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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 Science and Technology from Space (M039)

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 ull-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.

Professional qualification

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


Professional and research


Dr. Juan José Blanco Ávalos
Dr. Agustín Martínez Hellín


Quality Coordinator
Dr. Juan José Blanco Ávalos

External Internships Coordinator
Dr. Agustín Martínez Hellín

Academic Committee

Dr. Juan José Blanco Ávalos
Dr. Agustín Martínez Hellín
Dra. Yolanda Cerrato
Dra. María Dolores Rodríguez


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 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: 30

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

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 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




First term: from 23rd September 2019 to 31st January 2020.
Second term: from 3rd February 2020 to 30th may 2020.
Final Master Project presentation: from 22 to 26 June 2020 and from 21 to 27 September 2020.


Monday to Thursday, from 5 to 9 pm


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...):

Material resources available to course participants

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)
Estudiantes (in the process of being elected)

Complaints and Suggestions

Master`s Awards

Work placements of graduates

Seminars, Conferences and Events