The University Master's Degree in Water Resources and Environment (RHYMA) was implemented in the 2008/2009 academic year (BOJA nº 133, July 17, 2009). It is an official Postgraduate degree, registered in the Registry of Universities, Centers and Titles (BOE nº 103, April 29, 2010, Sec. III, page 37679).
A general objective is to initiate scientific research for those students who may be interested in pursuing a research career by doing the Doctorate.
Another general objective is to train professionals specialized in advanced and multidisciplinary techniques on water resources, with the ability to understand the functioning of aquifers and to evaluate, protect and manage water in a sustainable manner compatible with the preservation of the environment. Students who obtain this Master's Degree will be trained to work in public administrations or in private companies related to water and the environment, including those involved in this Postgraduate course.
To obtain the University Master's Degree in Water Resources and the Environment, it will be necessary to take and pass at least 60 credits, distributed as follows: 30 credits of compulsory subjects, 10 credits of elective subjects, 8 corresponding to Business Internships and 12 credits of the Master's Final Project.
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Number of places and place of teaching
The number of admitted will be about 20.
Classes of the RHYMA Master will be taught in the Ada Byron Research Building, located in the extension of the Teatinos Campus of the University of Malaga.
Teaching is completely face-to-face and is given in classroom A.0.1 - A.0.2, on the ground floor of the building, to the right of the reception.
Entry profile and requirements
Those who certify that they have a Bachelor / Graduate degree in Geology, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Biology and Chemistry, Mining Engineer, Engineer of Roads, Canals and Ports, Engineer Agronomist, Engineer Geologist, Engineer. Chemical or Industrial Engineer. Other higher graduates (Graduates / Graduates / Engineers) will also be able to access if they accredit a sufficient level of training in subjects related to the Master's degree.
Graduates in accordance with foreign educational systems (with degrees similar to the previous ones) may access this Master without the need for the homologation of their degrees, after accreditation that they have a level of training equivalent to the corresponding Spanish Bachelor's degrees and that they empower in the country issuing the degree for access to Postgraduate studies.
The selection criteria are: the academic record (60%) and the curriculum vitae (40%).
The approximate amount of the Master, according to the current public prices in the 2022/2023 academic year, was 820 euros (16,68 euros/ECTS), plus about 65 euros of administrative fees.
Scholarships and grants
The UMA Scholarship Service (https://www.uma.es/becas) announces and manages the wide range of scholarships aimed at students at the University of Malaga. In addition, attempts will be made to obtain grants for scholarships from some institutions collaborating with the Master's. Depending on the financial availability of the Master, up to two accommodation scholarships for students will be offered for an amount of 1000 euros each.
Dates and deadlines for pre-registration
Phase 1 (exclusively for students with foreign degrees): from January 9 to 27.
Phase 2: from June 24 to July 6
Phase 3: from September 29 to October 5
If you want to know the dates of the evaluation processes, publication of lists and review or complaints, visit the web portal of the Andalusian Single District.
Applications for pre-registration for Official Master's Degrees will be submitted online
Date of publication of the title in the RUCT: Resolution of April 7, 2010 of the General Secretariat of Universities (BOE nº 103, April 29, 2010, sec. III, page 37679)
Implementation academic year: 2008/2009 (RD 56/2005), adapted to RD 1393/2007 in the 2009/2010 academic year.
Number of courses in the implementation phase: fully implemented
Branch of knowledge: Sciences
Duration of the program: 60 ECTS / 1 year
In the case of part-time studies, the minimum number of ECTS credits for enrollment per student and school period will be 30 ECTS
Type of teaching: face-to-face
In the case of students who combine work and training, who wish to carry out part-time studies, they may enroll by subjects in several courses, although they must bear in mind that if the Master is no longer taught and they do not have the necessary ECTS passed, they will not be able to obtain the Master's degree. In these particular cases, attendance control will be made more flexible, class information will be provided through the virtual campus and they will be attended in the tutorials.
