University of Oviedo

Introduction

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in all branches of knowledge and postgraduate degree programmes in collaboration with national and international universities and more than 250 companies.

Campus of International Excellence

With an international calling, close ties to the region and a strong commitment to the transfer of knowledge to the business world, the University of Oviedo was one of the first nine universities in Spain to receive accreditation as a Campus of International Excellence on 26 November 2009. The CIE Asturias-Ad Futurum project brings together more than 300 regional and national institutions, companies and technology centres.

Major figures

  • 25.000 Students
  • 2.000 Lecturers and Researchers
  • 1.000 Administrative Staff members
  • 57 Undergraduate Degree programmes
  • 50 Master's Degree programmes
  • 6 Erasmus Mundus Master's programmes (3 coordinated by the University of Oviedo)
  • 24 PhD Programmes
  • 65 Certificate Courses
  • 210 Beds in university halls of residence
  • 800 International students
  • 17 Faculties and Schools
  • 38 Departments
  • €198 million annual budget

Seven campuses in three cities

Teaching takes place on seven campuses spread over the central region of Asturias: Oviedo (El Cristo, El Milán, Llamaquique, Catalanes, and Oviedo-Centre), Gijón and Mieres, in addition to offering various university services in Avilés. In 2010, it carried out an ambitious process involving the merger of centres linked to the Campus of International Excellence and has been set as an example of best practices for Spanish universities. As a result, the University has 16 Faculties and Schools, four affiliated institutions and the Professional School of Physical Education and Sports Medicine. Moreover, the International Center for Postgraduate Studies manages the Master's Degrees and Ph.D. Programmes.

In addition, the academic institution has fully-equipped sports facilities and modern, refurbished accommodation for students, lecturers and administration and service personnel.

Driver of research in the region

The University of Oviedo undertakes 80% of the R&D and Innovation activities carried out in Asturias and has cutting-edge services and facilities to facilitate the transfer of knowledge to the business world. The income it obtains from scientific output amounts to around 40 million euros a year, with nearly 500 contracts or agreements with companies to carry out research projects.

The Asturian institution also boasts two specialized clusters (Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and Biomedicine and Health) with close ties to the regional technology parks and the Asturian healthcare network.

Commitment to society

True to the historical legacy that made the University of Oviedo a pioneer institution in University Extension in Spain in the late XIX century, the activity of disseminating knowledge goes beyond its campuses to reach the whole of the Principality of Asturias. The Historic Building, located in the centre of Oviedo, is home to the LAUDEO University Extension Cultural Centre, where major academic and cultural events are held that are open to Asturian society at large.

As part of its corporate social responsibility, the University of Oviedo offers care and support services for people with special needs and a "Solidarity Space" where voluntary work and international cooperation actions take place. The Equality Unit ensures compliance with gender equality and work/family reconciliation policies.

This school offers programs in:
  • Spanish
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Sustainable Transportation & Electrical Power Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Oviedo

Students who successfully complete this Master's course will be highly qualified professionals in the field of electrical energy and new transportation systems, and specialized in the study of power systems applied to renewable energies and hybrid and electrical transportation systems. [+]

Professional Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this Master's course will be highly qualified professionals in the field of electrical energy and new transportation systems, and specialized in the study of power systems applied to renewable energies and hybrid and electrical transportation systems.

In order to meet this goal, this Erasmus Mundus master's programme has been designed in order to provide an advanced training and an integrated knowledge that will allow students to work in industrial or research activities in the energy sector. The curriculum is aimed at addressing the main challenges of the electrical energy sector and focuses strongly on innovation, sustainability, and energy efficiency issues.... [-]


Master's Degree In Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Oviedo

The master speaks for the exercise of the profession of Industrial Engineer as established by Order CIN / 311/2009 where the requirements are established for the verification of the university degrees that qualify for the exercise of the regulated profession. [+]

Professional outings

The master speaks for the exercise of the profession of Industrial Engineer as established by Order CIN / 311/2009 where the requirements are established for the verification of the university degrees that qualify for the exercise of the regulated profession.

Curriculum/>

The curriculum is structured in 120 ECTS, divided into four semesters and 18 modules/>

Subject: Industrial TechnologiesSubjects: 830 ECTSSubject: ManagementSubjects: 315 ECTSSubject: FacilitiesSubjects: 415 ECTSSubject: Itinerary for graduates in Mechanical Engineering, and assimilatedSubjects: 830 ECTSSubject: Itinerary for graduates in Electrical Engineering, graduates in Industrial Electronics and Automation, and assimilatedSubjects: 830 ECTSSubject: Itinerary for graduates in Industrial Chemical Engineering, and assimilatedSubjects: 830 ECTS... [-]

