Máster Universitario en Estudios de Comisariado/ Curatorial Studies

Postgraduate regulations

  • 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.

  • 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 can prove that they were unable to give due attention to their studies for duly justified reasons.

  • 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.

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

  • Students with special educational needs and those who are studying on a part-time basis who are unable to comply with these provisions must consider their situation every year before completing the enrollment process in order to adapt it to their ability to commit to the study program.

  • 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 study programs.

  • According to the Regulation adapted to RD 861/2010 of June 17, 2011, there is a procedure for credit recognition and transfer. 

  • The following additional requirements apply to the Master’s Degree in Curatorial Studies:


Position: curator at a leading cultural institution.

In view of the fact that students’ work and professional experience is supposed to provide the same skills as those acquired through recognized subjects, only the following may be recognized as work and professional experience:

Curatorial Internships (4 ECTS credits).

Proven work and professional experience may 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 documentation provided must include, as appropriate, the contract, a report of the activities carried out and/or any document that verifies or shows the purported experience and its relationship to the skills inherent to the degree.

In order to ensure that the graduates have similar profiles, the type of experience required for recognition of the Curatorial Internships subject is as follows:

Subject area: Professional internships

Subject: Curatorial internships (4 ECTS credits)

Specific competences: CE4, CE5, CE6, CE8, CE9, CE10, CE11, CE16, CE17


Duration: min. 1 year of experience.