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Labor Relations and Human Resources

Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Responsible Center: Faculty of Legal and Political Sciences
Teaching modality and Campus: Face-to-face Alcorcón, Madrid-Vicalvaro
Double degree with: Right, Accounting and Finance, Social Work
Credits: 240. Credits year: 60. Duration: 4 years. Implantation: progressive, first year 2009-2010
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Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ms. Elena Lasaosa Irigoyen    

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Basic Information

What knowledge will I acquire with this Degree?

Once the four years in which the degree is structured have been completed, the student will have acquired an interdisciplinary and comprehensive knowledge of labor relations and human resource management that will enable him or her to be properly inserted in the different professional fields to which it is directed. the degree.

Where will I be able to work when I graduate?

The dynamics of labor relations, currently increased by a context of profound crisis and changes in the model of labor relations, does not prevent the identification of different areas of intervention in which they can carry out their work. future graduates and graduates in labor relations and human resources. These areas are the following:

  • Directors or senior technicians of human resources in the management staff of companies, directly responsible for the policies of management and administration of human resources.
  • Liberal professionals who are experts in legal-labour advice, in the organization of work and production, as well as in the representation of collective and professional interests both in the private sphere and in public administration.
  • Experts in the field of labor policies promoted by the public administration as responsible for local, regional, national social and labor policies.
  • Social and labor consultants and/or auditors. This field addresses, through a systematic, orderly and independent analysis, the entire system of relationships that derive from the work factor within the productive units or organizations, in order to determine its adequacy to the generally accepted organizational principles, with the policies established by the address and with any other type of legal requirements or voluntarily accepted.
  • Professionals specialized in facing the challenges and opportunities implied by productive restructuring processes, changes in the structure of markets, European integration and the contributions of new approaches in the world of work and the organization of employment.
  • Professionals with the ability to join multidisciplinary teams, in the field of advice, consulting or companies.
  • Secondary and higher education, university and non-university.

With a greater degree of specification, these areas of intervention may correspond to the following professional profiles:

  1. Social graduated - It is, therefore, a profession that meets the double condition of a qualified and collegiate profession, with its own professional field, especially in the field of medium and small companies. In their capacity as technicians in social and labor matters, they are responsible for the functions of study, advice, representation and management, without the need for a special power of attorney, in the cases permitted by the Administrative Procedure Law, in all labor and social matters. entrusted by or before the State, Parastatal Entities, Local Corporations, Social Security, Trade Unions, Entities, Companies and individuals.
  2. Management and human resources management.
  3. Management, mediation and intervention in the labor market: In addition to employment and local development agents, Equality Agents, Conciliation Agents, Labor Orientation and Mediation Technicians, and Trainers and Technicians for job placement, in employment programs or job placement programs, can be included as sub-profiles. Professional initiation.
  4. Prevention of occupational hazards
  5. Public administrations - As an illustrative example of the potential offered by the degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources, we can list, without exhaustiveness, some of the jobs that the future Graduate could attend, according to the possibilities that it allows the current catalog of jobs. Within the current Group A the following can be distinguished: Social Security Technicians, Social Security Auditors, Labor and Social Security Inspectors and Human Resources Service Headquarters. Framed in group B are Social Security Management, Employment and Social Security Sub-inspectors and Human Resources Bureau Headquarters.
  6. Social and labor audit
  7. Teaching - At present and, among others, there are teaching specialties and teaching bodies (Professors of Training and Labor Orientation) that find in the training profile of these and future graduates a high concordance, adaptation and suitability for their performance. Such is the case of the transversal modules of FOL (Training and Labor Orientation), RET (Work Team Relations) and AGCPME (Administration Management Marketing of Small and Medium Enterprises), all of which are compulsory transversal subjects for all Vocational Training titles both Intermediate and Superior Grade.

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

On July 10, 2009, the ANECA Evaluation Commission in file no. 730/2008, in a collegiate manner, assessing the study plan in accordance with the criteria included in the Evaluation Protocol for verification and, after the appropriate legal procedures, issued an evaluation report in favorable terms for the verification and implementation of the degree. Graduated in Labor Relations and Human Resources.

Yes (final verification report is attached), the implementation of the degree will be done progressively, starting the first year in the academic year 2009-10.

The final verification report turned out FAVORABLE

Favorable report first modification

Favorable report second modification

Favorable report third modification

Favorable report fourth modification

What subject areas will I address in this grade?

Along with the more specific ones referring to the labor and social security system and others connected with it, such as employment law, trade union law, sociology subjects are addressed in the degree (sociology of labor relations or social research techniques ), public and private law (elements of public law, elements of private law or law of public administrations) history and humanities (history of labor relations and cultural and symbolic anthropology), economics (applied economics or introduction to accounting) business (Social business, organization and work methods, introduction to business) statistics (statistics applied to social sciences), psychology (psychology applied to work and organizations), modern language and computer science.

Recommended Income Profile

In addition to what is generally established in the PAU and the mechanisms that during the implementation process of the degree can contribute to improving its definition, the admission profile of the degree is that of a person who is interested in matters related to the labor relations in their legal-labour, human resource organization, socioeconomic or psychological perspectives and other matters connected to the world of work, and that intends to acquire skills for their understanding and analysis. No specific prior knowledge is required, but only that corresponding to a level of 2nd Bachiller, being better adapted to the completion of the Degree studies in Labor Relations and Human Resources the people who have chosen in Secondary Education the option of Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences. Those who did not come from said option, it is recommended that they previously acquire the knowledge contained in the textbooks related to the discipline corresponding to the aforementioned Level and Option.


