Discover the most advanced techniques and applications in plant biotechnology

IBMCP master universitario 2

90 ECTS credits

Master's Degree in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology.


Plants are an extremely valuable source of products and have uses of very diverse interest. Their applications include agri-food, pharmacological, ornamental, ecological and environmental uses, with traditional applications such as reforestation, or new ones such as the use of plants for cleaning up and regenerating contaminated soils.

In the last years, plant biotechnology applications in industry are experiencing a golden age, and have moved in a very short time from traditional applications in the textile and dye industry to new horizons, for example in the biofuels, plastics or vaccines industries. Exploiting production capacities to the full, designing and developing new capacities, and increasing the added value of existing crops is an exciting challenge for biotechnology today, all in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.

Given this situation, both industry and scientific research demand greater preparation in the latest techniques in biotechnology, not only from the point of view of cellular and molecular biology, but also from the point of view of plant genetic engineering. To this end, this Master’s degree, part of the postgraduate programme in Biotechnology at the UPV and taught at the facilities of the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, a joint centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, provides a syllabus in which students will gain in-depth knowledge of the techniques and cutting-edge applications in plant biotechnology.

The Master is taught by professors from the Universitat Politècnica de València, with the collaboration of renowned CSIC researchers. It also has the contribution of personnel from leading biotechnology companies, in order to offer the graduate a business perspective, as well as a basic and applied research approach.



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The objective of this Master’s degree is to train specialists capable of applying the most advanced knowledge and techniques dedicated to problem solving. It also aims to generate and develop new perspectives and ideas on the biotechnological use of plants and other biological systems, both in an academic and business environment.

Target group

Students from graduate or engineering degrees in experimental sciences whose syllabus provides basic knowledge in Molecular and Cellular Biology and, ideally, which contain subjects related to Plant Biology.

Admission criteria

Applications will be assessed taking into account the following aspects:

  •  academic record
  • professional experience
  • suitability to the profile
  • teaching and research merits



The Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (Universitat Politècnica de València-Superior Council of Scientific Research)


University Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (UPV-CSIC)


Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA)


Salvador Torres
"This master's degree has allowed me to focus my career on plant molecular biology and to start my doctoral thesis in a prestigious laboratory".
Marta Ruiz
"Thanks to this Master's degree, I have gained in-depth knowledge of the most advanced techniques and applications in plant biotechnology, which has helped me to become a better scientist."
Antonio Carmona
"The faculty, guest speakers and management are outstanding both for their teaching quality and for their approachability and willingness to help each and every student."
Oliver Jones
It has been one of the best decisions I have made, this Master has offered me a new vision and knowledge that has opened new paths in my professional career and has expanded my boundaries in the job market.
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