Asturias' University (Spain) The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias, Spain. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in all branches of knowledge and postgraduate degree programmes in collaboration with national and international universities and more than 250 companies.Major figures25.000 Students2.000 Lecturers and Researchers1.000 Administrative Staff members57 Undergraduate Degree programmes50 Master's Degree programmes6 Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes (3 coordinated by the University of Oviedo)24 PhD Programmes65 Certificate Courses210 Beds in university halls of residence800 International students17 Faculties and Schools38 DepartmentsSeven campuses in three citiesTeaching takes place on seven campuses spread over the central region of Asturias: Oviedo (El Cristo, El Milán, Llamaquique, Catalanes and Oviedo-Centre), Gijón and Mieres, in addition to offering various university services in Avilés. In 2010, it carried out an ambitious process involving the merger of centres linked to the Campus of International Excellence and has been set as an example of best practices for Spanish universities. As a result, the University has 16 Faculties and Schools, four affiliated institutions and the Professional School of Physical Education and Sports Medicine. Moreover, the International Center for Postgraduate Studies manages the Master's Degrees and PhD Programmes.In addition, the academic institution has fully-equipped sports facilities and modern, refurbished accommodation for students, lecturers and administration and service personnel.Learn more!
The Undergraduate Degrees offer the students an academic formation related to a specific area of knowledge, which will prepare them for the future development of their professional careers. The majority of the Undergraduate Degrees offered are composed of 240 ECTS credits, divided into four years of 60 credits each, with the exception of the Degree in Medicine, which has a duration of six academic years (360 credits) and the Degree in Dentistry (5 years/300 ECTS credits). The Undergraduate Degrees have been fully adapted to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and are structured following the guidelines of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, dated October 29.
The offer of Master's Degrees is a bold investment in internationalization and in the collaboration with other universities and the business world. These postgraduate programmes are centered on the development of the required skills of the student for their professional career of choice.
PhD, the degree that represents the most advanced level of higher education, recognises the highest academic level and authorises the degree-holder to teach and conduct research, in accordance with existing legislation. PhD studies belong to the third cycle of university education and their aim is to provide an advanced formation in research techniques, although, throught the course of these studies, the student will have to engage in specific and complementary activities that will allow them to acquire the skills and dexterities needed to obtain the title of Doctor. Full-time PhD studies will have a maximum length of three years, starting with the admission into the PhD student into the Program until they defend their Thesis. Part-time PhD students will have at most 5 years to complete their studies. Nevertheless, for the former, the Academic Committee of the Program may authorize the extension of this period for one more year, which may again be exceptionally extended for another year according to the conditions that had been established in the corresponding PhD Program. In the case of part-time studies, the extension may initially be of two years, with another year that may be exceptionally granted. Successfully completing one of these Programs will grant the student the degree of Doctor, which is the most distinguished level in Higher Education, certifies the highest academic rank and allows the candidate to teach and research, according to the current legislation. The request for admission into a PhD Program will take place between June 1-15, and to do so, it is important that the student checks the access requirements of each Program.
The University of Oviedo offers a complete and extensive catalogue of certificate courses which enables specialization and meets the continuing education demand of graduates and professionals from all fields of knowledge. The University of Oviedo's International Graduate Centre brings together a range of certificate courses with the aim of contributing to the education of graduates and/or professionals. By way of these studies, the academic institution responds to the social demands for both general and specialized/professional training in the fields of the Arts and Humanities, Science, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Law Studies, Engineering and Architecture.