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									                 UAB adaptation to
the European Higher Education Area

  Office of the Vice-Rector of Students and
                                   January 2006
    Changing conditions in the knowledge society
•   Exponential rise in the fields of study.

•   Access to information has diversified, and has
    become cheaper and easier to obtain.

•   Initial training is not sufficient for modern
    employment, which is changing constantly.

•   Increase in the need for lifelong learning.

•   Demand for academic        study   to      be   more
    relevant to employment.

•   Increase in the number of students working
    during their studies.

•   More skilled workers being employed in Europe
 Problems with the current system

• Initial specialisation (1992).

• Exhaustive training focussed on knowledge.

• Delay in the student acquiring his or her first
  higher education qualification.

• Courses that lack continuity.

• Delay in entering employment.

• Lack of student mobility.
                     Consequences (1)
•   Initial specialisation (1992).
      Difficult to change studies.

•   Exhaustive training focussed on knowledge.
      Increase in the number of “basic” modules.

•   Delay in the student acquiring his or her first higher
    education qualification.
      Monosequential (“tunnel”) courses.
      Drop-out with no recognition for work achieved.

•   Courses that lack continuity.
      Diplomas (Nursing, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, etc.).

      Effort required for a course based on number of hours of lectures
       (10 hours of lectures = 1 credit for the student).
      An unspoken agreement between lecturer and student.
                     Consequences (2)

•   Delay in entering employment

•   Lack of student mobility

                Percentage of Erasmus/Socrates exchange students




                     Madrid           Catalonia         Andalusia
                              Autonom ous Com m unity

more        •    Bologna Declaration (1999)
            •    Prague Declaration (2001)
            •    Berlin Declaration (2003)
            •    Royal Decrees governing undergraduate and
                 postgraduate courses (21/01/2005)
             •   Bergen Declaration (2005)
             •   Catalogue of undergraduate courses (?)
             •   Course assessment and certification criteria (?)
             •   General guidelines for individual courses (?)
             •   Drafting new syllabuses (2007-2010)
more specific
             •   Official programmes for master's degrees
                 (September 2006)
       Goals of the Bologna treaty
1.   Harmonise higher education (but not making it

2.   Promote student mobility throughout Europe.

3.   Adopt    a   transparent   system   in   which
     qualifications across Europe are comparable.

4.   Adopt a common system for calculating credits
     in Europe.

5.   Increase employability in the European labour

6.   Promote the European dimension of higher
     education and its competitiveness in relation to
     other systems (US and Asia).
Course structure compatible with the rest
    of Europe (undergraduate 3/4 +
           postgraduate 2/1)
    Avoid an excessive number of years of study required
     for a first university qualification.

    Facilitate the incorporation of graduates into the labour

    Build solid foundations in the undergraduate phase,
     providing access to various postgraduate specialisation
     courses      (advanced      academic       training   /
     professionalisation / introduction to research).

    Avoid over-specialisation during the undergraduate
     phase that limits the future of students.

    Make it easy for students to move into other university

    Enable students to join and leave the higher education
     system throughout their lives.
Levels                          UNDERGRADUATE                                                                POSTGRADUATE
Cycles                              1st cycle                                               2nd cycle                                  3rd cycle
Qualifications   Undergraduate degree, w ith no specific name yet.       Master's degree                                Doctorate
                 Basic and general training and other training           Specialisation of the student's professional
                 focussed on preparation for professional                academic training or research training.
                 employment.                                             Specialised and pluridisciplinary training,    Advanced training in research
                                                                         providing academic or professional training    techniques.
                                                                         or initiation to research.
                                                                                                                        Courses, seminars or other activities
ECTS credits     Betw een 180 and 240 credits.                           Betw een 60 and 120 credits                    providing research training. Production
                                                                                                                        and presentation of a thesis.
Fees             Public rates                                            Public rates                                   Public rates
                 Establish the number of credits, core modules           Only w hen the qualification provides
General          (betw een 50% and 75% of the total number of            accreditation for a professional activity in
directives       credits, brief description of the subjects the number   w hich this is a requirement.
                 of credits assigned.
Structure and    Draw n up by the universities. Objectives,              Draw n up and organised according to the
organisation     know ledge, skills to be acquired, course content       system of the university.
                 and course credits must be must be established for      The university assigns a certain number of      The university must establish areas of
                 each subject. The academic structure and the            credits for each subject and training activity. research and list the lecturers and
                 calendar must be specified. There are no                Specialisation is allow ed. A syllabus can be researchers that w ill direct theses.
                 specialisations.                                        specially designed for a student, w ith a
                 Authorised by the Autonomous Community and              Each year, the credits to be taken. and Science approves the implementation of new
                                                                         minimum of 60 Ministry of Education
Approval         validated by the University Coordination Council        programmes before a favourable report from the Autonomous Community and the
                 (UCC).                                                  CCU.
                                                                         Undergraduate degree or equivalent. In exceptional circumstances, students w ho
                                                                         have passed 180 ECTS credits and all core modules for an undergraduate degree.
                                                                         Special requirements w hen the qualification 60 postgraduate credits or master's
                                                                         provides accreditation for a professional    degree or 300 undergraduate or
                                                                         activity in w hich this is a requirement.    postgraduate credits
                 Not mentioned in the Decree. The Universities Act       Once the course is implemented, assessment
                 (LOU) states that there must be assessment by the       is made by ANECA and the authorities of the
                 Spanish National Agency for Quality Assurance and       autonomous communities.
Assessm ent
                 Accreditation based on compliance w ith the General
                 Directives and the course implementation plan.
   Principles behind the UAB model

