UOC-Universitat Oberta De Catalunya

UOC-Universitat Oberta De Catalunya
Location address: UOC-Universitat Oberta De Catalunya
Av. Tibidabo, 39-43

Barcelona, 08035 ES

UOC-Universitat Oberta De Catalunya

The UOC is an online university born from the knowledge society and whose mission is to provide people with lifelong learning and education.

An internationally-renowned online university, the UOC offers student-centred learning with the benefits of personalized studies, flexibility, accessibility and collaboration. The UOC is a leader and innovator in education and technology, and is a benchmark for quality in its academic work and research in e-learning based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

A Catalan university with an international presence, the UOC is sensitive to the diversity of its environment and committed to the capacity of education and culture to effect social change. The UOC, with its 58,000 students from 87 countries, and 32,000 alumni, has a strong international presence, forging alliances with universities and research institutions in different countries. The UOC is also committed to promoting business and entrepreneurial activity through local and international partnership projects.

Top 12 reasons why students choose the UOC


•Student-centred learning that is personalised, allowing you to tailor your studies to your specific knowledge, interests and needs
 
•Flexible, adapting to your personal and professional reality, allowing you to set your pace and schedules regardless of where you are
 
•Interactive, creating a community where everyone takes part
 
•Collaborative, generating shared knowledge
 
•Accompaniment, guiding you through each course and giving you continuous assessment to guarantee your academic progress
 
•Leadership and innovation in e-learning based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
 
•High standards and quality of teaching, research and management
 
•Diverse range of study options and unique online programmes tailored to societal needs: undergraduate degrees, masters degrees, official masters degrees, postgraduate degrees and short courses
 
•Global exchange, fostering creativity, innovation and cooperation with other universities, institutions and businesses around the world
 
•Numerous international awards in recognition of its outstanding e-learning educational model and the quality of its academic work
 
•High levels of student satisfaction
 
•Accessible, continuously adapting its website to comply with accessibility standards in order to eliminate barriers that impede people's rights to obtain information and communication


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Master

Master in Free Software

Online Spain Barcelona
March 2015

This Official Master's Degree Programme in Free Software came about by the need to train qualified staff in free software. The European Union has recommended the ... [+]

Master in Free Software

This degree came about by the need to train qualified staff in free software. The European Union has recommended the introduction of courses on this subject because it considers that the habitual lack of knowledge of source code prevents us from auditing the true operation of software, which could seriously compromise security in some countries, leaving it in the hands of companies that create proprietary programs.    

This University Master's Degree Programme was designed in this global context to offer students a range of possibilities depending on their professional profile (administrator of networks and operating systems, administrator of websites and e-mail systems, expert in application development and the management of operating systems in free software environments) and their interests.... [-]

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European Certificate in E-learning Course Design and Teaching

Online Spain Barcelona
February 2015

This European certificate - E-learning course design and teaching program helps students develop their skills and competencies in the design, implementation and coordination of educational ... [+]

{title_short}. European Certificate in E-learning Course Design and Teaching

This program helps students develop their skills and competencies in the design, implementation and coordination of educational processes in which use of ICTs, and virtual teaching and learning environments in particular, is key to improving the levels of quality in education.

This certificate has been designed with the aim of offering a quality and personalized learning proposal in one of the emerging areas from the information, knowledge and learning society; ie, understanding of the educational and training possibilities offered by information and communication technologies (ICTs) with respect to the different educational scenarios, including formal education or professional training in a range of areas. ... [-]

Joint Certificate in E-Learning Design and Development. UOC-UNM

Online Spain Barcelona USA
February 2015

The UOC-UNM Joint certificate in e-Learning design and development is a programme awarding a joint certificate from both the Open University of Catalonia ... [+]

Joint Certificate in E-Learning Design and Development. UOC-UNM (University of New Mexico, USA)

The UOC-UNM Joint certificate in e-Learning design and development is a programme awarding a joint certificate from both the Open University of Catalonia and the University of New Mexico, USA. Participants will benefit from the experience gained in both universities, in a virtual mobility programme, tapping from the consolidated expertise of both universities in educational processes with the use of ICT.

