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Master's Degree in Research in Social and Health Sciences (M177)

Participating Universities

University of Alcalá

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Department of Nursing and Physiotherapy

Teaching centre(s)

Postgraduate studies, Nursing and Physiotherapy Building

Year Course Started

2018-2019 (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, 30 ECTS for part-time students

Type of teaching

Hybrid course: face-to-face classes along with online learning



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.




Crispín Gigante Pérez

Raquel Gragera Martínez

Academic Committee

D. Crispín Gigante Pérez (Codirector del máster)

Dª. Raquel Gragera Martínez (Codirectora del máster)

D. Ángel Luis Asenjo Esteve (Director del Departamento de Enfermería y Fisioterapia)

D.  Alfonso Muriel García (Responsable de asignatura)

Dª. Patricia Fernández Bustos (Responsable de asignatura)

D. Rubén Mirón González (Responsable de asignatura)

D. Ángel Luis Asenjo Esteve (Responsable de asignatura)

Dª. Raquel Luengo González (Responsable de asignatura)

D. Daniel Cuesta Lozano (Responsable de asignatura y Secretario)

Dª. Yolanda Mezcua Coronado (PAS)

Dª. María Manso Seseña (Estudiante)

D. Juan Pedro Aguilar López (Delegado de curso)


Academic issues:

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: 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

Entry profile

- Graduates from the following degrees: Health Sciences (Nursing, Physiotherapy, Medicine, etc.), Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Work, etc.).
- Graduates from the Own Studies degree in Research in Social and Health Sciences, attended by a hundred students, each of them with a degree in Nursing, and extinguished in the academic year 2010-2011.

Selection criteria:

1. Assessment of curriculum vitae completed with a motivation letter: up to 4 points.
2. Application of a scoring scale that takes into consideration:
a. Title degree, taking into consideration average mark and ending year: up to 4 points.
b. Knowledege of languages: Official certificate of Level B1 (minimum) (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages): up to 2 points.

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 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




September to July 

28th September, welcome day


Nursing and Physiotherapy Building
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences 
Science and Technology Campus
Alcalá de Henares. Madrid 28801

Material resources

Installations, services and plans

(Computer rooms, bibliographic resources, libraries, study rooms...):

External Practicums

Audit report

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

D. Crispín Gigante Pérez (Codirector del máster)

Dª. Raquel Gragera Martínez (Codirectora del máster)

D. Ángel Luis Asenjo Esteve (Director del Departamento de Enfermería y Fisioterapia; Responsable de módulo)

D. Alfonso Muriel García (Responsable de módulo)

D. Daniel Cuesta Lozano (Responsable de módulo y Secretario)

Dª. Yolanda Mezcua Coronado (PAS)

Dª. María Manso Seseña (Estudiante)

D. Juan Pedro Aguilar López (Delegado de curso)

Complaints and Suggestions