Languages used to teach the degree: Spanish and, sporadically, English
Rules of permanence: Without prejudice to the competence that art. 46.3 of the Organic Law 6/2001, of Universities, grants the Social Council to establish the norms that regulate the progress and permanence of the students, in accordance with the characteristics of the respective studies, the Statutes of the University of Malaga, in its art. 124, generally establish for all degrees a maximum number of six exam sessions that students may attend to pass each of the subjects that make up the respective study plans. For this purpose, only the exam calls to which the student has attended will be computed. Students who have exhausted three or more calls will have the right to request the constitution of a tribunal to examine them.
Objectives: training for research and doctorate and training for technical work in public administrations and companies
- Carry out basic scientific research tasks within the framework of R & D & i projects.
- Prepare or carry out technical projects on water resources and the environment in public administrations or private companies, together with specialists from other fields of knowledge.
- Know the components of the hydrological cycle, as well as the impacts derived from human activity and their mitigation.
- Know the research methods to evaluate water resources and know the hydrological and hydrogeological functioning in different types of land.
- Characterize the natural quality of water and pollution processes, and develop protection strategies.
- Know scientific criteria to determine the importance of water in areas of special environmental interest and learn to carry out an environmental impact assessment.
- Carry out hydrological planning and sustainable use of water resources, through adequate management and compatible with the environment, based on hydrological-hydrogeological research.
- Know basic aspects of water legislation and economics that emanate from European directives and are a reference for European convergence in water matters.
Graduate profile of the degree graduates: Master's Degree in Water Resources and Environment
Academic prospects in relation to other studies: Doctorate
Professional opportunities: public and private companies, consultancy and public administrations related to water resources and the environment
Profile of new students: Graduates and Graduates in Environmental Sciences, Geology, Biology, Chemistry and Engineers of Mines, Roads, Canals and Ports, Agronomist, Geologist, Chemical and Industrial. Other higher graduates (Graduates, Graduates or Engineers) will also be able to access if they accredit a sufficient level of training in subjects related to the master's degree.
Information on support and guidance for students once enrolled
- Activities developed by the University of Malaga: open days, orientation fairs in places of origin of the students (especially in Andalusia), website, magazines and information brochures, information points on campus.
- Meeting prior to the start of each course of the RHYMA Master to report in detail on all aspects related to the degree (programming, content, classrooms, hours, professional orientation, job placement).
- Monthly meetings with the group of students to monitor teaching, academic results and about the virtual classroom.
- Use of the virtual classroom and email as support and guidance tools in the development of teaching activity.
- Permanent service of personalized attention by the coordination of the Master, both face-to-face and online.
- Personalized management of the destinations of the External Internships and Master's Thesis.
- Access to the technical and research staff of companies, universities and research centers, to know the details of the activity carried out in each of them.
Access and admission requirements: academic record (60%) and curriculum vitae (40%)
Level of supply and demand for places and enrollment: According to the verification report of the Master's Degree, the maximum number of admitted students will be 20.
1. Memoria Verificada por ANECA
2. Informe de Verificación emitido por ANECA
3. Autoinforme (Convocatoria 2011/2012)
4. Informe de seguimiento (Convocatoria 2011/2012) emitido por la Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
5. Autoinforme (Convocatoria 2012/2013)
6. Autoinforme (Convocatoria 2013/2014)
7. Informe de seguimiento (Convocatorias 2012/2013 y 2013/2014) emitido por la Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
8. Autoinforme global de renovacion de la acreditacion (Convocatoria 2014/2015)
9. Informe de renovación de la acreditación emitido por la Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento (31-07-2015)
10. Resolución de Renovación de la Acreditación emitido por el Consejo de Universidades
11. Autoinforme (Convocatoria 2015/2016)
12. Informe de seguimiento (Convocatoria 2015/2016) emitido por la Agencia Andaluza del Conocimiento
13. Autoinforme global de renovación de la acreditación (Convocatoria 2018/2019)
14. Informe global de renovación de la acreditación (Convocatoria 2018/2019)
15. Informe de Seguimiento del Plan de Mejora
Minor modifications made to the Study Plan
Originally, it was planned to start teaching in the months of October, coinciding with the start of each academic year but, in the 2010/2011 edition, it was decided to delay the start by a month in order to avoid the late incorporation of some students who They access after the last adjustments in the process of selecting students for the masters of the Andalusian Unique District. After the experience of the academic year 2011/2012, it has been considered appropriate to establish the start of the course in the month of November.
