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      Course Syllabus


      Subjects of the Master’s degree in Social Intervention Psychology

      Course Syllabus


      The Master's syllabus is divided into 5 subjects and 10 subjects for a total of 60 ECTS. 

      Course subjects and content (download PDF)



      A method for autonomous and meaningful learning

      The University of Deusto learning model (MAUD)


      Experiential context

      It is based on the idea that a person’s learning lies in his/her previous conceptions or preconceptions, ideas, experiences; that is on his/her personal and academic background context and own social context. In this first step, you will be introduced to the question to be developed in order to get a first overall idea of the topic.


      Reflective observation

      The aim of this stage is to encourage students to ask questions, to ask themselves, as there cannot be significant learning if one does not ask oneself or questions about it.



      The next step is to help students gain insight into the theoretical approaches to the topics under study. We will bring you closer to the theory that has been developed in a specific scientific area. However, the focus is not on learning by memorising but learning based on the use and application of cognitive skills such as understanding, analytical and synthetic thinking, critical judgement, divergent thinking, which will provide students a comprehensive and significant learning.


      Active experimentation

      This fourth learning stage focuses on the theory and practice relationship. This stage includes those activities that promote the development of students’ skills and competences in the application of concepts, theories or models so that they can gain a deeper understanding of how to solve problems or design or implement a model or strategy.



      Assessment must be understood in different ways. First of all, it is a phase that will make you think and confront you with what you have learned. Moreover, this phase has a focus on learning as the feedback obtained will help you to progress and advance. Finally, it is also the time for the assessment of the performance achieved, which leads to an academic qualification and accredits an acquired level of competence.

      How is learning assessed?

      Assessment system

      Assessment Master’s in Social Intervention Psychology

      How is learning assessed?

      Assessment system

       Three indicatorswill be taken into account to assess the progress and learning outcomes of the degree programme:

      • Assessment system to measure the acquisition of competences related to the different subjects.
      • Assessment of the external internships undertaken by students each academic year by academic and professional tutors.
      • Outcome of the Master’s Final Project.

      Further information

      Demuestra todo lo aprendido

      Trabajo Fin de Máster

      ¿En qué consiste?

      EL Trabajo Fin de Máster consiste en la elaboración de un trabajo de investigación empírica.

      A través de esta investigación el estudiante debe demostrar que conoce las técnicas y la metodología de la investigación y sabe aplicarlas a un tema concreto conforme a las especificaciones propias de un trabajo de investigación en el área de la Psicología.

      El estudiante desarrollará un proyecto de investigación en el que aplicará los conocimientos y las competencias adquiridas a lo largo del proceso de aprendizaje en un área concreta relacionada con los contenidos de las materias y las asignaturas del máster.

      Dada la importancia de la elaboración de un proyecto de investigación riguroso, se considera fundamental la formación específica en la metodología que requiere abordar esta tarea, con el fin de que el estudiante conozca las herramientas, técnicas, instrumentos, etc. necesarios para poder llevar a cabo el Trabajo Fin de Máster.

      El Trabajo Fin de Máster se realizará en el segundo semestre del máster y su carga de ECTS es de 6 créditos. 


      Exam dates

      From September to July.




      Monday to Wednesday from 15:30 to 19:30 (except for special timetable on Thursday-Friday).


      Academic regulations



      Academic regulations

      The following section explains the University of Deusto Postgraduate Regulations.

      Postgraduate Academic Regulations

      Academic rules on procedures for the regulation of official master's degree courses

      Transfer of credits