Number of exam sessions in the University Master's Degree programs.
- Students enrolled in any University Master's Degree at the University of Alcalá will have four exam sessions to pass each of the subjects in the syllabus.
- They will have, in addition, the following additional exam sessions to be used for those subjects in which the four exam sessions referred to in the previous point have been used up:
When enrolling for the first time in a Master's Degree, they will have an additional session to be used in a single subject.
After passing the first 20 ECTS, they will have another additional exam session in addition to the one mentioned in the previous section.
Each subsequent 20 ECTS credits passed will entitle the student to two additional exam sessions.
The additional exam sessions will be granted automatically and may be used for the same subject.
The student may request that the additional exams be evaluated by an examining board. Regarding the request and evaluation by the Tribunal, the provisions of Article 21 of the Regulations for the Evaluation of Learning, approved by the Governing Council on March 24, 2011, and its subsequent amendments approved on May 5, 2016, July 25, 2019 and October 31, 2019, will apply.
The exhaustion of the scheduled sessions will render it impossible to continue the studies initiated.
Exam sessions brought forward in Master's Degree studies.
Definition: An exam session brought forward substitutes the ordinary sesion for second-term or annual subjects.
Subjects for which the bringing forward of exam sessions may be requested: compulsory and optional second-term or annual subjects.
If the duration of your Placement or Final Master’s Project is “I: Indefinite in time”, there is no need to request a dedicatyed exam sesión. To find out, check the Programme of Studies for matriculation on the Postgraduate School website.
Academic requirements for applications: Students who have passed 80% of their first-year credits may apply. In order to compute this calculation, the Master's Thesis will not be taken into account, and students must have been evaluated at least once in the subjects for which they are requesting an advanced call.
In this call the evaluation will be final.
Application: During the registration period, students who meet the academic requirements will mark in the self-registration application the advanced call option.
Once it has been verified that the student meets the requirements, the ordinary exam session will be transferred to the January exam session. The extraordinary exam session in June will remain fixed in any case.
Renunciation of the application: By writing to the Student Secretary's Office before January 1.
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.
Failure to obtain this minimum number of credits will make it impossible to continue the studies begun.
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.