The University of Alicante offer 40 degrees in all fields of knowledge with 3 joint programmes amongst them
Consistent with the standards of employability, they are more practical with great impact in foreign languages and mobility
Alicante, 9 June 2014
UA starts its only pre-registration phase for undergraduate programmes for the academic year 2014-2015 on 16th June. With 40 degrees available in all fields of knowledge, the University of Alicante is committed to adapting the study programmes to the needs of the labour market, based on external mobility, language and business practices. The application period will end on 4 July.
A total of 6,030 new places for degree programmes and 2,302 for official master’s are available for the next academic year. According to Vice President Nuria Grané, the proposal was drawn from the data retrieved from the annual report of the curricula verified by ANECA.
One of the most significant developments of the new study programmes is the implementation of a joint degree, in Criminology and Law (DECRIM), an initiative that according to the dean of the Faculty of Law, Peter Femenía, allows us to distinguish the rest of other universities’ since Alicante is the only public university offering these studies. It follows an old request from the students of the faculty for these two symbolic and highly accredited programmes, which each year receive a sustained and growing demand where UA is a national reference. The new degree has 70 places available.
DECRIM joins the other two double degrees, the traditional Law and Business Administration (DADE), and Tourism with Business Administration (TADE), which was incorporated with the entry of the Bologna Process.
In order to adapt the nomenclature to the European standards, the degree in Architecture will be renamed as Fundamentals in Architecture.
Another special feature for next year will be the possibility of getting various specialties in Languages degrees, so that, once the degree is achieved, students can perform several specialties registering only for the differentiating subjects. .
Postgraduate programmes make the difference
Also, UA provides its students with a comprehensive educational range with 55 master's and 27 doctoral official degrees. They are study programmes that prepare students for an academic, teaching and research career, they provide access to certain regulated professions or provide a speciality and therefore allow students to be better qualified in the labour market or upgraded, improving their professional curriculum.
From the beginning, the University of Alicante has chosen to adapt its studies to the real needs of society and market, which, according to Vice President for Students Nuria Grané, during the development of the curriculum, issues such as international benchmarks of prestigious universities, the guidelines issued by professional associations and indications of industry professionals were taken into account.
Other strategic factors in the degree programmes when facing labour market are curricular and extracurricular internships where the knowledge acquired by the students have direct applications in real life. Furthermore, she added that international mobility has been made possible in this programmes, both to complete the curriculum of undergraduate studies and to perform internships in foreign companies and finally, professional curricular courses have been introduced.
Moreover, UA has an area available for employment in which the Labour Integration Observatory and the Employment Office (GIPE) are devoted to guide future or recent graduates in finding employment and also to show the different professional profiles available at the UA.
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