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University Master's Degree in Work Psychology, Organizations and Human Resources

Official title

Pre-enrollment open

MU PsicoTreball
  • Modality
  • Languages
    Catalan, Spanish
  • Duration
    1 academic year full time (60 ECTS), or two academic years part time (30 ECTS)
  • Credits
  • Date
    octubre 2024
  • Planning

    Monday, from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm Tuesday to Friday, from 4.30 pm to 7.30 pm

  • Places
  • Location

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

  • Faculty

    School of Psychology, Education and Sport Science

Who is it for?

Graduates in Psychology who want a career in the field of human resources management.

Improve your qualifications

The aim of this master's degree is for students to specialize in the area of work and organizational psychology. We hope to provide multidisciplinary, quality training that responds to the challenges that society poses for professionals who want to work in this field.

The course offers an overview of all aspects of human resources (technical competences) and the relationship between this area and other parts of the organization. At the same time it is an opportunity to develop and apply personal and interpersonal skills in a practical environment.

We adhere to the guidelines set by the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), an organization whose main objective is to support the development and application of work and organizational psychology (W&O Psychology) in Europe, and to promote cooperation between scientists and professionals in the field.

  • Contextualize the management of personnel within the framework of the organization.
  • Learn techniques and strategies for managing people.
  • Develop managerial skills for more strategic people management.
  • Acquire key elements to have an overall vision of the organizations of the future.
  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills to generate credibility and trust in the human resources professional.
  • Position the role of human resources in business management.

  • Manage the organization's human resources according to the internal and external context.
  • Acquire the ability to generate and implement new techniques, ideas and concepts for staff development and the management of human resources.
  • Design mechanisms for assessing and improving the physical and emotional health of people within an organization.
  • Apply digital tools and methodologies in human resources research and management.
  • Learn about and develop your own human resource management policies.
  • Adapt internships to meet the needs of your internal and external clients, to contribute to organizational goals.
  • Define and apply standards for the quality of work consistent with the human resources strategy.

Great scope for professional growth

Based on the skills acquired in the classroom and the work experience gained through internships, students will be able to develop their career in any of the following areas of human resources:

Business practice

Management, selection and internal communication.

Training and development

Occupational health and human resources administration.


External advisory services and development of policies and projects.

If you choose the Blanquerna-URL University Master's Degree in Work Psychology, Organizations and Human Resources, you choose...

Training, internships and entering employment.

  • Training: Multidisciplinary quality training, developing both technical and personal skills.
  • Internships: Carried out in institutions and companies with a high standing in the field of psychology.
  • Placements: 100% placements in consultancies and human resources management departments.
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Key data


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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:


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.


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.


Academic information





Master's degree project 6
Internships 12
Compulsory 42
Total 60

Objectives of the internship

  • It will enable you to acquire professional experience in the field of human resources management with double tuition from the center and from the university.
  • Internships are compulsory and have a duration of 240 to 360 hours.
  • You can also sign up for extracurricular internships for up to 375 hours to continue learning in the same organization or in another.
  • The purpose of the internship is to empower students to obtain employment and advance their careers.

Where can you do your internship?

Internships are carried out primarily in the human resources departments of companies and institutions and in consultancies, which may be national or multinational. The master's degree promotes professional experience abroad, in the form of compulsory internships, extracurricular internships, or both, with the help of Erasmus scholarships. We currently have an agreement with University Hospital Southampton NHS in the UK.

Indra · Codorníu · Deloitte · Jesuit Education Foundation · Cegos · LB Consultors · Screen Hispania · Hospital de Sant Joan de Déu · Banc de Sang i Teixits Pimec · MC Asociados · EDAG · Grupo Planeta · Conservas DANI · Almirall · Kiwitel · Capgemini · Grupo Catalana Occidente · Be Up Flow

Master's Degree Thesis

The master's degree final thesis is an individual project supervised by an advisor who oversees its preparation and monitors progress. The content refers to needs detected in the field of personnel and human resources management with a view to responding to the challenges of this professional area.

The master's degree thesis may focus on research or intervention and will be supervised by a doctor teaching the master degree.

The thesis will include an introduction setting out the conceptual framework and reviewing the main studies and interventions in the area to be studied. Subsequently, an analysis is carried out to detect the needs that lead to a definition of objectives. Finally, the project or proposed intervention is described in detail.

An advisor monitors the student's work and supervises the preparation of the thesis. This support consists of helping to establish the objectives and purpose of the thesis, a schedule and work plan that ensures academic rigor and the future relevance or applicability of the end product.

The evaluation of the thesis will be in two parts: preparation and written work evaluated by the advisor (30%) and the oral defense of the thesis evaluated by the Assessment Committee (70%). Both parts must be passed and the final grade will then be determined by the combined scores. The assessment criteria for the thesis reflect the competences consolidated while it is being prepared, the quality of the final product, and the student's public defense of the thesis.

The final grade will thus be the result of various partial evaluations:

  • Competences consolidated while the thesis is being prepared: credit will be given for persistence and consistency in the different stages of preparation, and progress in the acquisition of the skills and attitudes necessary for research and intervention. This assessment will be performed by the project advisor.
  • End product: the aspects that are normally taken into account in scientific publications will be assessed to ensure the coherence and quality of the research or intervention project. The project advisor and the members of the panel will submit a report to the Post-Graduate Committee, at least one week before the public defense of the project.
  • Skills achieved in the defense of the thesis: the clarity, accuracy, originality and quality of the presentation will be assessed according to the normal requirements for the oral presentation of a project before a panel.

Career path

Follow-up studies of graduates indicate a 100% employment rate. Based on the skills acquired in the classroom and the work experience gained through internships, students will be able to develop their career in any of the following areas of human resources:

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Human resources management, administration and coordination

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Selection, training and development, internal communication

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Occupational health and human resources administration

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Consultancy, policy and project development, skill assessment, coaching and mentoring


100% placements in consultancies and human resources management departments.

Large companies and multinationals


Specialized consultancies

Public administration

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A direct link to your future career

Our work doesn't finish the moment you graduate. The Alumni department will support you to enable us to achieve an employment rate of 90% of students in the first year after graduation

State-of-the-art facilities at students' disposal

All the services you need while you are at the School



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


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


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 admission and how to enroll, if admitted.

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

  • 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 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

Course fees are paid in installments without any interest. At the time of enrollment, 50% of the total cost of the credits for which the student is enrolled must be paid*; the remaining 50% is split into monthly installments payable by direct debit.

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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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