General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Political sciences and civics (0312)

Main focus

; In this master’s program, students will first gain an in-depth understanding of the core concepts of international development and cooperation (e.g. poverty, social exclusion, gender equality, health, education, nutrition, security, etc.) in relation to available natural resources. Secondly, they will develop awareness that these concepts are linked to their political, economic and social contexts by studying the different societies involved in international cooperation policies and the main national and international stakeholders in the field. Thirdly, the course will provide students with the basic social and political skills needed to develop good governance in the implementation of cooperation policies (by both local and international stakeholders). Finally, this master¿s programme provides students with the professional skills required to work in international cooperation adapted to different geographic areas, cultural contexts, and groups and areas of activity.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Cooperación al Desarrollo, Gestión Pública y de las ONGD

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Actors of Decentralized Cooperation and of DNGOs 1st Year 1st Semester
Cooperation, Economics and Development 1st Year 1st Semester
Cooperation: International and Supranational Actors 1st Year 1st Semester
Cooperation: National Actors 1st Year 1st Semester
Development and Cooperation in Latin America 1st Year 2nd Semester
Development and Cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia 1st Year 2nd Semester
Development and Cooperation in the Maghreb and the Middle East 1st Year 2nd Semester
Economic and Financial Management of Non Profit-Making Organisations 1st Year 2nd Semester
Globalization and Development: Human Security, Multiculturalism and Crisis Management 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Peacebuilding, Humanitarian Aid and Natural Disasters 1st Year 1st Semester
Project Planning and Management and Public Cooperation Policies 1st Year 2nd Semester
Sectoral Fields 1: Gender, Health and Education 1st Year 1st Semester
Sectoral Fields 2: Human Rights, Environment, Economics and Business 1st Year 1st Semester
Strategic Governance and Public Management 1st Year 2nd Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».


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