What is its main goal?
To ensure transparency in actions is one of the main standards to which ANECA has to face. Thus, to inform on the characteristics of bachelor, master and doctoral degrees that ANECA has evaluated is an important task in which to pay special attention.
With this search engine, ANECA aims to provide all stakeholders, especially students (current and future), all information on the official bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees offered by Spanish universities.
This tool provides an overview of the degrees (name of programme, university, number of credits, (…) and the contents of evaluation reports that ANECA generated during the verification, follow-up and accreditation phases for all official bachelor, master's and doctorate degree in Spain.
What do you find?
- The tab "Search" allows you to search Degrees using criteria such as "keywords" or " programmes related to regulated professional activities (or degree allows one to work in a degree-dependent professions) “. Combined searches can be performed such as "mathematics Granada" or "business manager" or "information systems manager" or ...
- The tab "Programme Equivalence" allows to determine a correspondence between degrees from old university catalogue versus new programmes:
- Licenciado, 5 years career.
- Technical engineer and Diplomado, 3 years career to new degrees.
- And vice versa.
- The tab "List of Degree" allows a more focused search by type of degree (bachelor or master, for example), by university, etc.
What do you see while consulting a degree?
The information provided for each degree includes the following fields:
- Type: Bachelor or Master or PhD.
- Name of Degree.
- Branch of knowledge/ Knowledge area of the assigned degree.
- University and Centre in which the degree is offered.
- Nature of the University: Public or private.
- Number of credits in the degree.
- Distribution of credits according to educational components: basic, compulsory, elective, work placement and bachelor/master final project.
- Degrees that qualify for carrying out a regulated professional activity (where applicable)
- Conversion or Adaptation course for graduates from a previous programmes can access the bachelor programme. (Where applicable).
- Type of study plan: classroom teaching, blended and distance learning.[new]
- Language of taught. [new]
- Evaluation reports that ANECA issued in phases of verification, follow-up and accreditation. [new]
It is important to know…
When a university wants to start the implementation of a new official bachelor, master or doctoral degree must submit an application to the Spanish Universities Council.
This is the beginning of the so-called verification (ex ante accreditation) process includes evaluation by ANECA (or other quality assurance agency) of the degree proposal where the university describes the characteristics (guidelines) of the degree (study plan, student entry and admission, human resources, etc). After the verification process, the implementation of the degree requires authorization by the Autonomous Community Govern before including it in the Register of Universities, Higher Education Colleges and Degrees (RUCT).
The registered degree (or once the degree have been implemented) must be regularly monitored by ANECA (or other quality assurance agency) to assess how it is carrying out the implementation of the degree. And this is called the monitoring or follow-up process.
Finally, as established the organization of university courses, initial accreditation must be renewed every so often (bachelor and doctoral degrees before six years and four years in the case of master's degrees). And in this phase is also necessary the evaluation of ANECA (or other quality assessment agency) (ex post accreditation).
In this moment, this search engine gives you the opportunity to watch the evaluation reports of ANECA, which have emerged from the verification, follow-up processes and ex post accreditation.
What kind of reports can be found?
Favorable Evaluation reports issued by ANECA in the verification process: these reports are the result of the ex ante accreditation, carried out by ANECA, from the proposals submitted by universities.
- The programme must receive approval from the Spanish Universities Council and authorization from the corresponding authority in the Autonomous Community where lies the university that teach the degree (and it should be added the approval of the degree by the Council of Ministers and the publication at the Spanish National Printing Office (BOE)).
- To confirm that a degree has passed all the academic and administrative procedures prior to their implementation should visit the Register of Universities, Higher Education Colleges and Degrees (RUCT) of the Ministry of Education.
Evaluation reports issued by ANECA in the follow-up process: once a degree has been implemented, agencies must periodically review the delivery of the corresponding programme in accordance to the commitments made by the university, for this Degree, in the verification process.
Evaluation reports issued by ANECA in the accreditation process, every six years for bachelor's degrees and doctorates and four years for master's degrees, universities need to renew the accreditation of each degree. It aims to ensure that the degree has achieved the commitments fulfillment made in the verification process and that students have successfully completed their training in order universities can continue including the degree in the training offer.
VERIFICA, MONITOR and ACREDITA programmes of ANECA are responsible for the submission of evaluation reports associated to the processes of verification, monitoring and accreditation.
Enquiries and other questions related with this search engine, ANECA has set up an e-mail account: firstname.lastname@example.org