General information

Academic year: 2023/2024

Level: Master

Type: Official Master's Degree

ECTS Credits: 60

Programme orientation Research

Length of programme (full time): 1 YEAR

Mode of delivery: Face-to-face

Level of qualification: Máster (MECES level 3 - EQF level 7)

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

Work-based learning (Practicum): Yes

Language(s) of instruction Spanish

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Programme coordinator


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

  • Sociology and cultural studies (0314)

Main focus

; This master’s programme provides students with a number of key professional skills so that they can work as managers of social programmes or do research in social problems analysis. Accordingly, students will learn how to apply the knowledge acquired in the programme and will improve their problem-solving skills in the field of social work. They will learn how to communicate the conclusions of their research and cope with the complex issue of making judgments based on information that includes opinions regarding social and ethical responsibilities. Finally, they will learn how to apply the methodological tools used to design and implement social intervention and research projects.


Students that have completed the second cycle have the following competencies: – Have demonstrated knowledge and understanding that is founded upon a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. – Can apply their acquired knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study. – Have the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments with incomplete or limited information, but that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments. – Can communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously. – Have the learning skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Programme qualification

Name of title awarded in original language

Máster Universitario en Problemas Sociales: Dirección y Gestión de Programas Sociales

Qualification requirements

60 minimum credits

Programme courses

Course NameYearPeriod
Design and Implementation of Social Intervention Programmes and Projects 1st Year 1st Semester
Direction and Management of Social Intervention Programmes 1st Year 2nd Semester
Discontent in Complex Societies 1st Year 1st Semester
Ethno-Surveys as a Method for International Migration Studies 1st Year 2nd Semester
Evaluation of Social Programmes 1st Year 2nd Semester
Governance, Strategic Public Management and Quality in Public Administration 1st Year 2nd Semester
Inequality in Advanced Societies 1st Year 1st Semester
Master's Dissertation 1st Year Yearly
Research on the Analysis of Social Problems 1st Year 1st Semester
Social and Health Problems: The Situation of Women 1st Year 2nd Semester
Social Problems and Family Conflict 1st Year 2nd Semester
Social Problems Associated with Ageing 1st Year 2nd Semester
The Employment Problem in Technologically Advanced Societies 1st Year 1st Semester
Theoretical Paradigms of Social Problems: from Merton to the Present Day 1st Year 1st Semester
Trends in Severe Poverty and Homelessness in Spain 1st Year 1st Semester
Welfare State and Social Problems 1st Year 1st Semester
Work Placement 1st Year 2nd Semester


Specialisation name

– No Specialisation

Admission information

Access to Master’s Degree programmes is granted to holders of:
A.1. A Spanish official university degree.
A.2. A degree issued by a Higher Education institution from another European Higher Education Area Member State which allows access to Master Degree’s programmes in that State.
A.3. A degree from a non-EHEA education system, upon verification by the Spanish University that the aforementioned degree accredits an equivalent education level to that of a Spanish university degree and allows access to postgraduate programmes in the issuing country.
A.4. A Spanish Bachelor in Advanced Artistic Education.
A.5. Official Spanish university degrees of Diplomado, Arquitecto Técnico, Ingeniero Técnico, Licenciado, Arquitecto, Ingeniero, Graduado or Máster Universitario.

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».


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