Studying in Spain - University Degree

All undergraduate studies (no matter if they have 1 or 2 cycles) will change into one only cycle.

These degrees will have between 180 and 240 credits, divided up into 3 or 4 years. These degrees will enable students to develop a professional career.

Only 2 types of graduate studies will remain: Master’s Degree and Doctorates.

Masters will become official and they will be more specific, focused on research or advanced professional training. Official Masters will have 60 or 120 ECTS credits (one or two years) and students will need to have their official undergraduate degree. It is important to note that not all masters will have to be official.

Doctorate studies will be the top of academic achievement and students will have to prepare a Doctoral thesis. Students will be required to have passed at least 300 credits between undergraduate and graduate studies. These studies will train professionals in advanced research techniques. The training will imply courses, seminars, research papers, and research skills development. Doctoral thesis will have to be original research works that contribute to the progress of that scientific field.


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