need to be capable of carrying out responsibility tasks in designing, production and management. That is why third-year students will come into contact with biotechnology-related social, legal, economic and management aspects.

Fourth-year students will take a step towards specialisation and professionalisation given that they have to choose two optional modules among the following: Industrial Application of Biotechnology; Cell and Molecular Biotechnology; Fundamental Biotechnology and Molecular Physiology. In addition, you will be offered some optional subjects: Business Placements, Biomolecular Design, Bioanalysis, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Natural Products and an Introduction to Professionalisation. To complete their Bachelor’s degree, students will have to do a bachelor's thesis where they will be able to apply all the skills they have learned to date.

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 40s. Assessment of professional experience relating to the bachelor's degree that the applicant wishes to be admitted to and sufficient interview outcome.
  • 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 holders of a bachelor's degree in Biotechnology have the skills to work in many areas:

  • Industry: pharmaceutics, veterinary medicine, fine chemicals, agro-food, microelectronics or environment-related activities. R&D laboratories. Production plants.
  • Research: in public or private centres and areas as diverse as chemical engineering, human and animal health, plants, the environment and microelectronics.
  • Education: secondary education (health sciences, technical-scientific subjects and vocational training), technical colleges and university education (bachelor's degrees and postgraduate studies).
  • Services: analysis and quality assurance, consulting, management, documentation, marketing and commercialisation, administrative procedures of patents and legal aspects. Public administration, environmental officers, consulting firms or processes design companies.

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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 2020-2021

Basic chemistry9.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Química   Química   Chemistry (3103G02070)

BBasic 9.00 AAnnual YES

Basic biology12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Biologia fonamental   Biología fundamental   Fundamentals of biology (3103G00079)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

Biodiversitat i fisiologia   Biodiversidad y fisiología   Biodiversity and physiology (3103G02071)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

Basic Mathematics9.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Matemàtiques   Matemáticas   Mathematics (3103G00085)

BBasic 9.00 AAnnual YES

Basic physics6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Física   Física   Physics (3103G00081)

BBasic 6.00 AAnnual YES

Basic instrumental materials24.00 credits

Biochemistry9.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Bioquímica   Bioquímica   Biochemistry (3103G00086)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de bioquímica   Prácticas de bioquímica   Biochemistry practical lessons (3103G00087)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Molecular Biology and DNA Recombination Techniques9.00 credits

Biochemical Engineering9.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Enginyeria bioquímica   Ingeniería bioquímica   Biochemical engineering (3103G02074)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques d'enginyeria bioquímica   Prácticas de ingeniería bioquímica   Laboratory of biochemical engineering (3103G02075)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Foundations of Biology for Biotechnology 24.00 credits

Foundations of Chemistry for Biotechnology9.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Química dels compostos orgànics   Química de los compuestos orgánicos   Chemistry of organic compounds (3103G00094)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Termodinàmica bàsica   Termodinámica básica   Basics of thermodynamics (3103G02077)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Genetic Modification of Organisms6.00 credits

Biotechnological Processes, Products and Projects9.00 credits

Quantitative Instrumental Methods9.00 credits

Bioenergetics and Metabolism9.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Bioenergètica i metabolisme   Bioenergética y metabolismo   Bioenergetics and metabolism (3103G02084)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques de bioenergètica i metabolisme   Prácticas de bioenergética y metabolismo   Practical course of bioenergetics and metabolism (3103G02085)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Engineering of Bioreactors9.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Enginyeria de bioreactors   Ingeniería de biorreactores   Bioreactors engineering (3103G02086)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Cinètica química   Cinética química   Chemical kinetics (3103G02087)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Bio computer science6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Bioinformàtica aplicada   Bioinformática aplicada   Applied Bioinformatics (3103G00098)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fonaments de bioinformàtica   Fundamentos de bioinformática   Basis of bioinformatics (3103G00099)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Social and Economic Aspects of Biotechnology6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Economia i gestió d'empreses   Economía y gestión de empresas   Economics and Management (3103G00125)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Aspectes socials i legals de la biotecnologia   Aspectos sociales y legales de la biotecnología   Legal and social issues of biotechnology (3103G02088)

OBCompulsory 3.00 SSemester long YES

Integrated Practicals6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Pràctiques integrades   Prácticas integradas   Integrated practices (3103G02089)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Projects6.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Projectes   Proyectos   Projects (3103G02090)

OBCompulsory 6.00 SSemester long YES

Bachelor's thesis12.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Treball de fi de grau   Trabajo de fin de grado   Bachelor thesis (3103G02098)

