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General information

This course may undergo changes in the calendar, teaching methodology or assessment procedure depending on the course of events and the guidelines of health authorities in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Notwithstanding, the quality of the training and the achievement of objectives are guaranteed in all cases.
Qualification awarded: Diploma d'Especialització/Diploma de Postgrau (Degree Universitat Barcelona)
  • Estruch Manjón, Alejandro
Number of credits: 30,00
Length of course (in academic years): 1
Mode of delivery (face-to-face/ blended/ distance): Blended
Centre responsible : Faculty of Economics and Business
In-company placement(s): No
Enrolment fee:
  • 1.200,00 €
  • An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
Classes begin: 9/10/2021

Objectives and admission

Learning objectives:
General objectives:
- Understand and master the basic concepts of philosophy and political theory related to social democracy (ideological foundations, debate and thought trends, political and economic models), through analysis, work and dialogue.
- Be able to apply these concepts, together with rigorous quantitative and qualitative social research methodologies, to the analysis of social reality and public policies in a globalized and interdependent environment.

Specific objectives:
- Learn about the social-democratic ideological heritage, the concepts and ideas underlying it, the political and economic model on which it is based, and the needs to which it reacted.
- Know the dilemmas posed by the process of globalization and the progressive cession of monetary, economic and fiscal sovereignty of the nation-States to the European Union.
- Know the theoretical elements and the practical tools used to promote public policies and to exercise the function of political management in complex environments of network governance.
- Be able to contextualize social policies as a coherent and intimately interconnected system, resulting of historical, social and political processes.
- Understand how welfare States and social policies have been transformed in recent decades in relation to the emergence of new social risks.
- Acquire the methodological tools to analyse social policies, such as creating and working with indicators or analysing social problems and policies using various methodological approaches and techniques for obtaining and analysing data.

Recommended applicant profiles and admission requirements:
People with a bachelor's or a postgraduate degree.

Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:
Students who are not university graduates may be admitted on these courses. These students will be eligible for a university extension course certificate.Information regarding the entry requirements in this case can be obtained from the course coordinators.

Date on which pre-enrolment begins: 5/1/2021
Date on which pre-enrolment ends: 9/9/2021

Further information


Name of individual or institution: Facultat d'Economia i Empresa
Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 690 08034 Barcelona Espanya
Email address: aestruch@ub.edu
Webpage: https://www.postgrausocialdemocracia.org
Telephone: 934021945


Name of individual or institution: Alejandro Estruch Manjón
Address: John M. Keynes, 1-11 Despatx 6308 08034 Barcelona Espanya
Email address: aestruch@ub.edu

Telephone: 934021945

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