Universitat de Barcelona


What you will learn

Catalonia has pioneered educational reform since the 19th century, with noteworthy initiatives, institutions and figures in the realm of education that have garnered national and international renown (Emili Mira, Pere Rosselló, Rosa Sensat, Alexandre Galí and Alexandre Sanvisens, among others). This wealth has generated an on-going debate regarding all the fields of education, and since education was first introduced in university studies, specifically at the University of Barcelona in 1929, educational knowledge has steadily grown.

Today, education has, in addition to the school environment, two growing fields of action, i.e. the social field, and in particular, the business sector. Training is no longer confined to schools; organisations and companies are increasingly becoming areas in which education is carried out – see examples in the section on career opportunities.

Number of ECTS credits: 240
Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences
Faculty or school: Faculty of Education

What you will need

  • A vocational interest in social and educational issues.
  • A critical spirit and interest in transformation and social changes.
  • Sensitivity, empathy and an interest in mediation.
  • Capacity to plan and innovate in educational and social matters.

Distribution of credits

Subject area typeECTS credits
Basic training60
Compulsory placements18
Compulsory final project12

Subjects (information available in Catalan)

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.

Fields in which you can work

1.   In formal education:

  • Training and educational consultancy
  • Personal, academic and family guidance
  • Coordination or management of hospital classrooms
  • Consultancy in specialised bureaus
  • Design of educational materials

2.  In social services:

  • Management or administration of educational, social, personal, cultural and justice services, among others. (in the public administration and private companies)
  • Management or administration of socioeducational and cultural centres
  • Educational consultancy for socioeducational and cultural associations and entities
  • Management or administration of sustainable human development projects and initiatives
  • Sociocultural and cultural mediation

3.  In business:

  • Company training
  • Careers guidance
  • Production and educational advice for publishing companies
  • Management of cultural and heritage projects
  • Design of educational programmes using technological resources
  • Educational advice for the media, museums and cultural projects
  • Management of innovative education and training processes