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Master's Degree in Psychosocial Intervention

Universitat de Barcelona
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Master's Degree in Psychosocial Intervention

Program description

Master's Degree in Psychosocial Intervention

The master's degree offers a professional pathway, which provides initial exposure to professional practice in psychosocial intervention, and a research pathway, through which students are able to take their first steps in research in this field. Successful completion of the program also enables students to access doctoral studies.

The course examines the ideas, skills and abilities required to be able to apply psychosocial knowledge and tools to increasing the quality of life and social welfare of individuals, groups and communities in different areas of development and to improving people's relationships with their contexts and social system of reference. This specialized training also fosters the ability to promote dynamics of social change in the frameworks of social welfare and judicial systems in democratic states and societies and the services and communities within these systems.

This program is also available in Catalan. 

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.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The master's degree in Psychosocial Intervention is designed to train professionals skilled in psychosocial intervention or basic and applied social psychology research.

The course is structured around an overtly psychosocial approach to the analysis of society and community, enabling students to develop and consolidate a specialization in social psychology. It also provides the specific, systematically structured training that has long been called for by psychologists, social policymakers and social organizations operating in the field of social intervention.

Finally, the course fosters the continued acquisition of the scientific and technical knowledge that forms the basis of social psychology, in particular psychosocial intervention, and contributes to consolidating the status of this field and all those involved in psychosocial intervention and research.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Career opportunities

Careers in this general field fall within the framework of national and regional legislation on the management of the welfare state, as enshrined in the Spanish Constitution.

Opportunities can be found in a range of areas, including:

  • Social and community migration programs;
  • Women's issues and gender policy;
  • Children at risk;
  • Care and prevention of social exclusion resulting from economic hardship and social stigmatization;
  • Social and occupational integration;
  • Crisis and emergency intervention, and
  • Recreation and leisure management.

Career paths open to graduates include social services offered under local community plans governed by the relevant national and regional legislative frameworks, basic social services, and secondary social services offered by open and residential centres in various areas of social intervention. Positions that address environmental aspects of social intervention are also open to graduates, and are generally linked to local community plans.

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Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...

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  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya

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