University master's degree in Social and Public Policies at the UPF

In collaboration with Johns Hopkins University

Social and Public Policies

UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Màsters Oficials
In Barcelona (Spanien)

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  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spanien)
  • Dauer:
    2 Years

If you have a university education and you would like to specialise in public management to be able to improve the Welfare State, this course is for you. provides the university master's degree in Social and Public Policies, a course designed and taught by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. A course that will train you to develop programmes for social aid in the public sector.

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Welche Ziele verfolgt der Kurs?

The goal of the Master is to train professionals capable of identifying the needs of society and who know the social, political and economic structures so that they can design improvement strategies for all areas. You will learn about basic methodologies in statistics, information systems and you will be trained in qualitative analysis and assessment techniques. The Master will allow you to carry out research in the area of policies for the workplace, work market, social space, dependents and senior citizen care, health and family services. You will be able to assess community needs and design social policies through institutions or the public administration.

Ist dieser Kurs für mich?

This master's degree is targeted at university graduates in the area of legal and social sciences who would like to work for the good of society. The course lasts two years and is taught full-time in person. Part of the Master is taught in English, so the student must be able to show proof of a good level of this language.

Voraussetzungen: Official bachelor's degree or equivalent in Political Sciences, Health Sciences, Work Sciences, Law, Sociology, Economy, Psychology, Anthropology, History and other social sciences B1 English

Nationally recognised qualification: Official university master's degree - Ministry of Education


Wo und wann

Beginn Lage

Barcelona, Spanien
Plan ansehen

Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Insurance Law
Social Media
Public Administration
Economic Sociology
Political Sociology
Legal services
Work market analysis
European integration
Political law
Market analysis
Social statistics
Work sociology
Public services
Market statistics
Social security
Social integration
Health law
Economic policies
Statistical techniques
Qualitative analysis techniques
Legal sociology
Unemployment insurance
Active employment policies
Economic globalisation
Health policies
Educational policies


Teaching modules.

Basic theoretical knowledge.

  • Social structure: state and regional areas.
  • Political structure: state and regional areas.
  • Economic structure: state and regional areas.
  • Social and public policies in OECD countries.
  • Design and programming of social and public policies.
  • Assessment of social and public policies.
Basic methodology.
  • Statistical techniques for social and public policies.
  • National and international information systems.
  • Analysis and definition of neccesity and vulnerability.
  • Qualitative techniques for analysis and assessment of social and public policies.
  • Sources of statistical information.
Applied knowledge.
  • Public administration.
  • Public finance: public budgets, public contracting and accounts.
  • Legal sociology and law.
Social security policies.
  • Pensions and other social transfers.
  • Unemployment insurance.
  • Disability and widow's pension.
  • Social security in Spain, Europe and Latin America.
Employment policies
  • Social impact of economic policies and employment policies.
  • Changes in world production and its impact on employment policies.
  • Work policies: evolution, direct salary, indirect salary and social salary.
  • Analysis of active employment policies.
Work market policies.
  • International comparisons.
  • Social cohesion and competitiveness in the EU.
  • Behaviour of the work markets.
  • Analysis of the work market from a legal point of view.
Environment and social space policies.
  • Quality of the workplace, unemployment, social welfare and health at work.
  • Environment: the relationship between the physical and social space.
  • The city and quality of life.
  • Economic globalisation and its impact on cities.
  • Housing policies
Public health policies.
  • Health policies: the health reforms in Spain.
  • Health policies: the health reforms in OECD countries.
  • Public health policies in Spain.
  • Public health policies in Europe.
  • Public health policies in OECD countries.
  • Primary healthcare
Educational policies.
  • Educational policies in Spain and in Europe.
  • Primary, secondary and university education.
  • Human capital theories.
Policies regarding promotions for women and family services.
  • Economic, social and political dimensions of discrimination against women.
  • Corrective policies regarding discrimination against women: comparative analysis.
  • Family aid policies.
Policies regarding care for dependents and senior citizens.
  • Social services for dependents and senior citizens.
  • Health services for dependents and senior citizens.
  • Quality of life in old age.
Policies for the prevention of social exclusion .
  • Poverty and marginalisation.
  • Immigration.
  • Policies for the correction of social inequality: international comparative analysis.
Policies on community and social services.
  • Voluntary and non-profit organisations in social welfare.
  • European policies on social and community services.
The social impact of economic policies.
  • European integration and the social dimension
  • Macro-economic policies and their social impact.
These subject areas are not covered in sequential order and different subjects will be presented.