OBCompulsory 12.00 AAnnual YES

Two of the following requirements must be met

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Enginyeria de proteïnes   Ingeniería de proteinas   Protein Engineering (3103G02091)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fàrmacs biotecnològics   Fármacos biotecnológicos   Biotechnological drugs (3103G02092)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Cultius cel·lulars   Cultivos celulares   Cell cultures (3103G02093)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Teràpia gènica i cel·lular   Terapia génica y celular   Gene and cell therapy (3103G02094)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Bioremediació   Bioremediacion   Bioremediation (3103G02095)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Genètica aplicada   Genética aplicada   Applied genetics (3103G00105)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia animal   Biotecnología animal   Animal Biotechnology (3103G00106)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia vegetal   Biotecnología vegetal   Plant Biotechnology (3103G00107)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia alimentària   Biotecnología alimentaria   Food Biotechnology (3103G00108)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia de la reproducció   Biotecnología de la reproducción   Biotechnology of reproduction (3103G00109)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Fisiologia bacteriana   Fisiología bacteriana   Bacterial physiology (3103G00100)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Genòmica   Genómica   Genomics (3103G00101)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Immunologia   Inmunología   Immunology (3103G00102)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Virologia   Virología   Virology (3103G00103)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Neurobiologia   Neurobiología   Neurobiology (3103G00104)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Bioinorgànica   Bioinorgánica   Bioinorganic (3103G00127)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long No

Bioorgànica   Bioorgánica   Bioorganic (3103G00128)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long No

Productes naturals   Productos naturales   Natural products (3103G00129)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long No

Disseny biomolecular   Diseño biomolecular   Biomolecular design (3103G00130)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Bioanàlisi   Bioanálisis   Bioanalysis (3103G00131)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Recuperació de productes   Recuperación de productos   Dowstream processing (3103G00132)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Nanotecnologia   Nanotecnología   Nanotecnology (3103G00133)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Gestió i control de la qualitat   Gestión y control de la calidad   Quality assurance and control (3103G00134)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Química verda   Química verde   Green chemistry (3103G00135)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Simulació i control de processos   Simulación y control de procesos   Simulation and process control (3103G02096)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

One of the following requirements must be met

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Pràctiques en empresa   Prácticas en empresa   Professional experience (3103G02097)

OPOptional 6.00 AAnnual YES

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Fisiologia bacteriana   Fisiología bacteriana   Bacterial physiology (3103G00100)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Genòmica   Genómica   Genomics (3103G00101)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Immunologia   Inmunología   Immunology (3103G00102)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Virologia   Virología   Virology (3103G00103)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Neurobiologia   Neurobiología   Neurobiology (3103G00104)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Genètica aplicada   Genética aplicada   Applied genetics (3103G00105)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia animal   Biotecnología animal   Animal Biotechnology (3103G00106)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia vegetal   Biotecnología vegetal   Plant Biotechnology (3103G00107)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia alimentària   Biotecnología alimentaria   Food Biotechnology (3103G00108)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia de la reproducció   Biotecnología de la reproducción   Biotechnology of reproduction (3103G00109)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Introducció a la professionalització   Introducción a la profesionalización   Introduction to professionalization (3103G00126)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Bioinorgànica   Bioinorgánica   Bioinorganic (3103G00127)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long No

Bioorgànica   Bioorgánica   Bioorganic (3103G00128)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long No

Productes naturals   Productos naturales   Natural products (3103G00129)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long No

Disseny biomolecular   Diseño biomolecular   Biomolecular design (3103G00130)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Bioanàlisi   Bioanálisis   Bioanalysis (3103G00131)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Recuperació de productes   Recuperación de productos   Dowstream processing (3103G00132)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Nanotecnologia   Nanotecnología   Nanotecnology (3103G00133)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Gestió i control de la qualitat   Gestión y control de la calidad   Quality assurance and control (3103G00134)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Química verda   Química verde   Green chemistry (3103G00135)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Enginyeria de proteïnes   Ingeniería de proteinas   Protein Engineering (3103G02091)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fàrmacs biotecnològics   Fármacos biotecnológicos   Biotechnological drugs (3103G02092)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Cultius cel·lulars   Cultivos celulares   Cell cultures (3103G02093)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Teràpia gènica i cel·lular   Terapia génica y celular   Gene and cell therapy (3103G02094)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Bioremediació   Bioremediacion   Bioremediation (3103G02095)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Simulació i control de processos   Simulación y control de procesos   Simulation and process control (3103G02096)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Optional modules + Academic Recognition42.00 credits

Name of subject Type Credits Duration Offer for 2020-2021

Enginyeria de proteïnes   Ingeniería de proteinas   Protein Engineering (3103G02091)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fàrmacs biotecnològics   Fármacos biotecnológicos   Biotechnological drugs (3103G02092)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Cultius cel·lulars   Cultivos celulares   Cell cultures (3103G02093)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Teràpia gènica i cel·lular   Terapia génica y celular   Gene and cell therapy (3103G02094)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Bioremediació   Bioremediacion   Bioremediation (3103G02095)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Genètica aplicada   Genética aplicada   Applied genetics (3103G00105)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia animal   Biotecnología animal   Animal Biotechnology (3103G00106)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia vegetal   Biotecnología vegetal   Plant Biotechnology (3103G00107)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia alimentària   Biotecnología alimentaria   Food Biotechnology (3103G00108)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Biotecnologia de la reproducció   Biotecnología de la reproducción   Biotechnology of reproduction (3103G00109)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Fisiologia bacteriana   Fisiología bacteriana   Bacterial physiology (3103G00100)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Genòmica   Genómica   Genomics (3103G00101)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Immunologia   Inmunología   Immunology (3103G00102)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Virologia   Virología   Virology (3103G00103)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Neurobiologia   Neurobiología   Neurobiology (3103G00104)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Bioinorgànica   Bioinorgánica   Bioinorganic (3103G00127)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long No

