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    Date October 2021 – June 2022
    Modality Online
    Credits 60 ECTS


Designed for the professionals of today

This Master's degree programme has been developed with the aim of exhaustively reviewing the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies of the anterior segment of the eye.

The structure of the content is adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), backed with ECTS credits. It consists of online teaching units through our Virtual Classroom and streaming sessions, with which you will update your knowledge in a comfortable way and without renouncing the maximum scientific rigor, being able to control some factors such as the place, time and workspace. 

Throughout the whole training programme, the participants have the assistance of Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre and the supervision of a first class medical team who will support them throughout the learning process. 

To obtain the postgraduate qualification, you must undertake a research paper, supervised by one of our ophthalmologists and a specialist from the Barraquer Research Department. .


Online mode

The master's degree in Pathology and Surgery of the Anterior Segment of the Eye has a duration of 8 months and has been adapted to this exceptional period as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, changing the face-to-face sessions to online learning, so that it can be carried out from home with maximum guarantees.

The program consists of eight modules, seven of them with streaming sessions, all of them with exclusive teaching material in our virtual classroom.

Objectives and key points

The main objective is to share the expertise of our ophthalmologists via the latest innovations in this field. You will acquire the necessary knowledge to strengthen your diagnostic criteria and boost your confidence and skills in advising patients on treatment.  

Key points

  • Latest advances in patient diagnosis and treatment
  • Single specialism sessions with experts
  • Access to a wide range of pathologies in all subspecialism areas
  • Practical classes consisting of the analysis of complex clinical cases
  • Theoretical content and continuous assessment through the virtual classroom

Academic programme and calendar

The Master's Degree in Pathology and Surgery of the Posterior Segment of the Eye is taught over 8 months.

This format has been designed to allow its participants to balance their professional and personal life. 

Course calendar 2021 - 2022

*This calendar may change depending on the academic year


Welcome. Overview of the academic year. Introduction to scientific methodology.

Online without streaming session
Crystalline lens pathology 19 November 2021
Refractiva surgery 10 December 2021
Eye surface I 21 January 2022
Eye surface II 18 February 2022
Glaucoma 18 March 2022
Anterior chamber, iris and ciliary body pathologies. 29 April 2022

Complex clinical cases, emergency surgery and eye trauma.

13 May 2022
Master's thesis (TFM) and defence before a panel of professors. 17 June 2022

Admission requirements

The Master's Degree in the Anterior Segment has been specifically designed for house officers in ophthalmology (STR) and medical doctors who have completed their specialty registrar training. A high level of Spanish is a requirement for this Master's Degree. 

Residents of non-Spanish speaking countries will be asked to present an official certificate (C1 in DELE) if they have this document. Otherwise, during the personal interview a test will be given to assess your level.

Admissions and certificates

The admissions period is from May 24 to September 20. 

To start your admission process, the first step is to fill out the duly provided pre-registration form which you will receive via email. 

Once your programme is finished, the Barraquer Institute will issue you with a certificate as proof of your completion of the Master's Degree in Pathology and Surgery of the Anterior Segment of the Eye and will provide you with the steps to apply for the qualification from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

This Master's Degree is taught in partnership with the International University of Catalonia.