|Faculty or school||Faculty of Law|
|Branch of knowledge|
|Mode of delivery|
|Number of places available|
150 (excluding double degree)
|Length of course||4 academic years|
|Language(s) of instruction||Catalan 48,3%, Spanish 51,7%|
8.180 (July 2022, start of process, via official entrance examinations/vocational training)
|Approximate price per credit||17,69 €|
|Coordinator||JESUS BARCELO FERNANDEZ|
Objectives and competences
- To provide sound, flexible training in response to the development of the economic and social context, with a particular focus on changes in industrial relations and in human resources management.
- To provide interdisciplinary skills and knowledge to manage industrial relations.
- To gain an understanding of the complexity and dynamic and interrelational nature of work.
- To apply the knowledge that is gained in different areas: legal advice on employment, human resources management, organization of work, and management and mediation in the labour market.
- To develop the capacity to apply information and communication technologies.
- To develop the capacity to learn new knowledge independently and to access studies.
- Commitment to ethical practice: critical skills and attitudes that are consistent with ethical and moral standards in work relations.
- Capacity for learning and responsibility: the ability to analyse, synthesise and make decisions.
- Team work: capacity to collaborate with others and contribute to a common project as part of 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/capacity to adopt integrated and systemic approaches).
- Respect for the fundamental rights of workers, in particular with regard to gender equality, incapacity and the work-life balance.
- Communication skills: capacity to understand and produce effective spoken and written language, using specialized terminology.
- Understanding of the foundations of the Spanish legal system, constitutional framework and basic institutional framework.
- Understanding of the most relevant aspects of contemporary economic, political and social history and of the dynamic nature of labour relations.
- Capacity to apply qualitative and quantitative social research techniques to the study of industrial relations.
- Understanding of the fundamental principles of economics, the labour market and employment policies and their importance in organizational contexts.
- Theoretical and practical understanding of the legal framework applicable to companies and commercial activities.
- Understanding of the structure and function of companies and ability to apply results analysis and organizational techniques.
- Theoretical and practical understanding of staff management techniques in organizations.
- Theoretical and practical understanding of the legal framework applicable to labour relations, union activity and social security actions in the management of public and private sector workers.
- Understanding of and capacity to manage the basic aspects of government intervention in labour relations.
- Understanding of the technical and legal aspects of occupational risk prevention and capacity to manage risk prevention activities.
- Understanding of and capacity to manage fiscal obligations and understanding of accounting as an instrument for analysing the economic-financial information generated by companies.
- Capacity to apply specific knowledge in the field of legal and labour advice.
- Capacity to apply specific knowledge and techniques in the field of people management.
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profile
The applicant should have the ability to analyse, summarise and work in a team, and have social skills for negotiations and conflict resolution.
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
Administrative procedures related to enrolment
- Enrolment information for new students Enrolment
- information for second-, third- and fourth-year students
- Other enrolment procedures
Support and guidance
Pre-enrolment information and events
Subjects and course plans
Distribution of credits
|Compulsory final project||6|
List of subjects
|Applied Statistics in Labour Relations||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Introduction to the Economy||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Political System and Constitutional Law||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Techniques in Work and Communication||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Work Psychology||1st semester||Basic training||6|
|Business Organization||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Economic and Social History||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Introduction to Law||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Labour Economics||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Sociology of Work||2nd semester||Basic training||6|
|Business Law||1st semester||Compulsory||9|
|Employment Law I||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Occupation Policy||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Organization and Methods of Work||1st semester||Compulsory||9|
|Accounting I||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Employment Law II||2nd semester||Compulsory||9|
|Person Management||2nd semester||Compulsory||9|
|Social Security Law I||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Accounting II||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Legal Regime and Common Administrative Procedure||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Legal Regime of Civil Service Employment||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Occupational Health and Safety||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Social Security Law II||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Company Taxation||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|International Legal Regime for Employment||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Labour Law I and Collective Bargaining||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Labour Safety and Health||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Management of State Employment||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Administrative Intervention in Labour Relations||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Labour Law II and Collective Bargaining||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Labour Procedural Law||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Staff Selection and Training||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Compulsory final project||6|
|Complementary Social Protection||2nd semester||Optional||6|
|Environmental Management and Total Quality||2nd semester||Optional||6|
|Institutional or Company Placement||Annual||Practices||12|
|Internal Communication||2nd semester||Optional||6|
|Legal and Financial Regime in the Voluntary Sector||2nd semester||Optional||6|
|Legal Regime for Non-Nationals||2nd semester||Optional||6|
|Practical Applications of Labour and Social Security Law I||1st semester||Optional||6|
|Practical Applications of Labour and Social Security Law II||2nd semester||Optional||6|
|Psychological and Social Risk||2nd semester||Optional||6|
|Strategic Company Management||1st semester||Optional||6|
|Techniques in Conflict Negotiation and Resolution||2nd semester||Optional||6|
Pathways and specializationsMinor in Labour Law
Minor in Personnel Management
Pathway without minors
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 ?
Graduates in industrial relations are well equipped for careers in the following areas:
- Labour rights specialist
- Human resources management
- Occupational risk prevention
- Public administration: social security, public employment services
Data from the university system in Catalonia
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