University of Barcelona

Sociology: Social Transformations and Innovation

Objectives and competences


The master's degree in Sociology: Social Transformations and Innovation aims to train scientists and professionals capable of leading the study of social change and the creation of social technologies, and of proposing new solutions to collective challenges and improving our institutions and societies.
Students admitted to the course will:
  • Become experts in social and organizational change, with the knowledge and skills to take on leadership roles as effective analysts and managers in the public, private or tertiary sector.
  • develop the skills to become innovative social researchers capable of working in any type of centre for social research or of pursuing further study and research at doctoral level.
  • Acquire specialized training for the planning, design and implementation of social transformation and innovation initiatives.
  • Develop the skills acquired in other areas of study and professional practice and build a solid base of theoretical knowledge and technical competences in the field of sociology and analysis of social transformation and innovation.


On completion of the master's degree, students will be able to:
  • Display the creativity and entrepreneurial skills to conceive, design and manage projects and to combine knowledge and positive approaches in the development of proposals for change and innovation.
  • Develop the capacity for leadership, organizational creativity, teamwork and adaptation to dynamic environments of social transformation;
    apply the acquired knowledge to problem-solving in new or relatively unknown environments within broader multidisciplinary contexts related to research and professional practice in sociology.
  • Integrate theoretical knowledge of different areas and apply it to tasks in a range of professional areas.
  • Formulate original research questions and develop skills in the analysis of problems from different theoretical and methodological perspectives in order to devise alternative approaches and intervention strategies for existing social challenges.
  • Acquire the ability to find information, make pertinent use of sociological data, apply quantitative and qualitative methods, and work with different software applications to critically examine information related to social issues.
  • Independently develop and manage professional projects to contribute to social innovation in different institutional contexts.