Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is a renowned, Spanish public university in the Community of Madrid. It was established in 1989 and has been delivering excellent education ever since. It is also constantly ranked among the best 20 universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings. The university places special value on being an institution that presents its students with a global outlook. In order to do just that, students from near and far are accepted onto one of the many degree programmes offered at UC3M. A broad range of Bachelor’s and Master’s are therefore delivered completely in English. About 20% of the student body is made up of foreign students who chose Madrid and UC3M as their dream university location. To add to its already international atmosphere, the school decided to take part in the Erasmus student exchange programmes. The university is known to offer outstanding education, especially in the fields of business, particularly economics. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is not only known for its high academical standards, it also holds the highest admission grade requirement in Madrid for degree programmes, such as business, law, political science, economics and more. Graduates can expect to be best equipped for their future endeavours, as proven by the fact that the university is ranked among the world’s top 150 universities in employability (QS World University Rankings, in 2016). The campuses are home to state-of-the-art facilities. UC3M has four campuses that are divided into the Getafe Campus, which hosts the School of Law and Social Sciences and the School of Humanities, Communication and Documentation; the Leganés Campus, which is home to the School of Engineering; as well as the Colmenarejo Campus and Madrid-Puerta de Toledo Campus. The school also offers online courses in addition to their undergraduate and postgraduate courses. At the moment, 13 courses are offered, in a variety of subjects, including structural mechanics, and European paintings.
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Despite how they sell and the interesting personalities that teach the class, it really does not offer anything offered by other universities.
As for the branch of audiovisual communication, cinema, etc. (Campus de Toledo), the campus does not have material. It does not provide facilities for classroom practices. The teachers on staff are very average, nothing remarkable. The media professionals who teach are very interesting, but these qualifications only serve to learn theory (something that can be learned on your own) instead of putting it into practice, opening a door to the professional world or simply making contacts.
The system of practices is inefficient. The university does not have as many agreements as it sells, nor does it have the strength to do or demand a minimum of conditions as other universities do.
In conclusion, it is not a bad university, but neither is it, as seen from the outside, superior in anything. Study here only if it catches you closer to home than others.
Did a Master Degree in Cinema and Television and the overall feeling wasn’t bad, but there’s still a lot to do.
Some classes were good and we learned a lot about the film and television industry that a simple degree in Audiovisual Communication won’t show you (Executive Production, (real) Script Writting, professional edition, etc.). Some of the teachers are award winning professionals that currently work in the industry (Beatriz Bodegas, Joaquín Oristrell, Michel Gaztambide, Borja Cobeaga, the head of NYSU Films, Esther García…), so the insight they give is quite useful and you learn a lot from them.
On the other hand, the rest of the teachers are just that, teachers, who will only give you the theory and won’t even ask anything practical from you.
Also, it’s important to say that they provide you with the oportunity to do your internship at some of the most important film and tv producers from Madrid such as Morena Films, Wanda Films, Shine Iberia (producer of MasterChef) and in movies such as Alejandro Amenábar’s “Mientras dure la guerra”.
University with a very high requirement that helps you when it comes to leaving the labor market well prepared. The facilities, above all in their distribution and availability, can be improved. The teaching staff is generally well prepared and has a high demand in all their subjects that makes the degree not easy but that is rewarded when leaving the working world.
Teachers with very little vocation that focus only on theory. Calls for exam that vary radically from one year to the next. Knowledge very little focused on working life. Alleged prestige that I have not been recognized anywhere. The qualifications are a lottery.
Good facilities, and many agreements with foreign universities for exchanges.
– In general the university is quite good in all aspects. The facilities are quite good since it is a relatively young university. On the other hand, it must be said that the availability of material at the time of performing the practices is more than sufficient and is in good condition. In my career, Audiovisual Communication at least is like that. Perhaps the TV sets and radio studios are not the most advanced on the market but in general they are quite good.
– Regarding the general development of my career I have to say that I am quite with it, except some subjects, especially electives, which do not correspond to what was shown in the initial program of the same and that afterwards have ended up being a disappointment . In general terms the degree is as I expected, the relationship between theory and practice is quite balanced and the acquisition of knowledge is adequate.
– The qualification of the teaching staff is quite high in general and in most cases it is about people who are at the forefront in their different fields. There are always exceptions and you find professors without any vocation that convert wonderful subjects into the most infumable of tostones, but it is not usual.
– In my case, I think it is a very recommendable career, although as I feared, it offers very general contents on various fields and makes specialization necessary after finishing the degree.
– Even so, it seems a very good option at least to study my career.
University with a very high requirement that helps you when it comes to leaving the labor market well prepared. The facilities depend a little on the building where you touch are good or are very outdated and it is difficult to find a place to sit. The faculty is well prepared and has great demand in all their subjects that makes the title is not easy but that is rewarded when leaving the world of work
I studied Business Administration at UC3M and I could not have chosen better. First of all, services and facilities (including entertainment) are superb. At Getafe’s campus, you’ll find 2 well-equipped libraries and 2 cafe-restaurants, apart from a new brand gym and pool. Academically speaking, a university degree is truly demanding but the experience ends up being definitely worth it. Your skills and knowledge afterwords will meet any company’s requirement when it comes to applying for a new job, even with no previous professional experience. University reputation is key to avoid being rejected by your future employee checking your CV.
I strongly recommend this university because it is one of the best in the community of Madrid in social sciences. It offers a huge variety of degrees, international programs to study abroad, experts in research, job opportunities, activities, huge varieties of programs etc. It also should encourage us the good level of the students in this university, making the environment competitive and pleasant to learn. As a downside, I think the quality of teaching can be improved in some courses to put the teaching part at the same level as the research part.
If you study anything related to social sciences, forget about any other university of Madrid and come to Uc3m.