|Faculty or school||Faculty of Education|
|Branch of knowledge||Education sciences, Social sciences, social work, industrial relations and human resources, sociology, political science and international relations, Gender studies and feminist studies|
|Mode of delivery||Presencial|
|Number of places available||25|
|Length of course||1 academic year|
|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||ESTHER LUNA GONZALEZ|
|Lead to doctoral studies||Yes|
|Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification||No|
Objectives and competences
- To acquire in-depth knowledge and develop a critical perspective regarding the nature of contemporary society, with special emphasis on processes of globalization and change and the impact they have on the configuration and development of social and educational policies, interventions and actions. Part of the aim is to build a framework of thought that serves as a reference for making decisions related to research, innovation and social and educational intervention.
- To develop the capacity to design and implement social and educational research plans in order to design and develop interventions for innovation and change. This component of the programme places a particular emphasis on participatory research.
- To develop the capacity to take on roles in institutional management with a high degree of responsibility: planning, management and evaluation of services, plans and programmes in the social and educational fields.
- To acquire a broad understanding of consultancy, supervision and training in the social and educational fields to be able to design and develop professional actions in these areas.
- To acquire in-depth knowledge relating to community action as a perspective or frame of reference and as a context for research, innovation and social and educational intervention, with special emphasis on the design and implementation of policies and participatory strategies.
- To investigate different areas of intervention in depth, thus contextualizing the general and cross-disciplinary training provided by the master's degree, in accordance with individual interests.
Upon completion of the course, successful students will be able to:
- diagnose, plan, formulate and evaluate actions within the framework of institutions active in the social and educational fields, both to facilitate processes of social and educational inclusion and to enable increased social cohesion in a context of greater social justice;
- apply relational skills and attitudes to identify, assess, plan and analyse the elements to be taken into account when working in and managing multidisciplinary teams in social and educational environments;
- analyse social and educational dynamics using comprehensive theoretical models related to human development and social inclusion in social and educational policies and interventions.
With regard to the specific aspects of the curriculum, students will also be able to:
- design institutional programmes and guidelines for intervention aimed at promoting and supporting vulnerable groups and at developing social networks that provide mutual support and foster social participation;
- formulate and plan objectives and criteria that serve to guide the implementation of programmes, actions and cooperative processes aimed at improving community action and education, in response to identified needs;
- analyse and evaluate quality indicators and best practices in social and educational programmes and projects, and formulate proposals and criteria for improving quality and innovation in social and educational action;
- formulate criteria and proposals for the transfer of knowledge and skills in order to both enable professional teams and encourage, motivate and evaluate multidisciplinary teams involved in social and educational action;
- analyse and interpret changes introduced by the knowledge society relating to work, education, culture and civic participation from a critical perspective;
- identify and apply methodological strategies for the collection and analysis of information to ensure the rigor in the research processes aimed at knowledge transfer, and also to structure corresponding reports coherently and systematically;
- identify and apply methodological strategies that could guide participatory research processes and implement a process of participatory research related to improving social and educational intervention.
Access and admission
Applicant profile and access requirements
Recommended applicant profileThe master's degree in Social and Educational Action is addressed to graduates with advanced university training in education (social education, pedagogy, early childhood education, elementary education, educational psychology or equivalent studies) or social work and intervention (social work, social aid, social psychology, sociology, anthropology or equivalent studies), as well as other graduates who can demonstrate a solid professional background in education or social fields.
There are two main applicant profiles. First, practising professionals with a university degree and experience in social or educational fields who are interested in studying or researching the processes involved in understanding and addressing social transformation. Students in this category will also be entitled to apply to the doctoral programme upon successful completion of the master's degree.
Second, holders of a university degree or diploma in the social or educational fields who wish to acquire thorough knowledge of policy and professional practice in the areas covered by the course curriculum, by means of thoughtful analysis of the different approaches based on evaluation and research, which would allow them to develop the capacities to lead processes of innovation and improvement, develop tasks with a high degree of responsibility, and to advise and monitor processes in the social and educational fields.
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.
Access to the master's degree in Social and Educational Action is open to graduates with advanced university training in education (social education, pedagogy, early childhood education, elementary education, educational psychology or equivalent studies) or social work and intervention (social work, social aid, social psychology, sociology, anthropology or equivalent studies), as well as other graduates who can demonstrate a solid professional background in education or social fields.
Calendar- First period: 1 February - 30 June 2023.
Notification of resolutions: the first fortnight of the month following the submission of the application.
- Second period: 1 July - 4 September 2023.
Notification of resolutions: 8 September.
A new extraordinary period will open in September in the event that vacancies remain.
- 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
Selection criteriaSelection criteria:
Candidates are assessed on the basis of the following criteria, in order of priority:
1. Professional experience. Priority is given to continuous professional experience, while sporadic work experience, participation in volunteer work and non-curricular placements are also taken into consideration (40%).
2. Educational background. Priority is given to the degree studies listed as granting access to the course, and consideration is given to other training (master's and postgraduate degrees and other studies related to the subject area) (30%).
3. Academic record. Assessment takes into account the grade-point average obtained in the degree or equivalent studies used for the purpose of application (20%).
4. Motivation. Consideration is given to personal reasons for studying the master's degree and specifically those that justify the choice of this master's programme (10%).
NotificationOnly applications that include the required documentation and include the payment of the pre-registration fee will be assessed.
By the deadline established in the pre-enrolment calendar, the resolution of admission is notified by email or published on the website.
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
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 750 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 ?The master's degree provides in-depth training for the tasks of research, management, planning, assessment, consultancy and supervision. It prepares students to work in a broad professional field:
- social work
- community health
- and other related areas.