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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.


Official Studies


Master's Degree in Documentation, Archives and Libraries (M130)

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Departamento de Filología, Comunicación y Documentación

Teaching centre(s)

Facultad de Fª y Letras
Aulario Mª de Guzmán

Year Course Started

2014-15 (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




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.




Purificación Moscoso Castro


Academic Coordinator
M. Ángeles Zulueta García
External Practices Coordinator
Ubaldo Cerezo Rubio


Academic Committee

Dra. Purificación Moscoso
Dra. Esmeralda Serrano
Dra. Mª Ángeles Zulueta
Dra. Mónica Izquierdo
Dr. Emilio Torné


Academic issues:

M. Ángeles Zulueta García
Ubaldo Cerezo Rubio


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 places available: 25

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

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

Specific admission conditions

Perfil de ingreso
El Máster está dirigido a:

  • Titulados universitarios que deseen formarse profesionalmente en el ámbito de la Información y la Documentación, en sus distintas vertientes.
  • Titulados universitarios cuyo interés es realizar una tesis doctoral en este campo del conocimiento.
  • Profesionales de la información que aspiren a mejorar su cualificación ante los nuevos retos de la sociedad de la información y del conocimiento.


Criterios de selección
La Comisión Académica del Máster valorará:

  • El expediente académico (50%)
  • La formación y experiencia previa del estudiante: Currículum Vitae (40%). Para la valoración del currículum vitae, que ha de ir acompañado de una carta de motivación, se tendrá en cuenta la experiencia profesional desempeñada en ámbitos afines al Máster, la formación adquirida a lo largo de la vida y la motivación.
  • El grado de conocimiento de lengua inglesa (10%). Esta valoración podrá incluir, si se considera necesario, una entrevista personal. Se considerará valorable un nivel de inglés igual o superior a B1 del MCERL Para ello, el alumno deberá presentar un certificado expedido por una institución oficial que acredite este nivel.

Nota: Los estudiantes internacionales de países no hispanohablantes deberán demostrar un conocimiento suficiente de la lengua española, oral y escrito, en la entrevista presencial a la que se les convocará.


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

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


Collaboration agreements and programmes




Aulario Mª de Guzmán (Seminario 3)
C/ San Cirilo s/n
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

Dra. Purificación Moscoso
Dra. Esmeralda Serrano
Dra. Mª Ángeles Zulueta
Dra. Mónica Izquierdo
Dr. Emilio Torné

Complaints and Suggestions

Monitoring reports

Title of recent implantation