|Faculty or school||Faculty of Education|
|Branch of knowledge|
|Mode of delivery|
|Number of places available|
|Length of course||4 academic years|
|Language(s) of instruction||Catalan 71.9%, Spanish 28.1%|
8.990 (July 2022, start of process, via official entrance examinations/vocational training)
|Approximate price per credit||17,69 €|
|Coordinator||ALEJANDRA MONTANE LOPEZ|
Objectives and competences
Three basic objectives are central to the bachelor's degree in Social Education:
- Provide the scientific knowledge required to understand, interpret and analyse theoretical and practical principles of social education in various contexts and times.
- Teach the knowledge, abilities, attitudes and skills that are required to design, develop and assess socioeducational resources, programmes and projects, and offer a comprehensive view of educational practices throughout life and particular sensitivity to the processes of change and social participation.
- Train students to work in the field of social education, a profession in which educational contexts are created and mediation and training are undertaken. These are the areas in which a social educator works, which enable:
- The subject of the education to be incorporated into a wide range of social networks, considered as the development of sociability and social movement.
- Cultural and social promotion, considered as the opening up of new opportunities to acquire cultural assets that expand the perspectives of education, labour, leisure and social participation.
The general competences described in the report on the bachelor's degree in Social Education are focused on students developing a responsible, creative and enterprising attitude to learning, and taking into account teamwork, sustainability and ethical commitment.
The specific competences that students should develop in the bachelor's degree in Social Education are focused on key concepts such as knowledge of professional identity to analyse and interpret the processes of social, cultural and educational mediation, and thus discriminate between different responses of an educational nature. It is important to know the disciplinary and multidisciplinary theories and models in education, psychology and sociology that define the object of Social Education, in order to design, develop and monitor well-founded, transforming educational processes and promote social networks between people, groups and institutions.
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profile
If you wish to study Social Education you should have the following competences:
- Communication, analytical and critical skills.
- Teamwork skills.
- Capacity to empathise and relate positively to others.
- Ability to adapt to change, flexibility, entrepreneurship and creativity.
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
|History of Social Education||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Identity and Professional Development||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social and Educational Policy||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Social Education: Issues and Challenges||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Uses, Potential and Limits of Information and Communication Technology||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Cultural Anthropology||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Human Rights and Legal Frameworks in Social Education||
|Research and Evaluation in Socioeducation||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Social Psychology and Industrial and Organizational Psychology||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Sociology of Education||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Community Development||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Education Theory and Educational Institutions||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Established and Emerging Professional Areas||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Principles of Teaching and Learning in Socioeducational Activity||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Social Exclusion, Conflict and Mediation||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Adult Education||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Design and Innovation in Socioeducational Action||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Developmental Psychology||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Sociocultural Promotion and Education in Leisure Time||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Socioeducational Action in Situations of Social Inclusion and Exclusion||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Institutional or Company Placement||Annual||Practices||24|
|Supervision of Institutional or Company Placement||Annual||Practices||6|
|Educational Relations Analysis||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Ethics, Values and Social Education||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Planning and Evaluation of Social and Educational Services||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Pedagogy||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Final Project||Annual||Compulsory final project||12|
|Interpersonal and Social Communication in Professional Practice||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Socioeducational Research||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Socioeducational Service Management||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Art and Culture in Social Education||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
Pathways and specializationsSocial Education
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 ?
Social educators work in many different contexts and social and educational areas.
You could work on projects to promote a group or region (for example, a youth centre, a local development project or a sociocultural programme) or programmes for individual, family or group assistance that aim to foster the development of social skills and social movement (for example, programmes to prevent maltreatment, child protection centres or detention centres).
Although this is not an exhaustive list, the contexts and areas could include:
- Specific areas of intervention characteristic of the past development of the profession (sociocultural programmes, specialised social education, adult education and guidance, training and employment), and other emerging areas, such as artistic expression, urban space and mediation.
- Age groups: elderly people, adults, youths, adolescents and children.
- The existence of singular needs or social problems that increase the risk of exclusion or make it hard to develop sociability, social movement and social organisation of people and groups.
- The institutional context in which socioeducational actions are undertaken (social services, justice, official non-university education, culture, health, youth and free time, work, etc.).
- Socioeducational actions that could appear in the future that are determined by emerging social, technological, cultural or educational needs.
Data from the university system in Catalonia
Faculty of Education
Pg. de la Vall d'Hebron, 171 - 08035 Barcelona
Secretary: 934 020 269