Career prospects

The BIST Master of Multidisciplinary Research in Experimental Sciences degree qualifies holders to pursue a PhD at the participating institutions (the seven BIST centres and the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences at UPF – MELIS-UPF) and at leading international universities.

MMRES graduates have gone on to pursue PhDs all over the world. From September 2017 (when the MMRES first launched) to July 2021, 63 students graduated from the programme, 53 of which (84%) are now pursuing PhDs. Thirty are studying at universities and research centres in Spain, and 23 are at international institutions including Harvard Medical School (USA), ETH Zürich (Switzerland), Institut Curie (France), Imperial College London (UK), Max Planck Institute for Biophisical Chemistry (Germany), Univeristy of Utrech (Netherlands), and the Vienna Biocenter (Austria), among others.

Graduates also have many opportunities to pursue careers in industrial research or consulting positions in high-tech companies in fields such as biotechnology, biomedicine, photonics, chemistry, data-science, and nanotechnology, among others. Seven MMRES alumni have already successfully pursued this career path.

MMRES Alumni