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Master degree in Psychopedagogy

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

Laboratori de Psicologia
  • Modality
    In-person
  • Languages
    Catalan
  • Duration
    One year full time (60 ECTS), two years part time (30 ECTS)
  • Credits
    60
  • Schedule

    1st academic year: Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    2nd academic year: Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Date
    October 15, 2022
  • Places
    30
  • Location

    Blanquerna-URL - Carrer del Císter, 34. 08022 Barcelona

  • Faculty

    School of Psychology, Education and Sport Science

Who is it for

Applicants holding the following qualifications are entitled to apply to take the MUP:

  • Bachelor degree or diploma graduates (prior to the adaptation of the European Higher Education Area): Diploma in Early Childhood Education
  • Diploma in Elementary Education
  • Diploma in Special Education Teaching
  • Master Degree in Music Education
  • Diploma in Foreign Language Teaching
  • Master Degree in Physical Education
  • Diploma in Social Education

Expand your training

The master degree in Psychopedagogy (MUP) offers, on the basis of a practical and research-based approach, specialized training for psychopedagogical and guidance service professionals to intervene and advise schools in the different stages (preschool, elementary and high school) in order to meet guidance and counseling needs -taking an inclusive approach- on issues related to improving the educational quality of schools, teacher training and innovation, mentorship, attention to diversity, learning difficulties and vocational and professional guidance.

It also allows counseling and psychopedagogical intervention in other areas that require it.

In accordance with the definition of the European Higher Education Area, the goal of master degree courses must be for the student to acquire advanced, specialized or multidisciplinary training, aimed at professional specialization.

In this regard, the Master Degree in Psychopedagogy aims to:

  • Train professionals who are competent in the psychopedagogical field in schools and institutions to be able to intervene in guidance on learning processes and their difficulties, in addressing diversity in schools, as well as providing educational guidance.
  • Give them the skills to analyze and interpret the practices and policies of educational intervention in situations of learning difficulty, in order to intervene in an optimal manner and improve learning processes.
  • Develop in the MUP students the capacity to foster reflection and innovation in the field of psychopedagogical intervention for the care of infants and young people with learning difficulties and for guidance within the school setting.
  • Provide the necessary strategies and work tools to meet the needs of schools and the need for continuing education in educational guidance and innovation, in order to enhance the capabilities of schools, as well as respond to learning difficulties.

The specific competencies of the profession for which the students of the Master Degree in Psychopedagogy are trained, taking into account the need for employability and the style of the School of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences Blanquerna-URL , are as follows:

  • Diagnosing and analyzing the educational needs of individuals, groups and educational organizations based on different methodologies, tools and techniques, taking into consideration the singularities of each context in the stages of early childhood and elementary education.
  • Identifying learning problems and difficulties, and developmental and behavioral disorders in persons in school settings.
  • Having the knowledge and tools to advise education professionals regarding the organization, design and implementation of inclusive, quality teaching-learning processes and experiences in the stages of early childhood and elementary education.
  • Developing actions that favor the personal and professional development of persons in the educational fields by means of the principles and foundations of psychopedagogical guidance.
  • Designing a tutorial action plan based on knowledge of tutorial action methods and techniques.
  • Proposing educational practices, programs and services that address the comprehensive educational needs of the individuals.
  • Formulating proposals for improvement in psychopedagogical intervention based on the results of psychopedagogical research.
  • Knowing and analyzing the characteristics, organization and operation of psychopedagogical counseling and guidance services that operate at different levels of the education system. Identifying needs in the educational setting that lead to undertaking research and improvement activities.
  • Having knowledge of research and innovations related to psychopedagogical counseling and guidance and identifying dissemination forums.
  • Identifying the barriers and facilitators of inclusive education both in schools and in other socio-educational settings.
  • Performing psychopedagogical assessments and designing support interventions for students who require it.
  • Acquiring knowledge to guide students in decision-making in the personal, social, academic and professional realms.
  • Having knowledge of mediation techniques for conflict management and improving coexistence in educational settings and throughout the stages of education.
  • Acquiring experience in the practice of providing psychopedagogical counseling and guidance by applying the knowledge developed throughout the training from a reflective professional model.
  • Having basic digital tools to apply in the field of psychopedagogical counseling and guidance.
  • Becoming familiar with the different counseling and psychopedagogical guidance systems in order to develop a practice adjusted to the specific characteristics of the intervention contexts.
  • Forming grounds for psychopedagogical reflection taking into account the educational setting and its dynamics. Diagnosing and analyzing the educational needs of individuals, groups and educational organizations based on different methodologies, tools and techniques, taking into consideration the singularities of each context in the high school education stage.
  • Having the knowledge and tools to advise education professionals regarding the organization, design and implementation of inclusive, quality teaching-learning processes and experiences in the high school education stage.

