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Bachelor’s degree in Social Work


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Branch of Knowledge: Human and Social Sciences

ECTS credits: 240. One ECTS credit represents 25 hours of work as a student.

Duration: Eight semesters (four years).

Teaching method: Face-to-face

You can also specialize in: 

Sexual Education



Competences and job opportunities

This Undergraduate Degree course aims to provide the quality teaching needed in order to train Social Work professionals so that they can go on either to specialise further or to provide professional services in those posts demanded by society, particularly within Navarre.

a) Through basic general preparation to enable students to work in any field: social services, health, education, justice, etc. (in the public sector, private sector and non-profit sector), both with the public in general and specific groups (immigration, the elderly, young people, the excluded, people with disabilities), and in different posts (management, direct intervention, evaluation, planning).

b) Through broad practical experience, bringing students into contact with professional work in a range of fields (social services, health, etc.), including experience with these two levels of intervention at least.

c) Through a certain degree of specialisation in one of the three areas of intervention centring on new social phenomena, which require an adaptation of professional training to specific knowledge of the needs of the population and specialisation in intervention techniques related to social integration, dependency and intervention with families and minors.

d) Through general knowledge of the different fields of professional intervention: social services, health, mental health, justice, education, housing, employment and others.

e) Through the development of critical thinking and the ability to make proposals, thereby preparing students for active involvement in professional work, the diagnosis of social problems and the design of policies which favour social progress.


Teaching languages used

The core language is Spanish.

Students may, however, take some modules in Basque, depending on availability:

·         Modules available in Basque


Application and admission

Students should:

·        Be mature and balanced, and interested in aiding and ensuring the well-being of individuals, groups or communities as a career option.

·        Be particularly interested in discovering, exploring and analysing human behaviour and how society works.

·        Possess social skills, empathy and the ability to listen.

·        Have a desire for personal advancement and responsibility, and a sense of ethics.

·        Be sensitive to the cultural diversity present in modern-day society.

·        Be interested in and have a flair for interpersonal communication and group leadership.

·        Have a capacity for reflection and a critical outlook.

Find out about registering for this degree here: http://www1.unavarra.es/estudios/acceso-y-matricula


Lenguas de docencia

La lengua de referencia es el castellano. No obstante, el alumno tiene la posibilidad de cursar parte de sus estudios en euskera o inglés de acuerdo con la siguiente oferta de asignaturas:


Teaching method

This Degree involves a variety of educational activities (lectures, participatory classes, practical classes, cooperative learning activities, group projects, self-reliant studying and work) which focus on developing general and specific competences based on a range of teaching methods (lectures, exercises and problem solving, learning based on case studies and problems, cooperative learning in small groups and project-based learning).

Formative continuous assessment is used to evaluate the competences defined for the Degree, based on learning outcomes which demonstrate acquisition, applying different assessment criteria depending on the type of activity performed.



Language competence

In order to be awarded the Degree, students must demonstrate level B1 competence in a foreign language (English, French, German or Italian) by means, at minimum, of one of the following:

The use of the relevant foreign language in the Report and defence of their Final Year Project. The Report must include a summary and one or more relevant chapters in the foreign language. Approximately 50% of the defence of the Final Year Project must be made in the foreign language. The rest of the report and defence may be in Spanish, Basque or the chosen foreign language.
Passing at least 3 modules taken in the chosen language.
Taking part in a mobility programme in the foreign language.
Passing a B1 test or accrediting the B1 level.


International and national mobility

The Degree has foreign student exchange agreements with universities in:

Abroad: Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, USA (Puerto Rico), Japan, Cuba and El Salvador.

In Spain: Zaragoza, Barcelona, Granada, Castilla la Mancha, Jaén, Pablo Olavide, Rovira i Virgili, Islas Baleares, Valencia and La Laguna.

The course allows students to take part in national and international virtual mobility programmes.


Further studies at the UPNA

Master’s Degree in Social Welfare: intervention with individuals, groups and families.

This Master’s Degree currently offers two specialisation pathways, Gender and Immigration, and in the next two years aims to increase these options to four by adding the Romani Ethnic Minority and Family Intervention.


Types of students

  • Fulltime students: registering for a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 42 ECTS credits per semester.
  • Part-time students: registering for a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 24 ECTS credits per semester.
  • Reduced-timetable students: registering for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 ECTS credits per semester.

In order to qualify for part-time student status, students must apply on registration and justify their application by means of proof of work activity or proof of other situations which they believe justify part-time status.


Support and monitoring

Find out all about academic matters (entry pathways, scholarships/grants, administrative procedures) in the Student Information Office

The Public University student support programme, the Tutorship Plan, assists students throughout their time at the university.


Ubicación en el campus

Facultad de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales
Edificio Los Magnolios.
Campus de Arrosadia
31006 Pamplona-Iruña
Tel. (+34) 948 16 6204
Contact by E-mail