On the other hand, the maximum admissible number of students established in the Verification Report was 20 students per year, although the Single District of the Junta de Andalucía has received the indication that the minimum number of students admitted to the master's degrees, with In general, it must be 25 (2011/2012) or even 30 (2012/2013). The increase in the number of students in this Master is not usually accompanied by an increase in employability (especially in the current situation of economic crisis) and, however, makes it difficult to manage internships, especially when (as is done in the RHYMA Master), an attempt is made to find appropriate internships for students in their previous training, in companies and institutions in other countries, because the national labor market is bad for young graduates.
These two modifications have been accepted by the Andalusian Knowledge Agency, as indicated in the joint monitoring report of the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 calls. In any case, these are minor modifications, so they have not been communicated to the Council of Universities.
Overview of the structure of the curriculum
Information about the subjects
- Module I: Conceptual bases
- Module II: Basic techniques of sampling, data collection and exploration of water resources
- Module III: Research on water resources in different types of media
- Module IV: Water quality, pollution and protection
- Module V: Water and Environment
- Module VI: Water resources and sustainable development
- Module VII: Projects and applied studies on water resources and the environment
- Module VIII: Legislation and economics of water
- Module IX: Internships in companies or in research centers
- Module X: Master's Final Project
More information in the ANECA Verified Report
The material resources (classrooms, laboratories) of the Ada Bayron building and the Hydrogeology Center of the University of Malaga are available.
Classroom for theoretical and practical classes equipped with a video cannon and Internet connection, as well as an individual computer.
The laboratory of the Hydrogeology Center of the University of Malaga is available for practical classes. For field practices, there are itineraries through the province of Malaga and other neighboring areas, as well as equipment for measuring hydrological and environmental parameters.
Quality Assurance System
In accordance with the UMA Master's Degree Studies Regulations, the RHYMA Master's Degree is subject to the Quality Assurance System of the Faculty of Sciences.
The body responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the Quality Assurance System is the Quality Assurance Committee.
QMS documentation and results
In the web link https://www.uma.es/facultad-de-ciencias/cms/base/ver/base/basecontent/75015/calidad-ciencias/ you have access to the annual reports of results, indicator measurements and quality objectives, in addition to the manuals and procedures of the center's QMS in which the RHYMA Master is included.
Those who take the University Master's Degree in Water Resources and Environment (RHYMA) may take advantage of general actions or programs established by the University of Malaga or by any other institution.
The RHYMA Master is part of the Erasmus Mundus Program.
Project: Spatial ICT Infrastructures for Smart Places. ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2 from the EU.
In addition, for the RHYMA Master there are Erasmus and other Agreements with universities in several European countries:
- France: Université Montpellier2, Université de Franche-Comté. University of Corse, University of Rouen and University of Bordeaux
- Italy: Universita'Degli Studi di L'Aquila
- Greece: University of Patras.
- Slovenia: University of Nova Gorica.
- Germany: Universiät Freiburg.
There is a large number of Agreements with institutions and companies, national and international, that allow the mobility of students for external internships.
