Certificate Degrees and Continuing Education

  • Specialist's Degree in State, International & Ceremonial Protocol

    General Information

    Teaching Languages: Spanish

    Places: 50

    Número mínimo de alumnos exigido: 10

    Duration: 35 créditos ECTS

    Tuition Fee: 2.400 €

    Access Requirements:

    Being in possession of an official University Degree. Nevertheless, exceptionally, admission will be extended to professionals directly related to to the speciality of the course who lack a Degree, as long as they prove their professional careers and meet the legal criteria to access University courses.

    Please check the Agreement of November 29, 2007 of the Governing Council of the University of Oviedo, which approves the regulation of studies leading to Certificate Degrees and other Postgraduate Degrees (BOPA, January 12, 2008).

    Admission Requirements:

    The course is intended for graduates and, exceptionally, for professionals of the field of protocol both in the public and private sector, provided they can attest their professional experience and meet the legal requirements to access University studies.

    The students selection will be based on their academic record and professional experience in the field of protocol.

    Preinscripción y matrícula


    • Preinscripción: hasta 8 de enero de 2017
    • Matrícula: del 9 al 13 de enero de 2017
    • Fecha de realización : del 23 al 28 de enero de 2017 (Madrid)


    • Preinscripción: hasta 5 de mayo de 2017
    • Matrícula: del 8 al 12 de mayo de 2017
    • Fecha de realización : del 22 al 27 de mayo de 2017 (Madrid)


    • Preinscripción: hasta 2 de octubre de 2017
    • Matrícula: del 3 al 6 de octubre de 2017
    • Fecha de realización : del 16 al 21 de octubre de 2017 (Oviedo)

    Modality: Attendance required


    January 23 to October 21

    • Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm.
    • Saturday mornings

    Teaching Center:

    • MAEC Diplomatic School of Madrid
    • Historical Building (Oviedo).

    Professional Opportunities

    One of the key aims of the course is to provide students with an excellent training towards a labour market increasingly demanding emerging with unsual strength in the world of protocol due to the growing interest both in the public institutions and the private companies to provide an outward image of efficiency and rigor that transmits reliably the internal values of the organization.

    The greatest concern of the Department for Protocol over the years the course has been taught, not to mention all those willing to expand their knowledge or still their curiosity, has been precisely how to guide the students and train them to perform a gainful activity requiring a comprehensive and varied education. The "career goal" is present in all the efforts of the Department for Protocol and the teachers, many of them excellent and highly qualified professionals of the field, who address their lessons and lectures to issues raised by the practical development of protocol. The goal seems to be satisfied with a double and undeniable evidence. First, the high number of students who, occupying relevant positions in protocol cabinets, offices and departments, not only in Spain, but also abroad, mainly in Latin America (Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Santo Domingo) as well as in the former countries of Eastern Europe, are willing to acquire training in protocol and knowing that this discipline is taught at the University of Oviedo, both at its classrooms and at the Diplomatic School of Madrid, attend the course with a desire to receive useful lessons and get a specific degree of prestige that would be unable to get at their Universities. Secondly, the equally significant number of students, who find a job in this field after completion of our course.


    This is a 3-week course organized into thre modules to complet 35 ECTS credits.

    • MODULE I
      • The structure of the Spanish State.
      • Contemporary socio-political systems.
      • Right reward system.
      • Universal principles of protocol.
      • Ceremonial and etiquette.
      • Sociology.
      • Image and Communication.
      • Decorations.
      • Setting up scenarios.
      • Manifestations of State protocol.
      • Protocol organization in international bodies.
      • UE safety.
      • The diplomatic corps.
      • Forms of address, format of official documents.
      • Military honours.
      • Municipal protocol, legislation and its traditions.
      • Heraldry, vexilollogy and orders.
      • The Islam.
      • Protocol and special ceremonial.
      • Protocol and State visits.
      • International conferences.
      • Ceremonial events of the Head of State at the Royal Palace.
      • Protocol at The Courts.
      • Protocol of Public Bodies.
      • Civil authorities in religious events.
      • The company.
      • Test of events at barracks.
      • Sociological applications to the world of Protocol.
      • Nobility and heraldry.
      • Protocol from the Presidency of the Government to its international relations.
      • Test of official and religious events.
      • Social Mass Media in the programme structure of events.
      • Image assistants.
      • Informatics.
      • Academic events.
      • Official dinners.
      • Protocol at fairs, congressess and companies.
      • The impact of music on the organization of events.
      • Graphic arts and other instrumental disciplines.


    • Honorary Director: Felio A. Vilarrubias

    Coordination :

    • Pablo Batlle / Julio Carbajo

      Telephone: 985 10 39 28

      E-mail: jcarbajo@uniovi.es

      Office: Department of Private and Business Law. University of Oviedo.