Quality standards

The Degree: verification and implementation documents

Prior to verification and upon each accreditation renewal, every degree must meet a set of criteria that are assessed so that the required approval is granted. The reports or decisions based on which the implementation of this Master's degree was approved are:


Follow-up: internal audit reports

Degree monitoring is a process undertaken on a continuous and periodic basis, from the time the degree is implemented through to its assessment for accreditation renewal purposes.

At the University of Alicante, degree reports are produced to analyse the monitoring process.

Internal reports for this degree are available here:

The University has procedures in place to assess students' learning progress and outcomes according to the skills set out in the “Degree skills” section. Assessment items may include results of external examinations, Master's final projects, etc.


Follow-up: external audit reports

External assessment agencies ensure compliance with quality standards in the delivery of higher education services through regular reports on each degree.

External reports on this degree are available here:


Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIC) 

The bodies, offices, regulations and procedures set in place by the UA with a view to monitoring quality in its official degrees are:


Quality indicators

Estimating quantitative values for the indicators listed below and providing grounds for such estimates. No reference values are established, as these indicators are applied to institutions and degrees with diverse characteristics. The estimates will be reviewed during the accreditation stage, based on the grounds provided by the University and any actions arising from the monitoring process.

  • Degree completion rate: percentage of students who finish the degree within the time frame set out in the degree programme or after one more academic year (relative to the year they started the degree).
  • Degree dropout rate: percentage ratio of students who, considering the year they started the degree, should have completed it the previous year but were not enrolled that academic year or the year before.
  • Efficiency rate: percentage ratio between the degree credits in which those who completed the degree in a given academic year should have enrolled during their studies and the degree credits in which they actually enrolled.
  • Degree performance rate: ratio between earned regular credits and registered credits.
  • Places requested/places on offer ratio: percentage ratio between the number of students who choose the degree as their first or second option and places on offer.
  • Enrolment rate: percentage rate between enrolled students and places on offer.
  • PhD research and academic staff rate.
  • Full-time research and academic staff rate.
  • Estimated average degree duration: ratio between the theoretical degree duration and the degree efficiency rate.


You will find the data in the internal reports or through UA Facts & Figures,  a publication providing rates and statistics for all University of Alicante degrees.



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