This training, accounting for 15 ECTs, takes place in the student's own work place and is supervised by Master course teachers. The training is supplemented with placements in other animal centers which satisfy the requirements for practical training for the Master course.

Each student must prepare a detailed written description of their workplace and their tasks performed. The student's Master tutor will establish a plan for monitoring and evaluating the student's work. Depending on the amount of time that the student is able to dedicate to specific tasks, the variety of species housed in their center and the diversity of tasks, the Master coordinator may assign additional tasks to supplement the training.

To ensure that students have experience in all areas of the Master syllabus, students are required to complete a practical placement in a different animal center to the one they work in focusing on areas in which they need  experience.


The Master wants to thank the following centers for accepting students for practical placements

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC)

Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona

Institut de Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge

Universidad de la Laguna

Parc Científic de Barcelona

Centro de Investigación Principe Felipe

Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca

Institut de Recerca Hospital de Sant Pau IIB-Sant Pau

Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols 

Centro Nacional de Biotecnología- CSIC

Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

Welcome Trust Sanger Institute

Universidad Autónoma de Mexico

Hospital la Paz

Universidad de la Plata


Universidad de Valencia

Universidad Miguel Hernández