The objective of this program is for teaching staff (lecturers, directors, managers, designers, etc.) to develop professional skills in the use of ICTs for learning and teaching. The program delves into the fundamentals of e-learning and the design, development and implementation of learning programs based on new technologies to produce high quality educational programs.... [-]

Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security Management

Online Spain Barcelona
May 2015

The joint UOC-FAO Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security Programme Management is taught by an international team with extensive field experience. With this training, students will understand food security and be better prepared to undertake and [+]

{title_short}. Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security Management

The joint UOC-FAO Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security Programme Management is taught by an international team with extensive field experience. With this training, students will understand food security and be better prepared to undertake and support food security work in their communities. This year-long online diploma is made up of two specializations – Food Security: Advocacy and Action and Impact Assessment of Food Security Programmes – and a final project. This diploma can be considered as half of the UOC's Master's in Food, Culture and International Food Governance.

This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. Students in the Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector or an academic background in agriculture, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health or sociology.... [-]

Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security Management and The Right to Food

Online Spain Barcelona
May 2015

The joint UOC-FAO Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security Management and the Right to Food is taught by an international team with extensive field experience. With this training, students will understand food security and be better prepared to undertake [+]

Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security Management and The Right to Food

The joint UOC-FAO Postgraduate Diploma in Food Security Management and the Right to Food is taught by an international team with extensive field experience. With this training, students will understand food security and be better prepared to undertake and support food security work in their communities. This year-long online Diploma comprises two semester-long specializations – Food Security: Advocacy and Action and Understanding the Right to Food – and a final project. This Diploma can be considered as half of the UOC's Master's in Food, Culture and International Food Governance.

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Specialization Certificate in Armed conflicts

Online Spain Barcelona
March 2015

The objectives of this Specialisation course in Conflictology are to enable its students: to comprehend of the main approaches in the contemporary study of armed conflict, to analyse [+]

{title_short}. Specialization Certificate in Armed conflicts

The objectives of this Specialisation course in Conflictology are to enable its students:

to comprehend of the main approaches in the contemporary study of armed conflict to analyse conflict on its distinct levels to plan and engage in peaceful conflict resolution

Programme

Introduction to Conflictology (4cr) Economy and conflict (4cr) Global Trends in Armed Conflicts and Collective Violence (4cr) Deconstructing war (3cr)

Student profile

Any person with responsibilities and interests in solving conflicts Consultants, executives, leaders, lawyers Civil servants and managers of private and public organisations Directors and staff of NGOs, companies and other organisations working in conflict areas, in reconstruction, development and international cooperation Politicians, trade unionists, members of the armed forces and the police ... [-]

Specialization Certificate in The contemporary Muslim world

Online Spain Barcelona
February 2015

The contemporary Muslim world is heterogeneous and faces multiple challenges. It is geographically and historically close to the West and is a bearer of singular values related to monotheism [+]

Specialization Certificate in The contemporary Muslim world

The program is taught in French.

The contemporary Muslim world is heterogeneous and faces multiple challenges. It is geographically and historically close to the West and is a bearer of singular values related to monotheism and its own demands. This specialisation deals with basic aspects of the Muslim world from the nineteenth century to the present day. Despite scholarly works by orientalists and scholars of Islam, Islamic society, to which one in five citizens around the world of all ethnicities, cultures and countries are connected, is still poorly understood. The Muslim world, a subject of controversy and contention, in combination with political and security problems as a result of common issues and interests, is studied from a scientific angle in this specialisation. The history of Islamic civilisation, information, communication, dialogue and the geopolitics of Euro-Arab relations are the core content of the course to generate an understanding of the Muslim world in the context of regional and international relations.... [-]

Specialization Certificate in Workplace and Commercial Conflicts

Online Spain Barcelona
March 2015

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people’s lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs [+]

{title_short}. Specialization Certificate in Workplace and Commercial ConflictsConflicts are everyday occurrences in people’s lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation.The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in conflictology draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner.Conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, studies and culture of peace are synonyms and they describe the scientific and multi-disciplinary approach of conflictology.Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities and peace research institutes from different countries around the world get together in this virtual course that makes it possible, with the UOC’s years’ experience, for anyone, no matter where they live, to access this international master course and prepare for professional practice. This programme trains students in all applications of conflictology (family, trade, social, political, international, armed conflicts), facilitates internships, preparation of research programmes and the development of your own professional projects giving you access to the largest network of people working to promote peace.... [-]