The University of Coruña was founded under the Galician Universities Law 11/1989 on July 20th, 1989. The Constituent Assembly passed the University Statutes on the February 4th, 1992and these were published in the Official Bulletin (DOG) on September 17th, 1992.

The University of Coruña is territorially situated in the Campus of Coruña and the Campus of Ferrol.

The University of Coruña is a public institution whose primary objective is the generation, management and dissemination of culture and scientific, technological and professional knowledge through the development of research and teaching.

The University of Coruña conceives its essential purpose as a quality public service aimed at achieving greater levels of welfare for the group of the society through the pursuit of social, scientific and technological advances in a framework of ethical values. Part of its mission is the formation of an open, critical, democracy and solidarity citizenship, capable of analyzing reality, diagnose problems, formulate and implement solutions based in knowledge and oriented to the common good.

The University of Coruña explicitly expresses its commitment to the study and the integral development of Galicia, its social, cultural and linguistic identity, and it will promote its full integration into the European Higher Education and the projection in Latin America. The University of Coruña Foundation, a private charitable and academic foundation, has been created in order to provide the University with permanent social support.

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Mission Statement

The role of the University of Coruña is to aid the cultural, social and economic progress of society through the encouragement, management and dissemination of cultural, scientific, technological and professional creation. Its mission is to deliver high-quality, Galician public service.

Central to that mission is the education of open, knowledgeable, critical, engaged, democratic and cooperative citizens, with a strong sense of solidarity and the ability to analyse their reality, identify problems, and propose and implement solutions based on knowledge and understanding and the common good.

As part of its duty of service to society, the University is committed to:

  • The creation, development, communication and critical analysis of science, technology and culture.
  • Preparing students for professional life through the teaching of scientific and artistic knowledge and practice.
  • The transfer, dissemination and promotion of knowledge for the advancement of culture, quality of life and economic development.
  • The dissemination of knowledge and culture through University outreach and lifelong learning.

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Vision

Looking ahead to 2020, UDC aspires to:

  • Establish strong connections with the whole community, in order to understand its needs and respond to the changes taking place in our society.
  • Collaborate with all social partners and public and private bodies to examine, identify and provide solutions to the challenges facing our society.
  • Open up channels of active solidarity, with a strong commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development through innovation.

The University will continue to:

  • Offer training and education tailored to the present and future needs of our society, and adapt that learning to the individual developmental needs of each student through the promotion of effective, innovative teaching methods to guarantee the acquisition of the abilities and competencies demanded by our degrees.
  • Help students to develop skills that enhance their employability at a local, national and international level.
  • Support the creation and development of national and international networks of basic and applied research groups for the promotion of scientific, technological, economic and social progress.
  • Be recognised for the research carried out at the University and the innovative knowledge transfer strategies and initiatives made possible by the technical and scientific services of the UDC Technology Park.
  • Combine the promotion of general knowledge in all fields with specialisation in the areas of science and technology where the University is strongest.
  • Manage our resources fairly, efficiently, productively and transparently, and work to ensure stable and sufficient funding from the State, with supplementary financing through our partnerships in the private sector.
  • Enhance the reputation of UDC abroad based on our teaching and research activities.
  • Promote a system of strategic management in order to achieve our collective objectives in collaboration and consultation with the whole University community.

Values and Principles

UDC, as a public, civil, autonomous, inclusive and secular institution, and in accordance with its own objectives, will be governed by the following values and principles:

  • Equality of opportunity, based on the principles of merit, ability, equality, universal access to third-level education and promoting a culture of non-discrimination.
  • Personal effort as one of the key aspects of individual advancement and development, and the ability to find a balance between personal desires and the ability to satisfy them, as an aid to problem-solving, conflict resolution and the achievement of collective goals for the common good.
  • Participation in the decision making process and the promotion of channels of communication between all members of the University community, as a way of maximising all available talent and resources.
  • Social responsibility and commitment, as a way of contributing actively to the improvement of the socio-economic situation of our community and the creation of greater economic well being in society as a whole.
  • Commitment to Galicia and to the transformation and development of Galician society: to create, protect, communicate and transmit the artistic, urban, architectural, documentary and linguistic heritage and culture of Galicia.
  • Respect for the environment, as a socially responsible university, maximising and managing the resources at our disposal as efficiently as possible, to minimise environmental impact.
  • Efficient use of public resources to ensure they are used to best effect to meet the needs of society and in the interest of the common good.
  • Quality as a core objective, with a collective will and desire to work to achieve higher standards of teaching, research, management and services, in the interests of greater social well being.
  • Transparency as a mechanism of accountability, to account for all decision and actions taken by the University.
Programmes taught in:
English
Spanish

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Universidade da Coruña

The Degree in Nursing that is studied in the University School of Nursing A Coruña, is a title of recognized prestige that enables the titled to provide health care in di ... [+]

Introduction

The title Graduated in Nursing from the UDC Has the objective of training general nurses with scientific, human and capacity for:

Respond to the health care needs of individuals, families, groups and communities, from a comprehensive conception of the person. Establish empathetic and effective interpersonal relationships with patients, families and work teams. Act based on ethical principles, respecting individual values ​​and rights and maintaining personal dignity. Use critical thinking, reflective practice and scientific methodology. Build and contribute to personal, professional and social development.

