The aim of the Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources is to train professionals capable of providing consultancy services regarding labour matters and managing human resources within companies. A study programme based on a multidisciplinary approach to labour relations has been designed in order to achieve this objective, as can be appreciated in the wide variety of areas of knowledge covered by the Undergraduate course. Over the four years which the course lasts, students have the opportunity to analyse the reality of Work and Human Resources from the perspectives of economics, business organisation, psychology, law and sociology. In their final year, students can choose between specialising in Business Labour Consultancy and Human Resource Management. External work experience available in a wide variety of companies, consultancy firms and public institutions completes the educational programme.
The course entitles future graduates to provide legal consultancy services concerning labour and social security matters as fully qualified Labour Relations Specialists (Graduado Social), and also furnishes them with the skills required in order to lead and/or form part of multidisciplinary teams in charge of human resource management. The recent design of the study programme means that new subjects have been brought in, allowing students to study labour market management and intermediation, occupational risk prevention planning and organisation, mediation in disputes and collective bargaining, and the design of socio-occupational policies.
Branch of Knowledge and ECTS Credits
The Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources belongs to the branch of knowledge Human and Social Sciences. The Degree course consists of 240 ECTS credits and lasts eight semesters (four years).
One ECTS credit represents 25 hours of work as a student.
The Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources course is conducted on a face-to-face basis.
Teaching languages used
The core language is Spanish.
Students may, however, take some modules in Basque or English, depending on availability:
In order to be awarded an Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources, students must also demonstrate a level of competence in English, French, German or Italian. To find out more about demonstrating language competence, click here.
60 new places on the Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources course are made available each year.
There are different pathways to the course depending on the educational background and age of each student. Find out who can apply here:
To find out about registering for this undergraduate degree course, click here.
In order to start this degree course, students should, amongst other things:
Students interested in taking this degree also need to harbour concerns in line with its unique social and professional orientation. They need to be interested in discovering and exploring the world of labour relations, have an interest in self-reliant learning, possess a sense of ethics and be concerned about social welfare
The way in which the socio-economic context has developed over recent years, with a particular emphasis on changes in different aspects and manifestations of the labour market, and the requirements and professional skills which society may demand of future graduates are the cornerstones of the objectives established for this qualification. The different professional profiles proposed and the general and specific competences which students need to acquire in order to effectively meet the requirements involved constitute, therefore, the bases for the objectives listed below:
The general competences associated with the qualification which students taking the Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources need to acquire are:
The specific competences associated with the Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources should allow students to:
The Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources chiefly trains students for the two professional profiles designed as specialisms in the course programme:
The Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources also provides students with the general grounding needed in order to work in other areas of professional activity, such as:
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Students must earn 12 ECTS credits in semester 8 through an external placement module which forms part of the Study Programme for the course (curricular placement). The most important feature of the placement module is that it allows students to gain practical work experience in professional centres external to the university where they have the opportunity to observe the activities and functions involved in the kind of work they are training for and learn how the services provided are organised and structured.
Students studying for the specialism in Business Labour Consultancy may complete their external placement period in consultancy firms where they can put the knowledge and competences they have acquired regarding Labour Law Consultancy and Labour Auditing into practice. Students studying for the specialism in Human Resource Management do their external placements in companies in which they can put the knowledge and competences they have acquired concerning company and human resource organisation and management into practice. External work experience for academic purposes will comply with current regulations governing the matter.
In order to enrol in external placement modules, students must have previously earned 75% of all the basic and core module credits relevant to the undergraduate degree course. External work experience for academic purposes will comply with current regulations governing the matter.
Students also have the chance to do external placements not included in the Study Programme on a voluntary basis while still studying. These placement programmes are run by the Foundation University - Society
The Final Year Project facilitates overall evaluation of the competences relevant to the degree, condensing the training provided in all the different modules. It is obligatory and is worth 6 ECTS credits.
Students must produce a research project on a topic from any of the main subjects in the course programme. A professor is assigned to each student to monitor his/her work and help him/her find and manage the information required and write up the final project.
Students can enrol for the FYP when they have earned all the other credits needed in order to be awarded the degree or when they enrol for the last modules they need in order to earn all such credits. For the purposes of evaluation, the enrolment fee includes the right to be examined in the same academic year in which students enrol for the FYP.
The Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources course involves a variety of educational activities:
focusing on the development of general and specific competences, and entailing a number of teaching methodologies:
Evaluation: formative continuous assessment of the competences defined for the Degree based on learning outcomes which demonstrate acquisition, applying different assessment criteria depending on the type of activity performed.
In order to be awarded the Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources, students must demonstrate level B1 competence in a foreign language (English, French, German or Italian) by means of, at least, one of the following:
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Students taking the Undergraduate Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources may take part in national and international mobility programmes which the Public University of Navarre makes available. National mobility programmes allow students to study for a period of time at a Spanish university with the same guarantees of academic recognition and progress as those which their universities of origin provide as part of the SICUE programme. The Faculty of Law offers Labour Relations and Human Resources undergraduates places on mobility programmes at such universities as the Carlos III University of Madrid, the University of Lleida, the University of Santiago de Compostela, the University of Valencia, the University of Zaragoza and the University of the Basque Country.
Labour Relations and Human Resources undergraduates also have the opportunity to study at foreign universities on International mobility programmes which entail recognition of the modules they take abroad. The Public University of Navarre primarily offers places on the Erasmus Programme in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. Places are also available in Mexico as part of the Palafox Programme.
The following student statuses exist depending on the number of credits enrolled for:
In addition to the previous categories, the possible existence of special educational needs may give rise to a fourth status granted on the basis of case-by-case analysis.
Reduced-timetable status is granted in exceptional circumstances by the Rector or competent Vice-rector. Applications must be presented on a general request form at the Office of the University Registrar, together with supporting documentation.
The Faculty of Law holds a welcoming session for first-year students each academic year to inform them about essential organisational aspects of their courses and the Faculty itself. A member of the Dean leadership team is also in charge of each qualification and is available to answer specific enquiries about the Degree course via the Faculty’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to guide and motivate students, and, consequently, ensure better academic performance, the Public University of Navarre implements the Tutorship Plan. Through the Plan, each student is assigned a Professor as his/her Personal Tutor to accompany him/her throughout his/her time at the University. Through a number of meetings with their students, the University’s Personal Tutors try to help new students adapt to university life and mix in, and provide them over their time at the University with guidance regarding their Final Year Projects, professional careers and further studies. Depending on the type of problem a student is faced with, his/her Personal Tutor may redirect him/her to the competent person or body, or to the support services which the University provides (Student Information Office, Social Action Unit, Health Care Unit, University Ombudsman, etc.).
To find out more and make specific enquiries, students should visit the Student Information Office.
The Public University of Navarre’s Social Action Unit helps students with special needs as a result of disabilities. The aim of the Social Action Unit’s Disability Support Programme is to ensure equality regarding University entry and forming part of university life, and is based on a specific plan designed for each student.
The Unit endeavours to be there for students with disabilities at three key points in their academic development, through a range of initiatives:
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