Title name: Master's Degree in Psychology
Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Psychology Rúa Xosé María Suárez Núñez, s / n. South campus. 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Orde do 5/08/2019 (DOG do 14/08/2019)
Date of publication in the BOE: 07/08/2020
Date of the last accreditation: 07/19/2019
Responsible for the title:
Title coordinator: Mirón Redondo, María Lourdes
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: face-to-face
Study regime: full tempo / partial tempo
Languages of use: Spanish Galician EnglishInteruniversity degree:
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsThe objective of the specialty in Experimental Psychology is to train internationally competitive researchers in behavioral sciences in general and, especially, in the study of basic psychological processes
The specialty in Social and Community Intervention responds to the need to train professionals who, within the general area of Social Psychology, are oriented to a specific type of action, both with regard to the theoretical developments that sustain it, as well as the objectives and modes of action that comprise it.
Basic skillsPossess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and / or application of ideas, often in a research context
That the students know how to apply the acquired knowledge and their problem-solving capacity in new or little-known environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their area of study
That students are able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity of formulating judgments from information that, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
That students know how to communicate their conclusions and the latest knowledge and reasons that support them to specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous way.
That students have the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.CurriculumSpecialties or itineraries:
The master's degree includes two specialties:Specialty in Psychology of Social and Community Intervention
Specialty in Experimental PsychologyEach student must choose, compulsorily, for a specialty.
To obtain the title in a specialty, in addition to the compulsory subjects, the student must take the module of subjects related to the chosen specialty, 24 optional credits of the specialty and another six to choose from among all the optional subjects of the master, whether they are specialty or not. The practicum and the Master's Thesis (TFM) must be carried out in the field of the chosen specialty.
Credit transfer and recognition:
Recognition of credits: consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different teachings for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
Transfer of credits: implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, in the same or in another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official title.SaidasProfessional interest of the Specialty in Experimental Psychology
The objective of this specialty is to train researchers in the field of basic research in Psychology. The main destination of these researchers is the completion of the doctorate for their subsequent incorporation into teaching and / or research in universities and research centers. In addition, they will also be prepared to start their development as research professionals in an R + D + i department of any company or institution and to manage research projects.
Professional interest of the Specialty in Social and Community Intervention
Professional activity focused on social and community interventions, which includes interventions carried out both from the public sector (city councils and regional and state institutions) and those carried out from private spheres (non-governmental organizations, non-profit associations, service companies, foundations), has acquired enormous relevance in recent decades, not only because of its importance from an ethical and social point of view, but also because of its economic impact and its ability to generate employment.