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The University of Alcalá offers courses leading to official university degrees valid all over Spain and where applicable, throughout the territory of the European Union.

In its official studies, the University of Alcalá promotes training that is balanced in theoretical and practical aspects, promoting freedom of opinion, based on a command of content to grasp the scientific, technical or artistic methods needed to achieve the social return on the public resources invested in the training process in productive activity of future graduates.

These studies include Undergraduate Degrees, Master's Degrees and Doctorates courses.



Master's Degree in American Studies (M157)

Information leaflet

Participating Universities

University of Alcala (Coordination)
University Complutense of Madrid

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

University of Alcalá
Franklin Institute

University Complutense of Madrid

Teaching centre(s)

University of Alcalá
Instituto Franklin
Colegio de Trinitarios

University Complutense of Madrid
Facultad de Filología
Ciudad Universitaria

Year Course Started

2016-2017 (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

Classroom-based learning



Professional qualification

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




Esperanza Cerdá Redondo (UAH)


Esperanza Cerdá Redondo (UAH)

Academic Committee

Dª Esperanza Cerdá Redondo (UAH)
D. Francisco Sáez de Adana (UAH)
D. Julio Cañero Serrano (UAH)
Dª Isabel Durán Giménez-Rico (UCM)
D. Eusebio Lorenzo Gómez (UCM)
Dª Carmen Méndez García (UCM)


Academic issues:

Franklin Institute
Esperanza Cerdá Redondo

Administrative issues:

Goals and competences

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 competences required to obtain a master's degree, in accordance with article 3.3, Appendix I of R.D. 1393/2007.

Fulfilment of the goals means students have achieved competences which 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: 20

A minimum of 15 students are required to teach the Master programme.

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


(this information must be read in order to matriculate properly)

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

Para todos los TFM que se vayan a defender a partir de curso 2019-20, se establece que junto al Trabajo de Fin de Máster, el estudiante deberá presentar al director el informe resumido proporcionado (% de coincidencia) por la aplicación Turnitin una vez este haya abierto la aplicación para que pueda obtener el citado informe (Aprobado por la Comisión de Estudios Oficiales de Posgrado y Doctorado, en su sesión ordinaria de fecha 24 de septiembre de 2019)


Collaboration agreements and programmes

Registration and fees


Academic Year 2019-20: October 2019 to June 2020

Academic Year 2020-21: October 2020 to June 2021




1 semester:
University Complutense
Faculty of philology
Menendez Pelayo Square, s/n
University City
28040 Madrid

2 Semester:
University of Alcala
Franklin Institute
Trinitarios School
c/ Trinidad, 1 28801 Alcala de Henares

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

Dª Esperanza Cerdá Redondo (UAH)
D. Carlos Gómez alumno(UAH)
Dª Carmen Méndez García (UCM)
Dª Carmen Hijón Díaz. PAS (UCM)
D. Juan Carlos Ontiveros. Alumno (UCM)

Complaints and Suggestions

Monitoring reports

Master`s Awards

Work placements of graduates