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Social Work

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Responsible Center: Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences
Teaching modality and Campus: 
Face-to-face  Alcorcón
Double degree with: Labor Relations and Human Resources, Spanish Sign Language and Deaf Community, Criminology
Credits: 240. Credits year: 60. Duration: 4 years. Implantation: progressive, first year 2015-2016
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Prof. Dr. Pablo Benlloch Sanz 

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Basic Information

What knowledge will I acquire with this Degree?

In addition to the knowledge of social work as an academic discipline, students will also acquire basic knowledge in psychology, anthropology, sociology, economics, family law, labor and social security regulations, and health sciences applied to social work.

Where will I be able to work when I graduate?

As free professionals, in Third Sector entities or social service companies and in Public Administrations. 

Is this Degree official according to the regulations required by the European Higher Education Area?

Yes (final verification report is attached), the implementation of the degree will be done progressively, starting the first year in the academic year 2015-16.

The final verification report turned out FAVORABLE

Favorable report first modification

Favorable report second modification

What subject areas will I address in this grade?

Social Work, Law, Psychology, Economics, Anthropology, Health Sciences. 

Recommended Income Profile

No restriction is placed other than that established by the applicable regulations, although as Social Work is a profession oriented and committed to making changes in society and in the individual forms of development within it, it would be desirable that the student of the Degree in Social Work is a person committed to the reality that surrounds him, analytical and reflective as well as efficient and creative. It should also be concerned with contributing to the integral development of the individual, to an increase in the quality of life and to the establishment of social conditions for participation and the construction of a fairer and more supportive human society.


The training of social workers must be a comprehensive training that addresses both disciplinary, competency and attitudinal contents that contribute to generating professionals who not only know how to do, but also know the environment in which they work and are capable of analyzing it critically. Accordingly, the objectives of the Degree in Social Work are, among others, the following:

  • Work together with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities to assess their needs and circumstances.
  • Support people so that they are able to express their needs, points of view and circumstances.
  • Act in the resolution of situations of vulnerability, conflict, crisis, deficiencies or difficulties with people.
  • Show a critical understanding of how socio-structural imbalances, discrimination, oppression, social, political and economic injustices impact human relationships and generate situations of discomfort.
  • Show knowledge of human behavior and the social environment with special emphasis on the person/environment relationship, development of the life course, interaction between biological, psychological, sociostructural and cultural factors in shaping human development and behavior.
  • Know the general structure, organization, benefits of the general and specialized social services existing in the different Autonomous Communities and in the European sphere.
  • Know the main trends in social policies, nationally and internationally, as well as their articulation.
  • Show proficiency in the knowledge of group formation, programming techniques and instruments, group dynamics and group work techniques.
  • Handle with ease the theoretical foundations and practical applications of the main theories on social work.
  • Know the main strategies for conflict resolution through mediation.
  • Know the basic foundations of information and communication technologies in application to social work.
  • Promote social justice and sustainable development, defending and facilitating access.
  • Reflect on the existing relationships between the exercise of social work, social policies and the organic contexts where their work is carried out.
  • Promote respect for the personal dignity, value and uniqueness of all human beings. Appreciate, respect and value the growing social diversity (cultural, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation...) in our immediate environment.



  • CG1 Ability to develop teamwork and have skills in interpersonal relationships in the field of Social Work
  • CG2 Know how to apply knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way in the field of Social Work
  • CG3 Ability to formulate research hypotheses and to solve problems in the field of Social Work
  • CG4 Capacity for organization and planning in the field of Social Work
  • CG5 Ability to analyze, gather, compile and synthesize information and data in the field of Social Work
  • CG6 Ability to reason critically and self-criticism in the field of Social Work
  • CG7 Capacity for organization and planning Ability to adapt to new situations in the field of Social Work
  • CG8 Ability to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a public both specialized and non-specialized in the field of Social Work
  • CG9 Information management capacity and use of ICT in the field of Social Work
  • CG10 Develop skills to undertake further studies, both professional specialization and research in the field of Social Work
  • CG11 Ability to communicate with the sufficiency and fluency necessary orally and in writing in a foreign language in the field of Social Work
  • CG12 Ability to gather, assess and interpret information from various sources in the field of Social Work


