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Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences

The Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences focuses on students acquiring knowledge in biosciences that enables them to apply research in the field of medicine to understand human diseases and find solutions to them. Students will learn how to better understand the pathological mechanisms that cause diseases, thus understanding how to treat them more efficiently through applying basic research in the field of medicine. During the bachelor’s degree, students will discover the biological foundations (biochemical, molecular, genetic, and physiological) that determine the functioning of living organisms and humans.

Key information


4 academic years


240 ECTS credits


September 2024


Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

Recommended secondary school baccalaureate electives

Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology


First academic year in Spanish. Other years, trilingual: Spanish, Catalan, and English depending on the language skills of the students and faculty.

Why study the Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences at IQS?

You’ll get to take advantage of the largest teaching laboratory in Spain, equipped with the latest technology.

Up to three hours a day of laboratory work from the very first year.

Internships in research centres or with important companies in the sector.

Possibility of studying abroad.


More than 8,700 m2 of laboratories and workshops

At IQS, students work in laboratories and workshops equipped with the latest technologies. We have specific laboratories for the Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, where you can put into practice everything you learn during your studies.

What do Biomedical Sciences students study?

Biomedicine is the discipline that is responsible for studying the biological aspects of medicine. To do so, it analyses the cellular, genetic, molecular, and biochemical factors of the human body and the diseases from which people may suffer.

Students will be able to:

• Carry out medical research in which biomedical instruments and tools are implemented.
• Solve problems in the field of health using biological procedures.
• Analyse and apply logic in different processes.
• Spend significant time on scientific research within the laboratory.

Subject ECTS
Cell Biology and Genetics 6
Introduction to Pathophysiology and Histology 6
Microbiology 6
Anatomy 6
General Chemistry 6
Biological Chemistry 6
Biophysics 6
Applied Mathematics 6
IT Applications and Data Analysis 6
Fundamentals of Biostatistics 6
Subject ECTS
Structure and Function of Biomolecules 5
Metabolism and Regulation 5
Biochemical Analysis and Bioassays 5
Principles of Molecular Biology 5
Recombinant DNA Technology 5
Human Physiology 5
Systems Physiology 5
Developmental Biology 5
Human Genetics 4
Epidemiology and Public Health 4
Laboratory: Biochemistry 6
Laboratory: Molecular Biology 6
Subject ECTS
Bioinformatics 4
Immunology 4
Molecular Physiopathology 5
Anatomical Pathology 5
Communicable Diseases 5
Diagnostic Techniques 5
Pharmaceutical Targets and Pharmacology 4
Biomedical and Biomaterial Technologies 5
Cellular Models 4
Omic Sciences 5
Critical Thinking in Biomedical Sciences and Bioethics 4
Communication in Biomedical Sciences 3
Laboratory: Biopathology 6
Laboratory: Biotechnologies for Healthcare 6
Subject ECTS
Gene Therapy 4
Biomedical and Biomaterial Technologies 5
Legal Aspects of Biomedicine 4
Interdisciplinary Seminars 3
Elective I 5
Elective II 5
Elective III 5
Elective IV 5
Integrated Laboratory 6
In-company Internship 6
Final Degree Project (TFG) 12

Admissions process

Apply for admission

To apply for admission to one of our bachelor’s degrees, you must submit various documents to us so we can assess your application. Create an account and sign in here. You must save and remember your username and password as they will enable you to continue the process you have started.

Documentation to upload

  • Valid ID/Passport
  • Passport-style photograph in colour with a white background in jpg format (176×220 pixels).

Students from the Spanish educational system:

  • Grades from your 1st year secondary school baccalaureate studies and completed grades from your 2nd year.
  • PAU exam grades (if you already have the results).
  • If you are studying an Advanced Vocational Education Cycle (CFGS): your updated academic transcripts.
  • If you have started a degree at another university: academic transcripts.

Students from outside the Spanish educational system:

  • Grades from your last two academic years prior to accessing university.
  • Credential granting you access to the Spanish university system issued by UNEDasiss or favourable decision approving your previous studies prior to accessing university.

Admissions test:

You must select the date to take the admissions test when making your application, based on the established calendar.

Pre-registration payment

During the process, you must pay a €125 administration and processing fee for your application. Payment can be made online by credit or debit card. This amount will be refunded only in the event that a student is not admitted to the studies, notwithstanding the right of withdrawal under the legally established terms.*

The ONLINE admissions test is a psychometric test and also includes an English level test that you must take regardless of whether or not you have an official language certificate.