Prof. Dr. Bartolomé Andreo Navarro (Professor of External Geodynamics and Director of the Center of hydrogeology of the University of Málaga)
Department of Ecology and Geology
Science Faculty. University of Málaga
Bulevar Louis Pasteur, 31, 29010 Málaga
Phone: (+34) 952132004, 951952961
Fax: (+34) 952137386
Department of Ecology and Geology
Science Faculty. University of Málaga
Phome: +34 951-952681
In accordance with the UMA Master Studies Regulations, the functions of the Coordinator are the following:
a) Assisted by the Academic Committee of the Master, ensure adequate coordination and scientific and thematic coherence of the contents of the modules, subjects and subjects that are integrated into the Master, ensuring that the scientific level is adequate for the level of studies University Master's Degree.
b) Take responsibility for the academic monitoring of the degree, setting up and coordinating the actions deemed necessary, in accordance with what is approved by the Center. In particular, it will ensure that all the actions provided for in the Certificate Verification Report and in the regulations of the University of Malaga on the quality assurance of degrees are carried out.
c) Take responsibility, within the degree, and in agreement with the Dean / Director of the responsible Center and the Center Board, the processes of accreditation and verification of the Master's degree and other similar to which the degree may be subjected by agencies of national or regional evaluation or of the internal bodies of the University of Malaga, taking charge of organizing and preparing the documentation that may be necessary, always under the supervision of the Dean or Director of the Center responsible for the degree, and of its Center Board.
d) Carry out the tasks of academic and economic management internal to the Master, approved by the Center, as well as the external tasks that may be necessary for the adequate coordination of the degrees within the center to which the Master is assigned and, in general, of the entire University of Malaga.
e) Assisted by the Academic Committee of the Master's degree, oversee the processes for assigning the subject and tutor of the Master's Final Project, deadlines and any other aspect related to these works, following the guidelines approved by the Center.
f) Carry out an annual academic and financial report addressed to the Dean / Director of the Center, listing the actions carried out, which will be transferred to the Board of the Center for their knowledge.
g) Propose, where appropriate, to the Center's Quality Assurance Committee the improvement plans for the Master's studies and collaborate with it in the preparation and drafting of the monitoring and accreditation reports that are required in relation to the corresponding Master's degree. Academic.
h) Represent and defend the interests of the corresponding official title in those matters in which the Dean / Director of the Center delegates the competence.
i) To ensure the dissemination, among professors and students of the degree, of the information of all matters, related to the activities of the same, could affect them.
j) Maintain and update the information available on the Master's website, being able to delegate this task to whoever is considered appropriate.
Composition of the Academic Committee
Functions of the Academic Commission
The Academic Committee of the degree will be responsible for the Study Plan to be taught in accordance with the planned schedule and will decide on any questions that may arise during its development. Likewise, it will inform the Center responsible for the degree, so that it informs the Postgraduate Commission about possible modifications to the Study Plan, substitutions of teachers, requests from students regarding recognition and credit transfers, proposals from courts, systems and claims about evaluation and, in general, those other questions of an academic nature that are assigned.
- 1. Information to complete the Agreement
- 2. Documentation to be submitted by the company or institution to formalize the Agreement
- 3. Model Agreement (Spanish)
- 4. ANNEX II and ANNEX III
- 5. Data sheet of the company or institution
- 6. Model for Agreement (English)
- 7. Model Agreement for financial contribution
Considerations on External Internships and their management
For the External Practices and TFM, which in this degree are done jointly for three months, there are more than fifty agreements signed (specifically for this Master) between the University of Malaga and companies or institutions (universities and research centers), in accordance with the model established for this purpose, which contains the conditions of stay of each student in practice. Each agreement refers to general obligations, working hours, insurance, registration with social security, occupational risk prevention regulations that the company must provide, etc. The agreement is the document that regulates the stay of the trainee in each company or center.
The University of Malaga is included in the ICARO program. This allows companies and entities to access a wide database of human resources with university training and to carry out a free pre-selection of those university graduates who meet the profile requested by the company. The company is provided with an appropriate set of candidates that streamlines the selection process carried out by the personnel of the company or entity offering.
The management of the External Practices and TFM between the interested parties and the centers or destination companies is carried out from the Coordination of the Master. Contacts are made and agreements are managed, sometimes at the request of the students. Experience shows that there is more motivation and success if students work on what they prefer or like the most. Likewise, financial aid is arranged with the destination companies and centers, so that students can fully or partially cover travel expenses and stays, especially when they travel to other countries.In this case, in addition, insurance is always arranged additional to school insurance, in accordance with the clause established for this purpose in the agreements. When there is an agreement between the parties on the place and purpose of the External Internships, then the proposal is submitted to the Academic Committee of the Master for approval. During the internship, the Coordinator maintains some interaction with the tutors and with the students, in order to detect possible problems or anomalies.
