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Dual Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology

Politicia sociología
Duration
5 years (318 ECTS credits)
Centre
Language
Spanish

Presentation

The goal of the Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Sociology is to form specialists and professionals prepared to understand and analyze the complexities of politics from a sociological perspective with rigor and in-depth scrutiny. Through a solid foundation of essential knowledge, abilities and skills in the area of political science and administration, it fosters critical analysis in students and their interest in national and international politics. The study of social problems, inequalities and contemporary societies, along with education in sociological theory, offers students an in-depth understanding of social reality while providing them a solid education in research methods focused on different social environments. 

These studies include all the content that is taught in both degree programs separately. At the end of the program, students will receive two degrees, one in Political Science and another in Sociology, with the professional advantages that this entails. 

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UC3M has agreements with over 3000 companies and institutions in which students can undertake internships and access job openings.

A total of 93.4 % of graduates from this University enter the job market the first year after finishing their studies, according to the 2019 XXIV Estudio de Inserción Profesional (Professional Placement Study).

 

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Program

Mobility

  • Exchange programs

    Exchange programs

    The Erasmus programme permits UC3M first degree and post graduate students to spend one or several terms at one of the European universities with which UC3M has special agreements or take up an Erasmus Placement, that is a work placement or internship at an EU company. These exchanges are funded with Erasmus Grants which are provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.

    The non-european mobility program enables UC3M degree students to study one or several terms in one of the international universities with which the university has special agreements. It also has funding from the Banco Santander and the UC3M.

    These places are offered in a public competition and are awarded to students with the best academic record and who have passed the language threshold  (English, French, German etc..) requested by the university of destination.

  • Euopean Mobility

    European Mobility

  • Non European Mobility

    Non European Mobility

Student profile

  • Entry profile

    Entry Profile

    It is not necessary for students to possess any specific education beyond the knowledge that corresponds to a secondary school graduate, regardless of the disciplines studied.

    It is advisable that students of this Dual Degree have an orientation towards and interest in the analysis of contemporary society, social problems and the most appropriate techniques and methods for their study.

    It is also advisable that they possess some of the following general attitudes or predispositions:

    • Concern or sensitivity regarding our world’s political and social problems world.
    • Intellectual curiosity to learn about and have an in-depth understanding of the political and social reality that surrounds us, through critical thinking.
    • Appreciation for reading and for communication and debate that argues ideas orally or in writing.
    • Interest in following current information through the communications media.
  • Graduate profile

    Graduate profile

    It is our mission to educate students so that, upon completion of their studies, they will have acquired certain knowledge and skills that will turn them into good professionals, able to effectively adapt to numerous work settings, activities and jobs.

    With this program for a Dual Degree in Political Science and Sociology, the objective is for graduates to have a flexible professional profile and the ability to function in numerous work and social settings given their in-depth knowledge of social reality provided by the basic nucleus of political science and sociology subjects, which will provide a response to the requirements of the job market. All of this, together with the professionalism of the degree holders of both disciplines, is a guarantee of the success of these studies.

    For more precise information, the specific characteristics in the profile corresponding to the Degree in Political Science and the Degree in Sociology may be consulted.

    General skills of the Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science

    Basic Skills

    CB1        Que los estudiantes hayan demostrado poseer y comprender conocimientos en un área de estudio que parte de la base de la educación secundaria general, y se suele encontrar a un nivel que, si bien se apoya en libros de texto avanzados, incluye también algunos aspectos que implican conocimientos procedentes de la vanguardia de su campo de estudio.        

    CB2        Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y la resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio.

    CB3        Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética.    

    CB4        Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado.                            

    CB5        Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    General Skills

    CG1       To know the main elements and factors, both structural and dynamic, that shape and influence political reality           

    CG2       To be able to recognize the social, political, cultural and religious diversity of contemporary societies and the relevance and transversality that democratic values and human rights have in these societies                          

    CG3       To be able to study the social and political reality using the scientific method, from a critical perspective and recognizing the variety of theoretical and methodological approaches of the different subdisciplines and specialities in Political Science.                                                                        

    CG4       Saber trasladar los conocimientos y habilidades adquiridos para afrontar problemas de orden práctico en los diferentes ámbitos en los que se concretan las salidas profesionales/To know how to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills into practical professional problems.                              

    CG5       To be able to communicate effectively and produce and defend, both orally and written, well-built arguments within the field of Political Science.                 

