Master's Degree in History and Sociocultural Analysis


Program Description

Professional outings

The degree is planned to meet a specific demand for research and contracts with administrations, companies, entities and social movements that have been periodically demanding work in this direction. The main part of this demand comes from the national research plans, undertaken by the ministries of Education, or Science and Technology; of the Autonomous Administrations, either directly from the Presidency, or through the corresponding Ministries (Education and Culture, or Housing and Social Welfare preferably), organisms and research agencies of an autonomous nature (FICYT, General Directorate of Universities of the Government of the Principality of Asturias), professional associations (Association of the Press, for example), social, political or trade union movements (CCOO, PCE, Juan Muñiz Zapico Foundation), companies (HUNOSA), Museums (Museum of the People of Asturias), or local administrations ( being the City councils usual funders of enough contracts and projects linked to the local history or ephemerides of different types).




MODULE 1: Compulsory subjects (30 ECTS credits)

  • Methodology and historiography for sociocultural analysis (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to sociology (6 ECTS)
  • Introduction to field anthropology and ethnohistory (6 ECTS)
  • Sociocultural history in France and Great Britain (6 ECTS)
  • Seminar on sources for sociocultural history (6 ECTS)


MODULE 2: Optional subjects (15 ECTS credits to choose from among the proposed ones)

  • Human nutrition and social change (3 ECTS)
  • The cultural construction of collective memory (3 ECTS)
  • The enlightened elites and the economic societies of friends of the country (3 ECTS)
  • The seventeenth and eighteenth century. Elites, social networks and sociability in Spain and Europe (3 ECTS)
  • Birth and historical development of the Welfare State in Europe and Spain (3 ECTS)
  • Social movements and union cultures in Spain since 1939 (3 ECTS)
  • Sociocultural elites and the training of Spanish university students (3 ECTS)
  • History of reading, written production and contemporary journalism (3 ECTS)
  • Seminar on Sociocultural Research (3 ECTS)

MODULE 3: Final Master's Project (15 ECTS)

Access requirements

Any person who has an official Spanish university degree, or a degree issued by a higher education institution of the EHEA that empowers the country issuing the degree to access official master's degrees. Students with a foreign qualification (external to the EESS) can also take this Master's degree, which is homologated or not approved, provided that the level of training is equivalent to the degree titles and that it authorizes the issuing country to access official master's degrees.

This Master is aimed at students with an interest in history, civilization and socio-cultural development and, in particular, in its Spanish or Ibero-American manifestations, and who show interest in the enhancement, from the political or institutional action of the historical heritage- social, local and regional communities or minorities or professional groups, trade unions or with specific connotations of gender, age or social class.

The most indicated access profiles are the following:

Graduates in the field of social sciences and humanities, especially in studies such as History, Sociology, Humanities, Philology or Journalism. There will also be room for graduates in the field of exact, experimental or physical-natural sciences who wish to start in the socio-cultural studies of Science.

Modality: On-site

Hours: Monday to Friday, between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Place of instruction: Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of Oviedo

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapt ... Read More

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in all branches of knowledge and postgraduate degree programmes in collaboration with national and international universities and more than 250 companies. Read less