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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
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Master's programs offered entirely in English.

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The University of Cantabria (UC) is one of the three universities that has been in the Top 10 list of the main Spanish rankings both in education as well as in research quality.It is a modern public institution whose main purpose is to contribute to social progress through a firm commitment to teaching and scientific excellence. The UC confers a wide range of official degrees within graduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs. Since its creation in 1972, it has provided university education for more than 40,000 students.The UC provides students with a wide range of resources, enabling them to acquire an all-round education. Within this context, its study programs seek the right balance between practice and theory, and which students can choose to supplement with complementary services such as internship programs, access to new technologies, exchange programs with foreign universities, guidance and tutorial activities, etc. The UC gives special importance to students’ command of foreign languages, which is why it offers them courses in various languages. UC stipulates that all graduates must have an English level that will allow them to communicate fluently. The scientific work developed in the UC is high-quality and some of its research groups are to be found amongst the leaders at an international level in their area of knowledge.The UC is also a social, cultural, and economic energizer in the autonomous region of Cantabria. This activity produces innovation for the business environment, the development of cultural activities, social participation, and knowledge generation. With this objective in mind, the UC collaborates with the main public and private agents within the social and economic environment of Cantabria through the strategic project Cantabria International Campus.

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