  • Provide interdisciplinary and comprehensive knowledge, taking into account the legal, organizational, psychological, sociological, historical and economic perspective. of the provision and organization of work in the company.
  • Train experts through the acquisition of the necessary skills, abilities and attitudes, both in the dynamics of labor relations, to understand the complexity and dynamic and interrelational nature of work, and in human resources, to collaborate in an effective organization of work and personnel management in the company, attending to the processes of selection, hiring, training, integration, promotion and motivation of employees.
  • Training for the application of the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired, in its various fields of action both in the private and public sectors, with the aim of training professionals for labor advice, management and personnel management, work organization, management and mediation in the labor market, and defense before the social jurisdiction of matters of a labor nature.
  • Enable autonomous learning of new knowledge and techniques.
  • Training to apply information and communication technologies in their different fields of action.
  • Integrate in the training itinerary of the degree the knowledge and sensitivity towards fundamental rights, equality between men and women and opportunities, universal accessibility for people with disabilities, as well as the values ​​of a culture of peace and democratic values.
  • Promote international mobility.
  • Train for access, with reasonable guarantees of success, to further specialized and postgraduate studies.


To achieve the objectives of the degree, it is necessary for students to acquire the transversal (or general) competences and the specific ones associated with it. Transversal competences (according to the provisions of points 3.1 and 3.2 of Royal Decree 1393/2007) refer to the training that a university student, in a generic sense, should acquire regardless of the studies they are pursuing; the specific competences refer to the specific training that a graduate in Labor Relations and Human Resources should acquire, and includes both disciplinary knowledge (knowledge) as well as professional knowledge (know-how) and academic knowledge.

1. That students possess and understand knowledge in an area of ​​study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge coming from the forefront of their field of study.
2. That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of ​​study.
3. That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (normally within their area of ​​study) to make judgments that include a reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
4. That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized audience.
5. That students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.


disciplinary (know) 6. That students know and dominate the regulatory regulatory framework of labor relations
7. That students know and dominate the regulatory regulatory framework of Social Security
8. That students know and dominate the Organization and management of companies
9. That the students know and dominate the Direction and management of human resources
10. That students know and dominate the Sociology of work and Social Research Techniques
11. That students know and master the Psychology of Work and Negotiation Techniques
12. That students know and dominate the History of labor relations
13. That students know and master occupational health and occupational risk prevention
14. That students know and dominate the Economy and labor market
15. That students know and master the basic legal elements for Labor Relations
16. That students know and dominate the Humanities
Professionals (know how) 17. That students are able to transmit and communicate in writing and orally using the appropriate terminology and techniques
18. That students know how to apply information and communication technologies in different fields of action
19. That students are able to select and manage information and labor documentation
20. That students are capable of developing research projects in the workplace
21. That students are able to carry out analyzes and diagnoses, provide support and make decisions regarding organizational structure, work organization, method studies and work time studies
22. That students are able to participate in the elaboration and design of organizational strategies, developing the human resources strategy of the organization
23. That students know how to apply techniques and make decisions in the field of human resource management (remuneration policy, selection...)
24. That students are able to lead groups of people
25. That students are capable of carrying out representation and negotiation functions in different areas of labor relations
26. That students are capable of advising trade union and business organizations, and their affiliates
27. That students are capable of advising and/or managing in matters of employment and labor contracting
28. That students are capable of advising and managing matters of Social Security, Social Assistance and complementary social protection
29. That the students know how to assume the technical representation in the administrative and procedural sphere and defense before the courts
30. That students know how to develop, implement and evaluate territorial strategies for socioeconomic promotion and job placement
31. That students know how to interpret data and socioeconomic indicators related to the labor market
32. That students know how to apply quantitative and qualitative techniques of social research to the workplace
33. That students know how to prepare, develop and evaluate training plans
34. That students know how to plan and design, advise and manage occupational risk prevention systems
35. That the students know how to apply the different evaluation techniques and socio-labour audit
academic 36. That students are able to critically analyze the decisions emanating from the agents that participate in labor relations
37. That students are able to interrelate the different disciplines that make up labor relations
38. That students are able to understand the dynamic and changing nature of labor relations at the national and international level
39. That students are able to apply knowledge to practice
40. That students are able to understand the relationship between social processes and the dynamics of labor relations

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

Log in

Access to the official teachings of Degree will require to be in possession of the bachelor's degree or equivalent and the passing of the test referred to in article 42 of the Organic Law 6/2001, of 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:

Madrid Campus (Vicalvaro): 60 places (including transfer admission places)
Alcorcon Campus 70 places (including transfer admission places)


Double Degrees

Alcorcon Campus Labor Relations and Human Resources - Social Work  10 places
Madrid Campus (Vicalvaro) Accounting and Finance - Labor Relations and Human Resources 15 places
Law-Labor Relations and Human Resources 15 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

External monitoring report

RUCT link


Results report

Once the follow-up has been carried out, the quantitative information on the results obtained in the follow-up of said Degree is shown, 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.”