Admissions tests will be sent by email at 3:30 pm (Spanish time) on the date you have selected. The duration of the test is approximately three hours and you have 24 hours to take the test: from 3:30 pm on the day the test begins until 3:30 pm the following day.

The Admissions Committee will decide on your admission based on your studies, academic results, and the admissions test. The Admissions Committee will inform you on your admission by email within a maximum period of 15 days from the date you took the admissions test (not counting holiday periods such as Christmas and Easter).

A student’s admission is conditional upon meeting the academic requirements necessary for accessing bachelor’s degree studies.

The pre-enrolment payment is mandatory and is the step that must be taken before the enrolment period opens, during which time students must formalize their enrolment.

Once admitted, you have a period of two weeks to make your pre-enrolment payment on the online pre-enrolment platform by credit or debit card. Otherwise, it will understood that the student is not interested in continuing with the process and their pre-enrolment will be cancelled.

Pre-enrolment does not entail an additional cost as the sum will be deducted from the total tuition fees when payment is made. The payment is only refunded in the event that a student does not meet the requirements to access studies at IQS (not having passed the PAU exams, not passing studies prior to accessing university, or not having obtained their student visa), notwithstanding the right of withdrawal under the legally established terms.*

Pre-enrolment tuition fee for the Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences: €3,000

The enrolment period will open starting the last week of June. Pre-enrolment only ensures that a student can enrol in a bachelor’s degree up to 15 days after the opening of the enrolment period. Otherwise, it will be understood that the student is not interested in continuing with the process.

We will send an email with the credentials and instructions to proceed with your enrolment.

Scholarships and financial aid

IQS offers three different types of scholarships for undergraduate students. To apply for a scholarship, students must have pre-registered and have been admitted to one of our bachelor’s degree programmes. Apply for the scholarship that best suits your needs based on your situation and circumstances. Discounts are also available to students from a large family or who have a sibling studying at IQS.

Your career starts here

The Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences offers a wide variety of career opportunities in the strong and growing professional areas of biotechnology and biomedicine. Find out more about the sectors and job positions you can apply for once you graduate below.

Career opportunities

  • R&D&i Manager

  • Laboratory Manager

  • Researcher

  • Project Developer

  • Consultant

  • Communications (dissemination)

  • Intellectual Property Manager

In-company Internship

As part of the curriculum of the Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, all students conduct in-company internships within the sector equivalent to six ECTS credit hours. These in-company internships are mandatory and are done in the fourth year.

IQS features a specialized service to advise and help students search for internships thanks to the IQS Career Services department. In-company internships enable students to have their initial work experience before finishing their studies, thus providing added value to their education.

These internships are especially interesting because:

  • Internships represent an initial contact with the labour market.
  • They guide students based on their professional interests.
  • They offer a real opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills acquired.
  • They make it possible to find a job.
  • They add value to a graduate’s curriculum vitae.
IQS Careers


Antoni Planas Sauter, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Benjamí Oller Salvia, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Carlos Eduardo Semino, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Cristina Fornaguera Puigvert, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

David Sánchez García, PhD

Department of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Francesc Xavier Guix Ràfols, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Joaquim Menacho Solà-Morales, PhD

Department of Industrial Engineering

Jordi Díaz Ferrero, PhD

Dean of the IQS School of Engineering and Department of Analytical and Applied Chemistry

Jordi Cuadros Margarit, PhD

Department of Quantitative Methods

Jordi Duran Castells, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Jordi Martorell López, PhD

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Llorenç Puig Puig, PhD

Department of Ethics and Christian Thought

Magdalena Faijes Simona, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Marc Carnicer Heras, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Maria Auset Vallejo, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Marta Guerra Rebollo, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Martí Lecina Veciana, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Mercedes Balcells Camps, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Montserrat Agut Bonsfills, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Oscar Gulías Borau, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

Pablo Leivar Rico, PhD

Dean’s Office of the IQS School of Engineering and Department of Bioengineering

Patricia Torruella Barrios

Department of Bioengineering

Roger Estrada Tejedor, PhD

Department of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Salvador Borrós Gómez, PhD

Management and Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Xavier Biarnés Fontal, PhD

Department of Bioengineering

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