Social Problems: Directing and Managing Social Programmes

Social Problems: Directing and Managing Social Programmes

Masters Programme Social Problems: Directing and Managing Social Programmes
Description Since it’s founding in 1995, the Sociology Department at the UGR has fostered numerous and diverse research groups, one of which, called 'Social Problems in Andalusia', forms the basis of our Masters in Social Problems: Directing and Managing Social Problems. The course analyses and examines social problems in modern post-industrial society.

The masters responds to a growing need in society for experts who are capable of effectively analysing social problems from multiple perspectives and who can provide useful solutions for tackling them. The course enables students to gain a sound theoretical grounding, as well as providing them with an opportunity to study how changes in the public sector in the current economic climate have impacted on social problems. Additionally, the programme also allows you to gain excellent professional experience and acquire practical skills which will be highly useful in the current labour market. Moreover, our teachers are highly qualified and have gained invaluable experience in international institutes and centres over the last number of decades.

As a student on the course, you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects, among them: Theoretical Paradigms of Social Problems: From Merton to the Present Day, The Problem of Inequality in Advanced Society, The Problem of Employment in Technologically Advanced Societies, Social Problems and Family Conflicts, Discontent in Complex Societies, Social Problems Associated with Ageing, Trends in Severe Poverty and Homelessness in Spain, State Intervention and Drugs, and Social and Health Problems: The Situation of Women, Evaluation of Social Programmes (it is important to note that this is not a comprehensive list of course subjects and modules: please consult the programme homepage for a comprehensive and fully up-dated list of course subjects and modules).

Our graduates are highly employable for a number of key reasons. Given the course’s multidisciplinary nature, students have the chance to build up a versatile skill-set, and are therefore highly sought-after in international job markets. Graduates often go on to pursue careers in public institutions as advisers and social programme developers, in private centres, rehabilitation centres, and NGOs. Within the public sphere, they acquire the skills to work effectively in a wide variety of areas such as drug addiction and rehabilitation centres, international terrorism prevention, gender violence, equal opportunities, immigration, the family and social welfare, political analysis, organisational development, human resources, and education policies. Others go on to pursue a career in journalism as agents of positive social change.
ECTS Credits 60
Duration 1 academic year
Start Date Autumn (September/October to June each year, approximately)
Language Spanish
Application Period 26th February 2016 - 2nd October 2016
How to apply Please consult the Applying and Admissions section
Offered by The International School for Postgraduate Studies
Programme homepage http://masteres.ugr.es/problemassociales