Bioorgànica   Bioorgánica   Bioorganic (3103G00128)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long No

Productes naturals   Productos naturales   Natural products (3103G00129)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long No

Disseny biomolecular   Diseño biomolecular   Biomolecular design (3103G00130)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Bioanàlisi   Bioanálisis   Bioanalysis (3103G00131)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Recuperació de productes   Recuperación de productos   Dowstream processing (3103G00132)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Nanotecnologia   Nanotecnología   Nanotecnology (3103G00133)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Gestió i control de la qualitat   Gestión y control de la calidad   Quality assurance and control (3103G00134)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Química verda   Química verde   Green chemistry (3103G00135)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Simulació i control de processos   Simulación y control de procesos   Simulation and process control (3103G02096)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Pràctiques en empresa   Prácticas en empresa   Professional experience (3103G02097)

OPOptional 6.00 AAnnual YES

Introducció a la professionalització   Introducción a la profesionalización   Introduction to professionalization (3103G00126)

OPOptional 3.00 SSemester long YES

Language requirement

* 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

Practical work experience

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. You can view the results of the assignment from the University Admissions Portal and find out your options according to the examination session you have been assigned to (June or September).
  2. Once the Catalan government has allocated your place to you, you will receive an email from the UdG with your user code and a link for setting your password, as well as links to enrolment information on your bachelor's degree studies.
  3. If you do not receive the message, fill in and send the user-account application form for newly admitted students for the academic year 2020-2021.
  4. 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.
  5. Access the online enrolment app with your user code and password. You will find the day and time of enrolment you have been assigned.
  6. 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 school’s secretary's office will validate the documents so that, where appropriate, you can enjoy the corresponding discount on your enrolment or free enrolment.
  7. Check the sections "What you need to know for your enrolment" and "Documentation that you will have to submit" of the enrolment information for your bachelor's degree course.
  8. Check the Basic guide to online enrolment for the first year of the bachelor's degree.
  9. Enrol online, on the assigned day and time, following the instructions in the guide.

  • Subjects. Review the subjects that you can enrol for from the Subjects section > Subjects offered in 2020-2021.
  • Fees.Consult the enrolment fees and allowances available to you.
  • Grants. If you wish to apply for a general MEFP grant, to complete an enrolment conditional on a grant, you will have to apply for financial accreditation. Find out all about this from the Bachelor's degree scholarships and grants website.
  • Payment.You can pay your enrolment fees in several instalments (consult the terms and conditions in the Enrolment Regulations). You can also apply for a loan to pay for enrolment fees.
  • Insurance policies.If you are under the age of 28, you will have a mandatory student insurance policy available to you that will cost you €1.12 per academic year. If you are over the age of 28, you will have a mandatory accidents-insurance policy available to your €9.50 per academic year. Further information on the Insurance policies page.
  • Academic progress.Bear in mind that if you fail to obtain a minimum of 30 credits in your first two academic years, you will not be able the same studies at the UdG. Consult the Academic progress regulations for bachelor's degree studies.

Before enrolling

You only have to submit electronically the documentation on discounts or exemptions that has not been recognised, in order to enjoy the corresponding discount or free enrolment. Check the section on “Steps to take for enrolling”

After enrolling

a) If you are not starting university after upper secondary school education, you will have to submit to your school’s academic office your valid identity document according to your nationality:

Nationality Documents
Students with Spanish nationality An attested photocopy of your ID card
Students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Andorra An attested photocopy of a valid identity document from the country of origin, or passport
Non-EU foreign students An attested photocopy of your TIE (foreign-national ID) preferably, or passport where the TIE is not available.

b) If you are transferring to UdG from another university, you will have to submit to your school’s academic office documentation proving access to the university:

Type of access Documents
Pre-enrolled university students with a university degree not obtained from the UdG Original and photocopy or attested copy of the degree or its provisional certificate
Pre-enrolled university students with transferred academic records (students enrolled at other university centres) Academic certificate showing the courses and qualifications of the institution you are transferring from and confirming payment of transfer fees
Students with access from record transfers The University does not require students to present any documents, as they will have had to produce them beforehand during the transfer-call period

c) If you are not the holder of the bank account from which the enrolment payment will be taken, you will have to submit electronically, through the Secretary’s Office Online Formalities section, the bank details communication/modification form and a photocopy of the holder’s identity document.

d) If you have not been able to submit it before enrolment, you will have to submit electronically, through the Secretary’s Office Online Formalities section, the documentation proving the reductions or exemptions. According to each case, your school’s academic secretary’s office can demand the physical submittal of the documentation

The documentation can be submitted until 19 November 2020 (except documents proving discounts or exemptions, for which purpose you have until 31 December 2020).

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