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Advanced Studies in Social Exclusion

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The master's degree has two purposes: it offers a professional pathway, to train future professionals with a comprehensive knowledge of social exclusion, and a research pathway, to provide students with the skills to carry out research projects in this field.
The course is intended for graduates with advanced university training in social disciplines (social work, social psychology, sociology and anthropology), education (social education, pedagogy, educational psychology) and health (nursing), as well as other graduates who can demonstrate a solid professional background in education, health or social sciences.
The master's degree is aimed at graduates with advanced university training.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

Official Spanish degrees granting direct access (recognized national equivalents will be considered):
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA diploma in Social Work
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA diploma in Social Education
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA diploma in Teacher Training
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA diploma in Nursing
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Education
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Psychology
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Sociology
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Educational Psychology
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Business Management and Administration
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Economics
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Political Sciences
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Law


Depending on the availability of places, the Academic Committee may also consider applications from holders of other bachelor's degrees and pre-EHEA degrees, provided that the candidate can demonstrate a solid professional background in education, health or social sciences.

Students must be fluent in Spanish and/or Catalan.

As candidates may access the master's degree from range of academic backgrounds, and to ensure a consistent level of basic knowledge, two six-credit subjects will be offered in September, before the main master's course begins.
The aim of these subjects is to ensure that students have attained basic, general and specific competences relevant to the degree content on social exclusion, which may not be covered by bachelor's degrees or equivalent undergraduate studies.
These bridging subjects must be taken by students with previous studies in the following areas:

Education:
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA diploma in Teacher Training

Health:
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA diploma in Nursing

Social sciences:
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Business Management and Administration
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Economics
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Political Sciences
- Bachelor's degree or pre-EHEA degree in Law
Holders of pre-EHEA degrees, bachelor's degrees and equivalent undergraduate qualifications in other subjects will also be considered, provided that they can demonstrate a solid professional background in education, health or social sciences.
If candidates hold one of the above qualifications, the Academic Committee will assess on an individual basis which students may be exempted from taking the bridging courses.
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