  • CE1 Ability to search together with people, families, groups, organizations and communities, taking into account their needs and circumstances, the options and resources with greater foundation
  • CE2 Ability to identify preferred options and available resources to meet the needs of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
  • CE3 Ability to define and guide an intervention strategy based on the assessment of existing needs
  • CE4 Respond to crisis situations, assessing their urgency, planning and developing actions to deal with them and reviewing their results
  • CE5 That students are capable of evaluating the results of actions carried out to respond to crisis situations.
  • CE6 Ability to relate to people, families, groups, organizations and communities in order to promote their development and improve their living conditions through the use of social work methods and models, regularly monitoring the changes that are taking place. produced in order to prepare for the completion of the intervention.
  • CE7 Ability to carry out regular monitoring of the methods and models of social work used, introducing the changes to be made and adopting the necessary decisions for their completion
  • CE8 That students are able to prepare, implement and evaluate intervention plans with the client system
  • CE9 That students have the ability to involve the people who are the recipients of the intervention plans with the client system so that their revision is adapted to their needs and circumstances
  • CE10 Students are able to create and develop support networks to deal with situations of need
  • CE11 That students have the ability to guide people about the support networks in which they can integrate
  • CE12 That students have the ability to program and use group dynamics to promote the growth, development and autonomy of people
  • CE13 That students are able to identify and evaluate the situations and circumstances that configure the behaviors that represent a risk for the client system, elaborating, if necessary, strategies to modify them
  • CE14 That students are able to analyze and systematize the information provided by daily professional intervention as an instrument to review and improve their professional career
  • CE15 That students are able to analyze and systematize the information provided by daily professional intervention to identify and respond to emerging social needs
  • CE16 Use mediation as an intervention strategy aimed at alternative conflict resolution
  • CE17 Design, apply and evaluate social intervention projects
  • CE18 Prepare and participate in decision-making meetings in order to better defend the interests of individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities
  • CE19 That students are able to identify and define risk situations for their subsequent resolution
  • CE20 That students have the ability to manage resources, supervising their effective use and ensuring their quality
  • CE21 That students are able to know the procedures to access social services
  • CE22 That students are able to present, manage and share stories and social reports keeping them complete, faithful, accessible and updated as a guarantee in decision-making and professional assessments
  • CE23 That students are able to intervene and participate effectively in systems, networks and interdisciplinary and "multi-organizational" teams with the purpose of collaborating in the establishment of goals, objectives and duration of the same
  • CE24 That students know and know how to apply and develop the methods and techniques of management and direction of social entities
  • CE25 That students are able to analyze, evaluate and use the best practices in social work as an instrument to review and update their own frameworks
  • CE26 That students are able to manage conflicts, dilemmas and complex ethical problems, identifying them, designing strategies for overcoming them and reflecting on their results
  • CE27 That students master the methodology used in the analysis of public policies and in the evaluation of the results obtained in the resolution of public problems
  • CE28 That students are able to apply the best social work practices to the methodology and evaluation of public policies
  • CE29 That students are able to master the foundations and principles that inspire the economy and the social welfare system
  • CE30 That students are able to master the foundation and structure of social services
  • CE31 That students know the fundamentals of the labor and social protection system
  • CE32 That students are able to understand the fundamental role played by the social context in the etiology and evolution of any disease
  • CE33 That students are able to apply marketing techniques to change habits of thought, attitudes and behaviors to improve the quality of life and well-being of society in general
  • CE34 That students are able to understand the importance of reconciling growth and competitiveness with social development and environmental improvement
  • CE35 That students know the different models of social action and intervention existing in the international arena
  • CE36 That students master the fundamental aspects of health sciences, as well as their implications in health-disease processes from a biopsychosocial perspective
  • CE37 Command of the foundations and basic principles of sociology
  • CE38 Command of the foundations and basic principles of social psychology
  • CE39 That students master the elements of employment policies necessary for the design of a socio-labour insertion itinerary
  • CE40 That students know the fundamentals of personal and family law
  • CE41 That students know and know how to apply the main indicators to determine situations of poverty and social exclusion
  • CE42 Master the main theories and the main research techniques of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
  • CE43 That students dominate the system of international protection of human rights.
  • CE44 That students know how to identify, prevent and evaluate the main educational needs and their adaptation to the Spanish educational model
  • CE45 That students know how to identify the causes of immigration, its relationship with social exclusion and intervention strategies
  • CE46 That students master the main techniques of forensic social work


Minimum stay requirements 

  • The permanence of the students in the Degree studies will be a maximum of eight years for full-time students. Part-time students may request an extension of up to two more years from the Rector.
  • In Bachelor's degrees lasting more than 240 credits (4 years), the maximum of the previous section will be increased by one more year for every 60 ECTS credits that are added to the 240 ECTS.
  • Students must pass a minimum of two subjects in the first year. Students studying part-time must pass at least one subject in their first academic year.
  • Students who are studying any official Bachelor's degree at the Rey Juan Carlos University may make a maximum of four registrations to pass each of the subjects of the study plan, without counting previous cancellations of the same.

For more information see: Permanence regulations

Minimum number of ECTS credits by type of enrollment and course

Full-time students:

1º Course 48 ECTS 78 ECTS
Other courses 48 ECTS 78 ECTS

Part-time students:

1º Course 24 ECTS 47 ECTS
Other courses 24 ECTS  47 ECTS

Access and registration

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Access to official undergraduate education will require possession of a bachelor's degree or equivalent and passing the test referred to in article 42 of Organic Law 6/2001, on Universities, modified by Law 4/2007, of April 12, without prejudice to the other access mechanisms provided for by current regulations.

