University 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. 

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  • Inter-University
  • Credits: 60 credits
  • Course begins on 14/10/2024
    Course ends on 08/07/2025
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 12/01/2024
    See the calendar
  • Pre-registration period: Open
  • Places: 40 places
  • Price: Students from the EU or Spain: €75/ credit
    Non-EU students: €102/ credit
    Including administrative fees and student insurance.
    5% disc. Alumni UAB (applicable only on the first enrolment of the whole course)

  • Language: Spanish (70%) and Catalan (30%)
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning

  • Teaching centre: Escola Fundació Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona-Formació (affiliated school)
    Place: Escola de l'IGOP, Passeig Urrutia 17, Barcelona.

The university master's degree in Social Policy and Community Action combines theory and practice, delivered by both academic and professional instructors, and it uses the methodology of case studies to approach the surrounding community with sensitivity and a willingness to get involved. 
It covers various areas of knowledge linked to social action and policy, mediation, community development and town planning, through visits, events and projects. 

It is aimed at graduates in Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Social Education, Education Studies, Educational Psychology, Economics, Law, Anthropology, Geography, History, Journalism, Primary Education and Early Childhood Education.

It is a product of inter-university participation through the Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP) and Escola FUAB Formació, University of Girona, University of Lleida and University of Vic. Each university brings its own area of expertise to the study plan (link in Spanish), within a decentralised, multidisciplinary approach. 

Career options

  • Management of public administration projects, social research and community work through an understanding of companionship, communication and conflict.
  • Design, planning, deployment and assessment of social policies, plans, projects and programmes, and guidance and coordination of professional teams and volunteers working in community action, public administration and third sector organisations. 
  • External advisory support for designing and implementing policies, programmes, projects and community action in the private sector.


Work placements

Coordinator university:

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Participating universities

University of Girona
University of Lleida
University of Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya

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