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University of León

The University of León (ULe) is a public institution of higher education and research founded as an autonomous entity in 1979. It is based on two campuses, in the cities of León and Ponferrada and the total number of students is currently 14,000 from which around 1,000 are international students from more than 50 different countries.

It offers a full range of undergraduate, master's and postgraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area in all branches of knowledge, organized in 10 different schools: Engineering, Economics, Education, Languages and Philosophy, Veterinary, Biology, Law, Health Sciences, Mining Engineering and Agricultural Engineering. Each school features libraries and IT rooms and there are central libraries at each campus. Moreover, the University has a sports centre, language centre, Confucius and Camoes Institutes, cafeterias and many other amenities.

The University of León complements its teaching and research activities with a wide variety of training workshops, university extension courses, cultural and sporting activities, boosting business creation, supporting innovation, international cooperation and exchange, working with both young and older people... all of this with the aim of becoming an integral part of our community.

ULe has strong links with institutions and companies with more than 2,400 agreements and collaboration frameworks and has signed bilateral exchange agreements with prestigious Universities from more than 40 countries.

The University of León has received the accreditation as a Campus of International Excellence and several degrees have been awarded international quality accreditations: the Computer Engineering Bachelor has been awarded the EUR-INF and the Veterinary School the EAEVE. Moreover, some of their programmes are taught jointly with renowned centres abroad: a European Master in Business Studies, with the EPAS accreditation and double degree international programs in Mechanical Engineering, International Commerce and Tourism.

Located along the Camino de Santiago, both historical towns have excellent connections and safety records. Furthermore, since both León and Ponferrada are conveniently sized cities, the campuses are within walking or cycling distance, and there is also inexpensive public transport.

Housing is affordable, with plenty of options to meet all preferences: sharing a flat, living in a university dorm, or with a host family.

ULe´s International Relations Office provides individual assistance to the candidates throughout the admission process. To ease the international students’ arrival and help them settle into life in León or Ponferrada, ULe offers a welcome week and buddy program, and several activities are organized along the year like an International Week, International Coffees… The University also provides a wide range of services including sports and cultural activities.

All this, together with the lively atmosphere and friendly environment make students feel at home very quickly and they generally say their study experience will be unforgettable.


