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Master in Public and Social Policies

Admission requirements

  • University degree in the field of Political Science, Health Science, Labour Science, Law, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, History, or other social sciences.
  • Proof of English language level B1 is desirable. The programme is taught in spanish, with some lessons in english.

Specific selection procedure for the Master in Public and Social Policies:

  • The suitability of candidates' profiles will be based on a written presentation of a maximum of two pages, in which the candidate explains their suitability for the Master programme and their professional objectives.
  • Participants on the Master in Public and Social Policies will ideally have a university degree in the fields of Political Science, Health Science, Labour Science, Law, Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Anthropology, History, or other social sciences.
  • In addition, both national and international experience would be considered favourable (experience in government and private institutions, including NGOs, international bodies and their local agencies).

As set out in Article 6 of Royal Decree 861/2010 of 2 July on Credit Recognition and Transfer, the above mentioned professional and work experience will be recognised in the form of credits that will count towards obtaining the final certificate, as long as said professional experience is related to the key competencies dealt with in the programme.

  • Academic transcript.
  • A personal interview with the candidate or consideration of their CV.

Obligatory documentation*:

Desirable documentation:

  • Photocopy of level B1 English certificate

*Additional information may be requested if necessary.

Admission and Enrollment

  1. Application for admission

    • Applications for admission will be evaluated according to the calendar below. Please check your program's start date and make sure you present your application well in advance:
      Admission rounds
      Application round Deadline Admission resolution Reservation fee payment
      1 22/11/2016 week of 12/12/2016 09/01/2017
      2 13/12/2016 week of 16/01/2017 06/02/2017
      3 17/01/2017 week of 06/02/2017 27/02/2017
      4 21/02/2017 week of 06/03/2017 03/04/2017
      5 21/03/2017 week of 03/04/2017 28/04/2017
      6 25/04/2017 week of 15/05/2017 05/06/2017
      7 23/05/2017 week of 12/06/2017 03/07/2017
      8 13/06/2017 week of 03/07/2017 19/07/2017
      9 11/07/2017 week of 24/07/2017 04/08/2017
      10 05/09/2017 week of 18/09/2017 26/09/2017
      11 14/09/2017 week of 25/09/2017 09/10/2017
      12 10/10/2017 week of 23/10/2017 03/11/2017
      • Application rounds will not apply once the program has started.
      • Applications received after each round will be automatically moved to the next round.
      • Application rounds are subject to the number of places available on the program.
      • If the program starts before the next application round, your application will be evaluated as soon as you submit all the required documents.
      • If the program starts before the deadline for the reservation fee, the payment must be made in full before the program starts.
    • Complete the online admission form
    • Pay the €120 admission fee. This amount is part of the registration fee and will be returned if you are not admitted.
    • To complete your application, we will ask you to send us a series of documents that the Admissions Committee needs in order to be able to assess your profile and your suitability for the program.

    Additional documents may be requested in certain cases. These will be submitted through a specific online platform.

  2. Admission

    • The Admissions Committee will select the candidates on the basis of a personal or CV-based interview.
    • You will be notified of the admission decision in writing.
  3. Enrolment

    Once the letter of acceptance to the program has been received, you will need to submit the following original documents before the course begins:

    • Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of your university degree.
    • Stamped and/or authenticated photocopy of academic transcript. Make sure that it includes your GPA (Grade Point Average).

    If you have a foreign degree you may need to submit additional documents.

    Paying the reservation fee (25% of the program's tuition fees) is essential in order to reserve your place.

    The remaining tuition fees must be paid before the start of the course.

    If you pay the tuition fees by bank transfer you will be required to introduce the program code. The program code for this course is {1505}.