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This Master’s degree programme has been designed for university graduates in Psychology who have a strong commitment to:
- Social change
- Promotion of justice
- The well-being of disadvantaged groups
The following will also be a plus:
- Previous contact with organisations that work to help vulnerable groups.
- Capacity for interpersonal relationships, willingness to work in a team and personal maturity.
- B2 level of English.
If students cannot submit the Psychology official degree certificate, they will be required to provide proof of:
- Fist-cycle level generic competences, related to the BA in Psychology or equivalent.
- Specific competences in a field of knowledge, discipline or career related to the BA in Psychology or related disciplines. This requirement would be met by completing 180 credits corresponding to the course contents of the BA in Psychology or equivalent. These include:
- Group Techniques and Analysis (6 credits)
- Psychological and Psychopatological Assessment (18 credits)
- Social Psychology (6 credits)
- Psychological Research Methods, Designs and Techniques (12 credits)
- Psychological Intervention and Treatment (18 credits)
- Personality and Psychopathology (12 credits)
The Master’s degree in Social Intervention Psychology looks to prepare Psychology graduates for professional practice in psychosocial and community intervention. Therefore, the graduate profile defined for this Master's degree is that of a professional with the following characteristics:
- The capacity to foster personal reflection of complex social situations from the perspective of ethics and social responsibility. The aim is to train professionals to question situations, searching for innovative responses and communicating their conclusions and the reasons that they are based on.
- Graduates are expected to have developed specific competences that enable them to practise as psychologists in social intervention, according to the description provided in the Spanish Psychological Association guidelines. Graduates will be required to make use of advanced psychological techniques, strategies and instruments in different areas. These competences are fully explained in the corresponding section.
In addition to the entry requirements established in the current legislation, admission criteria include:
1. To be admitted to the Master’s programme, candidates must receive a favourable assessment. This assessment will take into account the following:
- Academic transcript, previous field of undergraduate study related to the Master’s and postgraduate or continuing education study field related to the Master’s (it has a 30% weight on assessment).
- Previous professional and voluntary experience and Curriculum Vitae (it has a 20% weight on assessment).
- Knowledge of other languages, mainly English (it has a 10% weight on assessment).
- Oral and written communication skills in Spanish. (It has a 10% weight on assessment)
- Motivation to undertake the programme, professional aims, attitudes and values related to the professional career concerned, capacity for teamwork and personal maturity. (It has a 30% weight on assessment)
2. Ensure that they have sufficient time and adequate financial resources to undertake the programme.
The Board’s decision-making procedure is two-fold::
o Assessment of the documents submitted by candidates in support of their application:
- Duly completed application form
- Official academic transcript of the entry qualifications to the master’s.
- Full Curriculum Vitae with supporting documentation.
- A personal statement.
o A personal interview where the following aspects will be assessed:
- Motivation to study at Master’s level.
- Professional aims
- Attitudes and values relevant to the programme of study.
- A capacity for teamwork.
- Personal maturity