The establishment of the European area of higher education (EEES) has behaved complete renovation of University studies in Spain, which now are structured into three distinct degree, Master and doctoral levels. In that restructuring our country chose, unlike the majority of European States, a model of degrees of 240 ECTS credits, which may be followed by Master's studies of between 60 and 120 ECTS credits of duration. However, some university degree, by requirements of applicable European directives, have an upper extension. It is the case of the studies of medicine and other degrees, usually in the field of the health sciences, giving access to regulated professions. The requirement that these titles enable for a profession involves occasionally skills of Master level, and allows access to doctoral studies, well directly, either through the overcoming of a few complementary training.
The purpose of this reform is to implement a system of secondment of the specificity of these University studies as regards qualifications qualified to understand enough credits for Master level. This measure will facilitate the movement of graduates of Spanish universities in this type of special qualification degrees abroad.
The ideal instrument to channel this ascription is the Spanish qualifications framework for higher education (MECES), regulated in the Real Decree 1027 / 2011, of July 15, which is set to Spanish qualifications framework for higher education (MECES), whose purpose is to allow the classification, comparability and transparency of qualifications in higher education in the Spanish educational system especially to make it understandable to other educational systems. The four levels in which structured the months dan thus accommodate the teachings that constitute the higher education in our country, which are assigned to each of these levels according to their learning needs. I.e., are learning outcomes that characterize the obtained qualifications which determine its connection to one of the levels of the qualifications framework.
Currently the four levels are defined so that higher technical level is level 1, the degree level 2, Master in level 3's and the Doctor at the level 4. However, it is evident that there are qualifications that exceed the threshold of 240 ECTS credits minimum required in Spain in General for these studies and that, in the case of contain at least 60 ECTS of Master level, could aspire to the level 3 qualification. They are securities whose definition of their curricula and competences involve the achievement of learning outcomes that characterize this level 3 qualifications. In addition, share with the titles linked to this level the effects of direct access to titles or qualifications of the upper level 4, as stipulated in article 6.2 today. b) of Royal Decree 99/2011 28 January, which regulates the official teachings of doctorate.
It is not therefore a double degree and Master degree to those who overcome a degree of greater extension - matter that does not allow our legal system-, but recognize that certain academic qualifications provide a level of professional qualification, other than that to which nominally evoke.
The adoption of this measure involves, firstly, the modification of the annex to Royal Decree 1027 / 2011, 15 July, in included in the table of qualifications, secondment to tier 3 (Master), degree of at least 300 ECTS credits title comprising at least 60 ECTS credits of Master level and this level of qualification by a resolution of the Council of universities that obtained together with the titles of Master's degree and Master in art education.
This modification is derived from the need to reform, in the second place, the Royal Decree 1393 / 2007, of October 29, which establishes the planning of official university education, to incorporate in the articulated the possibility that a degree qualification can obtain the secondment to this level of qualification, 3. As an essential complement, introduces an additional provision which contains the procedure to be followed to achieve this qualification, in which compliance with the above requirements must be.
Finally, the amendment of the annex to the mentioned Royal Decree 1027 takes advantage / 2011, July 15, to give effect to the jurisprudence seated around the room 3rd of the contentious-administrative of the Supreme Court in many rulings that nullify articles 7.1, 8, 11, 12, and the seventh additional provision of the Royal Decree 1614 / 2009, of 26 October, which establishes the management of higher artistic education regulated by organic law 2/2006 , may 3, of education. Consequently, replaced allusion in the annex to the «title of graduate of higher artistic education» for the of «top of the teachings art top».
In the process of elaboration of this Royal Decree have been consulted the autonomous communities in the midst of the General Conference on University policy and they have issued a report the Council of universities, the Higher Council for art education, the General Council for vocational training and the State School Board.
Also procedure of hearing has been given to professional corporations affected by the substance of the provision.
By virtue, on the proposal of the Minister of education, culture and sport, with the prior approval of the Minister of finance and public administration, in accordance with the Council of State and after deliberation by the Council of Ministers at its meeting on February 14, 2014, I have: first article. Modification of the Real Decree 1027 / 2011, of July 15, which is set to Spanish qualifications framework for higher education (MECES).
