Official master's degree in Social Policy and Community Action

Profession- and research-oriented training with an approach that is practical, multidisciplinary and tailored to the localities where community action and social policy are applied. 

Content Official Master's Degree in Social Policy and Community Action

Ideal student profile

This master's degree is addressed to graduates in the social sciences and humanities who are seeking to specialise further in the use of tools to analyse, design and implement social policies and community action. Access to this master's degree is open to those in possession of a degree in Sociology, Political Science, Social Psychology, Social Work, Social Education, Pedagogy, Economics, Law, Anthropology, Geography, History, Journalism, Teaching, Medicine, Nursing or Occupational Therapy who wish to gain insight into public policy and community action.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to be able to work autonomously.

Specific skills

  • Identify, relate and apply concepts and tools for dealing with conflict, orientated towards the promotion of social policies and community actions.
  • Analyse social policies from a macro and micro perspective, identifying interdependent relations between social problems and policies at different levels of government.
  • Understand and apply participative methodologies oriented towards community action.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge acquired to analyse specific cases, problems and social conflicts to define operational objectives oriented towards community action.
  • Identify and analyse the role of the professional in developing and implementing a social policy or community action.
  • Methodologically identify the design of the evaluation of policies, social programmes and community actions.
  • Use theoretical, methodological and epistemological resources to analyse and respond to new social problems from a local and integrated focus giving a role to the organisations involved (public administrations, social bodies and movements).
  • Design and carry out a research project and/or social or community intervention putting into practice acquired analytical capacities and methods.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Critically reflect on the criteria on self-achievement, identifying strengths and areas for improvement.
  • Innovate in the search for new spaces/areas in the field of work.
  • Work in teams, generating synergies that promote collaborative working, the definition of responsibilities and the coordination of tasks.
  • Make efficient use of information and communication technologies in the acquisition and transmission of knowledge.