|Faculty or school||Faculty of Psychology|
|Branch of knowledge||Behavioural sciences and psychology, Social sciences, social work, industrial relations and human resources, sociology, political science and international relations|
|Mode of delivery||Presencial|
|Number of places available||30|
|Length of course||2 academic years|
|Language(s) of instruction||Catalan and Spanish|
|Approximate price per credit||27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2021-2022|
|Coordination||SERGI VALERA PERTEGAS|
|Lead to doctoral studies||Yes|
|Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification||No|
|Main university||Universitat Barcelona|
Objectives and competences
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Evaluate the scientific evidence supporting claims and procedures specific to the profession.
- Display a respect for human diversity.
- Display a commitment to ethical practice in professional activities.
- Develop the ability for critical and analytical reasoning.
- Display the interpersonal skills to work in cross-disciplinary and/or multicultural teams.
- Apply information and communication technologies to academic, professional and research activities.
Successful students will also be able to:
- Identify the psychosocial demands and needs of individuals, groups and communities, and use this knowledge to prevent or solve specific problems.
- Design, evaluate and adapt services according to demand and the context in which they are to be applied.
- Develop and implement intervention procedures and techniques based on the knowledge and methods of psychology.
- Analyse results and assess the progress of a psychosocial intervention and, where necessary, redefine objectives.
- Choose the most appropriate research methods for a given problem.
- Analyse and interpret data from a theoretical and practical perspective in the context of social psychology and intervention.
- Show flexibility, respect and discretion in the communication and use of information obtained from studies and psychological research on individuals, groups and communities.
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profileThe degree is primarily addressed to candidates with an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in psychology, but is also open to those with a background in sociology, anthropology, humanities and other social sciences. Candidates must also have a good level of comprehension of Spanish and Catalan, should be able to read scientific texts in English, and must have the interpersonal skills required to receive training in the field of psychosocial intervention.
The course is equally suitable for recent graduates and current professionals in any applied area of social intervention or in research in the discipline.
Access requirements and conditionsIn accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
- An official Spanish degree.
- A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
- A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.
Candidates who do not have the required academic profile may be asked to complete a series of bridging subjects.
Where candidates do meet the admission requirements, the selection criteria specified below will be taken into account.
CalendarFirst period: 1 March - 14 April 2023.
Notification of resolutions: 24 - 30 April.
Second period: 17 April - 30 June 2023.
Notification of resolutions: 3-9 July.
- Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
- Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.
- Pre-enrolment application
- Photocopy of degree certificate or equivalent qualification. In case of admission, foreign degrees that require so should be translated and authenticated through diplomatic channels before completing the enrolment.
- Other specific documentation related to the selection criteria
- Experience (30%): training, academic record, courses and conferences attended, research activity, professional experience in the psychosocial field.
- Suitability to the chosen specialization (30%): research or professional.
- Level of interest in the field of psychosocial intervention (25%): work or voluntary activities carried out in specific areas of social intervention.
- Proficiency in Spanish (15%): basic reading and writing.
- Basic understanding of Catalan (15%): students who are not resident in Catalonia at the time of applying will be given basic language training during the first four months of the course.
- Ability to understand scientific texts written in English (15%): basic reading.
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||10|
List of subjects
|Specialization: BC for admission to the Master's Degree in Psychosocial Intervention|
|Social Psychology||Optional||1st semester||6|
Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.
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 ?Careers in this general field fall within the framework of national and regional legislation on the management of the welfare state, as enshrined in the Spanish Constitution.
Opportunities can be found in a range of areas, including social and community migration programmes; women's issues and gender policy; children at risk; care and prevention of social exclusion resulting from economic hardship and social stigmatization; social and occupational integration; crisis and emergency intervention, and recreation and leisure management.
Career paths open to graduates include social services offered under local community plans governed by the relevant national and regional legislative frameworks, basic social services, and secondary social services offered by open and residential centres in various areas of social intervention. Positions that address environmental aspects of social intervention are also open to graduates, and are generally linked to local community plans.