The students have a company / center tutor and an academic tutor, who guide them on the activities to be carried out and how to proceed, each in their field of competence, during the External Practices and the TFM.
The internship tutor is the person of reference during the student's stay at the destination. In addition to tutoring the student's training, the tutor must inform the student of all the details and aspects to take into account for the proper development of their practices and will always be the person of consultation for the student at that time.
In accordance with current regulations (BOE of 2014), at the end of the External Internship, students and tutors of collaborating entities must make a report and send it to the academic tutor, who is responsible for carrying out the evaluation.
The students' report will include the following aspects: a) personal data of the student, b) collaborating entity where they have carried out the practices and place of location, c) specific and detailed description of the tasks, work carried out and departments of the entity to which they that has been assigned, d) assessment of the tasks carried out with the knowledge and skills acquired in relation to university studies, e) relation of the problems raised and the procedure followed for their resolution, f) identification of the contributions that, in the matter of learning, have involved the practices, g) evaluation of practices and suggestions for improvement.
The report of the tutor of the collaborating entity will collect the number of hours worked by the student and will be able to assess the following aspects: a) technical capacity, b) learning capacity, c) administration of works, d) oral and written communication skills, e) sense of responsibility, f) ease of adaptation, g) creativity and initiative, h) personal involvement, i) motivation, j) receptivity to criticism, k) punctuality, l) relationships with their work environment, m) ability teamwork, n) those other aspects deemed appropriate.
List of companies and institutions with which there is an Agreement, according to the established Model, for RHYMA Master's Degree Internships
TFM Regulations - Faculty of Sciences
TFM Regulations - University of Malaga
Nomative updated on TFM December 17, 2018
In the RHYMA Master, the TFM is done jointly with the External Practices, for a period of three months, in order to promote labor insertion.
A) Work focused on technical-professional activity (mainly in Companies and Public Administration). In this case, it is a question of doing a work or technical report that may have a scientific approach, but it will be focused on issuing a diagnosis of a hydrological-environmental issue, characterizing the environment or the study area, evaluating the problem in question and, then, make an analysis of the results and a proposal of alternatives (with their advantages and disadvantages), to end with the conclusions and recommendations that are considered more appropriate.
B) Work focused on research (in Universities and Public Research Bodies). In this case, the following reference content is suggested: introduction, objectives, methods, results, interpretation and discussion, and conclusions.
Selection/assignment criteria and profile of the TFM and External Internship faculty
In the TFM and External Practices, which in the RHYMA Master are done jointly for three months, there is always a company or research center tutor and an academic tutor, who guide them on the activities to be carried out and how to proceed, each one in your area of expertise. In all cases, the academic tutor is a Master's professor.
For each option (technical-professional or research) of TFM, there are professionals / technicians from companies and professors / researchers from universities and research centers who regularly collaborate with the RHYMA Master. Of all of them, there is information about their trajectory and work / research experience, as well as tutoring of students in practices. The annual offer of places for practices of each center or company is also known.
First, the student chooses the option of TFM that he prefers, as well as the place (company or center) and the subject on which he wants to do the External Internships and TFM. Then, the availability of places is consulted or, where appropriate, the requested option is expressly sought, if it is not among the list of companies or centers with which there is an established agreement. Then, according to availability and generally in accordance with what is requested by the student, an academic tutor (professor of the Master) and a company or research center tutor are assigned, whose technical or scientific profiles are better aligned with the subject, characteristics and previous training of the student.
In a TFM with a research focus, tutors are assigned with the degree of Doctor, professor or researcher from OPIS, with experience in the subject under study, preferably with proven ability to direct research and with six-year terms, especially in the case of the academic tutor. In a TFM with a technical-professional approach, academic tutoring is assigned to a Master's professor with a Ph.D. degree and with experience in business or with experience in transferring research results, while business tutoring falls on technicians with the broader and more diverse trajectory possible, preferably with a Ph.D. degree, and with experience in tutoring.
