UDC Master’s studies programmes are open to students with an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised Spanish university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised third-level institution in the EHEA.
Candidates from non-EHEA university systems are not required to have their qualifications officially recognised, provided the UDC is satisfied that the learner outcomes and status of their non-EHEA qualification are homologous to the equivalent degree in Spain. This is an application-specific statement of equivalence only: under no circumstances may the University’s admission of non-EHEA qualifications be construed as a form of official accreditation.
Candidates from non-EHEA university systems are required to have their qualifications officially recognised if they request access to master's degrees that qualify for a regulated profession.
Applications for UDC Master’s studies programmes will be assessed on the basis of specific entry criteria, including the candidate’s academic qualifications and merits. Information relating to entry procedures and requirements will be included in the programme structure for each degree.
The decision to offer a student a place on a UDC Master’s degree programme is the result of an application-specific evaluation process, and has no bearing on the academic or professional status of the candidate’s existing qualifications.
More information on Master's studies programmes admission.
The preferential access qualifications are those of a four or five-year Degree in Biology, Ocean Science or Veterinary Science, although this Master's degree is also open to other qualifications related to experimental science and health science.
- Second level
- Third level
Specific selection criteria
Applications for places on UDC Master’s programmes should be made using the online application system on the UDC website. You can consult this webpage, for mor information.
Applications from students with degrees from non-EHEA university systems should be accompanied by officially notarised or apostilled translations (into either of the two official languages of the University of A Coruña) of the following documents:
Registration will be completed through the online registrar according to the dates indicated in the official admissions calendar for UDC Master’s programmes.
Where necessary, the following documentation should be submitted to the relevant Department within 10 calendar days of registration:
10 places offered in academic year 2022/2023
There are 30 places offered (10 per university), the main selection criterion being the academic record, evaluating in a secondary way, having previously studied subjects such as biochemistry, physiology, genetics, microbiology, zoology, botany, with a demonstrated knowledge of English, a Curriculum Vitae and professional or research experience.
Special deadlines for Foreign University System students outside of Spanish University System for academic year 2023/2024 are:
The general admission deadlines for academic year 2023/2024 are:
You can also check the deadline calendar for master's admissions.
There is a system of aids and scholarships for students in need. The different criteria, application procedures and deadlines depend on the body that convenes (own, regional and state) and the type of aid. You can consult the following links:
We also note the following: