Pre-registration opens for university master’s degrees and URV-specific master’s degrees for the 2015-16 academic year

The University has opened the pre-registration period for 50 university master’s degrees covering practically all areas of knowledge and 30 URV-specific postgraduate programmes aimed at quality professional development and specialisation

Over a thousand students have enrolled in this course 2014-15 of master's degrees at the URV.

The master’s degrees are fully in line with the requirements of the European Higher Education Area. Over half of the fifty that will be taught next year are interuniversity courses, some of which are coordinated by the URV and some are taught in collaboration with research institutes such as the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC) and the Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES). Some of the master’s degrees have received the International Masters Programme and Erasmus Mundus distinctions.

These programmes vary in length; some consist of 60 ECTS credits and last for one academic year; some have 90 credits and last for one and a half years, and others consist of 120 credits and last for two years. 19 are in the ambit of Social Sciences and Law, 10 are in the Arts and Humanities, 3 are in the Sciences, 7 are in the Health Sciences, and 11 are in Engineering and Architecture. Students on these courses can also progress onto a 22 doctoral programmes in all areas of knowledge.

Pre-registration for the master’s degrees is open until 24 July. If any places are left vacant, a second pre-registration period will run from 1 to 17 September. Information on all of the university master’s degrees can be found here. In terms of financial assistance, students can apply for a series of grants from both the URV and other institutions. More information can be found here.

Every year the certificates for the URV-specific master’s degrees and specialisation diplomas are handed out in a ceremony at the end of the academic year.

In addition to these programmes, the University also offers 30 URV-specific master’s degrees and specialisation diplomas. The courses are designed to provide students with professional development, enable them to enter the job market and facilitate the continual improvement of organisations. The programmes are structured around flexible, module-based tracks with timetables that are compatible with working hours. They include in-company work experience and the classes are taught by highly qualified university professors and professionals who are active in the various relevant sectors. Some students on the courses may be eligible for reduced registration costs and some of the programmes offer specific grants and bursaries. For companies, all the courses are eligible for the lifelong learning grants offered by the Tripartite Foundation for Learning at Work, through additional national insurance payments (tel. 977779950). Registration for the courses is open here.

The URV is fully committed to quality and has quality assurance system certified by the university quality assurance agencies ANECA and AQU. This commitment is reflected in the results of its teaching, research and transfer activities, and its good position in national and international rankings. Another good example is the recognition of the URV as the Campus of International Excellence Southern Catalonia (CEICS).

In recent years at the URV, the number of projects, activities, teaching staff and international students has grown continually. Indeed international students now make up 27.3% of the total number of postgraduate students. In terms of research, more than 1000 senior and junior researchers participate in more than 140 research groups in different ambits of the University. The scientific impact of these articles was 40% higher than the global average, according to SCImago Institutions Rankings, which ranks the URV as the fourth university in Spain in terms of research impact.

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