The management of the External Practices and TFM between the interested parties and the centers or destination companies is carried out from the Coordination of the Master. The assignment of tutors, TFM and External Internships is carried out by the Academic Committee of the Master, at the proposal of the Coordinator and by mutual agreement between the students and the tutors, taking into account the general provisions of the UMA for the teaching assignment and those foreseen in the Teaching Organization Plan for each academic year.
In any case, it should be clear that the TFM is, fundamentally, for the students and they have to strive to do their homework well. The job of the tutors is to tutor, that is, to guide the students. It is important to make an effort in the work of tutoring, because the students are in the training phase and, in addition, they will be evaluated for it. However, tutors should not "do the work" for students. Tutoring a Master's Thesis is not necessarily equivalent to directing, for example, a doctoral thesis. The tutors will appear as such in the document of the Final Master's Thesis, in the place and in the way they consider most appropriate, preferably on the cover or title page of the TFM. The tutors must give their approval for the defense of the TFM.
Organization and defense of the TFM
The Master's Thesis may have a variable length, depending on the characteristics they present in each case. For guidance purposes, in general, an extension of 50-70 pages seems adequate, although it may be more or less if deemed appropriate.
The Master's Thesis may be defended on the day established for this purpose in the second half of September (1st call) or in December (2nd call). In order to be eligible for defense, the TFM must have the approval of the tutors.
The Final Master's projects will be defended before an Evaluation Commission made up of 3 professors, generally from the Master's degree, appointed by the Academic Commission. In order for the members of the Evaluation Commission to read the works prior to the defense act, 3 copies will be deposited in the Secretary of the Department of Geology of the UMA, on behalf of the Coordinator of the Master, at least one week before the defending.
Each student will defend her TFM, in a public act, through an oral presentation of 20 minutes, followed by a debate with the members of the Commission, for about 10 minutes with each one, approximately. Time control will be strict, so it is advisable to adapt the contents of the presentation to the time available and respond clearly and specifically to the questions of the members of the Committee.
The Master's Thesis will be graded, with a score of 1 to 10, by the Evaluation Committee, which will take into account the following criteria: presentation, content, applied work / research method, results, discussion capacity and reasoning of the student in the debate turn.
Examples of TFM and qualifications
The Master's Final Projects corresponding to previous editions can be consulted by students in the small library in the classroom where the Master is taught.
Currently, the Educational Innovation Project entitled "Use of physical models on a scale for the implementation of active methodologies in the teaching of natural sciences" (PIE22-212 of the UMA) is being developed. The objectives of the project are:
- Develop and implement methodologies based on active learning in the classroom through the use of physical models of aquifers on a scale that allow assimilating processes that occur in the subsoil and that can be manipulated by students to simulate real natural scenarios.
- To evaluate the effect of the implementation of active learning, with the use of scale models, on the teaching-learning process throughout different subjects in successive courses of the Degree in Environmental Sciences and in the Master's Degree in Water Resources and Environment ( RHYMA).
- Improve horizontal coordination between related subjects of the Degree in Environmental Sciences and the RHYMA Master.
During the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic years, another Educational Innovation project entitled "Development and implementation of fieldwork methodologies (thematic cartography) and cabinet (geographic information system) of subjects with geological and hydrological content of degrees was executed. courses taught at the University of Malaga (PIE13-113 of the UMA)".
With this project it was intended that students acquire autonomy, the capacity for collaboration and personal responsibility at work, important aspects of the new teaching-learning framework to which the European Higher Education Area leads. Four of the ten subjects or modules offered in the Master's Degree in Water Resources and Environment (RHYMA) were included in the project: Basic sampling techniques, data collection and resource exploration (Module II), Research on water resources in different types of media (Module III), Quality, contamination and protection of water (Module IV) and Water resources and sustainable development (Module VI).
