University Master's Degree in Research in Dentistry

Type of programme
Official masters
1 academic year
€10,934.00* (1r curso 2024-2025) *Sujeto a revisión cada año.
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
English (secondary language: Spanish)
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Recommended profile

All candidates who meet the criteria and general requisites for access to the study programme will be able to apply for entry. However, the recommended entry profile is:

  • Degree holders in Dentistry, Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Veterinary Sciences or other study programmes from the field of health sciences
  • A level of English that is equivalent to a B2
  • An interest in science and research
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Discipline, a good memory and dedication
  • A personality based on responsibility and solidarity
  • Sensitivity and empathy for the pain felt by others
  • Observation skill
  • A good team-player


The main objective of the Master in Research in Dentistry is to provide the knowledge and tools needed to continue in a doctoral program in the field of health, following a methodology based on ethics and scientific evidence. 

To achieve this main objective, this Master will 

  1. Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective clinical and research materials in the field of dentistry skills.
  2. Promote the acquisition of skills, attitudes and behaviors that facilitate scientific interaction with the environment to properly solve research problems.
  3. Promote research in Dentistry and continuing education for the study of new techniques and improvements in the dental profession.
  4. Provide the necessary tools to work together and coordinate multidisciplinary projects. 

Other complementary objectives

  • To form expert persons in the scientific method capable of planning, executing and interpreting the results of research projects, taking into account economic, regulatory, legal, ethical and humanitarian aspects.
  • To train experts in the molecular basis of diagnosis and treatment of major diseases in the field of dentistry.
  • To develop a solid foundation in the use of methodological and instrumental research techniques that allows joining in research in both public and private laboratories.
  • To offer the possibility to complement the clinical training with a strong background in research. 

Academic Accreditation

  • Máster Universitario en Investigación en Odontología por la Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.


The University Master's Degree in Research in Dentistry at UIC Barcelona (Spain) offers a blended learning approach to structured training for research in academic, industrial and clinical settings.

The UIC Barcelona Faculty of Dentistry is continuously making progress in the field of basic and applied research, seeking results through clinical responses to improve the efficiency of materials and techniques. 

This master's programme aims to enhance participants' research knowledge and prepare them for doctoral studies through a series of advanced training topics in the different dental specialisations.

UIC Barcelona provides the ideal setting for this kind of advanced training in Research in Dentistry due to several factors: the numerous lines of research explored by the different departments in the UIC Barcelona Faculty of Dentistry, the close relationship with the dental and pharmaceutical industry as regards project implementation and our fully equipped research laboratories.

Competences. Course objective

The general and specific competences that students must acquire during their Master’s studies in dentistry research in the UIC take into account the principles set out in article 3.5 of Royal Decree 1393/2007 of the 29th of October. These principles include respect for fundamental rights and equality between men and women, equal opportunities and universal accessibility for people with disabilities and promotion of the beliefs specific to a culture of peace, as well as democratic values.

Basic skills
  1. Knowledge and understanding that provide a foundation or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas in a research context.
  2. Applying the knowledge acquired, and developing problem-solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  3. Integrating knowledge and handling complexity, in addition to formulating ideas based on scientific evidence, using information that may be incomplete or limited, while considering the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements.
  4. Being able to communicate conclusions to specialists and non-specialists alike in a clear and unambiguous manner, with supporting knowledge and rationale.
  5. To acquire learning skills that enable ongoing independent study.
General skills
  1. The ability to incorporate new knowledge acquired through research and study, and also deal with complexity.
  2. The ability to undertake a critical analysis and discuss the results obtained, as well as reach the corresponding conclusions.
  3. The ability to learn to develop new instrumental skills independently, in terms of the acquisition of new scientific concepts, and the search for new scientific knowledge.
  4. The ability to argue for and defend personal scientific ideas, as well as listen to, analyse, value and respond to other people’s ideas.
 Specific skills
  1. Ability to apply scientific method, experimental design and biostatistics to solve a question or hypothesis.
  2. Knowing how to use and apply the most common laboratory techniques in the fields of molecular, genomic and proteomic biology, biomaterials, cell and tissue cultures, immunology and microscopy in the field of dentistry.
  3. Knowing how to apply bioinformatics tools used in basic research.
  4. Applying experimental animal models as well as the methodology of animal handling and ethical research concepts in dentistry.
  5. To communicate research results in a scientific article, poster or oral presentation, both in scientific and academic format.
  6. Learning to manage the financial and human resources of a research project and knowing the strategic framework for transferring knowledge to a company or industry.
  7. Knowing how to interpret images obtained through the latest technology applicable to research in dentistry.
  8. Being able to apply the appropriate diagnostic tests and interpret the results.
  9. Applying the latest dental research technology, considering its properties, indications, biocompatibility, toxicity and environmental impact.
  10. Knowing how to execute epistemological, ethical, humane and compliant activities in research and the dissemination of results.

