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Qualifying Master's

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

School of Architecture

Teaching centre(s)

School of Architecture
(Carmen Calzado Building)

Year Course Started

2015-2016 (RD 1393/2007)

2021-22 (RD 1393/2007) Modificado



Official Duration

One academic year, full-time

Minimum number of ECTS by type of registration and course

60 ECTS for full-time students and 30 ECTS for part-time students

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes


Spanish and optionally, English.

Level of qualification

Level 3 leading to the title of Master's Degree. Level 3 (Master's) of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES) corresponds to level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), in accordance with the provisions of the Royal Decree 22/2015, of 23rd January (BOE 07/02/2015).

Professional qualification

Qualifying Master's: This Master's is in accordance with the Order EDU/2075/2010, of 29th July, which establish the requirements for the verification of Official University degree titles that qualify for the exercise of the regulated profession of Architect. 




Dr. Enrique Castaño Perea


Academic Coordinator 

José Joaquin Lizasoain Urcola

 Quality Manager:

Luis Ramón-Laca Menéndez de Luarca

Academic Coordinator of itinerary of Construction::

José Juan Barba González

Academic Coordinator of itinerary of Urbanism:

Ana Rodríguez García

External Internships Coordinator

Idoia Otegi Vicens

Academic Coordinator of ODS:

Roberto Goycoolea Prado


Academic Committee

D. Enrique Castaño Perea (Director)

D. José Joaquín Lizasoain Urcola (Coordinator and Secretary)

D. Luis Ramón-Laca Menéndez de Luarca (Quality Coordinator)

D. José Juan Barba González (Member)

D. Fernando Quesada López (Member)

Dª Ana Rodríguez García (Member)

D. Roberto Goycoolea Prado (Member)

Dª Andrea Sayago Donoso (Students Representative)

D. Víctor Ballesteros Mateos (Students Representative)


Academic issues:

Administrative 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 number of places available: 100

A minimum of 20 students are required to teach the Master's programme.

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

Specific admission conditions

Entry profile

The Master's Degree in Architecture is designed, mainly, to give continuity to the Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture and Town Planning of the University of Alcalá or other similar studies (of degree level) in Architecture carried out in other universities with study plans with competences designed according to the requirements established in the Order EDU/2075/2010, of 29th July and verified by ANECA.

The professional competences proper to the regulated profession of Architect will be obtained only if the Master's Degree in Architecture is done and previously a Degree with a study plan with competences according to the Order EDU/2075/2010, of 29th July has been completed.

Selection criteria

Given the case that the number of applications is higher than the places available, candidates will be selected taken into consideration the academic record of the degree provided as a requirement, generally the Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture and Town Planning or any other equivalent degrees in Architecture.

Therefore, priority will be given to students from the Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture and Town Planning or other equivalent degrees in Architecture over other graduates, thus establishing two groups:

  • Students from the Degree in Fundamentals of Architecture and Town Planning or equivalent degrees (with priority).
  • Students from other studies.

In both cases, the body responsible for admission, which will be the School of Architecture's Academic Committee, will determine the order of access based on a single criterion, the academic record of the previous degree studies.

Level of English

In the case of subjects offered both in Spanish and English, the English language will be available only for those students who request it as a means to carry out part of their teaching-learning process, and will appear in the European Supplement to the Degree Title. English language training activities will not be compulsory for all students on the Master's Degree. For this reason, section of the memorandum specifies that the language of instruction of the Master's is Spanish.

For those students requesting subjects in English it will be checked that they have a suitable level to follow the course with guarantees. In order to do so, students must prove their knowledge of English at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, in accordance with Recommendation No. R(98) 6 of the Committee of Ministers of Member States of 17 October 2000.

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




School of Architecture
Historic Campus
(Carmen Calzado Building)
C/ Santa Úrsula 8
28801, Alcalá de Henares

Material resources

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

External Practicums

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

D. Enrique Castaño Perea (Director)

D. Fernando Quesada López (Coordinator)

D. Luis Ramón-Laca Menéndez de Luarca (Secretary)

D. Juan José Barba González (Member)

Dª Ana Rodríguez García (Member)

Dª Teresa de Nova (Students Representative)

Complaints and Suggestions