FAQs - EHEA - Open University of Catalonia (UOC)

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Bologna process (EHEA)
European Higher Education Area


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What is the EHEA?

What are the objectives of the EHEA?

What principles is the EHEA based on?

What is the ECTS credit?

What is the Diploma Supplement (DS)?

What is the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)?

What is the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES)?

Is there a set catalogue of qualifications marked by the State Government or by Europe? Will all universities offer the same degrees?

Do the qualification proposals presented by universities have to meet any requirements?

What are regulated professions?

What is the Spanish Registry of Universities, Centres and Qualifications (RUCT)?

What is the structure of the university studies?


About recognition of qualifications not adapted to the EHEA and adaptation to the EHEA

If you have already completed a diploma, degree or engineering, will it have to be validated in order to obtain a new qualification that is adapted to the EHEA?

When a student who is currently studying technical engineering completes the course, will s/he obtain a qualification which is equivalent to a university qualification with the new bachelor qualifications of Bologna? /a>

If a student has a diploma and is currently studying a master’s of 60 EHEA credits, will s/he have the equivalent to a degree when s/he completes the course?

Will a student who is currently studying a degree of 300 credits and who has completed 240 of these credits have the new qualification directly validated when the new qualification of 240 ECTS comes into force?

If a student has a diploma of 180 credits and the new bachelor’s degree is 240 credits, will s/he have to study 60 credits more to have a university qualification?

If a student has a degree of 300 credits and the bachelor’s degree is 240 credits and the master’s degree is 60, can s/he validate his/her qualification for one bachelor’s and one master’s degree?

If a student has not completed his/her studies when the new qualifications come into practice, how can s/he adapt to the corresponding degree qualification?

If students do not want to change, can they continue studying in the former study programme?


About bachelors degrees

What bachelors degrees does the UOC offer?

Will the structure of the study programmes change with the entry of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)?

Will there still be core, optional and free-elective subjects?

What steps do the Universities have to take for a new qualification to be approved?

Is it possible to change bachelor’s degree and study a different one once a student has begun a degree?

May there be joint interuniversity study programmes where one joint qualification is issued?

How many general studies credits have to be completed?


About masters and doctorate degrees

What new masters degrees does the UOC offer?

Is it possible to access a new master’s degree with a diploma or degree qualification?

What are the objectives of masters degrees?

Is it possible to have interuniversity postgraduate programmes with a joint qualification issued?

Who decides the number of credits for a master’s degree?

What are the objectives of doctorate degrees?

Can the doctorate be a specific unit of post-graduate programmes?

What is the structure of doctorate studies?

What is the length of doctorate studies?


About teaching activity

How is the time for student work calculated in a subject?

What do we understand by professional profile?

What is competence?

How is competence formulated?

How are the competences classified in the UOC?

What are specific competences?

What are transversal competences?

What are the competences inherent to the UOC?

What are the learning objectives?

How are the learning objectives formulated?

Will the subjects stop having objectives due to the fact that they are designed by competences?

How will the competences affect the assessment of a subject?