University Master's Degree in Social Policy, Employment and Welfare

An interdisciplinary quality training programme in social and wellbeing policies from a comparative perspective. Here you will find the key tools needed to work in this field

Admission Official Master's Degree in Social Policy, Employment and Welfare


Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

Students must have an official bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in one of the following areas

  • social sciences (sociology, political science, work science, labour relations, economics, law, social psychology, communication science, or similar
  • humanities (history, humanities and anthropology, or similar)

Selection criteria

In the event that the number of enrollees exceeds the number of places offered, the award of places will be made; According to the following priority criteria:
  • Academic File (50 %) 
  • Prior studies in Sociology, Political Sciences, Anthropology, Industrial Relations, Law or equivalents (20 %)
  • Work Experience (curriculum vitae) (10 %)
  • Level of English equal to or higher than level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the European Council (10 %)
  • Motivation Letter (10 %)

Complementary training

Graduates in social sciences are exempt from taking bridging courses. The Master's Degree Committee may require graduates in the humanities to take certain bridging courses, depending on their previous studies.

Bridging courses count for 30 ECTS credits at the most. Bridging courses consist of the following subjects:

  • Social change and globalisation
  • Multivariate data analysis
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Education policy
  • Labour relations
  • Economics of Social Policies
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Sociology of Gender

Arrangements for teaching bridging courses: The programme coordinator will advise students enrolling on bridging courses. The bridging courses offered will include courses from other Sociology programmes already in place.