General information

Academic year: 2021/2022

Level: Bachelor

Type: Bachelor's Degree

ECTS Credits: 240

Length of programme (full time): 4 AÑOS

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Graduado(a) (MECES level 2 - EQF level 6)

Model of study: Full-time (42-60 ECTS per school year)

More info: programme website

Language(s) of instruction Spanish


Programme coordinator

Name: RAQUEL, OJEDA GARCÍA / rojeda@ug01U5SRdyq0r.es


Field(s) of education and training (ISCED-F)

  • Political sciences and civics (0312)

Main focus

The objectives of this Bachelor’s degree programme are the following:
1. Acquire specialized knowledge in political theory and practices in societies and institutions. This will strengthen and foster democracy since graduates will be able to use their knowledge of political science to contribute to the construction of public opinion, strengthen citizenship, and improve politics.
2. To use research techniques to investigate political issues, national government reform, public administrations, government systems, and the contexts in which this reform occurs.
3. To develop a variety of professional skills in consonance with the current needs of politics and the public administration within the scope of this degree programme in Political Science and Public Administration.
4. To analyse political, social, national, and international economic contexts with a critical but constructive mind. This knowledge will be acquired by learning how to formulate and defend arguments, as well as how to resolve problems in order to provide students with instruments that facilitate knowledge acquisition and research and foster learner autonomy.

Competences

1. Identify the mainstream classical and contemporary theories as well as the principal theoretical approaches to Political Science and Administration.
2. Describe, explain, and analyse political systems, political institutions, and political administration, their structures and functions, within different contexts.
3. Analyse and interpret political processes from different perspectives including their historical, political, and social dimensions, and the behaviour of both political actors and citizens.
4. Identify the legal, economic, and financial framework of the activities carried out by the public administration.
5. Analyse international and European Union politics.
6. Analyse, design, implement, and evaluate public policies.
7. Apply the scientific method and social research techniques.
8. Use information and political communication technologies and analyse their impact on the political system.
9. Foment the development of multidimensional, integrated, and comprehensive approaches to Political Science and Administration.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Graduado o Graduada en Ciencias Políticas y de la Administración

Qualification requirements

– The student must prove the level B1, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
– The student has to complete the ECTS credits of the study program distributed as follows:
Basic Formation (60 ECTS)
Obligatory (114 ECTS)
Optional (60 ECTS)
Final degree project (6 ECTS)

