Reception and orientation
Management related to the Master (pre-registration, registration, etc.) will be performed, in the Master and Doctoral School in UPV/EHU, and in the Faculty of Science in the University of Cantabria,
Detailed information to interested students, prior to their registration, will be secured in the case of UC, by the academic management service that publishes a yearly Guide to Postgraduate Official Studies, distributed both internally and outside the institution. This guide is available on the institutional website from the Academic Information Section
In the case of the University of Basque Country, UPV/EHU, the information is provided by the Postgraduated Studies Section (https://www.ehu.eus/en/web/estudiosdeposgrado-graduondokoikasketak/home), and also through the head of the master. The master's website also includes all the aspects related to the internal functioning of the master, such as timetables, calendars, activities, etc.
Once students have been admitted, the Inter-University Master's Committee will assign a Tutor to each of them, who will act as a facilitator in decisions making process for the academic development of their studies
The diffusion among graduates will be achieved by inserting all details in the master webpage (both in UC and UPV/EHU) sites. In addition, meetings with companies with an interest in new materials will be held to assure the eventual incorporation of master students in their R+D teams. Diffusion in Technological centres is obviously secured as some of them do participate in the master.
Informative talks for the undergraduates (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geology, Engineering, etc.) in their last semester will be delivered, with the assistance of the Faculty and Engineering boards.
Direct information (PDF-format leaflets and webpage info) will be distributed among other Spanish universities to ease the incorporation of external graduates.
Support and orientation after enrolment
As already indicated, all Master students will be assigned a tutor and, in addition, a supervisor of their Master thesis (which each student chooses on the basis of the annual offer of MSc thesis works). Both academics will act as advisors on the decisions for the adequate academic development of their studies. On the other hand, the Postgraduated Studies Section of the UPV/EHU and the Faculty of Science of the University of Cantabria, will give them the administrative support related to the course (helpline, invitations, certificates, changes in registration, recognition of credits, etc.).
The head of the master and the Interuniversity Master's Committee will be accessible to solve troubles of the Master students, as well as all lecturers involved, with an assigned tutorial time for their students.
On the other hand, the Interuniversity Master Committee will meet at the end of each semester to discuss any complaints and suggestions raised by students, or any other circumstances related to the development of the Master.
Once the student is enrolled, and prior to the start of the courses, a dedicated meeting will be organized in which the student will receive full information about the studies. In the event, any questions raised by the students will be solved.
On a three-month basis, the Interuniversity Master' Committee will meet the students to get in direct touch with their opinion on how the course is being developed.
Specific educational needs
The Interuniversity Master Committee may require gathering complementary knowledge in particular areas of Physics, Chemistry and/or Maths to some specific students. This complementary background should be received priot to the actual master course. This may apply especially for students with 180 ECTS, then requiring an extra 60 ECTS. Eventually, this situation may also be the case for students with a degree which is not granted with a direct access.
Universal accessibility criteria
The UPV/EHU fosters the inclusion in the University Community of people with special needs in line with the criterion of universal accessibility.