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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. 

Employability and profesional internships

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

Profile and career opportunities

  • 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        Students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also include      

    CB2        Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study.

    CB3        Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements which include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.

    CB4        Students should be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.        

    CB5        Students will have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

    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        Students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study.

    CB2        Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study.

    CB3        Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements which include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.

    CB4        Students should be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

    CB5        Students will have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.

                   

    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. Possess advanced knowledge and skills in Political Science, both related to theoretical issues and of a practical or methodological nature.

    RA2. Will be able to collect data, produce information and use it to base their reflections and judgements on social and political reality.

    RA3. Will be able to apply the skills and knowledge acquired to solve problems in complex situations and in academic or professional work environments that require creative or innovative ideas.

    RA4. Will be able to present and communicate to all types of audiences - specialised or not - problems and solutions that can be approached from Political Science as well as the knowledge and methodologies that are linked to them

    RA5. You will be able to identify your training needs in your field of study and work or professional environment and will be able to organise your learning autonomously and independently of the type of context

    Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology

    RA1. Having acquired advanced knowledge and demonstrated an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects and the methodology of work in the area of Sociology with a depth that reaches the forefront of knowledge.

    RA2. Apply the knowledge acquired, their understanding and their abilities to solve complex and/or specialized problems in the professional field.

    RA3. Have the ability to collect and interpret data and information on which to base their conclusions including, when necessary and relevant, reflection on social, scientific or ethical matters in the field of Sociology.

    RA4. To be able to function in complex situations or that require the development of new solutions both in the academic and labor or professional fields within the field of Sociology study.

    RA5. Know how to communicate to all types of audiences (specialized or not) in a clear and precise way, knowledge, methodologies, ideas, problems and solutions in the field of Sociology.

    RA6. Being able to identify their own training needs in their field of study and work or professional environment and organize their own learning with a high degree of autonomy in all types of contexts (structured or not).

  • External internships

    External internships

    External Internships for the Degree in Political Science:

    • Pricewaterhousecoopers Auditores
    • CSIC-IEGD
    • Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos
    • Everis
    • Fundación Mujeres por Africa
    • Grupo Telecopy Cartera Empresarial
    • Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias
    • Instituto Elcano de Estudios Estratégicos
    • CSIC
    • Grupo Acciona
    • Auren Consultores S.P., S.P.L.
    • Schotter GmbH
    • CSIC-Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos 
    • ONG Acción Contra el Hambre
    • ONG Movimiento ATD Cuarto Mundo

    External Internships for the Degree in Sociology:

    • Colegio Oficial de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología de Castilla La-Mancha
    • Fundación 1º de Mayo
    • Entreculturas 
    • Colegio oficial de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología de Madrid
    • Grupo de Investigación en Envejecimiento IEGD (CSIC)
    • Matia Instituto Gerontológico
    • Instituto de Género UC3M
    • Neurologyca
  • Career opportunities

    Career opportunities

    Career Opportunities for the Degree in Political Science:

    • Equal opportunity agent
    • Civil administrator of the State
    • Political advisor
    • Diplomat
    • Teacher
    • Political scientist
    • International projects and programs manager
    • Demographer
    • Public opinion expert
    • Cooperation and development project manager
    • Political analyst
    • Political advisor
    • Corporate social responsibility technician
    • Media and communication

    Career Opportunities for the Degree in Sociology:

    • Public employment (international organizations, State, regional or local level)
    • Training and development
    • International mediator
    • Career counselor
    • Dynamization and social and cultural mediation
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Human resources
    • Equal opportunities agent
    • Local development agent
    • Cooperation and development projects
    • Social researcher
    • Expert in quantitative research
    • Analyst or political advisor
    • Cultural manager
    • Strategic consultant
    • Market research
    • Demography
    • Marketing and communication

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.