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The UC3M supports interdisciplinarity and internationalisation in its new degrees


The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) supports internationalisation and interdisciplinarity in its new degrees offer with three new courses for the academic year 2019/2020: the Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Physics, the Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computing (both taught entirely in English) and the Bachelor's Degree in Cultural Studies, taught in Spanish and English. With these new degrees, the UC3M strengthens its offer of bilingual studies, one of the largest among Spanish public universities, as 72% of its courses can be studied in English or bilingually.

La UC3M apuesta por la interdisciplinariedad y la internacionalización en sus novedades de Grado

The UC3M’s Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Studies aims to train professionals able to understand the increasing complexity of urban and cosmopolitan societies: social movements; leisure industries and cultural consumption as the basic motors of the economy; access to cultural assets; cultural factors in group management in all fields and the semantic complexity of the messages in the information society.

The UC3M’s Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Physics is aimed at students who want to take part in the creation, design and implementation of future technology, in cutting-edge research centres as well as in technological companies at the highest international level. In order to achieve this, they will learn the basic principles of modern physics, chemistry and biology, and their application in engineering problems in areas where scientific and technological development advance hand in hand, as is the case with nanotechnology, quantum technology or biomaterials.

The UC3M’s Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computing aims to train professionals with the skills to apply mathematics in the areas of science, engineering, economics and other social sciences where computing plays an important role. This course, highly demanded by companies, allows future professionals to get involved in all business, research and development sectors that require this mixed profile which combines mathematical and IT skills.

Internationalisation and employability 

The UC3M is the Spanish public university with the highest number of degrees taught in English and bilingually (31), which represents 72% of its degrees for the academic year 2019/2020. As well as the professional advantages of studying in English, it allows the student to get into contact with students from many countries. In fact, the percentage of international students who come to complete their studies at the UC3M is getting higher and higher. Currently, they represent around 20% of degree students, a figure that is over 35% in the case of master’s degrees and increases to over 40% in the case of PhD students.

The UC3M supports internationalisation and maintains a high number of partnerships with the best universities in the world in order to encourage academic mobility. Specifically, it has signed almost a thousand international mobility agreements with universities in over 60 countries. In the academic year 2019/2020, almost a thousand international degree students came to study at the UC3M as part of the Erasmus+ programme. These 915 students come from 27 countries, such as Italy (177), France (176), Germany (119), the United Kingdom (102) and the Netherlands (89). The University has formed part of the Erasmus programme practically since it began and has become one of the main European universities for the number of students that take part in it. In fact, it is the top Spanish public university for the percentage of degree students with international mobility who took part in this programme, according to the report “Spanish Universities in Figures 2016/2017”.

According to the UC3M’s 23rd Employability Study on the class of 2017, conducted by the Universidad Carlos III Foundation and the University’s Orientation and Employment Service, 92.2 per cent of UC3M graduates entered the job market in the first year following their graduation. According to this report, the general satisfaction of graduates is very high. In fact, 97.5 per cent would recommend studying at the UC3M. The University also has agreements with over 6,000 companies and institutions so its students can carry out internships and access their job agencies.  

The UC3M is an innovative public university dedicated to improving society through cutting-edge research and high-quality teaching, in accordance with the strictest international guidelines. It is the top university in Spain and the 22nd in the world in the QS ranking of the 50 best universities in the world under the age of 50 and it is included among the best universities in the world in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking. It has also received several accreditations and quality distinctions, such as the EUR-ACE in the field of engineering and the AACSB accreditation in the area of business and finance programmes, among others.

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