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Academic Recognition

The School awards the Licentiate Degree and Doctoral Degree in Canon Law once the respective study programs have been completed and the corresponding degree examinations have been passed. In order to receive the doctoral degree, the doctoral dissertation must also have been published, or at least the main body of it.

CIVIL RECOGNITION IN SPAIN OF QUALIFICATIONS ISSUED BY THE SCHOOLS OF ECCLESIASTICAL STUDIES AND BY THE HIGHER INSTITUTE OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES PRIOR TO THE BOLOGNA REFORM

On January 13, 1995, the Spanish Government, via the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, published a decree (see Official State Bulletin of February 4, 1995) that provided for civil recognition of the various academic qualifications (diplomas, and bachelor, licentiate and doctoral degrees) issued by canonically recognized universities and higher centers of ecclesiastical studies of the Catholic Church. Specifically, as far as the Schools of Ecclesiastical Studies at the University of Navarra are concerned, these recognized qualifications are the bachelor, licentiate and doctoral degrees issued by the School of Theology, the licentiate and doctoral degrees issued by the School of Canon Law, and the diplomas and licentiate degrees issued by the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences. The bachelor, licentiate and doctoral degrees issued by the School of Ecclesiastical Philosophy are not eligible for civil recognition.

The abovementioned qualifications have the same civil validity as the standard diplomas, licentiate degrees and doctoral degrees recognized by Spanish law.

Only those people who meet all requirements for admission to the Spanish university system upon beginning their studies will be allowed to obtain civil recognition of their qualifications: they must have passed the aptitude tests required for admission to the University, they must possess a qualification granting them access to the University, or they must pass a special examination for people over the age of 25. International students must obtain official recognition of their previous studies from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and pass the aptitude tests required for admission to the Spanish university system.

It is the responsibility of students to apply for the civil recognition of their qualifications. The processing of qualifications or degree certificates issued by higher centers of the Catholic Church in Spain (prior to the request for civil recognition by the Spanish Ministry of Education) is carried out by the Episcopal Commission for Seminaries and Universities of the Spanish Episcopal Conference (C/ Añastro 1, 28033 Madrid, Tel.: (+34) 91 343 97 22). For the subsequent processing of the qualification by the Spanish Ministry of Education, the interested party must comply with the corresponding formalities set out by the University Service, Subdirectorate General of University Legal Procedures and Coordination, Ministry of Education (MECD. Paseo de la Castellana, 162 - 28046 Madrid, Tfno.: 916038231, mpurificacion.garcia@ciencia.gob.es)

CIVIL RECOGNITION IN SPAIN OF QUALIFICATIONS ISSUED BY THE SCHOOLS OF ECCLESIASTICAL STUDIES AND BY THE HIGHER INSTITUTE OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES FOLLOWING THE BOLOGNA REFORM

On November 16, 2011, the Spanish Government, via the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, published Royal Decree 1619 of November 14, 2011, in the Official State Bulletin, providing for civil recognition of the bachelor, licentiate and doctoral degrees issued by canonically recognized universities and higher centers of ecclesiastical studies of the Catholic Church. Specifically, as far as the Schools of Ecclesiastical Studies at the University of Navarra are concerned, these recognized qualifications are the bachelor, licentiate and doctoral degrees issued by the School of Theology, the licentiate and doctoral degrees issued by the School of Canon Law and the School of Ecclesiastical Philosophy, and the licentiate degrees issued by the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences.

The abovementioned qualifications have the same civil validity as the standard undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees recognized by Spanish law.

De interés


B.O.E. Real Decreto 1619/2011 en PDF
B.O.E. Real Decreto 477/2013 en PDF
B.O.E. Real Decreto 43/2015 en PDF

Consulta


Consulta de títulos RUCT
Códigos Títulos RUCT

Spanish Episcopal Conference


Documentation needed for the official recognition of qualifications

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