Great areas to grow professionally

In accordance with the definition of the European Higher Education Area, the goal of master degree courses must be for the student to acquire advanced, specialized or multidisciplinary training, aimed at professional specialization.

In this regard, the Master Degree in Psychopedagogy aims to train professionals who are competent in the psychopedagogical field in schools and institutions to be able to intervene in guidance on learning processes and their difficulties, in addressing diversity in schools, as well as providing educational guidance.

Interpretation of educational intervention

Obtain the skills to analyze and interpret the practices and policies of educational intervention in situations of learning difficulty, in order to intervene in an optimal manner and improve learning processes.

Reflection and innovation

In the field of psychopedagogical intervention for the care of infants and young people with learning difficulties and for guidance within the school setting.

Attention to needs

On schools and the need for continuing education in educational guidance and innovation settings, in order to enhance the capabilities of schools, as well as respond to learning difficulties.

If you choose the Blanquerna-URL Master Degree in Psychopedagogy, you are choosing...

A guaranteed future career.

  • Certified training: The master degree provides the qualification necessary to work as a specialist in special education.
  • Practical training: Very practical subjects applied to everyday school situations.
  • Specialized faculty members: Highly qualified and with extensive educational experience.
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Excellence data

84%

would repeat the degree again

100%

job placement in 2020, according to EUC

60

ECTS, divided into 2 academic years

75%

of PhD faculty members

A unique methodology based on personalized learning

According to Royal Decree 1393/2007, graduate studies must provide the student with both basic and sufficient academic training for professional practice and qualify them to continue studying and pursue a master degree. Master degree studies include advanced specialized and multidisciplinary training, the aim of which will be academic and professional specialization or embarking on research activities. Master degrees are required to access PhD studies, which are aimed at providing advanced training in the field of research and lead to preparing a PhD thesis and obtaining a PhD qualification. The master degrees have been adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and are structured in ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System), which make it possible to share a compatible credit system, comparable criteria and methodologies and a duration similar to that of European qualifications, with the aim of facilitating and promoting the mobility and incorporation of students into the European workforce. Master degree studies have a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 120 credits. This equates to one to two academic years. ECTS credits are characterized by being student-centered to ensure the student leads their own learning process. Each credit is equivalent to 25 hours of training and is used to count class hours (theoretical and practical), personal study, participation in seminars, assignments, external internships and assessment tests. During an academic year, a student can get a maximum of 60 full-time credits and 30 if they have a part-time job. The master degrees at Blanquerna-URL School of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences are aimed at diploma and bachelor degree holders and graduates, as well as professionals in need of continuing education. Our master degrees are geared towards professionalization and address subjects and materials that require specialized treatment. Our School's master degrees feature:

Faculty

Made up of researchers and professors, both from the School and from other universities in the State, and by active professionals of recognized prestige. All teachers are practicing experts in the field of study.

Programs

With institutional and business support, coordinated by renowned researchers and professionals.

Limited number of students per program

To guarantee the quality of the teaching, participation and personalized treatment. Agreements and contracts with institutions and companies that guarantee internships or opportunities for professional development and research.