The number of places offered for new admission are:

Alcorcón Campus: 35 places (including transfer admission places)

Double Degrees:

Alcorcon Campus Labor Relations and Human Resources – Social Work  10 places
Spanish Sign Language and the Deaf Community - Social Work  10 places
Criminology - Social Work 10 places



Matriculation year

The enrollment process at the Rey Juan Carlos University is done through the Internet. You can carry out the procedures on the computers installed on campus or through any computer with network access. You can check the deadlines at registration , as well as the different requirements and necessary documents.

External Internships

The External Practices subject is a curricular subject whose main objective is to promote a comprehensive training of the student through the practical application of the knowledge acquired during the Degree, which facilitates direct contact with the professional activity and the opportunity to join the professional world with a minimum of experience. All practices are designed so that the students who participate in them acquire professional experience in real situations and conditions, applying the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are acquired in the training processes throughout the degree. The internships represent a decisive opportunity for the personal development and professional future of the students.

Internships are activities carried out by the student in companies, institutions and organizations; that is, in centers outside the university premises, which aim to enrich and complement your university education, while providing you with a deeper knowledge about the skills you will need once you have graduated.

The External Practices subject will consist of two phases:

      • Completion of the internship period that offers professional experience related to any of the graduate profiles that are expressed in the Verification Report of the degree.
      • Elaboration of the memory


Degree Training Project

For more information:  External Internship Unit

Social Security contributions for interns starting January 1, 2024

Mobility programs


The Erasmus program makes it easy for URJC students -both undergraduate and postgraduate- to study one or several semesters at one of the European universities with which the URJC has agreements.

These exchanges traditionally have an economic endowment thanks to the Erasmus Scholarships provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.

ERASMUS (intranet)


The Munde program manages mobility with universities from countries not included in the Erasmus Program.

The possibility of obtaining a scholarship or economic endowment and its amount depends, in each case, on the agreements with the universities, countries or entities that sign it.

WORLD (intranet)

For more information:

URJC Mobility


SICUE is a national mobility program for GRADOS university students that allows them to carry out part of their studies at another Spanish university with guarantees of academic recognition, use and adaptation to their curricular profile.

SICUE Mobility

Student support programs

Orientation to future students. The University offers various orientation programs for future students: we carry out visits to high schools and secondary schools, we organize guided visits to the Campuses, we are present in the Classroom and, at the beginning of each course, we carry out welcome days to guide students new students.

academic tutorials. Each teacher carries out, within their teaching planning, academic tutorials on their subject.

Coordinator of the degree. It works to promote coherence and balance between the subjects and the workloads of the students.

mentoring program. The URJC has this program, peer tutoring, in which the students of the last years act as mentors with the first year students.

Students with disabilities. The Support Office for Persons with Disabilities offers guidance and assistance to students with special needs.

Scholarships . The Rey Juan Carlos University manages the main scholarships and annual grants, both its own and from other official bodies: Ministries, Community of Madrid, International Organizations and other entities. It also publishes and disseminates those scholarships and grants of interest to its students and graduates. Throughout the course, students receive information about them through the different communication channels established.

Job placement program. The Rey Juan Carlos University, through the External Internship Unit and the Graduates Office, organizes conferences, workshops and various actions aimed at supporting and guiding students in their job search, to improve their employability and promote job placement . The University has a Job Exchange -a platform available to companies and graduates- where institutions can carry out their selection processes.




*The rates corresponding to double degrees with different degrees of experimentality will be applied as established in the new Decree 43/2022, of June 29, of the Government Council, which establishes the public prices for university studies leading to official degrees and services of an academic nature in the public universities of the Community of Madrid*



Validation, adaptation of studies, recognition of credits and homologation of foreign qualifications






Quality guarantee

RUCT link


Results report

Once the follow-up of the Degree has been carried out, the most relevant quantitative information on the results obtained in the follow-up of said Degree is displayed, differentiated by academic year.

Report by course:

General information collection plan

Within the quality assurance system of the Rey Juan Carlos University, the following surveys are planned:

- New students

- Teacher evaluation

- Student satisfaction

- Satisfaction of the graduates

- Labor insertion

- Causes of abandonment

- Career path:

  • Second year after graduation
  • Third year after graduation
  • Fourth year after graduation

- Degree of satisfaction:

  • Faculty with the campus and university
  • Teacher with degree
  • of the evaluators
  • Incoming student mobility program
  • Outgoing Student Mobility Program
  • Administration and services staff with the university

- External internships:

  • Student satisfaction
  • External tutor satisfaction
  • Evaluator satisfaction

Survey results:

Improvement actions

The Quality Assurance System of the Rey Juan Carlos University establishes that the degree's Quality Assurance Commission will annually analyze the information derived from the degree's indicators and prepare a report that will include improvement plans if the results so indicate.

Renewal of accreditation

The renewal of the accreditation represents the culmination of the implementation process of the official Bachelor's and Master's degrees registered in the Register of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT). The renewal of the accreditation of official bachelor's and master's degrees is organized in three phases: self-assessment report, external visit and final assessment.

In the first phase, the university describes and assesses the status of the degree with respect to the established criteria and guidelines. The result is the Self-Assessment Report (IA) that is presented. The second and third phases are carried out by a group of evaluators external to the evaluated title.”