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Admission and Registration

The conditions of pre-registration and registration are common to all the official master's degrees at the UAM. (Acceso y Admisión)

Pre-admission conditional upon obtaining a scholarship

Those interested who require a letter of prior admission, should contact the Master Coordinator sufficiently in advance, attaching a:

• Standard Curriculum Vitae and Motivation Letter

Once your application is accepted, you must pre-register in the first term and provide a certificate of having obtained the scholarship before the end of the pre-registration period.

Specific admission requirements

In addition to the common requirements of all UAM Masters, the Master in Democracy and Government requires the following requirements:

• Standard Curriculum Vitae and Motivation Letter

• Bachelor's degree or degree

• Good academic record

• Good comprehension of written and oral English (level C1)

Criteria for the evaluation of applications

Obligatory requirements:

· Advanced level of Spanish and English (C1) 

· Availability to attend classes

Other criteria:

· Degree (15%)

· Academic record (40%)

· University of origin (15%)

· Previous work experience in related areas (10%)

· Personal motivation (20%)


Students must enroll at the beginning of the course for all the credits that they are going to follow. The master's degree can be completed full-time (40 hours a week) or part-time. Class attendance is obligatory.

Class Incorporation  

All students must join the classes from the beginning of the course. If this is not possible, they must justify the reason, and have the express authorization of the Master's Coordinator as well as the teachers of the affected subjects.

It is possible to join in February, after consulting with the Coordinator. In this case, in the same way as if they had opted for a part-time commitment, students will have to complete their studies during the academic year following their incorporation.

Recognition of credits

The recognition of credits will be guided by the specific regulations of the UAM. You can request the recognition of credits within 15 days of the end of the registration period.

Authorization to take subjects on other master's degrees

One or more subjects (up to 12 ECTS) of contents related to the Master's in Democracy and Government can be taken on other official master's programs of the UAM, after consultation with the Master's Coordinator.

Simultaneous graduate studies

In the case of student’s wanting to combine several postgraduate studies at the UAM, the student must request permission through the Faculty of Law’s Graduate Office, which will take into account the UAM's simultaneity regulations.

Registration changes

There is a period of margin for students to change their enrollment during the beginning of the course. Consult the master's calendar about the respective term. 

Students of international mobility programs

The master's degree admits master students from universities in other countries within the framework of the agreements signed between both institutions. The procedure will be established for the mobility programs in question and must be processed through the International Relations and Mobility Service (SERIM) of the UAM and / or the Law School’s International Relations Office (ORI).


The cost of the master's degree is governed by the public prices of the university studies established by the Community of Madrid. The price varies according to whether it is the first registration, or not (up to four registrations are allowed). In addition, there is a fee for academic services and another for administrative services and School Insurance. 

Scholarships and study grants

Scholarships and study aids section of the University

Grants and scholarships for Master and Doctorate

Erasmus program and other international mobility programs

Other grants and scholarships


All students must take the following compulsory subjects (36 ECTS):

• Research Design in the Social Sciences (6 ECTS)

• Research Seminar (6 ECTS)

• Internships (research / professionals) (18 ECTS)

• Final Master's Project (6 ECTS)

The remaining 24 ECTS can be taken in elective subjects. Up to 12 ECTS can be taken in other related master's degrees at the UAM, with the authorization of the Master's Coordinator.

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