Quality Assurance

The degree’s quality assurance is carried out through the Internal Quality Control Standards (SGIC). The aim of the SGIC processes is to monitor degree programs in order to guarantee their continuous improvement and ensure that students acquire the skills and competences defined in the degree program they are undertaking.

The Quality Assurance Committee of the Center is responsible for coordinating and undertaking the monitoring of each process. It is made up of one or two representatives from the Center’s Board of Management, a representative from the Quality and Accreditation Assessment Committee, teaching staff, students and teaching support staff members. The Quality Assurance Committee meets at least three times each academic year.

The results of the different processes each academic year are included and analyzed in the Results Analysis Report. This document is prepared after the end of each academic year and includes proposals for improving the degree program, the expected time frame for carrying these out and the people responsible for implementing and monitoring them.


1. Students’ continued study in official master’s degree programs at the University is limited to a period consisting of the academic years necessary to complete the studies as indicated in the master’s degree program report.

2. However, if said period has expired, it can be extended for an additional academic year for students who have obtained the majority of credits needed for the master’s degree and prove that they were unable to give due attention to their studies for duly justified reasons.

3. The extension must be requested during the last academic year of the normal period, via a written request to the Office of the Executive Council of the University, which will issue a decision based on a report from the Center’s Board of Management.

4. When there are sufficient grounds and experience warrants it, the Centers may propose particular specifications for these standards to the Office of the Executive Council.

5. Students with special educational needs and those who are completing studies part time and cannot meet these provisions must present their situation each year prior to formalizing their enrollment in order to adapt it to their ability to dedicate the time to their studies.

6. Students enrolled in master’s degree programs not adapted to the European Higher Education Area or in university-accredited qualifications will be subject to the requirements for continued study applicable to those programs of study.

7. Students who fail a subject or subjects after the first two examination sessions may enroll for the pending credits in the following academic year and will be entitled to sit two new examination sessions.

Esta normativa se recoge en el Reglamento de Alumnos del Máster:

Los alumnos serán evaluados en cada una de las disciplinas que componen el plan de estudios del Máster, atendiendo a los criterios establecidos por el profesor en el dossier que se entrega al comienzo de cada asignatura.

Los alumnos dispondrán de dos convocatorias de exámenes (ordinaria y extraordinaria) para acreditar el conocimiento o los méritos necesarios para superar las distintas asignaturas.

Los alumnos dispondrán de tres días para solicitar la revisión de exámenes o hacer cualquier reclamación. Una vez transcurrido este plazo las notas serán definitivas.

La revisión se solicitará en Secretaría de los Programas Máster, desde donde se contactará con el profesor para coordinarla.

Los alumnos que suspendan la convocatoria extraordinaria tendrán que matricularse en el curso siguiente de las asignaturas pendientes para obtener el título.

El alumno que en convocatoria extraordinaria no haya superado el 80% de los créditos no podrá obtener el título ni volver a matricularse en el programa.

Credit Recognition

1. Studies done in other curricula that lead to the obtainment of official master’s degrees at the University of Navarra or any other university that provides instruction in these and equivalent degree programs may be recognized.

2. Credits earned at other official higher education centers or universities that lead to other qualifications, as provided for in Article 34.1 of Organic Law 6 on Universities of December 21, 2001, may also be recognized.

Accredited job and professional experience may also be recognized in the form of credits, which will be counted for the purpose of obtaining an official degree, provided this experience is related to the skills inherent to the said degree.

The number of credits to be recognized based on job experience, professional experience and non-official university instruction may not account, as a whole, for more than 15% of the total credits in the curriculum. Recognition of these credits will not include grades, so they will not be used to calculate the grade point average.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of university-accredited qualifications, a higher percentage of credits or, as applicable, all the credits from the qualification may be exceptionally recognized, provided the corresponding qualification has been discontinued and replaced with an official degree. The verification report of this official degree will mention this circumstance, as well as any required information.

3. Under no circumstances may the credits corresponding to the master’s thesis project be recognized.

4. Moreover, subjects taken in other universities within the framework of an exchange program or partnership agreements signed by the University of Navarra will also be recognized.

5. These recognized credits will be reflected in the student’s academic transcript and will count towards obtaining the official degree once the fees established in each case are paid.

Credit Transfer:

6. The academic transcript will also include any credits earned in official education programs that did not lead towards obtaining an official degree.

7. All the credits obtained by the student in official education programs taught at any university, transferred credits, recognized credits and the credits earned in the corresponding degree program will be included on the academic transcript and reflected in the European Diploma Supplement.


8. Students will submit their recognition application to the Office of the Registrar for registration. The application should also contain an academic transcript indicating the program and that all the subjects to be recognized were passed.

The Office of the Registrar will send the recognition file to the center in charge of the master’s degree program.

The master’s recognition committee will assess the skills acquired in the previous studies and will issue the required recognition report.

After examining the recognition report, the Office of the Executive Council will issue the corresponding decision.

The Office of the Registrar will communicate with the student by regular mail and email.

Recognition Committee

9. The recognition committee for the master’s degree program is made up of the program management committee and is appointed by the School’s Board of Management. This committee will carry out the corresponding study of accredited skills to issue the recognition report.