Official master's degree in Psychosocial Research and Intervention

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Content Official Master's Degree in Psychosocial Research and Intervention

Ideal student profile

This Master's Degree is aimed at students with a background in either health sciences or social sciences who are seeking to delve more deeply into conceptual, methodological and practical tools for analysing and intervening in the psycho-social sphere, whether to go on to doctoral studies or to work in institutions and companies that study and intervene in present-day social issues.

Students should be able to reflect critically on the categories, discourses and pracices transmitted by cultural tradition and present in current forms of social organisation. This ability should be complemented by the ability to work in a team and use new technologies, to manage information, be organised and plan ahead. These skills will be further developed by the teaching and practical activities of this master's degree.

Students should also have a good knowledge of social and health sciences, and be aware of current social and personal problems. Finally, they should have sufficiently good English to use bibliographical resources and various information sources, to take part in international mobility programmes and to follow any lectures given in this language.

In conclusion, this master's degree is aimed at those interested in the study of psycho-social processes so as to understand and take action in the face of problems and social dynamics at the microsocial and macrosocial levels, at those who will devote their professional or research practice to critically analysing the psycho-social processes that influence social and institutional relationships. Of special value is an interest in developing professional and research experience in critical social thought and intervention in such areas as social and health care, community welfare, gender policies, family welfare, social networks, social minorities or issues related to aging.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context. 
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously.
  • 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.

Specific skills

  • Using theoretical, methodological and epistemological resources development and reflective approach to professional practice in relation to understanding and improving the psychosocial well.
  • Consider the institutional, ethical and political context of psychosocial practice, assessing and responding to the implications of performing responsible professional relationships with institutions, groups and populations.
  • Selecting and applying necessary for collection, analysis and presentation of empirical material qualitative techniques.
  • Identify, relate and apply concepts, theories and perspectives in the theoretical and practical approach to psychological reality.
  • Theoretically guide the definition of objectives, design and analysis in understanding the psychosocial phenomena.
  • Establish operational objectives substantiated theoretically and socially relevant to take into account the complexity of the psychosocial reality.
  • Selecting and applying necessary for collection, analysis and presentation of empirical material qualitative techniques.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Defend and justify arguments with clarity and precision, so appropriate to the context, valuing the contributions of others.
  • Teamwork, creating synergies in working environments that involve different people working in a coordinated and collaborative.
  • Using information technology and communication in the collection, processing and transmission of knowledge.