Choose your subjects
The choice of the subjects to study at the UDC will condition all your
stay in Coruña. For that reason, it’s important that you devote the
necessary time to it.
It is not an easy task because you’ll not always find the subjects you
like or those you need to complete your studies in Holy Cross or
because two subjects you are interested in are taught at the same time.
During the welcoming
days (jornadas de orientación)
we’ll devote several
moments to the choice of subjects. At that moment, you’ll have the help
of the academic director of the programme. However, it is convenient
that before arriving to Coruña you’ve reviewed the offer of the UDC
subjects and have a list of the subjects you’d like or need to study.
You can study any of the subjects of the bachelor’s degrees offered by the UDC
· Look up in the Degrees at the UDC
en la UDC
you are interested in and once there, the subjects you need or like.
· You can find most of the subjects classified by areas in the section Subjects
areas) [Asignaturas (por áreas)
· There are “hidden” subjects: some subjects you can be interested in
perhaps included in degrees you haven’t thought of, for example: you
can find History subjects in the Sociology degree. To localize
them, the section Subjects
(by areas) [Asignaturas
may be of help.
· Don’t take subject descriptions from other lists that may belong to
areas that cannot be studied at present or that are not studied at the
A Coruña campuses.
· Pay attention to where are the faculties
están las facultades
to consider your necessary time to move between the faculties.
· Try to verify the class
· Pay attention to some very important details of the subjects: number
ECTS credits, if they are taught in Spanish or Galician, if they are
annual (taught from September to May) or taught during a four-month
period (and, in that case, if they are taught during the first or the
second term; they are usually identified as 1C or 2C, respectively).
· Look up for alternative subjects. It's possible that two or more
subjects you are interested in have incompatible times.
The incompatibility of
time that doesn’t usually affect the Spanish
students is due to two reasons:
a) In Spain, the subjects are taught by degrees, that is,
only studies a branch of knowledge: Philology, Law, Sociology,
b) They are designed to be taught by courses, that is, the
for the subjects of the first course, the second year for the subjects
of the second course, etc.
· If you have any doubt, want to get more information, don’t find the
subjects you're looking for, get in contact
with the programme academic direction
you need it.
· Tell about your choice of the subjects to the academic direction as
soon as possible. Perhaps we can give you an
advice, some help about the problems that the subjects chosen may cause
you, suggestions about other similar subjects, etc.
After your selection, we’ll have to sign a Learning
Agreement that must be approved by the Office of Study Abroad in
Holy Cross. You can download the form and a model in the following
Once each fourth-month period starts, there is a period of
approximately a month during which changes in the Learning Agreement
can be made. These changes must
also be approved by HC.