Master of Science in Disability and Dependency Situations

2022/2023 · 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.

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.

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The Master's Degree in Disability and Dependence is addressed to students with Graduate Degree in health sciences, education sciences and social sciences, with special interest in the field of research are related to care, management and intervention on the phenomenon of disability and dependence from an integral and biopsychosocial point of view. The specialty in functional rehabilitation in disability and dependence is primarily adressed to students with graduate degree in health sciences, while the specialty in psychosocial rehabilitation in disability and dependency has a greater affinity with social science graduates and the education dergrees. Despite this recommendation, which is explicitly explained at all times and new students, it is considered a multidimensional phenomenon such as disability and precise dependence and benefits from an interdisciplinary approach. In this case, it is not considered necessary to strictly limit the possibility of each student, although enrollment in the specialty that is considered most appropriate to their needs has always been completed. However, this situation will be the exception, since it is seen that the students' part is selected.

General applications requirements

Degrees in Health Sciences, Education Sciences and Social Sciences.

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


30 places offered in academic year 2022/2023

Admission procedures and criteria

Although no specific degree is required, for admission into the Master's Degree in disability and dependency, it is advisable, but not essential, to have completed the studies corresponding to the degrees, diplomas or degrees of Master, Social Education, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Psychology, Medicine, Podiatry, Social Work, Psychopedagogy, Sociology, Law or Economic and Business Sciences. The Academic Committee of the Master is the body responsible for carrying out the admission process following the principles of objectivity, impartiality, merit and ability. Once it is verified that the student meets the required admission requirements, and in the case that the demand exceeds the number of available places, the selection will be made based on: 1. Academic record of the degree that gives access to the Master (60%) 2. Curriculum Vitae presented by the applicant (40%). In the case of being considered necessary (mainly due to tie situations between the previous selection criteria and greater demand than the offer of places), it will be possible to arrange an exceptional personal interview, in which aspects related to the profile will be evaluated. Attitudinal attitude of the applicant and his interest and predisposition for research in the field of disability and dependency, with the sole purpose of establishing a tie-break between several candidates who obtain the same score in the academic record and the CV. For each academic year, the Universidade da Coruña establishes three pre-registration, admission and enrollment periods (listed below). In the 2nd and 3rd terms, the vacancies that are vacant in each previous term will be offered (see sections on application - admission and deadlines.) The list of students admitted and excluded in each term can be consulted on the page


Special deadlines for Foreign University System students outside of Spanish University System for academic year 2022/2023 are:

  • 17 January to 17 April 2022: Early application.
  • 23 May to 27 May 2022: Place reservation.
  • 1 August to 8 August 2022: Registration.

The general admission deadlines for academic year 2022/2023 are:

First deadline

  • 2 May to 18 July 2022: Early application
  • 1 August to 8 August 2022: Registration

Second deadline

  • 22 August to 30 August 2022: Early application
  • 9 September to 16 September 2022: Registration

Third deadline

  • 26 September to 4 October 2022: Early application
  • 11 October to 16 October 2022: Registration

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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