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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 subjects in english.
  • Students whose native language is not Spanish, or have not followed previous official studies in this language, must have at least a B2 level certification (Common European Framework of Reference), as well as pass, fluently, a personal interview with the Academic Board in cases where this is required.

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*:

  • Presentation letter or video
  • Letter of interest in studying the Master (maximum 2 pages)
  • CV
  • Photocopy of national identity card/ passport
  • Certified copy of university degree
  • Certified copy of university transcript

Desirable documentation:

  • Photocopy of level B1 English certificate

*Additional information may be requested if necessary.

Admission and Enrollment

To apply for admission to this program, students must read and accept the Terms and Conditions of Contract once they start the application for admission through the following form.

  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 07/11/2017 week of 27/11/2017 18/12/2017
      2 05/12/2017 week of 18/12/2017 08/01/2018
      3 16/01/2018 week of 05/02/2018 26/02/2018
      4 20/02/2018 week of 12/03/2018 03/04/2018
      5 20/03/2018 week of 09/04/2018 30/04/2018
      6 24/04/2018 week of 14/05/2018 04/06/2018
      7 22/05/2018 week of 11/06/2018 02/07/2018
      8 12/06/2018 week of 02/07/2018 18/07/2018
      9 03/07/2018 week of 16/07/2018 25/07/2018
      10 17/07/2018 from 26 to 31/07/2018 10/08/2018
      11 04/09/2018 week of 17/09/2018 25/09/2018
      12 13/09/2018 week of 24/09/2018 08/10/2018
      13 09/10/2018 week of 22/10/2018 02/11/2018
      • 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.
      • Presentation letter or video
      • CV
      • Scanned copy of university degree (if you are in the last year of your degree, you can provide your academic records)
      • Scanned copy of Transcript of Records. Make sure that it includes your GPA (Grade Point Average)
      • Scanned copy of ID Card or Passport
      • Passport-size photo (jpg format)

    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}.