University of Murcia

University of Murcia

Infobox University
name = Universidad de Murcia
latin_name = Universitas Studiorum Murciana

established = 1272 (original)
1915 (current)
type = Public
campus = Urban
city = Murcia
state = Murcia
country = Spain
undergrad = c. 30,000
postgrad = c. 1500
faculty = c. 2000
staff = c. 800
rector = José Antonio Cobacho Gómez
campuses = La Merced; Espinardo
address = Avenida Teniente Flomesta, nº 5
30003 Murcia
telephone = +34 968 363000
website =

The University of Murcia (Spanish: Universidad de Murcia) is the main university in Murcia, Spain. With 31,500 students, it is the largest university in the Región de Murcia.


The first university in Murcia was founded as the Universitas Studiorum Murciana by Alfonso X of Castile around 1272. The current University of Murcia was founded in 1915, making it the tenth oldest university in Spain, but its seal carries the date of the thirteenth century founding.


The University of Murcia has two campuses: La Merced, the original campus in the center of the city; and the larger Espinardo, 5 km to the north, which houses most students.

A third campus for medical and health studies is currently being built in the Murcia neighborhood of El Palmar, next to the hospital Ciudad Sanitaria Virgen de la Arrixaca, 5 km south of Murcia's city center. A fourth campus is in the beginning stages in San Javier. Another one, in Lorca, is expected to open in 2007.


Categorized by faculties and university schools: [cite web
url =
title = University of Murcia
publisher = Compostela Group of Universities
format = PDF
date = 2005-10-06
accessdate = 2007-11-15


Faculty of Fine Artsref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Honours Degree in Fine Arts

Faculty of Biologyref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Honours Degree in Biology
* Honours Degree in Environmental Science

Faculty of Documentation Scienceref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Diploma in Library Sciences and Documentation
* Honours Degree in Documentationref label|2ndCycle|2nd|2nd
* Honours Degree in Journalismref label|2ndCycle|2nd|2nd
* Honours Degree in Advertising and Public Relationsref label|2ndCycle|2nd|2nd

Faculty of Industrial Sciencesref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Diploma in Industrial Relations
* Honours Degree in Industrial Scienceref label|2ndCycle|2nd|2nd

Faculty of Economics and Businessref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Diploma in Management Science
* Honours Degree in Administration and Management
* Honours Degree in Economics
* Honours Degree in Market Technology and Researchref label|2ndCycle|2nd|2nd
* Honours Degree in Sociologyref label|2ndCycle|2nd|2nd

Faculty of Lawref label|atLaMerced|M|M

* Honours Degree in Law
* Honours Degree in Political and Administration Sciencesref label|2ndCycle|2nd|2nd you may also study a combined honours degree in Political Science and Sociology
* Diploma in Public Management and Administration
* Combined Honours Degree in Law with Administration and Management

Faculty of Educationref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Diploma in Social Education
* Honours Degree in Education
* Honours Degree in Education Psychologyref label|2ndCycle|2nd|2nd
* Teaching: Specialising in Special Needs Education
* Teaching: Specialising in Physical Education
* Teaching: Specialising in Infant Education
* Teaching: Specialising in Music Education
* Teaching: Specialising in Primary Education
* Teaching: Specialising in Foreign Languages (Specialities in English and French)

Faculty of Philosophyref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Honours Degree in Philosophy

Faculty of Computer Sciencesref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Engineer in Computer Science
* Technical Engineer in Computer Science (Management)
* Technical Engineer in Computer Science (Systems)

Arts Facultyref label|atLaMerced|M|M

* Honours Degree in Classics
* Honours Degree in French
* Honours Degree in Spanish
* Honours Degree in English
* Honours Degree in Geography
* Honours Degree in History
* Honours Degree in History of Art

Faculty of Mathematicsref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Honours Degree in Mathematics

Faculty of Medicineref label|atHospital|MH|MH

* Honours Degree in Medicine
* Honours Degree in Dentistry
* Diploma in Physiotherapy

Faculty of Psychologyref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Honours Degree in Psychology

Faculty of Chemistryref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Diploma in Optics and Optometry
* Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering
* Honours Degree in Biochemistryref label|2ndCycle|2nd|2nd
* Honours Degree in Physics
* Honours Degree in Chemistry

Faculty of Veterinary Scienceref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Honours Degree in Veterinary Science
* Honours Degree in Science and Food Technologyref label|2ndCycle|2nd|2nd

University schools

Nursing School of Murciaref label|atHospital|MH|MH

* Diploma in Nursing

Nursing School of Cartagenaref label|atCartagena|C|C

* Diploma in Nursing

chool of Social Workref label|atEspinardo|E|E

* Diploma in Social Work

chool of Tourismref label|atMurcia|Mu|Mu

* Diploma in Tourism
*School for adults ceainfante [] in collaboration with umu


* Economy
* Experimental Science
* Health Science
* Humanity
* Juridical Science
* Mathematics
* Social Science
* Technological Teaching

Degree footnotes

* Espinardo campus
* La Merced campus
* La Merced campus, but some classes given in hospitals
* In city of Murcia outside La Merced campus
* Cartagena, convert|60|km|mi|0|abbr=on south of Murcia
* Second cycle degrees only


External links

* [ University of Murcia] - official English pages
* [ Campus maps] - campuses and how to get to them
* [ History of the University of Murcia] - in Spanish

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