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Academic Recognition

The School awards the Bachelor of Philosophy, Degree in Philosophy and Doctoral Degree in Philosophy 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, through 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 civil effects of the degrees mentioned are the same as those established for the generic academic levels of diploma, licentiate and doctoral degree under 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.

Students are responsible for obtaining civil recognition of their degrees. 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 DEGREES ISSUED BY SCHOOLS OF ECCLESIASTICAL STUDIES AND THE HIGHER INSTITUTE OF RELIGIOUS SCIENCES (ISCR) AFTER THE BOLOGNA PROCESS

On November 16, 2011, the Spanish Government, through the Ministry of Education, published in the Official State Bulletin Royal Decree 1619 of November 14, 2011, by which civil recognition was given to bachelor's degrees, licentiate degrees and doctoral degrees conferred by the Universities and Higher Ecclesiastical centers canonically erected by the Catholic Church. Specifically, with regard to the Centers for ecclesiastical studies at the University of Navarra, the recognized degrees are the bachelor's, licentiate and doctoral degrees obtained from the School of Theology, the licentiate and doctoral degrees obtained from the School of Canon Law and from the School of Ecclesiastical Philosophy, and the licentiate degree from the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences.

The civil effects of the degrees mentioned are the same as those established for the generic academic levels of undergraduate degree, master's degree and doctoral degree under Spanish law.

Spanish Episcopal Conference


Documentation needed for the official recognition of qualifications

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