Course directors and coordinators


  • Dr Marta Satorres Nieto

Programme Director

  • Dr Marta Satorres Nieto


  • Dr. Oscar Salomó

Study programme and subjects 2024-2025

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Advanced Biostatistics Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Advanced Scientific Communication Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Animal Experimentation Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Basic Biostatistics Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 3
Basic Microbiology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Basic Molecular Biology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 3
Basic Pharmacology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Bibliographic Research Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Bioethics in Human and Animal Experimentation Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Bioinformatics Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Design of Clinical Studies and Clinical Trials Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Epidemiology, Public Health and Qualitative Methodology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Experimental Techniques Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Final Master's Degree Project I Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 5
Final Master's Degree Project II Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 11
Industry-University Knowledge Transfer Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Legislation and Biobanks Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Pre-Clinical and Clinical Pharmacology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Principles of Bioethics Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Research Methodology Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Research Protocol Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 8
Scientific Communication I Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Scientific Communication II Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Scientific Contributions I Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Scientific Contributions II Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
Search for Research Resources Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

Application for admissions

To start the admission process you must complete the Program Admission Form found on the University website ( and follow the steps to attach the required documentation.

Admissions process

To be admitted to this official Master you must hold a bachelor's degree, an undergraduate degree, a diploma or a qualification as an engineer or architect, in accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010, of 2 July, in the specific area of knowledge.

Recommended profile

All applicants who meet the general requirements may undertake the programme.

However, we recommend that applicants have the following profile:

  • Degree in Dentistry, Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biochemistry or Veterinary Science or any other discipline in the field of Health Sciences.
  • A level of English equivalent to B2. 
  • A vocation for science and research.
  • Quick decision-making skills.
  • Discipline, good memory and work ethic.
  • Sense of responsibility and integrity. 
  • Sensitivity and empathy with other people's pain.
  • Observant.
  • Ability to work as a team.

In addition to the entrance exams and the required documents, the following aspects will be taken into account during the application process:

  1. The average mark from the applicant’s academic record.
  2. Assessment of the applicant’s curriculum vitae. Professional experience and previous research, participation in conferences and participation in research projects will be taken into account.
  3. An oral and written academic English level test. Applicants from English-speaking countries or who have an official certificate are not required to take this test. The English level test will be evaluated by the Institute for Multilingualism at UIC Barcelona. This oral and written test will be based on knowledge at a First Certificate level and focused on the description and/or analysis of scientific knowledge in the field of Health Sciences.
  4. Applicants must undergo a personal interview (or via skype), in which their interest and motivation will be assessed. 


Applicants will be informed of the admissions requirements and the required documentation by the secretary of the Faculty of Dentistry and on the UIC Barcelona website.

Required documentation

  1. Pre-enrolment form.
  2. A certified copy of the relevant undergraduate degree*.
  3. Transcript of grades (original or certified copy)*.
  4. Photocopy of National Identity Document (DNI) or passport.
  5. Receipt for payment of €90 by bank transfer**.
  6. Two passport size colour photographs (unused copies).
  7. Curriculum vitae with courses and conferences attended. 
  8. Letter/s of recommendation (not obligatory).

*For students from outside the European Union, both the academic record and the degree certificate must be processed through diplomatic channels or bear The Hague Apostille.

Candidates in the last year of their degree programme must provide a list of the qualifications they obtained before their registration date.

** Management fees are non-refundable

Send to: 

Ms Paola Lago

Faculty of Dentistry
Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Edificio Hospital General
C/ Josep Trueta, s/n
08195 Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain

Reception and tutoring

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) seeks to facilitate the incorporation and adaptation of all new students by means of a welcoming session organised by the University Master’s Degree in Research in Dentistry, the information on which is sent by letter or by e-mail, in a personalised way.

During the welcoming session, the new students will receive a general description of the UIC, and a representative from some Services, shall offer a brief explanation about the workings of the Service and the type of information and activities that students will find there. The session will be followed by an academic presentation of the Master’s programme by the actual Programme Management, the idea being one of providing an acquaintance with the facilities and services of the Faculty and the Department.

Materials for the newly-accessed students:

  1. UIC folders. The folders will contain the timetables of the  University Master’s Degree in Research in Dentistry, the UIC Diary for the academic year starting then and a Welcome Pack.
  2. Students will be sent to the e-mail address they provided when enrolling, their username and password to access their personal page. An UIC e-mail account will automatically be generated too.
  3. Student card. The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya’s student card identifies its holder as a member of the UIC university community, certifies the condition of beneficiary of the university services, premises and facilities, and allows the use, in an automated way, of the library loan services from the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya’s library network.

The means by which the said documentation and information is provided to the students of the Master’s degree can vary in the format according to existing resources at the time.

Grants & financial aid


Members of UIC Alumni are entitled to a 5% discount.