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Master's Degree in Science and Technology from Space (M039)

Information leaflet

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Department of Automatic

Department of Physics and Mathematics

Teaching centre(s)

Polytechnic School

Faculty of Sciences

Year Course Started

2007-2008 (RD 56/2005)
2009-2010 (RD 1393/2007)



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 part-time students

Type of teaching

Face-to-face classes


Spanish. For some seminars, conferences and documents it is necessary to use 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

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


Professional and research


Dr Agustín Martínez Hellín


Quality Coordinator

Dr. Pablo Parra Espada

External Internships Coordinator
Dr. Agustín Martínez Hellín

Academic Committee

Dr. Agustín Martínez Hellín
Dr. Raúl Gómez Herrero
Dr Pablo Parra Espada


Academic issues:

Secretariat of the Department of Physics and Mathematics
Tf.: 91 885 49 30
Secretariat of the Department of Automatic 
Tf.: 91 885 65 94

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 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: 30

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

Recommended entry profile

  • 1. Graduates who want to deepen their knowledge in space research, to improve their professional skills.
  • 2. Professionals from companies who wish to update or complete their knowledge in space research, to improve their specialization and adaptation to the labour market.
  • 3. Graduates who want to start a research project with the completion of a doctoral thesis after the master's.

Specific entry requirements

The current degrees that allow access to this Master's are:

  • Engineers and graduates in Telecommunications, Computing, Electronics, Aeronautics, Computer Science and Industrial Engineering.
  • Graduates in Physics and Mathematics.

Admission criteria

Currículum Vitae: candidates' previous training and experience will be taken into account.

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 the 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




First term: September to January
Second term: February to May 
Submission of the Master's Dissertation: June and September 

School start date: 25th September 2023



Polytechnic School
Science and Technology Campus
Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona Km. 33,600
28805. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Sciences Faculty 
Sciences Building
Science and Technology Campus
Ctra. Madrid-Barcelona Km. 33,600
28805. Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

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

Dr. Juan José Blanco Ávalos
Dr. Agustín Martínez Hellín
Dra. Yolanda Cerrato
Dra. María Dolores Rodríguez
Dª. Carmen Hernández (PAS)
Students (in the process of being elected)

Complaints and Suggestions