Master´s Degree in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

2023/2024 · 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.

More information on Master's studies programmes admission.

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Although it is not essential to have a specific degree to access the Master's degree, there are some skills that are considered especially appropriate to pursue these studies, such as those acquired in the Bachelor's degrees in the Engineering and Architecture branch, studies related to environmental sciences and sciences in general, as well as in the old degrees of Engineering and Technical Engineering, Architecture and Technical Architecture and science-related degrees.

The Master, in addition to being aimed at those who intend to obtain the degree itself, may also be of interest to people who only wish to take some of its subjects as a complement to other related master's degrees, their professional training or to complete the prior training required for access to the doctorate (in the specific case of Technical Engineers and Technical Architects, until reaching a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in all official university studies, of which at least 60 must be at the Master's level).

General applications requirements

Only general access and admission.

In the following link you can consult information on the master's degrees that are taught at the Polytechnic School of Engineering of Ferrol, where you can find the lists of those admitted to the different calls. Information page on EPEF master's degrees.

Application and admission

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:

  • 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


25 places offered in academic year 2023/2024

Admission procedures and criteria

The following aspects will be taken into account in the assessment criteria for admission:

  • Degree. Applications for admission corresponding to people who have a previous degree in the field of Engineering and Architecture will have preference.
  • Academic record.
  • Professional, volunteer, teaching or research experience in activities related to the Master's degree.
  • Complementary training and other merits (knowledge of languages, stays abroad, scientific contributions or other training).


The deadlines for pre-registration in official master's degree studies are approved by the Governing Council of the UDC, and can be consulted on the following website.



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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