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Master's Degree in Advanced Palaeontology (M171)

Masters organized jointly by the Complutense University of Madrid  and University of Alcalá 

 Master´s Webpage


Participating Universities

University of Alcalá and Complutense University of Madrid

Organising Centre, Department or Institute

Department of Geodynamics, Stratigraphy and Paleontology

Faculty of Geological Sciences

Complutense University of Madrid

Teaching centre(s)

Complutense University of Madrid

Faculty of Geological Sciences


Year Course Started

2017-18 (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

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.


Professional and research


Paloma Sevilla García (UCM)

María Amelia Calonge García (UAH)

Academic Committee


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 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

Places available by University of Alcala: 5

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

Specific admission conditions

Perfil de ingreso

Estar en posesión de una titulación oficial superior en Geología, Ingeniería Geológica, Ingeniería de Minas, Ciencias, o Ingenierías Ambientales y Biología.

Criterios de Selección

  • Adecuación de la titulación de acceso a los contenidos del Máster.
  • Expediente académico normalizado.
  • Curriculum vitae, destacando los méritos del candidato en relación con la Paleontología u otras áreas directamente relacionadas.
  • En caso de candidatos extracomunitarios, estar en posesión del permiso de acceso a estudios de máster emitido por la UCM.
  • Si lo estima oportuno, el Consejo de Coordinación del Máster podrá realizar entrevistas personales a los candidatos.


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).


From  September to June.



Complutense University of Madrid
Geology Faculty
c/José Antonio Novais, 12
28040 Madrid

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Installations, services and plans
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External Practicums

Documentos de los procesos de calidad

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Complaints and Suggestions