The Royal Decree 1027 / 2011, of 15 July, which establishes the Spanish qualifications framework for higher education (MECES), is modified in the following manner: one. A section 4 is added to article 7, with the following content: «4. degree titles that are at least 300 ECTS credits, provided that they understand a minimum of 60 ECTS credits, the characteristics of the descriptors of paragraph 2 of this article, participating due to requirements of legislation of the European Union can obtain the secondment to the level 3 (Master) regulated in this Decree. ' Regulations on management of official university education will establish the procedure to follow for this ascription.»
Two. Amending the annex, which is drawn up in the following terms: "qualifications 1 levels technical Superior.
Technician training Profesional1. Technician of fine arts and diseno2. 3 higher sports technician.
4 graduate degree.
Top of the Superiores5 artistic teaching title.
Title of Master universitario6. Master's degree in teaching artisticas7. Graduate degree of at least 300 ECTS credits including at least 60 ECTS credits of Master level, who have gained this level of qualification by a resolution of the Board of Universidades8.
9 Doctor's degree.
1. in accordance with the Royal Decree 1147 / 2011, July 29, which establishes the general management of the vocational training of the educational system.
2. in accordance with the Royal Decree 596/2007, of May 4, by which establishes the general management of the professional teaching of fine arts and design.
3. in accordance with the Royal Decree 1363 / 2007 of 24 October, which establishes the general management of the sports teaching of special regime.
4. in accordance with the Royal Decree 1393 / 2007, of October 29, which establishes the planning of official university education, with amendments.
5. in accordance with the Royal Decree 1614 / 2009, of 26 October, which establishes the management of higher artistic education regulated by organic law 2/2006 of 3 may, education.
6. in accordance with the Royal Decree 1393 / 2007, of October 29, which establishes the planning of official university education, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010 of 2 July.
7. in accordance with the Royal Decree 1614 / 2009, of 26 October, which establishes the management of higher artistic education regulated by organic law 2/2006 of 3 may, education.
8. in accordance with the Royal Decree 1393 / 2007, of October 29, which establishes the planning of official university education, modified by Royal Decree 861/2010 of 2 July.
«9. in accordance with the Royal Decree 1393 / 2007, of October 29, which establishes the planning of official university education, with amendments.»
Second article. Modification of Royal Decree 1393 / 2007, of October 29, which establishes the planning of official university education.
Royal Decree 1393 / 2007, of October 29, is amended in the following manner: one. A paragraph 10 shall be added to article 12 with the following content:
«10 degree titles that are at least 300 ECTS credits, of which a minimum of 60 participate of the characteristics corresponding to the Master level descriptors, due to requirements of legislation of the European Union can obtain the secondment to the level 3 (Master) of the BOHEMIAN.» For this purpose they must undergo the procedure provided for in the fourteenth additional provision of this Royal Decree."
Two. Becomes the fourteenth additional provision as thirteenth and added a new fourteenth additional provision with the following wording: «fourteenth additional provision. Appointment to level 3 (Master) of the months of certain qualifications.
The qualifications of at least 300 ECTS credits, comprising a minimum of 60 ECTS credits of Master level may obtain the secondment to the level 3 (Master) of the months by decision of the Council of universities.
Universities intending this ascription of his titles must submit an application to the Council of universities through the Secretariat of that body for processing.
The universities Council will adopt within 6 months of the timely resolution after verification of compliance with the conditions required to achieve the aforementioned assignment, prior favourable report of ANECA or regional agencies with competence for verification of official titles. In case of lack of resolution and notification in time petition shall be rejected.
The resolutions of the Council of universities will be transfer to the register of universities, centres and degrees (RUCT) referred to in the Royal decree 1509 / 2008, of September 15, for the purposes of its perseverance in the same.
Once obtained the appointment to level 3 (Master) of the you months, this will have effects for all graduates of the titration with the evaluated curriculum, regardless of the date of completion of his studies, except that to obtain is they have had to make changes in the curriculum, in which case only applies to graduates with subsequent to such obtaining.
When changes to a Bachelor's degree at level 3 of the months behave the loss of some of the conditions necessary for the assignment at this level, ANECA or the competent agency for processing shall set forth this circumstance in its assessment report to the Council of universities may decide on the revocation of the recognition and , in your case, give the corresponding transfer to the RUCT.
Against decisions of the Council of universities in this matter may be brought the appeal provided for in paragraph 9 of article 25."
Sole final provision. Entry into force.
This Royal Decree shall enter into force the day following its publication in the "Official Gazette".
Given in Madrid on February 14, 2014.
JUAN CARLOS R.
The Minister of education, culture and sport, JOSÉ IGNACIO WERT ORTEGA