If not regulated elsewhere, the number of sittings in Postgraduate Courses will be subject to the Continuance Regulations approved by the University's Board of Trustees on 15 January 1993.
Every academic year, you will have a maximum of two examination sittings for each subject for which you are registered:
- January and the extraordinary June sitting: for subjects taught during the first four-month period.
- May and the extraordinary June sitting: for subjects taught throughout the year or in the second four-month period.
You will have a total of four sittings to pass each subject on the syllabus. You will only be considered to have taken the exam at a sitting when you have attended that sitting.
As from academic year 2012-13, special examination sittings are convened in January for those subjects which are taught throughout the year or in the second term.
Requisites and consequences:
- If the subject Internship or Final Master’s Dissertation have a duration “I: Indeterminate at time” you don’t have to apply for the special examination session, in order to know it, check the syllabus for registration published at website of Posgraduate School.
- Students may sit these examinations if they have fewer than 20% of their master’s credits outstanding, not including the Master’s Dissertation.
- The subject or subjects must have been taken in previous years.
Sitting the examination in January means renouncing either the May or June sitting programmed for the academic year.
Deadline for application:
- The application must be submitted in the matriculation period, with the further requirement that matriculation is effectuated for all subjects outstanding in the master’s.
- This procedure will be process by email.
- The máximum deadline to resolve the application and notify the resolution is three months counted from the date that the application has been received at the email of Postgraduate and Non-Regulated Studies Students Office. If after the deadline we haven’t notified the resolution you can understand that your application has been deemed.
- If you have chosen the payments in instalments, you will have to request to group together the pending receipts in just one receipt and pay it at the date of application for this session.
Credits to be passed in the first year
At its meeting on 11 June 2008, the Official Postgraduate Courses Committee agreed that in the first year of their Master's degree students must pass subjects amounting to at least:
- 12 ECTS credits, if the course is full time.
- 6 ECTS credits, if the course is part time.
Years of continuance
At its meeting on 9 July 2007 and its meeting on 11 June 2008, the Official Postgraduate Courses Committee agreed to use the Continuance Regulations approved by the University's Board of Trustees on 15 January 1993 as its benchmark for regulating the continuance of students taking University Master's degrees, applying the following criteria:
- Master's degrees with a study load of 60 ECTS: a maximum of 2 years of continuance.
- Master's degrees with a study load of 90 ECTS: a maximum of 3 years of continuance.
- Master's degrees with a study load of 120 ECTS: a maximum of 4 years of continuance.
- Master's degrees with a study load of 60 ECTS: a maximum of 3 years of continuance.
- Master's degrees with a study load of 90 ECTS: a maximum of 4 years of continuance.
- Master's degrees with a study load of 120 ECTS: a maximum of 5 years of continuance.
Years of continuance are deemed to be those in which the student has formalised his/her registration.
End of continuance
If you exhaust the number of years stated in the previous section, you must apply to the Vice-rector for Postgraduate Courses for an extension to your continuance in order to continue your studies, providing documentary justification for your failure to complete your course within the period approved by the Committee.
The application is presented at the beginning of the academic year and after considering the documentation provided, and prior report of the Academic Direction of the Master, the Vice-rector may grant, by resolution, the extension requested for a further academic year.
You have to take into account that:
- This procedure will be processed by email.
- The deadline to solve the request and to notify you the resolution is three months (the month of August is non-working) counted from the date that your application form has entered at the email of the Postgraduate and Non-Regulated Studies Students Office. At the favorable resolution will be indicated the way to make the enrollment, in case of the period established be closed.
- If in the period established we don´t have notified the resolution you can understand that your request has been deemed accepted.
- Application Form For Continuance at University Master Courses.
Record transfers may be applied for in the pre-registration periods established for each academic year.
- The students, who has begun an enabling Universitary Master in another Spanish University and want to continue with the same studies at the UAH, must apply for the pre-registration, and if they are admitted, present the official academic certificate for record transfer. Moreover, they can apply for recognition of credits from the subjects passed at their home University or centre of origin.
- The students who has begun a Universitary Master in another centre of the Universidad de Alcalá (from this point forward UAH) who want to continue with the same studies at the UAH must apply for the pre-registration, and if they are admitted, present the official academic certificate for record transfer. Moreover, they can apply recognition of credits from subjects passed at their home University or centre of origin.
- Students who have taken part time Doctorate courses may be admitted to University Master's degree courses, and obtain the qualification of Master's degree, providing that they are accepted on them, and they can apply for recognition of the credits from courses and their introductory research studies carried out at their home University.
- Students applying for a transfer of credits will have to transfer their academic transcript in accordance with the stipulations of this University’s Regulations for the recognition and transfer system for credits in official university master's degree courses.