The recently implemented, common European Higher Education configuration, adopted by over 45 countries and known as the Bologna Process, is based on a Degree-Master-PhD structure. The Basque Country executes the 4+1 schema: undergraduate programmes consist of 240 ECTS credits (structured in 4 years of study); masters can vary between 60 and 120 ECTS credits (1-2 years) and access to PhD studies needs the completion of a master course.
The School of Informatics has a large tradition as a research centre in different fields of computer engineering and 93% of the teaching staff have a doctoral degree. So there are several master's degrees.
The Master's degrees offered in the Faculty are:
- (In English) Erasmus Mundus - Language and Comunication Technology (EMLCT)
- (In English & in Basque ) Language Analysis and Processing (HAP-LAP)
- (In Spanish) Ingeniería Computacional y Sistemas Inteligentes (KISA)
- (In Spanish) Ingeniería de Sistemas Empotrados (ISE)
KISA is the gate to the Doctoral Programme in Informatics Engineering. And, LAP/EMLCT are the gate to the Doctoral Programme in Language Analysis and Processing.