                                         

    Transversal Skills

    CT1        To be able to work in multidisciplinary and international teams         

    CT2        To demonstrate the ability of planning and organizing your work, the ability of reaching the right decisions by taking into consdieration the available information and the abilty of gathering and interpreting relevant data to make good judgments in your area of study                   

    CT3        To have the basic humanistic knowledge to complete the student's transversal training profile                                                            

    CT4        To know and be able to handle interpersonal skills on initiative, responsibility, negotiation, emotional intelligence, etc., as well as calculation tools that allow consolidating the basic technical skills that are required in every professional field                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Specific Skills                                                                                                                                  

    CE1        To identify, understand and know how to use the main theoretical and conceptual approaches and frameworks of the different areas of specialty and the subdisciplines of Political Science        

    CE2        To analyse the political systems structure and functioning and their interaction with the environment                 

    CE3        To know the structure and functioning of political institutions and their interrelation with the remaining components of the political system         

    CE4        To analyse political actors¿ behaviour, political participation¿s processes and the role of citizens in contemporary democracies                    

    CE5        To know the different components of the electoral systems and to be able to recognize how they interact with the electoral process.                  

    CE6        To know the main Political Philosophy trends, the main contemporary political theories and ideologies and those linked to contemporary political movements; and to be able to analyze, taking all these thoeries into account, political phenomena and problems.                     

    CE7        To understand and use the concepts of social structure and social change, their interdependence and their relationship with the political and economic system, especially with regard to the Spanish case        

    CE8        To be aware of the relevance of the Constitution and its role in democratic states; and to know the Spanish Constitution¿s principles and rights and its normative value                                                                       

    CE9        To recognize the historical dimension of political and social processes and to explain them by taking such dimension into account.          

    CE10      To describe the structure of public administrations at their different levels, the relationships between them, the legal framework that drives their activity, and the principles and methods of public planning and management.  

    CE11      To know the key issues and the different phases of the public budget cycle and the legal framework that regulates it.         

    CE12      To understand the economic dimension of the public sector and the domestic and international economic environment               

    CE13      To know how to analyze public policies as well as how to design, plan, implement and evaluate public programs and projects      

    CE14      To identify the key theories of international relations and to connect them with the domestic political processes.                   

    CE15      To know the European political systems, how European Union policies are created and how they influence member Satate' policies.           

    CE16      To know the most important theoretical contributions and the principles that guide scientific research in the field of Social Sciences; and to know how to apply statistical methods and research techniques to produce, collect, analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data.   

    CE17      To know and exploit the basic political communication and consulting techniques and instruments.      

    CE18      To use information and communication technologies (ICT) for political analysis and public management, and to examine their impact on the political system                           

    CE19      To understand and use the concepts of social psychology when analyzing individuals' political attitudes, cognition and behavior                      

    CE20      To know the National and European policies and legal framework on integration, migration and cultural diversity, as well as the main theories and comparative evidence on integration processes and attitudes towards immigration, discrimination, xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia                

    CE21      To be able to plan, develop and write research projects using the theoretical knowledge and the methodological tools of political science                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    General skills of the Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology

    Basic Skills

    CB1        Que los estudiantes hayan demostrado poseer y comprender conocimientos en un área de estudio que parte de la base de la educación secundaria general, y se suele encontrar a un nivel que, si bien se apoya en libros de texto avanzados, incluye también algunos aspectos que implican conocimientos procedentes de la vanguardia de su campo de estudio

    CB2        Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y la resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio

    CB3        Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética

    CB4        Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado

    CB5        Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía

                   

    General Skills

    CG1       Analyse and interpret social reality following the scientific method, from a critical perspective and recognizing the plurality of theoretical-methodological approaches of the fields of specialty and subdisciplines related to Sociology

    CG2       Communicate, defend and refute arguments on the most relevant issues in the sociological field on a sound basis, both orally and in writing, recognizing the complexity of social phenomena

    CG3       Apply the knowledge and skills acquired to face practical problems in the different areas in which professional outings are possible

    CG4       Know and apply the fundamental mechanisms of work in teams of interdisciplinary and international profile during the processes of information management, decision making and the resolution of sociological problems.

    CG5       Relate the competences of Sociology and other related disciplines in recognizing the global and local character of social phenomena.

    CG6       Apply organizational and planning capabilities in order to do creative quality sociological analysis work with a firm ethical commitment.

    CG7       Develop leadership, initiative, entrepreneurial spirit and autonomous learning skills in a context of careful care in interpersonal relationships.

                   

    Transversal Skills

    CT1        Being able to work in multidisciplinary and international teams as well as to organize and plan the work making the right decisions based on the available information, gathering and interpreting relevant data to make judgments and critical thinking within the study area

    CT2        Being able to expose and write a topic correctly or compose a speech following a logical order, providing accurate information and in accordance with established grammatical and lexical norms.

    CT3        Being able to evaluate the reliability and quality of information and its sources using such information in an ethical manner, avoiding plagiarism, and in accordance with the academic and professional conventions of the study area.

    CT4        Acquire basic humanistic knowledge to complete the transversal educational profile of the student.

    CT5        Know and be able to handle interpersonal skills on initiative and responsibility, negotiation, emotional intelligence, etc. as well as calculation tools that allow consolidating the basic technical skills that are required in every professional field

                   

    Specific Skills

    CE1        Know the concepts, problems and sociological perspectives and be able to communicate them.

