Rules of Permanence


Rules of Permanence

  • 1. The permanence of official master degree students is limited to the academic year or  academic years recognized in each master’s Memoria as necessary for the completion  of those studies. 

  • 2. However, that period may be extended for another course for those students who  have obtained most of the master credits and who demonstrate not having been able  to dedicate the required attention to their studies and provide sufficient accreditation  for their reasons.   

  • 3. The extension must be requested during the last permanence course through an  application addressed to the University Rector, who will decide and examine a report  developed by the Board of Directors of the School.   

  • 4. All students will be enrolled in a minimum of 40 ECTS and a maximum of 78. Within  these limits, specific maximum and minimum values may be established for each  degree.   

5. Those students who cannot work full time in the degree may request the condition of  part time student through an application addressed to the University Rector, who will  decide taking into account the report developed by the Board of Directors of the  School.   They will be allowed to register in a minimum of 3 ECTS and a maximum of 39. Within  those limits, each degree may specify certain maximum and minimum values.     

  • 6. Students have the right to two exam calls.   

  • 7. Those who don’t pass a subject after the second call may apply for an extension for  another two calls. The application must be formalized within the month following the  release of the third call grades, via an explanatory document addressed to the Dean or  Director of the School; if the Board of Directors of the School and the Dean decide  against granting these third and fourth calls, the student should inform the Rector,  who will decide upon the request.   

  • 8. Students can’t discretionally renounce to take the offered exam calls but may be  dispensed from those to which they can’t possibly attend for a sufficiently justified  cause, reported in a written document to the Dean or the Director of the School thirty  days before the end of the class period or before the exam if that’s when the cause  motivating the absence occurs. The dispensation has no economic effects.   

  • 9.  Excepting  the  aforementioned  exempted  cases,  all  calls  in  which  the  student  is  registered shall be computed, including those lost in other Universities and those in  which the students fails to sit for the exam –excepting those subjects incompatible  with others still pending to be passed‐.   

  • 10. Optional subjects will only be recorded in the student’s transcript when he or she has  obtained the corresponding credits. Therefore, students may leave an optional subject  without passing and register in other subjects of that same type as many times as they  wish, within the general period limitation of the number of years for that degree.  

  • 11. If  there  are  sufficient  reasons,  backed  up  with  previous  experience,  Schools  may  suggest their own specifications regarding these norms to the Rector’s office.   

  • 12. Students with special educational needs or studying part‐time unable to adjust to  these  provisions  should  present  each  year  their  situation  before  formalizing  the  registration in their studies so that it can be adapted to their possibilities of dedication  to their studies.   

  • 13. To those students registered in masters not adapted to the European Higher Education  Area or in a degree particular to this University, the specific permanence rules of those  studies will be applied.  

According to the Regulation adapted to RD 861/2010 of 17.6.2011, there is a Rules of Recognition and Credit Transfer