What is a Single Cycle Degree Programme

A Single Cycle Degree Programme lasts for five years (300 credits obtained through a maximum of 30 exams) or six years (360 credits obtained through a maximum of 36 exams).

Access to Single Cycle Degree Programmes is subject to the possession of a secondary school diploma.

The purpose of the Single Cycle Degree Programme is to provide advanced training and high level qualifications in specific fields, in order to exercise a regulated profession.

Single Cycle Degree Programmes governed by European regulations include Medicine and Surgery, Dentistry and Dental Prostheses, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology, Architecture, Building Engineering and Architecture. These programmes divide the learning activities over 5 or 6 years. DM 270/04 also introduced a Single Cycle Degree Programme in Law. DM 249/2010 also introduced a Single Cycle Degree Programme in Primary Education Sciences.

Each Single Cycle Degree Programme trains a specific professional figure. You can consult all the information on career opportunities and professional figures in the specific sheets describing each Single Cycle Degree Programme.

Having obtained a single cycle degree (LMCU) students are qualified to access:

For access to certain professional registers or for participation in public employment competitions, additional specific competences may be requested in addition to the possession of a qualification from a given class.

Single Cycle Degree Programmes are divided into different classes. There are  7 ministerial classes, which group the degree programmes according to their common learning outcomes.

Single Cycle Degree Programmes in the same class have identical legal value, even though study paths may differ to a greater or lesser extent due to the autonomy of the university.