Clinical training begins with simulated practices for skills development, continuing with clinical practices in care centers that allow the integration and incorporation of knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values ​​and explore the different realities of care.... [-]

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September 2019
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4 years
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The Degree in Nursing of the Faculty of Nursing and Podology of Ferrol enables graduates to provide health care in different areas of care, both public and private. The s ... [+]

Introduction

The title Graduate in Nursing Has the objective of training general nurses with scientific, human and capacity for:

Respond to the health care needs of individuals, families, groups and communities, from a comprehensive conception of the person. Establish empathetic and effective interpersonal relationships with patients, families and work teams. Act based on ethical principles, respecting individual values ​​and rights and maintaining personal dignity. Use critical thinking, reflective practice and scientific methodology. Build and contribute to personal, professional and social development.

Clinical training begins with simulated practices for skills development, continuing with clinical practices in care centers that allow the integration and incorporation of knowledge, skills, attitudes and professional values ​​and explore the different realities of care.... [-]

Spain Ferrol
September 2019
Spanish
Full time
4 years
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The Degree in Occupational Therapy is recognized in Spain as one of the most prestigious occupational therapy degrees, and the first to adapt to the EHEA's teaching. In t ... [+]

Introduction

The Degree in Occupational Therapy is a title of the Faculty of Health Sciences. It belongs to the branch of knowledge of Health Sciences, with a duration of four years.

Why study the degree

The Degree in Occupational Therapy Is recognized in Spain as one of the most prestigious occupational therapy degrees, and the first to adapt to the EHEA.

In these studies we learn the relevant knowledge of the biological, medical, human, psychological, social, technological and occupational sciences, together with theories of occupation and participation.

It is a socio-sanitary career that presents diverse fields of action: public and private in the social, health, research, teaching, among others.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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4 years
Campus
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The Degree in Physiotherapy of the University of the Faculty of A Coruña is well-known throughout the country and enjoys a high participation and representation at an int ... [+]

Introduction

The Degree in Physiotherapy Is a title of the Faculty of Physiotherapy. It belongs to the branch of knowledge of the Health Sciences, with a duration of four years and 240 ECTS credits in its totality.

Throughout history Physiotherapy has been configured a therapeutic discipline that aims at natural healing, which corresponds to the etymology of the term (physis = nature, and therapia = cure, care).

According to the World Confederation for Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy is one of the basic pillars of therapeutics, which medicine has to cure, prevent and readapt patients. Physiotherapy is a health discipline oriented to the promotion of health, prevention, treatment and physical rehabilitation of functional alterations.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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4 years
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Graduates in Podiatry at the University of A Coruña, will be professionals with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to carry out activities aimed at prevention, ... [+]

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The Graduates in Podology By the University of A Coruña, will be professionals with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to carry out the activities aimed at the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot conditions and deformities, through therapeutic procedures.

To do this, these professionals will have knowledge and understanding of the fundamental sciences for health, the scientific method and an elementary learning related to practice based on evidence and analysis of data in general. They will be professionals with sufficient tools to continue progressing through self-learning and continuing education.

Why study the degree

In 2009, the graduates in 2006/2007 (27/35) 96.30% were working at the time of the survey, 61% working for others, 12% for their own account and the rest combined Modalities.... [-]

Spain Ferrol
September 2019
Spanish
Full time
4 years
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The degree in Logopedia qualifies for the regulated profession of speech therapy. This degree develops studies related to all aspects of communication that can manifest a ... [+]

Introduction

The Degree in Speech Therapy Is a title of the Faculty of Education Sciences. It belongs to the area of ​​Health Sciences, with a duration of four years and 240 ECTS credits in its entirety.

The degree in Logopedia qualifies for the regulated profession of speech therapy. This degree develops studies related to all aspects of communication that can manifest as disorders in voice, articulation, comprehension, symbolization and oral and written expression, social relations and thought.

Why study the degree

The curricula currently in force in the different universities have been effective in the training of speech therapists and it is possible to affirm that they are well trained and prepared to face professional challenges at the end of their studies.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full time
4 years
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Master

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The Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Language, Communication and Pathology is a title of the Faculty of Education Sciences. It belongs to the area of ​​Social and L ... [+]

Introduction

The Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Language, Communication and Pathologies, Is a title of the Faculty of Sciences of the Education. It belongs to the area of ​​Social and Legal Sciences, with a duration of one year and 60 ECTS credits in its entirety.

