• Have a coherent and comprehensive body of knowledge, which contains data from scientific or other cutting-edge developments and understand the concepts, methods and practices of a theoretical scientific, technological or artistic field of knowledge that encompasses elements from their respective professional fields to deepen, broaden and increase their prior knowledge.
• Possess an understanding of evolutionary dynamics of their scientific field and have knowledge of the current innovative applications.
• Possess analytical and advanced knowledge on their domain, including critical understanding of theories, concepts, principles, and methodologies of scientific or applied knowledge field.


• Analyze and adjust their acquired knowledge to implement it on a variety of topics in the field of study or academic and professional field, as well as to acquire new knowledge.
• Apply correctly the right tools and the appropriate analytical techniques in exploring key issues of their scientific field of studies.
• Resolve complex or new problems in their scientific field of study, by developing integrated and creative or innovative solutions and approaches, while also supporting the solutions and opinions in a methodical and scientific way.
• Using scientific sources or other sources specialized in theoretical, technical, and professional issues, gather, analyze, and choose in a critical and responsible manner, ideas, and information on the aspects of their interest.
• Develop topics, mainly within the framework of their professional knowledge and field, based on scientific documentation and make valid judgements that take into account the relevant social, economic, cultural and ethical dimensions of the issue.
• Communicate with laymen or specialists, in order to convey verbally, in writing and through other means, information, ideas, problems and solutions in specific topics.


• Plan, manage and implement research tasks with supervision in the context of their scientific field of study, both at individual and collective level.
• Transfer the knowledge and skills acquired in a professional or business context and apply them with autonomy and in a way that shows professionalism and social responsibility to plan and manage complex technical or professional activities or tasks.
• Make decisions, evaluate and assume their responsibility in complex professional and business frames that change and evolve.
• Be able to undertake a responsibility, within a specified frame, of the development of knowledge, skills and abilities of individuals and groups.

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.