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The University of La Serena, through the Postgraduate and Postgraduate Department, administers 23 programs aimed at increasing the formation of advanced human capital in different specialties and increasing the opportunities for improvement, specialization and permanent education in the region and the country.

In the field of postgraduate studies, he dictates at the highest academic level, 5 Doctorate programs and 11 Master's programs, in disciplines that have distinguished academics of recognized prestige and high productivity in research.

In the area of ​​Postgraduate and / or Diplomate, he dictates solid programs, 13 Diploma programs (of which 2 are intermediate departures of Masters) and 1 Experticie, with outstanding professionals in the field of specialty work and extensive teaching experience.

As of this year, the University of La Serena implements on its institutional website www.userena.cl, Postgraduate and Postgraduate section, an application to apply online for advanced human capital training and continuing education programs.


Postgraduate Programs

These are continuing education programs that link the Institution with the external environment, mainly focused on forming and strengthening advanced human capital, increasing academic development and productivity, encouraging the generation of projects, research and scientific publications. In addition, the existence of professionalizing Postgraduate Programs is recognized, aimed at strengthening professional competences and generating resources for institutional development.

Doctorate
It is the highest and preeminent academic degree awarded by the University, which accredits having completed a Program of Advanced Studies and Research. The graduate acquires a high level of knowledge in an area of ​​knowledge and the ability to carry out meaningful research autonomously.

Master is the academic degree that accredits the completion of a deepening program in a specific branch of Sciences, Arts and Letters. The graduate has the training and preparation to perform in the field of research or in the workplace in a remarkable way.

In the Master's program two types of programs are identified: the academic master's degree and the professional master's degree.

El Academic Master It is aimed at strengthening the scientific education of the graduate. It is oriented to the development of scientific training processes that involve reaching higher levels in the cultivation of a discipline.

El Professional Master It is aimed at consolidating professional training with a strong component of specialization and obtaining new skills and abilities. It is aimed at solving practical problems of professional practice, making use of specialized theoretical and methodological knowledge.

Admission Requirement:
To enter a Postgraduate Program it is necessary to comply with the requirements indicated in each case:
In the Doctoral Program it is requested to be in possession of the Academic Degree of Master's Degree or the equivalent Professional Degree or Degree, according to the specific requirements of each Program.

In the Master's Program It is requested to be in possession of the Bachelor's Degree or a Professional Degree, whose level and content are equivalent to the first, according to the specific requirements of each Program.

There are two types of Programs associated with Post Graduate: Graduate Programs of specialization as such and the Diploma.

Postgraduate Programs

They are Programs that lead to a certificate of postgraduate specialization in a specific area of ​​a specific profession. These programs are required to be in possession of the corresponding Professional Title.

The Diploma Programs are Programs that lead to a diploma or certification that accredits the participation and approval of aspects of a science, technique or art in a certain number of hours. These programs are more limited and specific than the previous ones, since they allow the student to acquire knowledge, update and / or specialize in the corresponding subject. They have a greater flexibility in the entrance requirements, being able to require a professional title or technical title or experience and skills in the area.

Admission Requirement:
These programs are more limited and specific than the previous ones, since they allow the student to acquire knowledge, update and / or specialize in the corresponding subject. They have a greater flexibility in the entrance requirements, being able to require a professional title or technical title or experience and skills in the area.


Download Link Regulation for the Dictation of Postgraduate and Postgraduate Programs

Download Link Regulations for the Presentation of Theses or Work of Degree and Procedures for the Constitution and Functioning of the Corresponding Courts of Examination of Degree

Download link Exempt Resolution No. 041 / 17, modifies article No. 5 of Exempt Resolution No. 468 / 15, dated 13 October of 2015