Social and Educational Action

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The aim of the master's degree in Social and Educational Action, which is one of the university master's degrees offered by the Faculty of Education, is to learn the methods and develop the knowledge required to: analyse and compare the logic and dynamics of social policies in different contexts; identify the characteristics of social action, and tackle new and emerging problems and situations affecting at-risk populations.
The master's degree examines current social and educational context and seeks to respond innovatively, fairly and equitably to the various problems it presents. Therefore, one of the main objectives is for students to develop competences to address new and emerging problems and situations in at-risk populations and groups, through research, action, innovation and change.
The master's degree prepares students to work in a broad range of professional areas (including social work, education and community health) and provides in-depth training for tasks in research, management, planning, assessment, consultancy and supervision.
The master's degree is aimed at university graduates in the field of education (social education, pedagogy, early childhood education, primary education, educational psychology and equivalent degrees) or in the social sciences (social work, nursing, social psychology, sociology, anthropology and equivalent degrees), as well as other graduates with proven professional experience in the education or social sector.

Learning objectives

Students of the master's degree in Social and Educational Action will pursue the following learning objectives:

  • To acquire in-depth knowledge and develop a critical perspective regarding the nature of contemporary society, with special emphasis on processes of globalization and change and the impact they have on the configuration and development of social and educational policies, interventions and actions. Part of the aim is to build a framework of thought that serves as a reference for making decisions related to research, innovation and social and educational intervention.

  • To develop the capacity to design and implement social and educational research plans in order to design and develop interventions for innovation and change. This component of the programme places a particular emphasis on participatory research.

  • To develop the capacity to take on roles in institutional management with a high degree of responsibility: planning, management and evaluation of services, plans and programmes in the social and educational fields.

  • To acquire a broad understanding of consultancy, supervision and training in the social and educational fields to be able to design and develop professional actions in these areas.

  • To acquire in-depth knowledge relating to community action as a perspective or frame of reference and as a context for research, innovation and social and educational intervention, with special emphasis on the design and implementation of policies and participatory strategies.

  • To investigate different areas of intervention in depth, thus contextualizing the general and cross-disciplinary training provided by the master's degree, in accordance with individual interests.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Language(s) of instruction:
 Catalan and Spanish
Number of places available:
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2019-2020
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Education
Master's degree course homepage:
  Master's degree course homepage
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