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The MAST is officially verified by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Catalan Regional Government through the Agency for the Quality of the University System (AQU). Links to the verification report and to the official registry of the degree (in Spanish).

Being the MAST an official master's degree of one of the countries in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the MAST degree is recognized in all the EHEA countries. The requirement for admission to a doctoral programme to pursue an official PhD 300 ECTS. Therefore, MAST graduates with a bachelor's degree of at least 210 ECTS can seek admission to a doctoral programme.