The specific objectives of the project were:
- Optimize learning during field trips, through the design of guides or digital field notebooks for use in the various subjects.
- Introduce students to the knowledge of multi-thematic data analysis methods and techniques obtained in field work, which allow a transdisciplinary application of the geological and hydrological contents necessary for any study of the Natural Environment.
The following maps show the origin of the graduates of the master's degree by university and province of Spain (only for Spanish universities) and by country of origin.
From the master's degree, and through the coordination group, regular monitoring of the work experience and the situation of the graduate students is carried out. The last update was in October 2022. This information, collected by one-person contact, is shown in aggregate form in the following graphs and tables (for privacy reasons, the data cannot be shown in greater detail).
The procedure for the extinction of the title is established in PC13 (SUSPENSION / EXTINCTION OF THE TITLE) of the Quality Assurance System, and it establishes that:
- The suspension of an official degree taught by the Centers of the University of Malaga may occur due to cancellation in the Registry of Universities, Centers and Titles (RUCT), or because it is considered that the degree needs modifications so that a change occurs appreciable in its nature and objectives at the proposal of the Center and by approval of the Governing Council.
- Royal Decree 1393/2007 establishes that initially verified degrees must undergo an evaluation process by ANECA, or the Evaluation Bodies determined by the Law of the Autonomous Communities, every 6 years from the date of their registration in the RUCT , in order to maintain its accreditation. In accordance with article 27 of the aforementioned Royal Decree, the accreditation of the degrees will be maintained when they obtain a positive accreditation report. In the event of a negative report, it will be communicated to the University and the Council of Universities, so that the deficiencies found can be corrected. If not, the degree will cause withdrawal from the RUCT and will lose its official character and validity throughout the national territory, establishing in the corresponding resolution the necessary guarantees for students who are studying said studies. Therefore, a study plan will be considered extinct when it does not pass this accreditation process.
- The degree will also be suspended when, after modifying the study plans and communicating it to the Council of Universities for evaluation by ANECA (art. 28 RD 1393/2007), the ANECA considers that such modifications represent a transcendent change in the nature and objectives of the degree previously registered in the RUCT, which means that it is a new study plan and that a new degree will proceed accordingly.
- Finally, the suspension of an official degree could also occur when reasonedly proposed by the Center or body responsible for the degree and approved by the Governing Council of the University of Malaga.
In this case, the following criteria are established to guarantee the rights of students:
When an official degree is suspended, the University of Malaga will be obliged to guarantee the adequate effective development of the teachings that its students have started until their completion. The Center's Quality Assurance Commission, with the approval of the Center's Board, shall propose to the International Postgraduate Center and Doctoral School, for its approval and submission to the Governing Council, the criteria that guarantee the adequate effective development of the teachings that their students had begun until their completion, which will include, among others, the following points:
• Do not admit new entry registrations in the certification.
• The gradual suspension of teaching.
• The delivery of tutorial and orientation actions to repeating students.
• The right to evaluation until the calls regulated by the regulations that, for this purpose, exist at the University of Malaga are exhausted.
As established in the "Regulatory rules of the adaptation system to University Master's degrees, of students from studies that are extinguished by the implementation of said degrees", approved by the Governing Council of the University of Malaga, in a meeting held on March 30, 2009:
- Students at the University of Malaga, with a valid academic record, in the official university degrees that expire may adapt to the respective official university Master's degrees, in any academic year, without having to previously request the corresponding place from through the pre-registration procedure.
- The administrative procedure to carry out the adaptation referred to in the previous point will begin at the request of the interested party, addressed to the body responsible for the corresponding teachings, during the corresponding official period for the enrollment of students.
- The aforementioned adaptation will entail the right to formalize enrollment as a student of the respective official university Master's degree, without the need to request the corresponding place through the pre-enrollment procedure, as well as to obtain the recognition of credits in accordance with the provisions of the "Regulatory standards for the recognition and transfer of credits in Master's degrees" approved by the Governing Council of the University of Malaga in a session of March 30, 2009.