In any case, the provisions of RD 1393/2007 must always be taken into account when establishing access requirements:
- In order to access the official master’s degree courses, it is necessary to hold an official Spanish university degree or another issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area which authorized access to master’s degree courses in the country issuing the degree.
- Likewise, graduates will be able to gain access to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for the homologation of their degrees, once the University has verified that they accredit a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and that they authorize access to postgraduate teaching in the country issuing the degree. Access through this route does not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree held by the interested party, nor its recognition for purposes other than that of taking the master’s degree.
The Academic Committee of the Master will appoint a delegated committee that will resolve applications for admission to it. This executive commission will select the applicants admitted according to criteria based on the academic records, the curriculum vitae of the students and the adequacy of the training and professional experience of the applicants, giving priority to excellence and their level of English. The academic record will have a weighting of 1 to 6, the curriculum outside the academic record from 1 to 3, the adequacy of the training from 1 to 4 and the professional experience of applicants from 1 to 3, the level of English from 1 to 4, etc. The maximum score a student could obtain would be 20 points. The 25 candidates with the highest scores will be admitted and the rest will be placed on a waiting list.
The delegated commission will establish the possible complements of formation in each case. For example, subjects offered in the syllabuses of the basic degrees that would have to be taken by candidates who have degrees not related to the contents of the proposed Master. These systems and procedures should include, in the case of students with specific educational needs derived from disability, the appropriate support and advisory services, which will evaluate the need for possible curricular adaptations, itineraries or alternative studies.
Access is open to Graduates in Business Sciences, Graduates in Law and in Economic and Business Sciences, and other graduates of the branch of knowledge of Social and Legal Sciences. Access is also open to related degrees in the area of Engineering and Humanities.
This delegated commission will establish the possible complements of formation (for example, subjects offered in the curricula of the basic degrees that the graduates of degrees not related to the contents of the proposed Master have to take). These systems and procedures should include, in the case of students 1 with specific educational needs derived from disability, appropriate support and advisory services, which will evaluate the need for possible curricular adaptations, itineraries or alternative studies.
Candidates who hold an official University Degree or another issues by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area, which authorizes access to master’s degree courses in the country issuing the degree, may apply for admission to this Master’s degree. Likewise, graduates will be able to gain access to educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area without the need for the homologation of their degrees, after a previous verification by the University in which they accredit a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degrees and in which they authorize the country issuing the degree access to postgraduate teaching. Access via this way does not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree held by the interested party, nor its recognition for purposes other than that of studying the Master’s degree.
In order to gain access to the master’s degree, candidates must have a B-2 level of English in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or have completed a degree in which they have had to pass at least two subjects of English applied to their specific branch of knowledge.
- Students from the following degrees: Commerce, Business Administration and Management, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Marketing and Market Research and other degrees in the area of economics, do not have complementary training.
- Students from Law studies do not have complementary training.
- Students from degrees belonging to the Arts and Humanities Area will have to take 6 ECTS credits of Political Economy Fundamentals and 6 ECTS credits of Law Fundamentals.
- Students from other degrees in Social and Legal Sciences 6 ECTS credits of Political Economy Fundamentals and 6 ECTS credits of Law Fundamentals.
- Students from the Degree in Industrial Organization, 6 ECTS credits in Fundamentals of Law.
- Students from the rest of the Engineering Branch degrees, 6 ECTS credits of Political Economy Fundamentals and 6 ECTS credits of Law Fundamentals.
- Students from the Diploma in Business Studies will not have any complementary training.
The Master will begin with introductory sessions in which teachers responsible for all the subjects of the Master will participate. Thus, it is intended that students have knowledge of the content of the different subjects that will be taught throughout the course, the skills that are expected to be acquired with each of them, as well as their relationship with the rest of the contents of the 2 Master. Several TFM tutors will also participate in these sessions, informing the students about the possible alternatives they can choose when carrying out their projects, the structure these works must have and the deadlines they must meet in order for the tutors to follow up on them, as well as the dates on which they must deliver and defend their project to the corresponding court. In these introductory sessions the teachers of the English Philology department will also participate. They will work with the students on the work’s exhibition in English language, giving them some initial guidelines which they will be able to complete in tutorial sessions when the time for presenting these exercises arrives.
Oriental subjects will be taught by native teachers, together with the collaboration of the Asian Studies Centre. The subjects will be coordinated by professors from the Department of English Philology but they will be taught mostly by native professors provided by the Center for Asian Studies in cooperation with the Confucius Institute and the Hindi Chair of the University of Valladolid based in the Faculty of Commerce. The Eastern languages are three: Chinese, Japanese and Hindi; in the case of Eastern Language I, students must take one of them as compulsory, Chinese, Japanese or Hindi, hence, Eastern Language I is a compulsory subject, but students can choose among the three options aforementioned. This model is the same as the one used in the Degree in Commerce with the Foreign Language I and II where students must take English, French or German, as obligatory subject.
Once one of them has been studied as compulsory, students can choose the other two as optional. That is to say, if the student chooses Chinese I as obligatory he/she will be able to choose Hindi I and/or Japanese I as optional; this is why those subjects have been placed in the first semester, so that students are allowed to take them in the third semester as optional. It can also happen that a student decides to extend enrolment and study Chinese I as compulsory and Japanese or Hindi as a subject for seniors during the first semester, enrolling 36 credits or 42. This is a possibility that exists at the University of Valladolid, which although it is not recognized in the academic record because it is an extension of enrolment, it is included in the European Diploma Supplement, as in the case of the degree in Commerce, which favors the learning of several languages.
Oriental Language II is a purely optional subject and it is chosen by those students who are interested in. However, as an essential prerequisite, the corresponding Oriental Language I must have been previously studied.