Degree in Social Work

240 credits - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
Start Year
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.
Public tuition prices per credit . Academic Year 2019-20
  • 1st registration : 16,21¤
  • 2nd registration : 36,02¤
  • 3rd registration : 77,97¤
  • 4th registration : 108,05¤



  1. Knowledge and understanding of the fundaments to human behaviour, the different stages in individuals' lifetime and the essential elements to relationships between individuals and their surroundings, as well as the problems and conflicts that arise from these.
  2. Understanding and analysis of the social structures in the world today, the processes of change and the impact of social inequalities that affect people, families and communities.
  3. Knowing and understanding the legal framework of protection systems under the Social Rule of Law.
  4. In-depth knowledge of the public social services network system and structure and the content of social policies.
  5. An ability to take part in managing social resources and services.
  6. An ability to prepare, produce, implement and assess interventional plans and projects.
  7. An ability to establish professional relations, identifying requirements, problems, difficulties and conflicts to find the most suitable type of intervention.
  8. An ability to interact with individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities by applying social work methods, models, strategies and techniques.
  9. Using mediation as an intervention strategy aimed at alternative conflict resolution.
  10. An ability to solve situations of risk after identifying and defining their nature.
  11. An ability to create and provide support to social networks as an intervention objective and medium at individual, family, group and community level.
  12. An ability to promote individual growth, development and autonomy to strengthen skills in interpersonal relationships and improve their living conditions.
  13. An ability to respond to crisis situations, assessing their urgency and planning and developing actions to cope with them.
  14. An ability to obtain and analyse relevant documentation for social intervention.
  15. An ability to research, analyse and systematise information that professional practice provides.
  16. An ability to develop prevention strategies to manage and minimise stress and risk arising from professional practice.
  17. An ability to manage and be responsible for one's own work by setting priorities, complying with professional obligations and assessing the efficacy of the work programme.
  18. An ability to produce specific professional oral and written reports.
  19. An ability to work effectively at the heart of multi-disciplinary systems, networks and teams.
  20. An ability to prepare and take part in decision-making meetings to better defend the interest of users.
  21. An ability to defend individuals, families, groups, organisations and communities, and act on their behalf if the situation so requires.
  22. An ability to manage conflicts, dilemmas and complex ethical problems by identifying them, designing improvement strategies and considering their results.
  23. An ability to understand, speak and write in English to an intermediate level.
  24. For degree level, in accordance with what is set out in the Spanish qualifications framework for higher education (MECES), it shall be guaranteed that students are able to:
    1. Demonstrate they have and understand knowledge in the area of social sciences, starting from a general secondary education level to one which, although based on advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that involve knowledge of the vanguard in social work as an applied discipline.

    2. Know how to professionally apply social work knowledge in their job or vocation and have the skills that are generally demonstrated through producing and defending arguments and solving problems in the area of social work and social sciences.

    3. Have the ability to collect and interpret relevant data in the area of social work, social services and social policy to issue opinions that include a reflection on important social, scientific or ethical issues.

    4. Be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions from a psychosocial perspective to a specialist and more general audience.

    5. Develop the necessary learning skills to undertake postgraduate studies in social work to a high level of independence.