Degree in Social Work
The overall objective of the degree in social work is to teach students the basic scientific knowledge necessary to enable them to successfully become professional social workers.
The teaching is oriented at preparing professionals with competencies for social intervention with a broad knowledge of social structures and processes, human behaviour, and change. The programme will deal with fundamental skills related to helping relationships, and micro- and macro-social relationships, as well as specific abilities for conducting interventions with people, families, groups, and organisations in a vulnerable situation and/or a state of social or psychological distress. Furthermore, students will gain English comprehension, speaking, and writing skills.
The social work profession has a wide selection of professional pathways, with demand from both Public Administrations (local, island, regional and central) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The Degree in Social Work enables the social work profession to be developed in the following sectors, amongst others:
- Primary care social services at city councils and associations.
- Specialised social services for population sectors and problem areas: childhood and family protection; care for women; care for those with disabilities; care for migrants and refugees; health services; hospitals; mental health; legal services; mediation; correctional facilities, etc.
The UIB offers students the chance to take part in different exchange and mobility programmes:
- Exchange and mobility programmes: to complete part of your studies at another university in Spain, the European Union, and around the world, or to get work experience at businesses in the European Union, managed by the International Relations Service. Get in touch with your study programme's exchange coordinator.
- Volunteer work experience and projects with university development cooperation programmes in less developed countries, run through the development cooperation programmes managed by the Cooperation for Development and Solidarity Office.
High-quality official study
Legislation requires that official Spanish Degrees receive positive evaluations by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA). This process is called verification, and it serves to ensure that the development programme in which you will participate will provide the skills and learning results that it is supposed to.
The European Higher Education Area requires that a system be in place to ensure the quality of degree programmes.
Bachelor's programmes are subject to assessment and are continuously improved upon in order to guarantee their prestige and recognition within Europe. You can see the results of the assessments at results section.