Master in Analytical & Bioanalytical Sciences

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Oviedo

Considering the specific characteristics of the Master's course, on completion of the course, graduates will have acquired a theoretical and practical training in the current techniques of instrumental analysis, not only at routine laboratories but also at basic and advanced research laboratories. Candidates will, therefore, be prepared to work at almost any chemical and/or biochemical laboratory; graduates, who have chosen the professional study track will have acquired extensive working experience in both technological and industrial laboratories. [+]

Professional Opportunities

Considering the specific characteristics of the Master's course, on completion of the course:

Graduates will have acquired a theoretical and practical training in the current techniques of instrumental analysis, not only at routine laboratories but also at basic and advanced research laboratories. Candidates will, therefore, be prepared to work at almost any chemical and/or biochemical laboratory. Graduates, who have chosen the professional study track will have acquired extensive working experience in both technological and industrial laboratories. Syllabus

This Master's course has a Double Degree Agreement with the University of Pau (France) that enables students who take a term at each University and be awarded a Master's degree on behalf of the two Universities.... [-]


Master in Biotechnology Applied to Conservation & Sustainable Management of Plant Resources

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Oviedo

The Master's aim is to train professionals and researchers in the field of Plant Biotechnology, providing them with the scientific background and the biotechnological tools that are essential for the management and conservation of plant resources, the sustainable management of agriforest systems and products, the production of quality plants and basic and R&D and innovation research, and specially the specific research designed to increase productivity [+]

Professional Opportunities

The Master's aim is to train professionals and researchers in the field of Plant Biotechnology, providing them with the scientific background and the biotechnological tools that are essential for the management and conservation of plant resources, the sustainable management of agriforest systems and products, the production of quality plants and basic and R&D and innovation research, and specially the specific research designed to increase productivity and the adaptation to climate change, including ethical and social implications. This Master also provides students with basic training on legal aspects and management of biotechnological companies.

It aims to prepare professionals and researchers to work in R&D and innovation departments or to create their own biotechnology-based company, to develop research activities in the field of plant biotechnology or to apply biological techniques to plant conservation and the sustainable management of resources.... [-]


Master in Biotechnology of Environment and Health

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Oviedo

After having successfully completed this course, students will be able to pursue the following jobs and tasks: environmental consulting and risk assessment; development and implementation of biotechnology solutions; project Manager and Multidisciplinary Team Manager; creation and management of biotechnology companies; teaching biotechnology, biomedicine and environmental technology, as well as doing research on those fields. [+]

Professional Opportunities

After having successfully completed this course, students will be able to pursue the following jobs and tasks:

Environmental consulting and risk assessment. Development and implementation of biotechnology solutions. Project Manager and Multidisciplinary Team Manager. Creation and management of biotechnology companies. Teaching biotechnology, biomedicine and environmental technology, as well as doing research in those fields. Syllabus

The University of Oviedo has signed agreements with the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (France), the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and the Universitá di Bologna (Italy), and the University of Cranfield (UK) enabling students who comply with the provisions of the corresponding agreement to obtain a double degree. These international itineraries offer students the possibility of specializing in different aspects related to Biotechnology of Environment and Health.... [-]


Master in Electrical Energy Conversion and Power Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Oviedo

The main goal of this Master's Degree is the training of qualified staff in areas related to electrical energy management. This Master's Course offers a double approach: scientific and professional. [+]

Professional Opportunities

The main goal of this Master's Degree is the training of qualified staff in areas related to electrical energy management. This Master's Course offers a double approach: scientific and professional.

In the scientific study track, training focuses on the design of two main applications: Electrical Power Systems and Electrical and Hybrid Traction Systems. Students will be able to join a research group in the field of renewable energies and electric traction, in either the University of Oviedo or any other company. Students who choose to take this path will also be able to access a Ph.D. programme if they decide to do so.

In the professional study track, training focuses on the management of electrical energy, so that graduates of this Master's Programme will be able to work in the management area of energy sector companies. Thus, subjects have been designed taking into account two main issues: energy management in large consumers, and the generation and transmission of electrical energy in a liberalized market.... [-]


Master in Marine Conservation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Oviedo

The Master is aimed at students with a Bachelor's Degree or Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Marine Sciences, Chemistry or Geology. For students who do not have this profile, postgraduate studies in the disciplines mentioned will be evaluated. Professional opportunities related to the conservation and exploitation of marine resources, including land planning and natural areas management, aquaculture, ecological tourism and others. [+]

Professional Opportunities

The profile of graduates will be that of specialists in Research and Management of Marine Conservation.

Professional opportunities related to the conservation and exploitation of marine resources, including land planning and natural areas management, aquaculture, ecological tourism and others.

Syllabus

Knowledge module

It consists of 7 face-to-face courses - 3 credits. The student must complete a minimum of 9 credits corresponding to the 3 compulsory courses, up to a maximum of 21 credits.

1st Semester

Compulsory:

Genetic Biodiversity:: 3 ECTS Biodiversity of trophic marine networks: 3 ECTS Global change: 3 ECTS

Elective:... [-]