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Master in Molecular Biology and Biomedicine

Master's thesis (TFM)

Academic information

Regulations governing the Master's Thesis for master's students at the Faculty of Science (Approved by the UdG Faculty of Science’s Governing Committee at session 3/2018, of 15 March 2018, and amended at session 2/2023 of 18 May 2023)

Assignment of places

Inquiries on bachelor's-thesis places and UdG-tutor assignations: Master's Thesis Platform

Master's thesis report and defence

Master’s Thesis Call 2021-2022 Report submission Report defence
June 26 June 5 to 6 July
September 6 September 14 - 15 September

* The deadline for submitting thesis on the Master's Thesis (TFM) platform is 11 pm (hard-copy format cannot be accepted).

Submitting reports

The thesis must be submitted as a single electronic document, preferably in PDF format, through the TFGM platform. The PDF of the thesis must be uploaded to the Animal and Human Reproductive Biotechnology Research Group app ( and saved in the following format: surname(s).name.You need to bear in mind that the Final Master’s Project preceded by the Final Master's Project Cover Sheet, which must state the title and the author of the work, the date of submission, and the name of the master's degree course.

* At the time of submission via the platform, both the author of the work and their tutor - with the approval of the tutor if applicable - must state whether or not they authorise making it publicly available in the UdG library, in the cases mentioned in article 7 of the UdG framework regulations on the TFG and the Final Master’s Project. The thesis tutor will need to validate (or not) the defence of the work via the TFGM platform.


The Master Thesis Evaluation will be carried out by a panel comprising three members (one from the Department of Biology, one from the IdiBGi and one from the Department of Medical Science) designated by the coordinator in accordance with the Master Academic Council. The assessment will be based on the Final project report, written up by the student (35% of the mark), its public defence (35% of the mark) and a report on the lab stay provided by the tutor (30% of the mark). Below, are a number of indications for each of these three elements:

Instructions (content and format)

The Master's Thesis (TFM) synthesises and integrates the knowledge obtained during the course.

Written TFM report

A report on the work between 25 and 50 pages long will have to be deposited. The report must include the following sections: summary in two languages, Catalan or Spanish and English (between 2,000 and 3,000 characters including spaces), reflections with the gender perspective, introduction, goals, methodology, results, discussions (results and discussion can be written up together in a single section), conclusions and bibliography. The report can be written in Catalan, Spanish or English. You will find the specific instructions in the subject moodle.

Remember that a front (COVER) page will have to be included, before the contents of the summary and report, stating clearly the work’s title and author, the details of the tutor (and co-tutor, where applicable) and the company or institution the work was carried out in. The approval of the tutor must be included (and the co-tutor where this applies), certifying that the work has been carried out under their supervision and that it has been reviewed before being submitted [signed electronically], as well as an email contact address.

When the report is deposited an email must also be sent to the Academic Secretary’s Office the FC and to the coordination body for the Master's degree attaching a deposit document with the signed authorisation from the tutor (and co-tutor where this applies). In this document, and where applicable, the student can indicate that both the author and the tutor for the work authorise its public display in the UdG library, under the conditions set out in article 7 of the UdG’s regulatory framework on the TFG and the TFM.

Public defence of the TFM

The student will have 15 minutes to outline the work and a further 10 minutes for questions and answers. The defence must be based on the explanation of the objectives, the techniques carried out and the discussion of results (whether positive or negative), placing them in the context of the laboratory where the work was carried out. The panel will evaluate the written report and the student’s oral defence. Each of the two scores will represent 35% of the final TFM mark.

Tutor’s report

The tutor will send a confidential report to the coordinator on the breakthroughs made by the student while working on their thesis and will also rate the student. This mark will represent the remaining 30% of the TFM mark.

Additional considerations for the assessment process

  • Both in the report and the presentation, the student must clarify the experiments performed and the duration of practical classes.
  • The committee will place a particular emphasis on the student’s capacity to understand and explain the experiments carried out, define the objectives and place them in the line of research at the host laboratory.
  • Students completing the Practical Module and the TFM at the same laboratory can present the results of their internship globally.

It is recommended that students who present their work before the break arrive 15 minutes before the start of the first session and that those after the break also arrive 15 minutes before the first session after the break in order to load their presentations on the computer in the assigned room.

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