Agreements and contracts

With institutions and companies that guarantee internships or opportunities for professional development and research.

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Academic information

ELS ALUMNES ESCOLTEN EL QUE EL PROFESSOR ELS HI ESTÀ DIENT

Training that adapts to your interests and professional future

Summary

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Compulsory 30 10 40
Practicum 14 14
Master's degree project 6 6
Complements 12 12
Total 30 42 72

Placement objectives

  1. External internships are worth 14 ECTS and will be carried out during the academic year at public, subsidized or private centers: EAPs, CPR, CDIAPs, Guidance Teams, Psychopedagogical Offices, among others. These centers must have a training project for internship students.
  • The curriculum of the Master Degree in Psychopedagogy attributes a central role in the training of students to the Practicum; for this reason it is the module with the most credits. The internship period will be divided into three stages:
  • Practical observational work
  • Period of supervised work
  • Independent work practice

The following are considered for the purposes of Practicum assessment:

  • Student self-assessment
  • Assessment by the university advisor
  • Assessment by the center advisor

The Practicum is an opportunity to put into practice the learning acquired in the other subjects of the master degree. Internships provide relevant contact with career reality and are therefore an important source of professional and personal enrichment.

They also develop the critical and self-critical capacity necessary to formulate questions, and thus become an essential driving force for scientific research and for academic and professional development as a whole.

MUP students are required to do internships at an institution involved in psycho-pedagogical projects and training and educational guidance, for a total of 280 hours of external practical experience, 70 hours within the scope of the School Seminar, with the tutorship of a MUP professor and individualized follow-up and accompaniment.

The internships are carried out in institutions with which the Blanquerna-URL School of Psychology, Education and Sports Sciences has an internship agreement. These are public, subsidized and private centers.

Where can you do your internship?

CREIX Barcelona EAP B-01 Nou Barris (Barcelona) · Escola Sadako (Barcelona) · Escola Pia Sabadell (Sabadell) · Centre Bruguer-Merello Psicopedagògic (Barcelona) · Escola Garbí (Esplugues) · Escola Garbí-Pere Vergès (Badalona) · Institut d'Educació Secundària Miquel Biada (IME) (Mataró) · Espai de Psicomotricitat i Teràpia Familiar (Sant Cugat del Vallès) · Espai de Psicomotricitat i Teràpia Familiar (Barcelona) · EAP B-34 Sabadell (Sabadell) · Institut- Escola Costa i Llobera (Barcelona) · Escola IPSI (Barcelona) · Escola Virolai Taktikum (Barcelona) · Col·legi Maristes La Immaculada (Barcelona) · Educaweb (Barcelona) · Institut Barri Besos (Barcelona) · EAP B-02 Sant Andreu (Barcelona) · L'Enllaç. Espai Terapèutic (Barcelona) · Servei d'Assessorament i Intervenció Psicopedagògica (SAIP). Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i l'Esport Blanquerna -URL (Barcelona) · CREDAC Pere Barnils (Barcelona) · Grup Cercles (Vilanova del Valllès) · Centre Empatia (Mataró) · Escola El Cim (Vilanova) · Institut d'Educació Secundària Torre Roja (Viladecans) · Escola Singuerlin (Santa Coloma de Gramanet)

In addition, students can look for other centers that engage in guidance and psychopedagogy activities to do the internship.

Master's thesis

Students must submit a master degree research or intervention project that will be supervised by a doctoral professor attached to the master degree program. This project has a total of 6 ECTS (equivalent to about 48 hours of group sessions plus additional individual sessions).

This project will be publicly defended before a panel made up of doctoral professors from the master program. In the case of the research track, the members of the panel must be accredited by ANECA, the AQU or an equivalent agency. It is recommended that one of the members of the panel be from outside the master degree course, but they must be a member of a graduate studies program at the Blanquerna-URL School of Psychology, Education and Sports Sciences.

Students must submit a master degree research or intervention project that will be supervised by a doctoral professor attached to the master degree program.