    CE2        Analyse the transformations and evolution of contemporary societies and their social and political movements.

    CE3        Understand the relationships between population, resources and the environment in their movement and structure; and know the techniques and methods of demographic analysis.

    CE4        Analyse the main concepts and generalizations about human society and its processes.

    CE5        Analyse the theories about power, legitimacy, the State and the forms of political organization and their historical evolution, with special attention to contemporary systems.

    CE6        Know the history of sociological theory and its main schools until today

    CE7        Know the human species through culture, kinship and habitat.

    CE8        Know the basic components of social inequalities and cultural differences.

    CE9        Know the skills to raise and develop applied research in different areas of society.

    CE10      Apply the methodology of Social Sciences and its basic and advanced techniques (quantitative and qualitative) of social research; with special attention to aspects of sampling and computer programs.

    CE11      Possess knowledge and technical skills for the production and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.

    CE12      Know the concepts and statistical techniques applied to human society

    CE13      Possess skills and abilities in developing, using, and interpreting social indicators and social measurement instruments.

    CE14      Possess knowledge and skills in the search for secondary information in different sources (official institutions, libraries, internet, etc.), as well as the use of the main sociological documentary databases

    CE15      Know how to choose the relevant social research techniques (quantitative and qualitative) at all times.

    CE16      Know and apply sampling and fieldwork techniques.

    CE17      Possess skills for the evaluation and performance of quality and satisfaction studies

    CE18      Being able to define, locate and contact the population subject to social research.

    CE19      Identify and measure social vulnerability factors and conflict processes.

    CE20      Analyze public policies and social intervention, as well as evaluate their results

    CE21      Being able to establish, program and execute social intervention programs and projects

    CE22      Know the design of public policies aimed at addressing social problems.

    CE23      Possess skills to manage and mediate in situations of crisis and social conflicts.

    CE24      Being able to adapt the objectives of sociological research to economic, temporal and human resources.

    CE25      Possess skills in management and organization of people and social networks that participate in collective projects

    CE26      Possess and apply skills in the development of organizations (advice, design and management of organizations and institutions).

    CE27      Analyse the ecological, economic and social costs and benefits (present and future) of the application of social research results.

    CE28      Know the psychology of groups and human groups

    CE29      Know how to analyze, develop and defend individually a problem of the disciplinary scope of the Degree applying the knowledge, skills, tools and strategies acquired or developed in it.

     

    Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor's Degree in Political Science

    RA1. Poseerá conocimientos y habilidades de carácter avanzado en Ciencia Política, tanto relacionados con cuestiones teóricas como de carácter práctico o metodológico.

    RA2. Será capaz de recopilar datos, producir información y operar con ella para fundamentar sus reflexiones y juicios sobre la realidad social y política.

    RA3. Será capaz de aplicar las habilidades y los conocimientos adquiridos para la resolución de problemas en situaciones complejas y en entornos laborales académicos o profesionales que demanden ideas creativas o innovadoras.

    RA4. Sabrá exponer y comunicar a todo tipo de audiencias -especializadas o no- problemas y soluciones que puedan ser abordados desde la Ciencia Política así como los conocimientos y las metodologías que estén vinculados con ellos.

    RA5. Podrá identificar sus necesidades formativas en su campo de estudio y entorno laboral o profesional y será capaz de organizar su aprendizaje de manera autónoma e independientemente del tipo de contexto. Competencias Básicas  

    Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology

    RA1. Haber adquirido conocimientos avanzados y demostrado una comprensión de los aspectos teóricos y prácticos y de la metodología de trabajo en el área de la Sociología con una profundidad que llegue hasta la vanguardia del conocimiento

    RA2. Aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos, la comprensión de éstos y sus capacidades a la resolución de problemas complejos y/o especializados en el ámbito profesional

    RA3. Tener la capacidad de recopilar e interpretar datos e informaciones sobre los que fundamentar sus conclusiones incluyendo, cuando sea preciso y pertinente, la reflexión sobre asuntos de índole social, científica o ética en el ámbito de la Sociología;

    RA4. Ser capaces de desenvolverse en situaciones complejas o que requieran el desarrollo de nuevas soluciones tanto en el ámbito académico como laboral o profesional dentro del campo de estudio de la Sociología;

    RA5. Saber comunicar a todo tipo de audiencias (especializadas o no) de manera clara y precisa, conocimientos, metodologías, ideas, problemas y soluciones en el ámbito de la Sociología;

    RA6. Ser capaces de identificar sus propias necesidades formativas en su campo de estudio y entorno laboral o profesional y de organizar su propio aprendizaje con un alto grado de autonomía en todo tipo de contextos (estructurados o no).

Study in Engish

Studies with some courses in English

This bachelor's degree is offered in spanish, but you can study some courses in english if you want.

You can check the courses offered in english in the study program.

You don't need a previous level test. If you want to study a course in english, you have to select the english group in the enrollment.