Master’s Degree in Nautical Science and Maritime Transport

2020/2021 · 60 credits

Access and admission

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.

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.

Recommended profile

Graduates in nautic and maritime transport, specialization in Nautical operation of the vessel.

General applications requirements

Application and admission

Applications for places on UDC Master’s programmes should be made using the online application system on the UDC website.

Application for the UDC Master’s in Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching should be made in writing using the form provided online.

Completed forms should be submitted to the Faculty of Education office.

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:

  • Degree certificate
  • Academic transcript

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:

  • Completed application for financial assistance
  • Proof of entitlement to fee reduction or exemption


20 places offered in academic year 2020/2021

Admission procedures and criteria

Admision criteria prioritized:

  • 1º Graduates in nautic and maritime transport.
  • 2º Licenciate in Graduates in nautic and maritime transport.
  • 3º Diploma in Navigation.
  • 4º Graduates in Marine Technologies, Licenciates and Diploma in Narine Engines.
  • 5º Degrees in the technological field, which need specialization.
  • 6º Degrees of the legal and economic scope that pretend to specialize in the maritime business.

The transcript of records will set the Access priority in each collective.


The general admission deadlines for academic year 2020/2021 were:

First deadline

  • 1 April to 10 July 2020: Early application
  • 27 July to 2 August 2020: Application.

Second deadline

  • 19 August to 31 August 2020: Early application.
  • 14 September to 20 September 2020: Application.

Third deadline

  • 25 September to 1 October 2020: Early application.
  • 12 October to 18 October 2020: Application.

Special deadlines for Foreign University System students outside of Spanish University System:

  • 13 January to 30 April 2020: Early application.
  • First general deadline (27 July to 2 August 2020): Application.

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:

Rules and regulations

If you want to know in detail the rules and regulations related to the studies in the UDC can be seen here. You can also consult other documents relating to the academic regulations.

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