The master degree thesis may be written up in Catalan, Spanish, or English.

This project has a total of 6 ECTS (equivalent to about 48 hours of group sessions plus additional individual sessions).

The assessment criteria for the master degree thesis are concerned with the competences consolidated during the preparation process, the final product and the defense of the thesis itself. This means that the final grade will be the result of various partial evaluations:
Competences consolidated during the preparation process (15%): grades will be given for persistence and consistency in the different stages of the project preparation, and progression in the acquisition of the skills and attitudes necessary for the research and/or intervention. This assessment will be performed by the project advisor and the students themselves (self-assessment).
- Article (60%): different aspects that are taken into account in most scientific publications will be assessed to ensure the coherence and quality of the research or intervention.
- Competencies consolidated in the thesis defense (25%): the clarity, accuracy, originality and quality of the oral presentation of the project will be assessed according to the conditions required for the presentation before the panel.

Career Path

Upon completing the master degree, students can work at public, subsidized or private schools in the fields of career guidance, educational psychology and counseling -with an inclusive approach- in subjects relating to addressing diversity, learning difficulties, educational innovation, educational quality and vocational and professional guidance.

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Educational psychologist

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Counselor

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Teacher of middle school and high school, vocational training and language teaching

These career opportunities can be developed in:

  • Psychopedagogical offices
  • Psychopedagogical guidance departments
  • Coordinator of the Department of Psychopedagogical Guidance Multidisciplinary Services Pedagogical Resource Centers (CRP)
  • Directors, department heads or study coordinators or other positions of responsibility in educational management
  • Training and guidance departments
  • Psychopedagogical counseling teams
  • Development centers and early care
  • Others, such as: employment or information and guidance services; educational and social foundations; workplace inclusion support services, etc.
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Application process

University master's degrees are official degrees awarded by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, in accordance with the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the guidelines set out in the Bologna Declaration. To access the official master degree, you must hold an official Spanish university degree, or a degree from another country that is part of the European Higher Education Area. Access to master degree studies is regulated by Royal Decree 822/2021, of 28 September.

These studies are also open to students with a degree issued by an education system outside the European Higher Education Area, who do not need to have it approved, provided that the level of training is equivalent to that of an official Spanish degree and that, in the country of origin, the degree gives access to graduate studies. However, admission does not in any case imply the convalidation of the degree or any other type of recognition beyond allowing the student to access master and graduate studies at the University.

Phases of the admission process
The admission process for university master degree studies at the School is developed over 3 stages:

  1. Pre-enrollment
  2. Admission
  3. Enrollment

Pre-enrollment

Students can pre-enroll online (by accessing Pre-enrollment | Blanquerna or the pre-enrollment option for each course) and also in person at the school.

For online pre-enrollment, you will need to:

  1. Sign up on the unique registration system and create a username (if not previously obtained) and follow the instructions to completion.
  2. Make a payment of €100 (non-refundable fee for pre-enrollment rights and processing) can be made by credit or debit card, through a secure and confidential BBVA process. Alumni are exempt from payment.
  3. Upload the required documentation through the document repository.
  • ID card (both sides), passport or NIE residence card
  • Resume

Admission

Once pre-enrollment has been completed, the candidate will be offered a date for an interview with the degree coordinator, who will assess their suitability and solve any doubts they may have about the course for which they are enrolling. Motivation, academic transcript and professional experience will be taken into account for the selection of students. Once the assessment is complete, the student will be informed of the result of the interview and how to enroll, if admitted.

Prior to enrollment, the person concerned must upload the following to the document repository:

  • Qualification or receipt of the qualification of the studies that give the student access to the master degree.
  • Original official academic certificate or certified copy of the bachelor degree transcript.
  • For foreign applicants: certificate issued by the relevant body (university, embassy, consulate) confirming that the studies qualify the student to undertake master degree or graduate studies in the country of issue.