 A structure that integrates us completely into the

 Modular conception of studies.

 A structure     that   harmonises    undergraduate

 Flexibility in curriculum configuration.

 Undergraduate and postgraduate courses as a
  public service.

 A structure of Official Postgraduate Programmes
  (POPs) leading to official master and doctorate
           Opportunities at the UAB

 A campus university.

 Surrounded by a circle of UAB research centres (Esfera

 Quality education and alert to the new employment
  realities of students.

 Unique undergraduate and postgraduate courses,

 ...    promoting         geographical     mobility      and

 ... as well as internal vertical and transversal mobility.
EHEA structure
            60                  60                 60                 60   60

            60                  60                 60                 60   60

  Focus the core modules on the first 180 of the total of 240 credits.
  Focus “UAB minors” on the final 60 credits.
UAB structure:

        Undergraduate                             Postgraduate

                            180        240

              First cycle
                                       Second cycle

   60         60            60          60             120     Doctorate
                Undergraduate course         Master's degree

              3 + (1) + 1  4 + 1
               3 + (1) + 1 = 3 + 2
Structure of UAB undergraduate courses:
                % core        Core
                             modules          UAB           Free-choice
   CREDITS      module                                                         TOTAL
                                             modules         modules

    180          50%             90             60               30             180
    180          75%            135             15               30             180
    240          50%            120             60               60             240
    240          75%            180              0               60             240
     Officially recognised qualification
     Unofficial UAB qualification. Students joining from other universities.
     Students leaving the UAB for other universities
     Recognition of lifelong learning
     Recognition of lifewide learning
     Students leaving the UAB for other universities (→ undergraduate or master)
     Recognition of lifelong learning: CFGS, internship.
     Recognition of lifewide learning: in minors, first year of postgraduate study, training
     that is not necessarily academic.
                  Official Postgraduate Programmes (POPs)
60 to 120 credits

                          Initiation                   Areas
  Advanced               to Research                     of
  Academic                                            Research

                        specialisation                          *

                                   2nd cycle            3rd cycle
                             Master's degree           Doctorate

* Requirements for masters                     * Requirements for doctorates
First degree                                  Master's degree
180 ECTS credits with                         60 POP ECTS credits
100% of core modules                           ∑ ECTS credits ≧300
                    Undergraduate Pilot Plan
Humanities                       Health Sciences

• Geography                      • Veterinary Medicine
• Humanities
• Translation and Interpreting

Experimental Sciences
                                 Social Sciences
• Physics
• Mathematics                    • Political Science and Public
                                 • Education Studies
Engineering                      • Advertising and Public Relations
                                 • Sociology
• Computer Engineering
             UAB Undergraduate Pilot Plan
                 New teaching model

       UAB centres                         Affiliated centres

Social Sciences                 Health Sciences

• Teaching, Early Childhood     • Nursing (Gimbernat School of Nursing)
• Teaching, Primary Education   Social Sciences

                                • Tourism (School of Tourism and Hotel
Health Sciences                 Management)
• Speech Therapy

                                • Management Computing (Tomàs Cerdà
                                School of Computer Science)
               Postgraduate Pilot Plan

• European Master’s in Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Health Sciences

• Master’s degree in Health, Welfare and the Community
• Postgraduate course in Social Psychology

Social Sciences

• European professional specialisation master in “Intermediterranean
mediation: Economic Investment and Cross-cultural Integration”

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