Education & Training
New plans for nuclear education in Spain as part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), Article from e-news Issue 31 Winter 2011,
University studies in Spain according to EHES are divided into three different stages, Grade degrees (undergraduate studies), University Master degrees (graduate studies) and Doctoral degrees (postgraduate studies).
Undergraduate studies, leading to Grade degrees, are taught in the following fields and sub-fields:
Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Law, Engineering and Architecture. These studies require a total of 240 credits, to earn a Grade degree, consisting normally of three to four academic year programs.
Graduate studies, leading to University Master degree:
These studies require 60 to 120 credits, to earn a University Master degree, consisting normally of one to two academic year programs, and the public defense of a thesis is required also, that will entail 6 to 30 credits.
Postgraduate studies, leading to a Doctoral degree.
Earning a Doctoral degree requires the previous possession of a University Master degree. The postgraduate studies are divided into two cycles, one of study that requires 60 credits, and another of research. The public defense of a doctoral thesis, an original work of research in any field, is required. There is no time limit for doctoral programs, but they typically require three to four years of study and research.