It seeks to provide advanced, specialized and professional training, and to initiate in the research tasks, those graduates and professionals who wish to deepen in the scope of the evaluation and intervention on the language and its alterations.

It is a joint title of the Universities of A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Salamanca and Zaragoza that cooperate with their human and material resources to contribute to the advancement in these professional fields and of the research with the aim of improving the development and quality of life Of the population.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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1 year
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This master's degree focuses as a postgraduate degree very useful for all university students wishing to work in the field of clinical or social gerontology, particularly ... [+]

Introduction

HE Interuniversity Master in Gerontology (MIX), Jointly organized by the universities of A Coruña (UDC) and Santiago de Compostela (USC), presents two specialties:

Social , offered by the USC through its University School of Nursing (EUE). Coordinator Manuel Gandoy Crego Clinic , offered by the UDC through its Faculty of Health Sciences (FCS). Coordinator José Carlos Millán Calenti

It has a teaching load of 90 ECTS credits, and the number of places is set at 40 for each of the organizing universities.

Why study the degree

This master's degree focuses as a postgraduate degree very useful for all university students wishing to work in the field of clinical or social gerontology, particularly graduates of the Health Sciences (medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology .. .) And Social Sciences (social work, labor relations, psychopedagogy, sociology ...), from a professional point of view as well as academic and researcher through the completion of a doctoral thesis.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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3 semesters
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This Master is designed for students who want to orient their professional interests to biomedical research and that come from the qualifications of Health Sciences, such ... [+]

Introduction

The Master's Degree in Health Care and Research (MAIS) Is a title of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Duration of 60 ECTS / year. Branch of knowledge of Health Sciences. Oriented towards training in basic and clinical research.

Why study the degree

This Master is designed for students who want to orient their professional interests to biomedical research and that come from the qualifications of Health Sciences, such as Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Dentistry ..., or related degrees to Biomedical research, such as Biology, Pharmacy ... This master's degree is supported by the Biomedical Research Institute of A Coruña (INIBIC) and the University Hospital Complex A Coruña (CHUAC).... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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1 year
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The master's degree in neuroscience aims to offer a program aimed at the advanced training of researchers in the field of neuroscience, which is capable of responding to ... [+]

Introduction

The Master of Neuroscience Was implemented in the 2006-2008 biennium, with authorization by the Xunta de Galicia 8/11/2006 (DOGA 16/11/2006) as a degree offered by the Official Neuroscience Postgraduate Program.

Why study the degree

The master's degree in neuroscience aims to offer a program aimed at the advanced training of researchers in the field of neuroscience, which is capable of responding to the challenges posed by the European Higher Education Area in the field of postgraduate. It provides the theoretical and experimental bases necessary for the completion of the Doctoral Thesis in the field of Neuroscience.

The achievement of these objectives is intended to be achieved through general and specific competences, in accordance with what is established in Royal Decree 1393/2007.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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1 year
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The program of the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Research in Physical Activity, Sport and Health aims to train researchers of a multidisciplinary nature, with compet ... [+]

Introduction

The present title supposes the transformation in Interuniversity Master of that previously existing in the University of Vigo and is fruit of the collaboration between the University of Vigo and the University of A Coruña. Originally the title began its course in the University of Vigo the course 2009-2010, initiating its impartición like inter-university title, once verified its memory, in the course 2015-2016.

In the Autonomous Community of Galicia there are two Universities that offer the degree of Degree in Sciences of the Physical Activity and Sport, specifically in the Faculty of Sciences of the Education and the Sport (Campus of Pontevedra) and in the Faculty of Sport and the Physical Education at the University of A Coruña. ... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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1 year
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The Master's Degree in Disability and Dependency is a title of the Faculty of Physical Therapy. Its teaching load is equivalent to 60 ETCS (annual). It belongs to the bra ... [+]

Introduction

The Master's Degree in Disability and Dependency Is a title of the Faculty of Physiotherapy. Its teaching load is equivalent to 60 ETCS (annual).

It belongs to the branch of knowledge of Health Sciences, has a research orientation that agglutinates different disciplines, and that are shaped in the form of two specialties:

Psychological intervention in disability and dependency : its curricular structure is characterized by a comprehensive approach, ranging from early care and intervention in developmental disorders, to cognitive impairment and family and care problems arising from situations of Disability and dependence, as well as strategies for their adequate prevention. Functional rehabilitation in disability and dependency : this specialty is structured in such a way as to provide students with advanced training in the functional rehabilitation of processes that lead to disability and dependence, such as cardio-respiratory, neurological dysfunctions or involving the presence of chronic pain. ... [-]
Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full time
1 year
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PhD

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Research Lines These are the research lines of this doctoral program: Psychological intervention and functional rehabilitation ... [+]

Lines of investigation

These are the lines of research of this doctoral program:

Psychological intervention and functional rehabilitation Specific Training Complements

In case the doctor does not have the complete previous training required in the program, his / her admission to the program may be conditioned to the surpassing of specific training complements, which may be subjects or modules of master and degree. The complements assigned to the same doctorate may not exceed 15 ECTS credits and may be made prior or simultaneous to the tuition in academic tuition in the program.