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Programs

Bachelor's degree
Art & Design
Art History Length Location
Degree in History of Art 4 years León
Business
Business Administration
Degree in Administration and Business Management 4 years León
Finance
Degree in Finance 4 years León
International Business
Degree in International Trade 4 years León
Marketing
Degree in Marketing and Market research 4 years León
Computer Science & IT
Information Technology
Degree in Librarianship and Documentation 4 years Online / distance program
Software Engineering
Degree in Computer Science 4 years León
Engineering & Technology
Aerospace Engineering
Degree in Aerospace Engineering 4 years León
Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering
Degree in Biotechnology 4 years León
Electrical Engineering
Degree in Electrical Engineering 4 years León
Degree in Energy Engineering 4 years León
Environmental Engineering
Degree in Mining Engineering 4 years León
Joint Degree in Mine Engineering and Energy Studies 4 years León
Industrial Engineering
Degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation 4 years León
Degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources 4 years León
Mechanical Engineering
Degree in Mechanical Engineering 4 years León
Health & Well-Being
Nursing
Degree in Nursing 4 years León
Physiotherapy
Degree in Physiotherapy 4 years Ponferrada
Social Work
Degree in Social Work 4 years León
Humanities & Culture
Economics
Degree in Economics 4 years León
History
Degree in History 4 years León
Joint Degree in History and History of Art 5 years León
Sociology
Degree in Social Education 4 years León
Sports Studies & Management
Degree in Physical activity and Sport Studies 4 years León
Languages
English
Degree in Modern Languages (English) 4 years León
Spanish
Degree in Spanish Language and Literature 4 years León
Law
Business Law
Degree in Law 4 years León
Joint Degree in Law and Business Administration and Management 6 years León
Science
Agriculture
Degree in Agricultural Engineering 4 years León
Biology
Degree in Biology 4 years León
Environmental Science
Degree in Environmental Sciences 4 years León
Degree in Forestry and Environmental Studies 4 years Ponferrada
Degree in Surveying and Topography 4 years Ponferrada
Joint Degree in Forestry and Environmental Studies and Environmental Science 5 years Multiple (2)
Food Science & Technology
Degree in Food Science and Technology 4 years León
Geography
Degree in Geography and Town and Country Planning 4 years León
Teaching & Education
Early Childhood Education
Degree in Infant Education 4 years León
Degree in Primary Education 4 years León
Tourism & Hospitality
Event Management
Degree in Tourism 4 years León
Master's degree
Business
Business Administration
Master's Degree in Business Intelligence and Big Data in Secure Environment 1 year Online / distance program
Master's Degree in Research in Business Administration and Finance (Interuniversity) 1 year León
Finance
University Master Degree in Actuarial and Financial Sciences 2 years León
Human Resources
University Master Degree in Personnel Management and Work Practice 1 year León
International Business
Master's Degree in International Development and Co-operation (Interuniversity) 1 year León
Management
Master's Degree in Occupational Risk Prevention Management 1 year León
Computer Science & IT
Cyber Security
Master's Degree in Research in Cybersecurity 2 years Online / distance program
Software Engineering
Master's Degree in Computer Science 1.5 years León
Engineering & Technology
Aerospace Engineering
Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering 1.5 years León
Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering
Master's Degree in Biomedical and Health Studies 1 year Online / distance program
Master's Degree in Pharmaceutical Production 1.5 years León
Industrial Engineering
Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering 1.5 years León
Health & Well-Being
Nursing
Master's Degree in Nursing in Critical and Emergency Care 1 year León
Public Health
Master's Degree in Healthy Ageing and Quality of Life (interuniversity) 1 year Online / distance program
University Specific Degree in Mental Health - Social Clinic - on line 12 months Online / distance program
Social Work
Master's Degree in Research in Social and Health Studies (partly by distance learning) 1 year León
Humanities & Culture
Anthropology
Master's Degree in Latin American Anthropology (Interuniversitary) (partly by distance learning) 1 year Online / distance program
Economics
European Master's Degree in Business Studies (EMBS) Jointly Taught With Universities Outside Spain 2 years Multiple (4)
History
Master's Degree in European Culture and Thought: Tradition and Continuity (partly distance learning) 1.5 years León
Psychology
Master's Degree in Educational Counselling 1 year León
Master's Degree in Research in Psychology and Educational Studies 1 year León
University Specific Degree in Mental Health - Clinical Neuropsychology - on line 12 months Online / distance program
University Specific Degree in Mental Health - Clinical Psychopathology - on line 12 months Online / distance program
Sports Studies & Management
Master's Degree in Innovation and Research in Physical Activity and Sports Studies 1 year León
Master's Degree in Managing Physical Activity and Sports Organizagions and Facilities (Internuniversity) 1 year León
Master's Degree in Training and Sports Performance 1 year León
Languages
Spanish
Master's Degree in Lingüistics and Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language 1.5 years León
Master's Degree in Training for Secondary, Vocational and Language Teaching 1 year León
Law
Master's Degree in Legal Studies 1 year León
Criminal Law
Master's Degree in Cybersecurity and Digital Environment Law 1 year León
Science
Agriculture
Master's Degree in Agricultural Engineering 1.5 years León
Animal Science
Doctorate in Veterinary and Food Sciences 3 years León
Master's Degree in Advanced Studies of Flora and Fauna 1 year León
Master's Degree in Research in Veterinary Studies and Food Science and Technology 1 year León
Biology
Master's Degree in Research in Fundamental Biology and Biomedicine 1 year León
Environmental Science
Master's Degree in Geo-Informatics for Natural Resources Management 1 year León
Master's Degree in Mine and Energy Resources 1.5 years León
Master's Degree in Natural Hazards 1 year León
Master's Degree in the Study and Integrated Management of Forest Fires 1.5 years León
Doctorate / PhD
Engineering & Technology
Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering
Doctorate in Biomedicine and Health Sciences 3 years León
Industrial Engineering
Doctorate in Production Engineering and Computing 3 years León
Health & Well-Being
Public Health
Doctorate in Applied Research in Health Sciences 3 years León
Doctorate in Health, Disabilities, Dependence and Welfare 3 years León
Humanities & Culture
Economics
Doctorate in Business Economics 3 years León
International Studies
Doctorate in The Hispanic World: Roots, Development and Impact 3 years León
Psychology
Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Educational Studies 3 years León
Sports Studies & Management
Doctorate in Physical Activity and Sports Studies 3 years León
Languages
English
Doctorate in Contrastive and Comparative Studies: English / French / Spanish 3 years León
Law
Criminal Law
Doctorate in Law: Legal Protections and Social Cohesion 3 years León
Doctorate in Legal Liability. A Multidisciplinary Approach 3 years León
Science
Animal Science
Degree in Veterinary Medicine 5 years León
Biology
Doctorate in Bio-systems Engineering 3 years León
Doctorate in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 3 years León
Environmental Science
Doctorate in Environmental Science and Technology 3 years León
Doctorate in Functional and Applied Ecology 3 years León

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Av. Facultad de Vetrinaria, 25
24004 León
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