Master in Tropical Neurology and Infectious Diseases

Type of programme
UIC Barcelona-specific Master's Degree *This programme does not grant graduates access to a doctoral degree
2 semesters
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Prospective students

Candidates for admission on the course must hold an official university degree. No specific qualification is required but greater consideration will be granted to candidates with degrees in life and health sciences, and more especially a degree in Medicine. Candidates for the course are expected to fit the following profiles:

  • Medical Doctors specialised in Neurology.
  • Medical Resident in Neurology.
  • Doctors with a special interest in Tropical Neurology and in Tropical Medicine in general.
  • Graduates in Pharmacy, Biology or other qualifications oriented towards biomedical research and public health.

Should there be too many applications, the candidate's curriculum vitae will be taken into account, with emphasis on their experience to date in the field of Tropical Neurology and the benefits that the training received in this Master's course could have in their work setting/environment.


The ultimate aim of the International Master's Degree in Tropical Neurology is to provide physicians who have a specific interest in the area of Tropical Neurology with the knowledge and skills they need to diagnose and treat patients with these pathologies. On completing this programme, students will possess the competencies required to deal with this group of patients, both within the context of general neurology and in more specialised units. Thus, another of the aims of the course is to provide people trained in related areas with the knowledge they need to understand the diagnostic and therapeutic reasoning underlying these pathologies.
The course seeks to optimise the training of professionals on different levels of the healthcare pyramid, without neglecting aspects related to the training of basic or clinical researchers who need to complete their know-how so that they can approach their research from a nosological point of view.

Training appears to play a key role in the healthcare pyramid and must cover a whole spectrum of aspects including correct differential diagnoses among disorders, the screening of other conditions at the levels of primary and internal medicine (as well as paediatric and geriatric) and the ordinary follow-up of outpatients, in addition to interdisciplinary care in a general neurology clinic and in specialised units.

Hence, this Master's Course covers a series of issues involving the problems associated with the symptomatic-diagnostic nuclei of patients and the use of currently available technologies, such as quality of life analysis and a whole array of pharmacological to surgical therapeutic procedures.

Academic accreditation

  • International Master's Degree in Tropical Neurology by Universitat Internacional de Catalunya


Tropical Neurology is one of the fastest growing fields of Neurology and has experienced a major paradigm shift in recent years. This is largely due to widespread migration and the phenomenon of globalisation.

As a result, it is becoming increasingly important, from a practitioner’s standpoint, to gain a mastery of how to diagnose and manage these pathologies from a multidisciplinary perspective, which is only available at top-level centres.

For this reason, we believe it is crucial to provide professionals training led by internationally renowned experts.

The International Master’s Degree in Tropical Neurology is an educational forum that uses the best on-site and online practices to ensure participants achieve the highest standards of lifelong learning. To this end, the programme’s teaching staff includes lecturers with extensive training and experience in both facets of the master’s degree: theory and practice. The meeting point for students is the NeuroCampus Platform, which provides materials, ongoing weekly evaluations, discussion forums, group case studies and two-way interaction technology and also functions as an exclusive social media network for students and teachers, with the option of taking part in collaborative research and learning activities.

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Master in Tropical Neurology and Infectious Diseases Type: OB Term: Annual ECTS: 60
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Prerequisites & admissions

Required documentation

Students with official university degrees within the European Union
  1. Original certified copy of the university degree or of the document issued as proof that the qualification has been officially recognised or, should it be the case, an original certified photocopy of the slip given as proof of payment of the certificate fees.
  2. Original certified photocopy of the academic transcript of the university studies completed by the student.
Students with official university qualifications from outside the European Union
  1. Original legalised photocopy of the university certificate.
  2. Original legalised photocopy of the academic transcript of the university studies completed by the student.
  3. Certificate issued by the home university stating that the qualification entitles the holder to undertake postgraduate studies in the country where it was issued.
In all cases
  1. Two passport size colour photos.
  2. Photocopy of ID card or passport.
  3. Updated curriculum vitae.
  4. Cover letter.
  5. Authenticated photocopy of any other university qualifications, including postgraduate degrees.
  6. If the original documents are in a language other than Spanish, then the applicant must also submit a copy of the university qualification and the academic transcript translated into Spanish by a sworn translator.

Acces routes

To be admitted to official master's degree courses applicants must have an official Spanish university degree or equivalent qualification issued by an institution within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that would entitle the holder to undertake master's degree studies in the country where it was issued.

Applicants who have completed studies in educational systems outside the EHEA may be admitted to the course without the need to have their qualifications recognised provided that the University has been able to obtain proof that they are equivalent to the corresponding official university degrees in Spain and that in the country where they were issued they entitle the holder to undertake postgraduate education.

Admission in this second case shall in no way whatsoever be taken as implying any kind of official recognition of the qualifications the applicant may hold after completing previous studies or their recognition for any purpose other than admission to the master's degree course.

Grants & financial aid


2.400 € (EUR)*

Pre-enrolment must be accompanied by the payment of a deposit of 300 euros. This deposit may only be refunded if the candidate were not admitted or if the course were cancelled.

* Prices are subject to variations