|Faculty or school||Faculty of Economics and Business|
|Branch of knowledge|
|Mode of delivery|
|Number of places available|
130 (excluding double degrees)
|Length of course||4 academic years|
|Language(s) of instruction||
Catalan 63%, Spanish 28.4%, English 8.6%
7.628 (July 2022, start of process, via official entrance examinations/vocational training)
|Approximate price per credit||17,69 €|
|Coordinator||M. TRINIDAD BRETONES ESTEBAN|
Objectives and competences
- To receive training in the main theories and perspectives that explain social dynamics and how human society operates.
- To learn to analyse the evolution, changes and transformations of contemporary societies and to identify future trends.
- To acquire a broader knowledge of the structures and operation of social organizations and the roles of people involved.
- To acquire professional tools for intervention in markets, state organizations and institutions, and the various private social organizations.
- Commitment to ethical practice (critical and self-critical capabilities, and capacity to demonstrate attitudes consistent with accepted notions of ethical practice).
- Capacity for learning and responsibility (capacity for analysis and synthesis, to adopt global perspectives and to apply knowledge in practice, and capacity to take decisions and adapt to new situations).
- Ability to work in a team (capacity to collaborate with others and contribute to a common project, and capacity to work in cross-disciplinary and multicultural teams).
- Creative and entrepreneurial skills (capacity to conceive, design and manage projects/capacity to research and integrate new knowledge and approaches).
- Concern for sustainability (capacity to assess the social and environmental impact of actions taken in a particular setting and capacity to adopt integrated and systemic approaches).
- Communication skills (capacity to understand and produce spoken and written Catalan, Spanish and a third language, using the specialized terminology of the discipline and capacity to search, use and integrate information).
- Organizational and planning skills.
- Decision-making and problem-solving skills.
- Capacity to recognize diversity.
- Leadership skills.
- Capacity to analyse the main concepts and generalizations about human society, its structure and its processes.
- Knowledge of sociological theory and of the main schools and authors in sociology up to the present day.
- Command of basic and advanced (qualitative and quantitative) methodologies and techniques for social research including notions of sampling and specific computer software.
- Understanding of the concepts of population, resources and environment.
- Capacity to identify and evaluate the basic concepts of social inequalities, social differences, share capital and power.
- Capacity to analyse the transformations and evolution of contemporary societies and to develop strategies concerning the probable, possible and desirable futures.
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profile
- Natural ability in mathematics and statistics.
- Disposition for critical thinking and initiative.
- Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
- Natural ability to communicate.
- Broad understanding of the political and social environment.
- Knowledge of another language (preferably English, for those students who are not native speakers).
- Command of new information and communication technologies
Access requirements and conditions
Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.
Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.
Students that have studied abroad and who wish to study at the University of Barcelona may be admitted to EHEA bachelor's degree courses. Procedures for gaining admission will depend on the qualifications held by each applicant.
For further information about admission, consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications.
As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.
- Documents required for enrolment
- Procedure to formalize enrolment
- After enrolment
- Grants and financial aid
Support and guidance
Pre-enrolment information and events
Subjects and course plans
Distribution of credits
|Compulsory final project||12|
List of subjects
|Anthropology||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|History||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Mathematics||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Political Science I||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Sociology I||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Economics||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Methodology of Social Sciences||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Political Science II||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Sociology II||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Statistics||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Social Psychology||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Research Techniques I||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Structure of Advanced Societies||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Sociological Theory I||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Sociology of the Family and Life Cycle||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Demography and Population Theory||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Problems and Conflicts||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Research Techniques II||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Structure of Spain and Catalonia||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Sociological Theory II||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Political and Social Intervention||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Control||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Research Techniques III||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Sociology of Knowledge||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Sociology of Organizations||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Change||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Research Techniques IV||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Sociology of Global Processes||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Sociology of Professions, Occupation and Work||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Urban Sociology||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Environmental Sociology||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Health and Welfare||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|State and Society||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Compulsory final project||12|
Pathways and specializationsSociology
Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree
Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment.They are therefore included in the academic record. There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.
What can you work on ?
- Consultancy in public and private, national and international organizations (town halls, companies, NGOs, media, etc.), which require data and analysis about various social dynamics (social inequality, insecurity or vulnerability; conflict evolution; migration processes, etc.).
- Social and cultural promotion.
- Assessment of social policies and social and community intervention projects.
- Advertising, marketing and market research.
- Statistics and opinion research.
- Business and institution management in the area of human resources and work management.
- Applied social research.
Data from the university system in Catalonia
Faculty of Economics and Business
Diagonal, 690-696 - 08034 Barcelona
Secretary: 934 024 304