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Entry Requirements and Admission Criteria

(Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, amended by Royal Decree 861/2010):

"In order to access official master's degree courses, it will be necessary to hold an official Spanish university degree or another degree issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area that entitles the holder to access master's degree courses in the country issuing the degree. Likewise, graduates from educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area may also be admitted without the need to have their degrees recognised, subject to verification by the University that they accredit a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that they are recognised in the country issuing the degree for access to postgraduate studies. Access by this route will not imply, under any circumstances, the homologation of the previous degree held by the interested party, nor its recognition for purposes other than that of studying the master's degree".

Admission Criteria: The body responsible for the admission of students is the Master's Academic Committee (the composition of which will be in accordance with the regulations of each participating university). The Master's Academic Committee will decide on the admission of students pre-registered for the master's degree by applying the following scale:

60%: curriculum vitae (students will be selected according to their academic record and on their assessment, special consideration will be given to having studied subjects related to the content of the master's degree); 40%: assessment, by the aforementioned committee, of the reasons and training objectives that have led them to apply for admission to the master's degree, in relation to their academic curriculum or professional career, expressed in the written report.

This report must have two sections:

1.- Reasons for choosing the Master's degree in relation to the curriculum presented (justification of priority with respect to other Master's degrees; justification of the subjects taken in the entrance qualification in relation to the orientation of the Master's degree; justification of the professional practice with the Master's degree being applied for...).

Up to 30 % of the total assessment reserved to the report.

2.- Training objectives to be achieved

  • Training for Research (in this case, indicate the subject or subjects of special interest).
  • Continuous training for professional activity
  • Other training objectives

Up to 70% of the total value reserved for the report.

The most appropriate prior training is that provided by the Bachelor's Degree in History, History and Heritage and Humanities: Intercultural Studies, and others in which Modern History has a notable presence in the curriculum. The same consideration applies to graduates in History, Humanities, Geography and History (History section) and Philosophy and Languages (History section) from plans prior to the introduction of the Bachelor's degree.

For graduates of other studies, the Master's Academic Committee, after analysing the candidate's curriculum vitae (including a personal interview if necessary), will determine the additional training that must be passed beforehand.

Likewise, and in accordance with Royal Decree 1892/2008, of 14 November, which regulates the conditions for access to official university degree courses and admission procedures to Spanish public universities, 5% of the places available will be reserved for students with a recognised degree of disability equal to or higher than 33%, as well as for those students with permanent special educational needs associated with personal circumstances of disability, who during their previous schooling have required resources and support for their full educational normalisation.