Certificate Degrees and Continuing Education

  • Expert's Degree in Protocol, Ceremonial, Heraldry and Vexillology

    General Information

    Teaching Languages: Spanish

    Places: 36

    Número mínimo de alumnos exigido: 15

    Duration: 16 ECTS credits

    Tuition Fee: 1.500 €

    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.

    Plazos de preinscripción y matrícula:

    • Preinscripción: 1 de junio de 2015 a 15 de abril de 2016
    • Matricula: 19 al 25 de abril de 2016

    Modality: Attendance required


    Mondays to Fridays from 9:30 to 14:00, and from 16:00 to 20:00.

    Teaching Center: Historical Building of the University of 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. Second, the equally significant number of students, who find a job in this field after completion of our course.


    This is four-week course consisting of 16 ECTS credits.



    Historic review of Spanish protocol and its regulations. The structure of the State in the Spanish Constitution, its inffluence on the study of protocol. The Royal Decree 2099/86 on Precedence in the State. Additional regulations.


    Universal parameters of Protocol, Ceremonial and Etiquette. Fundamental concepts of Host, Presidency and Precedence. The formal ceremony. Basic individuals. Symbols, etc.


    Development of articles 12 and 14 of the Royal Decree 2099/83. Specific regulations of the different administrations.


    The company. Academic protocol. Protocol and liturgy. Different religious faith. Protocol, ceremonial and military uniformity. Protocol in sport and NGOs.


    Heraldry and nobility. Vexilollogy. Sociology. Music. Safety. Logistics, routes and caravans. Sport and globalization. The mass media. Graphic techniques. Computing in the service of the Departments for protocol. National, international and foreig ceremonial decorations and badges. Usages and forms of address. Etiquette and official and business receptions. Budget and financial control.


    Visits and Internships at public and private institutions (General Meeting of the Principality, RIDEA, Campoamor Theater, Cabo Noval barracks , Cathedral of Oviedo, La Reconquista Hotel, Central Lechera Asturiana).


    Coordination :

    • Julio Carbajo González

      E-mail: jcarbajo@uniovi.es

      Office: Department of Private and Business Law.