Programme courses

Course Name Year Period
ANALYSIS OF SOCIO-POLITICAL DATA 2nd Year 1st Semester
COMPARATIVE POLITICS 4th Year 1st Semester
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL HISTORY OF SPAIN 2nd Year 1st Semester
CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES 3rd Year 1st Semester
CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL AND POLITICAL HISTORY 1st Year 1st Semester
CURRENT TRENDS IN POLITICAL THEORY 3rd Year 1st Semester
DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF ELECTORAL CAMPAIGNS 4th Year 2nd Semester
ECONOMICS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR 2nd Year 1st Semester
ELECTORAL ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS 3rd Year 1st Semester
FUNDAMENTALS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE: CONCEPTS AND PERSPECTIVES 1st Year 1st Semester
FUNDAMENTALS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE: KEY PLAYERS AND PROCESSES 1st Year 2nd Semester
FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SCIENCES 1st Year 1st Semester
GENERAL SOCIOLOGY 1st Year 1st Semester
GOVERNANCE AND INTER-GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS 4th Year 2nd Semester
HISTORY OF POLITICAL IDEAS 2nd Year 1st Semester
INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN UNION ECONOMICS 4th Year 2nd Semester
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS 3rd Year 1st Semester
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 2nd Year 2nd Semester
LEGAL REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 1 2nd Year 2nd Semester
LEGAL REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 2 4th Year 2nd Semester
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND MANAGEMENT 3rd Year 1st Semester
POLITICAL AND LEGAL SYSTEM OF THE EUROPEAN UNION 4th Year 1st Semester
POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR, PARTIES AND PRESSURE GROUPS 3rd Year 2nd Semester
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION 4th Year 1st Semester
POLITICAL ECONOMICS 1st Year 2nd Semester
POLITICAL SYSTEMS AND REGIONAL DYNAMICS IN THE NEAR EAST 4th Year 2nd Semester
POLITICAL SYSTEMS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA 2nd Year 2nd Semester
POLITICAL SYSTEMS IN THE MAGHREB 4th Year 1st Semester
POLITICAL SYSTEMS OF EMERGING COUNTRIES 3rd Year 1st Semester
POLITICAL THEORY: CONCEPTS AND TRADITIONS IN THOUGHT 2nd Year 2nd Semester
POLITICS, GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL ADMINISTRATION IN ANDALUSIA 3rd Year 2nd Semester
PRACTICUM 4th Year
PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES FOR SOCIO-POLITICAL DATA 1st Year 2nd Semester
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN SPAIN 1st Year 2nd Semester
PUBLIC MANAGEMENT, STRATEGIC PLANNING AND QUALITY IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 3rd Year 2nd Semester
PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS 3rd Year 1st Semester
PUBLIC POLICY ASSESSMENT 3rd Year 2nd Semester
SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICIES 4th Year 2nd Semester
SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF SPAIN AND ANDALUSIA 2nd Year 2nd Semester
SPANISH CONSTITUTIONAL PLANNING 1st Year 2nd Semester
SPANISH FOREIGN POLICY 3rd Year 2nd Semester
SPANISH POLITICAL PROCESSES 4th Year 1st Semester
SPANISH POLITICAL THOUGHT 3rd Year 2nd Semester
TECHNIQUES FOR ORAL AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISCOURSE 2nd Year 1st Semester
THE SPANISH POLITICAL SYSTEM 2nd Year 1st Semester
THEORY OF DEMOCRACY: GENDER AND INTERCULTURALISM 4th Year 1st Semester
THEORY OF LAW 1st Year 1st Semester
TRADE UNION RELATIONS AND THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PERSONNEL 3rd Year 2nd Semester
UNDERGRADUATE DISSERTATION 4th Year
USE OF TECHNOLOGIES IN SOCIO-POLITICAL RESEARCH 2nd Year 2nd Semester

Specialisations

Specialisation name

– Specialisation In Comparative Politics and International Studies
– Specialisation In Political Analysis: Theory, Behaviour and Political Actors
– Specialisation In Public Administration and Management

Admission information

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to students with the following degrees/ diplomas or studies, or any other recognized as equivalent to these:
A.1. Spanish Bachiller, European Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.
A.2. Baccalaureate from European Union Member States’ education systems or other countries withinternational agreements.
A.3. Advanced Technician in Vocational Training, Advanced Technician in Plastic Arts and Design orAdvanced Technician in Sports Education, from the Spanish Education System.
A.4.Studies carried out in European Union Member States or in other countries with international reciprocal agreements which meet the academic requirements in those States to access their university studyprogrammes.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.
A.6. Partial (foreign or Spanish) university studies.

Access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is also possible for:
B.1. People over twenty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.
B.2. People over forty with work or professional experience related to a university field of knowledge.
B.3. People over forty-five after successfully passing a specific access test.

Likewise, access to Bachelor’s Degree programmes is granted to:
C.1. People meeting the requirements to enter university according to the Spanish Education Systemregulations prior to Ley Orgánica 8/2013, of December 9.

General regulations

Grading scale
In the Spanish university system, modules/courses are graded on a scale of 0 to 10 points with the following qualitative equivalence:
0-4,9: «suspenso»; 5-6,9: «aprobado»; 7-8,9: «notable»; 9-10: «sobresaliente». A special mention, «Matrícula de Honor» may be granted to up to 5% of the students in a group provided they have got a «sobresaliente». To pass a module/course is necessary to get at least 5 points.
In cases of recognition of ECTS, professional experience, cultural or sports activities, or student representation no grading will be recorded but, where appropriate, the word «Apto».

 

UGR Examination Regulations
https://docencia.ugr.es/sites/vic/docencia/public/inline-files/Normativa_de_evaluacion_y_calificacion_EN.pdf

 

More info on academic regulations at: 

https://ugrcat.ugr.es/en/about-ugr/#regulations

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