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Master's Degree in Advanced Paleontology (M171)

Masters organized jointly by the Complutense University of Madrid  and University of Alcalá 

 Master´s Webpage


Information leaflet

Participating Universities

Complutense University of Madrid and University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Department of Paleontology

Faculty of Geological Sciences

Complutense University of Madrid

Teaching centre(s)

Complutense University of Madrid

Faculty of Geological Sciences


Year Course Started

2017-18 (RD 1393/2007)



Official Duration

One academic year full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS full-time and 30 ECTS part-time

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes



Professional qualification

This is not a degree title qualifying with ministerial approval for the exercise of regulated professional activities.


Professional and research



Paloma Sevilla García (UCM)

María Amelia Calonge García (UAH)

Academic Committee


Administratives issues:

Goals and competencies

The goals of this Master's degree are in line with the stipulates of the Spanish Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (MECES) and ensure the achievement of the basic competencies required to obtain a master's degree, following article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competencies that must be consistent with the fundamental rights of equality between men and women, with the principles of equal opportunities and of universal accessibility for the disabled, and with the values proper to a democratic and peace-loving culture.

Number of places for new students

Total places available: 30

Places available by University of Alcala: 5

Reserved places: 5% for students with a certified disability of 33% or more.

Specific admission conditions

Perfil de ingreso

Estar en posesión de una titulación oficial superior en Geología, Ingeniería Geológica, Ingeniería de Minas, Ciencias, o Ingenierías Ambientales y Biología.

Criterios de Selección

  • Adecuación de la titulación de acceso a los contenidos del Máster.
  • Expediente académico normalizado.
  • Curriculum vitae, destacando los méritos del candidato en relación con la Paleontología u otras áreas directamente relacionadas.
  • En caso de candidatos extracomunitarios, estar en posesión del permiso de acceso a estudios de máster emitido por la UCM.
  • Si lo estima oportuno, el Consejo de Coordinación del Máster podrá realizar entrevistas personales a los candidatos.


Subjects, academic staff, competences, teaching guides and final project regulations

For Master's Dissertations to be defended from the academic year 2019-20 onwards, it has been established that, along with the Master's Dissertation, the student must submit to the director the summarized report (% of coincidence) given through Turnitin application, once the director has opened the application to obtain the aforementioned report (Approved by the Official Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies Committee, on its regular session dated 24th September 2019).


Collaboration agreements and programmes




From  2021 September to 2022 june.



Complutense University of Madrid
Geology Faculty
c/José Antonio Novais, 12
28040 Madrid

Material resources

Installations, services and plans
(Computer rooms, bibliographic resources, libraries, study rooms...):

Material resources available to course participants

External Practicums

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Complaints and Suggestions

Monitoring reports