Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Giftedness and Talent Development

Research-oriented program
Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Giftedness and Talent Development

Master’s Degree inEstudios Avanzados en Altas Capacidades
y Desarrollo del Talento

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Student Profile: Candidates interested in studying and obtaining the diploma for the Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Giftedness and Talent Development from the Antonio de Nebrija University must comply with the requirements imposed by current legislation, with an admission profile being that of a university graduate (bachelor's, associate's or master's degree) in the educational field: Early Childhood or Primary Education, or Pedagogy, or Psychopedagogy. Likewise, given the transversal nature of the program, students who have completed the Master's Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching, or the Teaching Aptitude Certificate (CAP) may access this Master's degree.

Graduate Profile: Graduates of the Master's degree will achieve a specialized profile, will obtain the necessary training to analyze the profile of these minors and will be able to design research according to the latest scientific advances in the area, which will serve as a basis for the identification of this type of population and the design of programs for the development of talent, from a comprehensive perspective and adapted to different needs.

Official Degree:Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Giftedness and Talent Development

Center responsible:School of Languages and Education

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences

Duration: 1 year.

Total Credits:60 credits.
Minimum of 30 ECTS credits and maximum of 60 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Part-time students: Minimun ECTS: 12 Maximum ECTS: 30

Openings available:200

Academic year in which it was implemented:2020/2021

Modality: Online

Quality of the degree

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Master's degree with a research orientation that responds to the growing social need for education for gifted students

In recent years there has been a notable growth in research on the education, care and detection of people with high intellectual abilities. Numerous publications and conferences address these issues. Approximately 2.28% of the world's population has high intellectual abilities, which is why society demands specialized education in this matter.

This Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Giftedness and Talent Development from Nebrija University responds to this challenge for the psychoeducational intervention that must advance in order to adequately serve minors with these abilities. The research vocation of the program will allow new scientific studies, providing in-depth knowledge on this part of the population and having a positive impact on personalized and quality attention.

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This social demand is also reflected in numerous academic movements and researchers whose objective is the understanding of the population with high intellectual capacities and the scientific analysis, based on the advances in neuroscience, of their cognitive functioning. This fact is reflected in an important number of scientific publications whose objective is the study of this population, in which variables such as attention processes, memory and emotional processes are considered, and that offer a multidimensional response.

As it is a research-oriented master's degree, it is important to note that the degree is based on the scientific, academic, professional and research experience of the teaching team of the School of Languages and Education, and their participation, as guest lecturers, in training programs of universities and institutions from various countries.

Regarding scientific experience, we must highlight that the Department of Education has the Research Group on Cognition, Education and Individual Differences (CEDI), composed of 12 researchers, of which 11 are doctors, and which is directed by Dr. Jon Andoni Duñabeitia as Principal Investigator. His main research activity deals with the psychoeducational aspects that determine the different cognitive profiles of students at different educational levels, attending to four basic psychological processes: attention, memory, emotion and perception.

On the other hand, the Cognitive Science Center - C3, which brings together permanent research staff from the Nebrija University School of Languages and Education and external affiliated staff of the first-class international level, is oriented towards excellent research in the area of the science of conduct or behavior. It focuses its scientific work on disciplines that explore human behavior and how it is modulated in relation to oneself and to the context, attending mainly to sciences such as pedagogy and experimental psychology, and giving a highly relevant role to cognitive science and the neurosciences.

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The program responds to the social need for educating gifted students

More than 20 years of education experience

Nebrija University is a reference in research for Education and training teachers, with over 20 years of experience.

Doctorate in Education and Cognitive Processes

Program aimed at generating basic and applied knowledge that allows us to delve into individual differences and thus provide an educational response truly focused on an understanding of the multidimensional aspect of diversity.

Excellent teaching staff

You will learn from the best doctors and professionals who have a long teaching and research career.


All our degrees and study plans have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment
The student must take 60 credits

Subjects 42 ECTS

  • First semester
  • 6 ECTS | Intelligence and Neuroscience
  • 6 ECTS | Cognition, emotion and high intellectual abilities
  • 6 ECTS | Current perspectives on the detection of talent and high intellectual abilities
  • 6 ECTS | Intervention and inclusion strategies: scientific advances
  • 6 ECTS | Educational innovation for the attention to high intellectual abilities

  • Second semester
  • 6 ECTS | Researching High Intellectual Abilities: The Scientific Method
  • 6 ECTS | Research design and data analysis in high intellectual abilities

Internship and Final Research Project 18 ECTS

  • Second Semester
  • 6 ECTS | Internship
  • 12 ECTS | Final Research Project

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Employability recognized in the Rankings

From the beginning, Nebrija University has maintained a commitment to the highest academic demands, employability reflected in internships in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary curricula and international projection. This commitment places the University in the top positions of the most important international rankings.

The international QS Stars Ranking has awarded the University five stars, the highest score, in Teaching, Employability, Internationalization, Inclusivity and Online Teaching.

The Spanish rankings also recognize the excellence of our University, highlighting its research, training and internationalization work. The U-Ranking, by the BBVA Foundation and IVIE, has selected Nebrija University as the second Spanish university in Teaching.


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Opening ceremony 22-23

At Nebrija University we are starting the new year with the same enthusiasm and energy as we always do. We are prepared to offer the student an educational experience with the highest academic rigorousness, which is characteristic of our institution. Welcome to the Nebrija family!