In case of simultaneous realization the students will have to register for these complements at the moment of formalizing the tuition of academic tutelage in the program, which must be surpassed in the maximum term of three consecutive quarters. Failure to do so will result in student disqualification from the program.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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3 - 5 years
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Research Lines These are the lines of research of this PhD program: Molecular bases of antimicrobial resistance Biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases Search for biomarker ... [+]

Lines of investigation

These are the lines of research of this doctoral program:

Molecular bases of antimicrobial resistance Biomarkers of cardiovascular diseases Search for diagnostic biomarkers and therapeutic prognosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Ischemic heart disease Family Cardiopathies and Cardiovascular Genetics Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery DNA damage (Toxicogenetics) Chronic dermatoses and malignant skin tumors Stress Ultrasound and Coronary Heart Disease Endocrinology and Metabolism (special interest in obesity and neuroendocrinology) Clinical and population epidemiology and investigation of results in the cardiovascular area Epidemiology and Public Health Spondylarthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis Protein expression of cardiac damage in animal models Gerontology and Geriatrics Hepatology: Hepatocarcinoma, Hepatopathy Virus C - Fatty liver disease Medical diagnostic image Corneal infections and glaucoma Heart Failure and Heart Transplantation Research in Sociosanitary Sciences Carotid lesions as disease marker and comorbidity Mechanisms of tissue damage and repair in diseases associated with aging. Effects of an Antioxidant Diet Molecular mechanisms involved in tumor progression of carcinomas Post-processed digital medical image Repair of cartilage and bone lesions by implanting stem cells AIDS Hydrogen sulphide and mineral-medicinal waters as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents ICT and disability. Development of support technologies Hemostasis Disorders Treatment of visual information in the study and clinical diagnosis Specific Training Complements ... [-]
Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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3 - 5 years
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Nanomedicine is an emerging area of ​​great strategic importance that is expected to play a relevant role in the development, design and manufacture of new equipment and ... [+]

Introduction

Nanomedicine is an emerging area of ​​great strategic importance that is expected to play a relevant role in the development, design and manufacture of new equipment and materials for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases.

In this context, this newly established Doctoral Program (which is an official interuniversity degree in which the University of A Coruña, the University of Santiago de Compostela and the University of Vigo participate) emphasizes the need for a multidisciplinary approach to nanomedicine .

To this end, the three Galician universities, coordinated by the University of Santiago, join forces with the Iberian Institute of Nanotechnology located in Braga (European reference center in Nanotechnology) and with the Galician Public Foundation of Genomic Medicine (reference center of Galicia in diagnosis Genetic) that are also involved in this program.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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3 - 5 years
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This PhD Program aims to train researchers in the areas of basic and applied Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, emphasizing interdisciplinarity. ... [+]

Introduction

This PhD Program aims to train researchers in the areas of basic and applied Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, emphasizing interdisciplinarity. With this perspective, the program includes researchers attached to different areas of knowledge in the fields of Neurobiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology and Health and Psychiatry. It is an interuniversity program, organized jointly by the Universities of Santiago de Compostela (which coordinates it), A Coruña and Vigo.

Why study the degree

The study of the nervous system in general, and of the human brain in particular, is one of the priority research areas around the world. One of the major challenges of this research is to discover the mysteries of the brain, from the molecular functioning to the mechanisms that sustain processes such as memory, intelligence or conscious action and their interaction with the environment. The progress in the knowledge of the nervous system will allow to combat the diseases that affect it and to improve the quality of life. From a more clinical perspective, this program integrates lines that deal with the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental disorders, approaching them from a biopsychosocial perspective.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
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3 - 5 years
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UDC introduction

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Rúa da Maestranza, 9
A Coruña, Galicia, 15001 ES
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Paseo de Ronda, 51
A Coruña, Galicia, 15011 ES
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Avd. da Habana, 6-7
A Coruña, Galicia, 15011 ES
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Leopoldo Alas Clarín, 2
A Coruña, Galicia, 15008 ES
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Campus de Elviña
A Coruña, Galicia, 15071 ES
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Campus da Zapateira
A Coruña, Galicia, 15071 ES
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Avd. Ernesto Che Guevara, 121.
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A Coruña, Galicia, 15179 ES
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Campus de Oza
A Coruña, Galicia, 15006 ES
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Campus de Esteiro
Ferrol, Galicia, 15403 ES
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Avda. 19 de febrero, s/n.
Ferrol, Galicia, 15405 ES