The first phase of the pre-registration period begins in March each year and ends at the end of May. The second phase ends at the end of July.

The Master's in Applied Chromatographic Techniques is primarily intended for students who have completed an official university degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Environmental Engineering or Chemical Engineering

Students who have completed an official degree at an international university must homologate their qualification in accordance with the stipulations of article 16.2 of RD1393/2007 and accredit their qualification by presenting their original certificate. Students from countries belonging to the European Higher Education Area must accredit their qualification by presenting their original certificate but do not need to homologate their qualification.

Students interested in applying for the Master's should pre-enrol at any of the three participating universities. Demand for places on this Master's degree (25 places available in each academic year) has been high in recent years. Each of the three participating universities usually accepts 8 or 9 students.

  • Students are selected from those pre-registered according to the following criteria:
  • Academic transcript: up to 75 points. The applicant's transcript will be evaluated in accordance with the regulations on the calculations of average grades for academic purposes (Royal Decree 1267/1994).
  • Knowledge of English: up to 15 points.
  • Other qualifications: up to 10 points.
  • Demonstrable practical knowledge of analytical chemistry (previous work in analysis or R&D laboratories) and recognized experience in chromatographic and/or mass spectrometry techniques will also be evaluated positively. 
  • Applicants must accredit B1 level of English (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or its equivalent.