Master's Degree in Glaucoma

Type of programme
UIC Barcelona-specific Master's Degree *This programme does not grant graduates access to a doctoral degree
4 semesters
€43.00 / ECTS x 15 = €645.00 (+ €480.00 Admissión Fee). *Prices corresponding to the 2019-2020 academic year.
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  1. To attain a high level of knowledge, supported by evidence-based medicine, and develop the ability to interpret the existing literature in a critical manner.

  2. To gain practical experience that will allow you to exercise your profession autonomously based on current action criteria.

  3. To undertake an important research project and publish the results.

  4. To acquire good knowledge and experience of managing diagnostic and treatment tools using the most advanced technology.

  5. To acquire the clinical abilities that are necessary to diagnose and monitor glaucoma beyond general ophthalmological knowledge.

  6. To acquire the skills necessary for the surgical treatment of glaucoma with the aim of improving the success and safety of operations.

  7. To acquire the knowledge and tools for the clinical management of a glaucoma unit.



Glaucoma is an eye disease that is characterised by a loss of vision as the consequence of damage to the secondary optic nerve, generally caused by increased intraocular pressure (PIO). This disease currently holds second place as one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.

This master’s degree aims to teach students to diagnose and treat glaucoma by following guidelines based on the scientific evidence available while also promoting clinical research.

Study programme and subjects 2019-2020

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Manejo Clínico del Glaucoma Primario de Ángulo Abierto Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 15
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Gestión de Unidades Clínicas Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 0.5
La Lectura Crítica como Base Científica Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 1.5
Manejo Clínico del Glaucoma Secundario de Ángulo Abierto y de Ángulo Cerrado Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 15
Proyecto de Investigación Clínica Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 13
Tratamiento Quirúrgico del Glaucoma Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 15
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

Undergraduate degree in Medicine and Surgery. Specialisation in Ophthalmology.

In the case of foreign candidates, all qualifications must be recognised as equivalent at the time of application.

Availability to study on an exclusive, full-time basis. Availability to start on the set date and complete the course in its entirety.

This programme is incompatible with other jobs.

Candidates must speak and understand Spanish perfectly (C1 level).

Selection criteria

Candidates will present:

  • An up-to-date CV.
  • A letter of presentation and motivation.
  • A letter/letters of recommendation.

To select the candidate the following competences will also be evaluated:

  1. Specific knowledge of glaucoma (must always be met).
  2. Previous clinical experience.
  3. Experience in basic and/or clinical research.
  4. Papers presented at conferences or scientific meetings.
  5. Publications in scientific journals.
  6. Other knowledge: English, computer skills, laboratory and photography experience


  1. Catalan Retina Institute
    Ganduxer, 117

  2. Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
    C/ Josep Trueta, s/n
    Sant Cugat del Vallès

Enrolment and reservation

€2.964 (including an enrolment fee of: €480), payable to the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

The HR department at the ICR will provide assistance during the enrolment process.