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Master's Degree in North American Studies (M157)

Interuniversity Master's organised by the Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Alcalá.

Master's Website

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

University of Alcalá
Franklin Institute

Complutense University of Madrid
Faculty of Philology

Teaching centre(s)

University of Alcalá
Franklin Institute
Colegio de Trinitarios

Complutense University of Madrid
Faculty of Philology
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 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.




Dra. Luisa Juarez Hervás  (UAH)



Dra. Luisa Juarez Hervás  (UAH)

Dra. Laura de la Parra Fernández ( UCM)


Academic Committee

Dr. José Antonio Gurpegui Palacios (Presidente, director del Instituto Franklin, UAH)

Dra. Luisa Juárez Hervás (Coordinadora UAH)

Dr. Francisco Saez de Adana (Vocal UAH)

D.ª Guadalupe del Villar Ortiz (Representante estudiantes UAH)

Dr. Eusebio de Lorenzo Gómez (Director del Dpto. de Estudios Ingleses, UCM)

Dra. Laura de la Parra (Coordinadora UCM)

Dra. Carmen Méndez García (Vocal UCM)

D.ª Martina Permanyer Rodríguez (Representante estudiantes UCM)

D. Álvaro Alonso Gárgoles (Representante PAS, UCM)


Academic issues:

Franklin Institute

Dra. Luisa Juarez Hervás  (UAH)


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: 20

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

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

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


Collaboration agreements and programmes



Fees: 1st matriculation: nationals and residents: 2.736 € ; non-EU non-residents: 5.079 €  (approximate information).


Beginning of classes: end of September

Academic course: From October to June

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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. Alcalá de Henares

Material resources

Installations, services and plans
(Computer rooms, bibliographic resources, libraries, study rooms...):

External Practicums

Documentos de los procesos de calidad

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Dr. José Antonio Gurpegui Palacios (Presidente UAH)

Dra. Luisa Juárez Hervás (Coordinadora UAH)

Dra. Laura de la Parra Fernández (Coordinadora UCM)

D.ª Guadalupe del Villar Ortiz (Representante estudiantes UAH)

D.ª Martina Permanyer Rodríguez (Representante estudiantes UCM)

D. Álvaro Alonso Gárgoles (Representante PAS, UCM)

Complaints and Suggestions