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Master's Degree in 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



Professional qualification

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




Dra. Luisa Juarez Hervás  (UAH)


Quality Coordinator

Dr.Jose Antonio Gurpegui ( UAH)

Dra. Luisa Juarez Hervás  (UAH)

Dra. Laura de la Parra ( UCM) 



Academic Committee

Dra. Luisa Juarez Hervás  (UAH)
D. Francisco Manuel Sáez de Adana Herrero (UAH)
Dra. Laura de la Parra UCM)
D. Eusebio Lorenzo Gómez (UCM)
Dª Carmen Méndez García (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

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 the 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




Beginning of classes: 26th September 2022 

Academic course: From October to June

Consult this website


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

Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications registration

Course implementation

Quality guarantee system

Quality committee

Director of the Franklin Institute
Coordinator UAH
Coordinator UCM
2 students (one from each University)
1 PAS staff member

Complaints and Suggestions