Career prospects

Enroll in a PhD Programme, do frontier research

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


BIST Master Alumni: What was next?

131 students have graduated from the BIST Master since it was launched in 2017.

73% of those have enrolled in PhD programmes, and more than 50% have chosen to do it at BIST Community Centres and MELIS-UPF. 27 students have enrolled into a PhD at other international prestigious programmes such as Harvard Medical School (USA), ETH Zurich and EPFL (Switzerland), Vienna Biocenter (Austria), or the Imperial College London (UK).

With the experience acquired during the BIST Master, the Alumni are conducting PhD frontier research projects in a variety of topics such as quantum computing, cellular signalling in health and disease, nanomaterials synthesis, stem cells or bioengineering.

BIST Master’s Alumni have also continued their professional careers in the industry, in consulting positions, and in science outreach, among others


PhDs in 28 leading institutions around the world