Introduction

Grado en Bioquímica de la Universidad de Navarra

The Degree in Biochemistry consists of 240 ECTS credits, divided into four academic years, each of which is divided into two semesters.

The subject load for each semester is 30 ECTS credits, divided among basic, required and elective subjects:

       - Basic subjects: 60 ECTS credits
       - Required subjects: 141 ECTS credits
       - Elective subjects: 24 ECTS credits
       - Final Year Project: 15 ECTS credits

The Degree in Biochemistry has a clear biomedical research orientation. It includes the molecular study of the mechanisms of disease and molecular approaches to the observation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human illness using knowledge derived from the molecular life sciences and their applications.

The work of the biochemists in the School of Sciences is situated within the field of biohealth and biomedicine, a renowned area at the University of Navarra that engages in intense basic and applied research in biomedicine, biotechnology and healthcare.

Studying Biochemistry at the University of Navarra

The Degree in Biochemistry has a clear biomedical research orientation. It includes the molecular study of the mechanisms of disease and molecular approaches to the observation, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human illness using knowledge derived from the molecular life sciences and their applications.

The work of the biochemists in the School of Sciences is situated within the field of biohealth and biomedicine, a renowned area in the University of Navarra. Our School works in close cooperation with the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy, and other research centers at the University, such as the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA), the Clínica Universidad de Navarra (CUN), and the Center for Applied Pharmaceutical Biology (CIFA). This has allowed us to create auniversity campus specialized in the experimental and health sciencesthat is unique in the country.

The School of Sciences at the University of Navarra has more than 50 years of experience in university teaching and research, and has been a pioneer in implementing the curriculum in biochemistry.

Undergraduate students in Biochemistry are able to participate in a specific English-language training program which, under the supervision of a tutor, allows them to do things such as conduct an experimental research project in biomedicine within the degree program that must be prepared and defended in front of a committee entirely in English.

In addition to seminars, tutorials and instructional and bibliographical resources, throughout the Degree in Biochemistry students are exposed to a variety of subjects taught in English

100% of our faculty members hold PhDs and more than 85% have received recognition for their teaching and research activities from the National Agency for Assessment of Quality and Accreditation (ANECA). 

The Final Year Project is compulsory and individual, involving a load of 15 ECTS credits. This project offers students the opportunity to apply and integrate the knowledge they have acquired during their degree program by completing a research project in a department or laboratory.

The Careers Office helps students in Biochemistry map out their careers and offers guidance not only in the immediate future, but throughout their careers. High-level, innovative companies cooperate with the School in support of this project.

The University of Navarra offers students who have completed their undergraduate degree the opportunity to continue their training at the graduate level through one of the official master's degrees that are available to graduates of the Degree in Biochemistry.