Master's degree in Sociological Studies

Master taught in English

Sociology and Demographics

UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Màsters Oficials
In Barcelona (Spain)

€ 3,079 - (Rs 2,24,636)
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  • Master
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Credits: 60

If you would like to specialise in research and analysis techniques in demographics and sociology, and to be able to apply the results of the research to improving social needs and welfare, provides the master's degree in Sociology and Demographics. It is an in-person course taught at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra which will train you to carry out social research tasks.

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Barcelona, Spain
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

You will begin by studying research methodology and techniques, which includes working wtih statistical analysis techniques. You will continue with demographic social analysis, studying social dynamics and change and also the different social policies and the Welfare State. You will be able to analyse concepts of gender, family, society and research the causes of social inequalities. You will be trained to work in institutions as an advisor or expert in sociology and study of the needs of the population.

· Who is it intended for?

The master's degree lasts one year and is taught in person. This allows you to take part in the practical classes prepared for this course, besides debating and interacting with the teaching staff and the rest of the students. The classes are taught in English, so it is advisable for the student to be in possession of a B1 certificate of English.

· Requirements

Official bachelor's degree or equivalent. B1 level of English.

What you'll learn on the course

Social statistics
Political Economics
Political Sociology
Social economics
Qualitative research
Work sociology
Statistical analysis
Demographic changes
Social inequalities
Social policies
Work economy

Course programme

Module 1: Research methodologies and techniques (10 mandatory ECTS credits)
  • Statistical Analysis Techniques I
  • Statistical Analysis Techniques II
Module 2: Socio-demographic analysis (20 mandatory ECTS credits)
  • Demographic changes and social dynamics
  • Gender, family and society
  • Analysis of social inequalities
  • Social policies and the Welfare State
Module 3: Optional courses on socio-demographic analysis
  • Work economics
  • Migrations and society: Political and socio-economic dimensions of the integration process
  • Health and inequality
Module 4: Optional courses on methods and techniques
  • Bases of political and social research
  • Design, assessment and analysis of questionnaires for survey research
  • Methodologies for qualitative research
  • Data management and research seminar
Module 5: Master's Thesis (20 mandatory credits for the research speciality)

Additional information


non-EU students: €4063.91

Level of Catalan equivalent to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages

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