Enrollment

Enrollment formalization is the final procedure to obtain a place in the master degree:

  • The date of enrollment formalization is communicated individually to the person concerned and can be done online.
  • After this, they have two business days to pay 50% of the total cost of the credits for which they have enrolled, by bank transfer or using a barcode at the bank; the remaining 50% is split into nine monthly installments, from October to June, payable by direct debit using the bank account indicated at the time of enrollment (Instructions for sending the signed SEPA document to Blanquerna).

Alumni of official qualifications from the School are given a 15% discount on the enrollment fee (non-cumulative discount) if they enroll full time and for all the credits that the qualification offers. Prices are updated each academic year. Once enrollment is complete, the amount paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.​

Students who are admitted can choose between two forms of enrollment, depending on whether they already qualify for university admission:

  1. Conditional enrollment: Students who have not yet obtained a bachelor degree and who require a maximum of 9 more credits and/or the thesis yet to do can apply for this. For conditional enrollment, students must be enrolled for the outstanding credits for their bachelor degree.
    Unless the student has passed the bachelor degree giving them access, they will not be able to defend the thesis and, therefore, will not be able to obtain the master degree.
    To be eligible for this option, the person concerned must sign this information document in which they agree to the particularities of conditional enrollment.
  2. Final enrollment
    Final enrollment is when the person concerned has completed the admission pathway for the university master degree.

When a student enrolls, a contract for the provision of teaching services is formalized between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation, which is legally binding from the time of payment. Payment includes the corresponding insurance and, for students under the age of twenty-eight, compulsory academic insurance. If a student declines to take up a place, he/she will lose in full any amount he/she has paid.

The student accepts the rules for the use of computer services established by the Blanquerna Foundation. The student's personal data will be included in an automated file under the responsibility of the Blanquerna Foundation, so that this contract can be maintained and fulfilled. Students should note that their data may also be used to inform them about the future activities of the Foundation, or for the institution to send them publications.

In accordance with the provisions of Organic Law 15/1999 on the protection of personal data, students have the right to access their data to update, rectify or cancel them, or object to their use, by sending a letter, indicating which right they want to exercise.

This section is a summary of the general conditions for enrollment. It is only for guidance and therefore has no contractual value. In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the general conditions for enrollment specified in the receipt generated at the time of enrollment will prevail; this receipt formalizes the contract between the student and the Blanquerna Foundation; students can consult it on the intranet whenever they wish.

The School cannot guarantee that a course will be available if the requirement for a minimum number of enrollments is not met. In this case, the amount paid for enrollment and pre-enrollment will be refunded in full.

Foreign students

The School reserves the right to ask candidates with qualifications obtained outside the EES for a letter from their university, embassy or consulate to certify that their studies enable them to pursue a master degree or graduate studies.

Students are responsible for having all the official documentation necessary for their stay in Spain while studying at the School. Applicants can ask for a pre-acceptance document attached to the pre-enrollment receipt to initiate applications for visas or scholarships or carry out any other administrative procedure. Under no circumstances does this document guarantee a place if all the access and admission requirements are not met. Once applicants have been accepted and enrollment is complete, they can request a letter of admission from the Academic Secretary, if required, by paying the corresponding fees.

Contact us

For any doubts or queries about the pre-enrollment or enrollment process, please contact the School's Student Information and Orientation Service.
[email protected]

We make it easy for you to access the studies you want

Studies are paid in installments and without any interest. At the time of registration, 50% of the total cost of the enrolled credits is paid*; the remaining 50% is split into monthly installments payable by direct debit.

Tuition fee per credit
€134.58
Tuition fee per academic year
€4037.40
Total fees
€8,074.80
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Gender perspective

As the European Union points out, gender equality is not only a matter of social justice but also affects the results of teaching and research. Promoting gender equality in research and innovation is one of the European Commission's commitments, and it supports the explicit integration of a gender perspective in Horizon 2020 projects. However, this recommendation is often poorly understood and misapplied. Various documents are presented here with a view to contributing to a better understanding and application of the gender perspective in teaching and research.

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