General information

Academic year: 2022/2023

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Blended

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

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

Work placement: Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

More info: programme website

Programme coordinator


Faculty of Science / Granada campus

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

  • Library, information and archival studies (0322)


Students who have completed the second cycle have the following competences:
– They possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity for originality in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context.
– They are able to apply their acquired knowledge and problem-solving skills in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
– They are able to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of making judgements on the basis of incomplete or limited information, including reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgements.
– They know how to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and ultimate reasons behind them, to specialist and non-specialist audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
– They possess the learning skills to enable them to continue studying in a largely self-directed or autonomous manner.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Información y Comunicación Científica

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Analysis and Evaluation of Subject Based Retrieval and its Impact on the Use of OPACs 1st Year 2nd Semester
Analysis of Scientific Collaboration 1st Year 1st Semester
Applications of Evolutionary Computation to Information Retrieval 1st Year 2nd Semester
Basic Concepts in the Statistical Classification of Scientific Data 1st Year 2nd Semester
Conceptual Representation and Organisation of Knowledge for Information Retrieval 1st Year 2nd Semester
Description and Exchange of Information on the Semantic Web 1st Year 2nd Semester
Evaluation of Research in Library and Information Science 1st Year 1st Semester
Evaluation of Scientific Journals as Scientific Media and Tools for the Evaluation of Science 1st Year 2nd Semester
Information Policies in the Digital Environment: Implications for Information Science Professionals 1st Year 1st Semester
Information Retrieval Based on Artificial Intelligence Techniques 1st Year 2nd Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Methodology for the Conservation, Retrieval and Dissemination of Photographic and Film Archives in Electronic Format 1st Year 1st Semester
New Network Science Metrics 1st Year 2nd Semester
Quality Assessment and Certification of Libraries and Information Services 1st Year 1st Semester
Representation of Information on the Web: XML and Information Retrieval 1st Year 1st Semester
Retrieving Information on the Internet: Basic Concepts, Procedures and Evaluation 1st Year 2nd Semester
Seminar on Recent Trends in Information and Scientific Communication 1st Year 2nd Semester
Social Communication of Science and Technology 1st Year 1st Semester
Statistical Inference Methods in the Analysis of Scientific Information 1st Year 1st Semester
The Evaluation of Science and Scientific Activity 1st Year 2nd Semester
Visual Information Retrieval Interfaces (VIRIs): their Application to Digital Libraries and the World Wide Web 1st Year 1st Semester
Visualisation of Information: Methodological Model for Structural Analysis and Social Networks 1st Year 1st 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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