Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies

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Master's Degree in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies (M172)

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Department of Philology, Communication and Documentation

Teaching centre(s)

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

Year Course Started




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



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.




Fernando Larraz Elorriaga


M. Val Gago Saldaña

Academic Committee

Fernando Larraz Elorriaga (director)

María del Val Gago Saldaña (coordinator)

Ana Casas Janices

Teresa López-Pellisa

María Fernanda Bustamante Escalona


Academic issues:

Fernando Larraz Elorriaga

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: 50

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
Degrees in Drama, Philology, Hispanic Studies, Humanities, Literary Theory, Modern Languages, Communication Sciences, Audiovisual Communication, Philosophy, History, History of Art and Translation.

Selection criteria:

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degrees related to the contents of the Master's degree: 35%.
  • Academic transcript of bachelor's degree or equivalent studies: 35%.
  • Curriculum vitae (especially under the heading of research activity and grants received): 25%.
  • Other merits: 5%.

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




Start of the course at the end of September.



Aulario María de Guzmán (aula 2)
C/ San Cirilo, s/n.
28804 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

María del Val Gago Saldaña (teaching staff representantive; quality coordinator)

Fernando Larraz Elorriaga (director of the programme)

Carmen Bernalte Condés (PAS representative)

Dolores Burgos Ballester (students representantive)

Complaints and Suggestions