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Dr. Univ. in Professional Studies

What Is a Professional Studies Degree?

Professional Studies may be right for you. Individuals wishing to apply their college credits toward the completion of a degree in a specific field can do so in this programme, allowing students to transfer their completed college credits, professional qualifications to their degree programme. The rationale for professional studies is to develop professionalism, develop awareness, enhance methodology and knowledge of the profession.

Know more about the Doctor of the University
Universidad Azteca Professional Studies is interdisciplinary in focus on postgraduate academic skills development in professional practice as defined by the Mexican and European Qualifications Framework (MMC, EQF) Level 7 (Masters Degree) and Level 8 (Doctoral Degree), are usually course-based with a report or project component and with a greater emphasis on practical and technical training combining theory and practice-based professional learning to optimise an individual’s professional practice and postgraduate intellectual skills through academic training for a specific profession implementing work-based research.

These degree programmes offer flexible schedules with a diverse curriculum centered on technical and practical training, students are assisted to develop competence in subject knowledge, subject application, which will enable them to work effectively in the variety of contexts they will encounter during their careers.


TYPE: Universidad Azteca internal award, university own programme acc. Art. 59 General Law of Education.

LEVEL: Third cycle, level 8 MMC university own award.



AWARDING UNIVERSITY: Universidad Azteca, Chalco, Mexico.

UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT IN EUROPE: Universidad Azteca European Programmes.

TARGET GROUP: Doctoral students interested in credit transfer from doctoral study or Level 8 EQF courses in one of the following disciplines to Universidad Azteca pursuing the completion of the doctoral programme by thesis / professional doctorate examination.

SPECIALISATION: Advanced studies at level 8 MMC (EQF)


  • Social and Economic Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Science.

STUDY LANGUAGE: English, German, Spanish

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT: Master or equivalent degree and postgraduate coursework or qualifications for credit transfer to the programme or research experience.

Modality and Course Team

MODALITY: e-learning and distance education modality.
COURSE TEAM: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Berchtold, Prof. Dr. Friedrich Luhan, Prof. Dr. Ricardo Saavedra Hidalgo, Prof. Dr. Felipe Fernández Rivadulla, Prof. Dr. Endler.

Study Plan

Transfer credits – Elective coursesTest modeECTS
Transfer from MPhil doctoral programme/ level 8 EQFCredits TransferUp to 102
Electives from doctoral programme of Universidad AztecaExaminationDifference to 102
Mandatory Science Module Test modeECTS
Research ProjectPresentation18
Thesis / Rigorosum Examination Test modeECTS
Thesis in the discipline specialisationWritten thesis presentation and defense60
ECTSDefence / Rigorosum180


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