MASTER’S DEGREE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND COMMUNICATION IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND PROCESSING (UNED)
To access the master’s degree in Information Technologies and Communication in Language Education and Processing, you must be in possession of a 240 ECTS official Spanish university degree or other qualifications issued by an institution within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), namely, the following:
• Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent (comparable to the Spanish Titulo de Grado, Titulo de Licenciado or Titulo de Ingeniero Superior)
Also, as explained above, graduates may access the programme through educational systems outside the EHEA. The recognition of their previous qualifications is not required after the university verified that the studies completed by the student are equivalent to the corresponding Spanish official university degrees, and give authorisation to access postgraduate programmes in the issuing country. Access in this way does not imply, in any case, the official recognition of the candidate’s previous qualifications, or its recognition for any other purpose than that of accessing the master’s degree.
To provide some guidance, a prioritised list of different student profiles to whom this master’s degree is geared is included below. This list is by no means exhaustive and mostly refers to “degree groups”. The Degree Committee will make a decision in each case:
• Graduates in any branch of Philology / Graduates with 240 credits in any degrees substituting bachelor’s degrees in Philology
• Graduates in Translation and Interpretation / Graduates with 240 credits in any degrees substituting bachelor’s degrees in Translation and Interpretation
• Humanities graduates / Graduates with 240 credits in any degrees substituting bachelor’s degrees in Humanities
• Graduates in Information Technology (Management, System) / Graduates with 240 credits in any degrees substituting bachelor’s degrees in any branch of Information Technology
• Graduates in any branch of Education (Pedagogy, Psychopedagogy) / Graduates with 240 credits in any degrees substituting bachelor’s degrees in any branch of Education
• Graduates in Psychology, Philosophy, Library and Information Science or any other degree / Graduates with 240 credits in any other degree programme
These current university degrees are equivalent to future EHEA bachelor’s degrees, including new comparable degrees for teaching purposes. Therefore, the degrees and qualifications that ensure direct access to the master’s degree should be compared with the catalogue or list of future university degrees. Access to the proposed master’s degree is governed by the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007. Therefore, two cases can be distinguished regarding students with foreign university degrees:
- Students holding foreign qualifications issued outside the framework of the EHEA may be admitted to the master’s degree without the official recognition of their degrees, after the UNED has verified that the qualification corresponds to an educational level equivalent to an official Spanish university degree and it enables the student to access university master’s degree courses in the issuing country. It should be noted that access in this way does not imply the official recognition of the candidate’s previous qualifications, or its recognition for any other purpose than that of accessing the Spanish master’s degree in question.
- Students holding qualifications issued within the framework of the EHEA may access the master’s degree after it has been verified that they are in possession of a qualification issued within the framework of the EHEA, enabling the student to access university master’s degrees in the issuing country.
The UNED, being a distance university, has students residing abroad, and provides them with fourteen support centres abroad (mainly in Europe, America and Africa). They would be among the main beneficiaries of completing the master’s degree in question in the virtual learning environment, as well as of the computerisation of the information and administrative process, including the dissemination of the annual list of master’s degrees at UNED through its web portal (with some information on each programme), the electronic service for administrative and academic queries about the course (the email addresses of the Degree Committee members, who may facilitate the dissemination of the existence of the master’s degree for advertising purposes and student recruitment), and the application for admission or pre-enrolment, which have to be done online through the web portal of the UNED: