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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.
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. Receive a positive assessment for admission to the Master's. This assessment will take into account the following criteria:
- Academic record of the entry qualification (BA in Psychology) as well as postgraduate education or previous continuous education related to the Master's (it has a 45% weighting in the assessment).
- Professional experience, internships in entities and previous volunteer work (it has a 15% weighting in the assessment)
- Knowledge of other languages, especially English, above B2 (it has a 10% weighting in the assessment)
- Motivation to carry out the programme, professional objectives, attitudes and values in accordance with the professional activity for which the programme qualifies, capacity for teamwork and personal maturity. (It has a 30 % weighting in the 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:
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.
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.