Gender Studies have been offered for the last 11 years at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, by its Department of Political Science and Public Law and the consolidated research group (Antígona: law and society from a gender perspective) responsible for this graduate diploma. In recent years several national and international research projects have been conducted in the area of gender-based violence.


The principal aim is to provide socio-legal training within studies on gender-based violence, delivered with academic rigour and, at the same time, applicable to real social issues in our country, so as to produce specialists in gender-based violence.
There is a growing need for both privately and publicly owned businesses, institutions and other organisations to employ experts in detecting problems, offering solutions, discussing and analysing policy, drawing up budgets, etc., in the field of gender-based violence.

Access requirements

Official bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA university diploma. Access is also open to students with no previous university qualifications, but who do have proven professional experience. In this case, the applicant's curriculum vitae must be assessed and approved by the management.

Career opportunities

Local authorities.
The various interventions made by local authorities in the area of gender-based violence (specific counselling, assistance and recovery services; plans for countering gender-based violence; intervention protocols; preventive measures, etc.) mean there is a need for specially trained professionals. Under the 3/2007 Law on Equality this will become even clearer. In fact, town councils are already taking on specialists in this field.

Specialist institutions at autonomous community level.
There are specific public institutions, like the Catalan Institute for Women, and government ministries, with clearly-defined competences in this area, like those of justice, interior and welfare, which are actively involved in this area and which need professionals with a sound socio-juridical background in gender-based violence.

Private companies and unions.
Some forms of gender-based violence have a clear impact on the workplace, such as intimate partner violence and sexual harassment. In both cases specific legal interventions are stipulated, which require professional expertise.

The network of associations is of particular interest to those who can approach gender-based violence from a socio-juridical perspective.

Professionals in general.
Professionals in any field wishing to specialise in gender-based violence


Albert Guirao


UAB Graduate Diploma

7 Edition
Places: 27
Orientation: Professional
Code: 3374/7
Price: 1960 ¤
Special price: 1764¤
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Modality: Onsite
Location: Espai Francesca Bonnemaison Escola de la Dona Sant Pere més Baix, 7 Barcelona
Dates: from 14/10/2020 to 20/12/2021
Teaching language:
Catalan (50%), Spanish (50%)
Coordinating centres:
Departamento de Ciencia Política y Derecho Público
Collaborating centres:
Diputació Barcelona

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