After completing the course and meeting the set requirements, the degree of Master’s in International Security is awarded. This Master’s degree, which is accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education, is offered jointly by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat de Barcelona.
The credits are structured according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), established by the Bologna process. Credits are calculated including all academic and study activities carried out by students. Students have to complete a total of 60 ECTS credits:
- 22 ECTS credits from core subjects,
- 28 ECTS credits to be chosen from the electives, and
- 10 ECTS credits for a supervised final dissertation, focusing on the field of specialisation chosen.
In Spain, students who wish to obtain the official master’s degree certificate will have to apply for it. This application allows them to get a receipt of the degree certificate, which is an official document that certifies the successful completion of the degree while the degree certificate is being issued.
In order to obtain this receipt, students must submit the completed application form and the following documents to the Academic Affairs Office:
- Photocopy of ID card or passport, valid on the date of application.
- Photocopy of large family certificate, if held, valid on the date of application.
There is an official fee to issue the degree certificate, which is set each year in the Prices Decree of the Government of Catalonia and published in the Official Bulletin of the Government of Catalonia. The current fees for the course 2016-2017 are published in Decree 118/2015 (23 June) and are as follows:
- Regular fee: € 218.15
- IBEI Academic Fees
Once submitted the proof of payment of the corresponding fee, students receive the degree certificate issuing receipt.
This degree receipt is unique and students therefore should always submit a photocopy whenever they need to present it.