🎓 Master’s Degree Humanistic & Social Studies | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

Multidisciplinary programme oriented to promoting the access to a PhD programme in the Humanities and Social Sciences field.

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Official master’s degree in Humanistic and Social Studies
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Title of programme

Official master's degree in Humanistic and Social Studies

Academic field

Education and Humanities

Length / Credits

9 months / 60 ECTS

Official quality certification - AQU

places

20

modality

Blended learning

Student profile 

Graduates interested in developing their professional career in the field of university teaching and research or who wish to acquire solid philosophical and sociological criteria to assess the contemporary world in depth.

Admissions and enrolment

Application via website, submission of documentation and formalisation of admission at the University.

Calendar and timetable

From October to June. Friday 4 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Option to attend class online.

Calendario Académico

Cross-disciplinary training aimed at helping students access a PhD programme in the field of humanities and the social sciences

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Why study at UAO CEU?

1. Prepare to study a doctorate

The aim of the Official Master's in Humanistic and Social Studies at Abat Oliba CEU University is for students to acquire advanced, cross-disciplinary training that prepares them to undertake research in the field of humanities and the social sciences.

The subjects that make up this Official Master’s Degree in Humanistic and Social Studies are designed to provide the student with an in-depth, precise and open vision of the great philosophical and cultural problems as seen through classical thought, particularly that of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

2. Methodology

The teaching approach is particularly focused on training students in terms of research, fostering an autonomous, creative reflection that moves them to ask and ponder on the prevalent questions in each field.

The three main pillars underlying the master’s are: familiarity with the bibliography and sources in general; the ability to diagnose the current state of affairs; and the ability to argue rationally in favour of a given position.

You will also enjoy personalised tutoring with an eye to later producing your doctoral thesis.

3. Teaching staff

The teaching staff comprises professors and researchers chosen for their recognised prestige and specialisation in the field.

4. Modality

This master’s degree uses blended learning, and offers the possibility of following lectures in person or, eventually, through video-conferencing.

5. Information resources

The Library Service is designed to support study and research with the primary objective of meeting students’ educational and scientific needs. It has ample opening hours, even on weekends, with the best computer facilities.

UAO CEU also offers a large digital repository containing open-access publications derived from the teaching, research and institutional activities by the university’s teaching staff, students and alumni.

 

 

Teaching staff

TEACHING STAFF

Academic Management of this Master’s

Dr Enrique Martínez
Abat Oliba CEU University.

emartinez@uao.es


Teaching staff

  • Stefano Abbate. PhD in Humanities and Social Sciences from UAO CEU (2014), with the thesis The influence of gnosis and ebionism on the secularisation of Christian hope - A study on modern messianism. Lecturer of Anthropology and Social Doctrine of the Church at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Javier Barraycoa . PhD in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona (1993) with the thesis Power of God, power of State. Protestantism in the genesis of political modernity. Director of undergraduate studies in Political Science and lecturer in Sociology at Abat Oliba CEU University. He has published numerous essays on demographic politics, the sociology of power, nationalism and cultural anthropology.
  • Miguel Ángel Belmonte. PhD in Philosophy from the International University of Catalonia (2006) with the thesis Prudence, order and political life. From Aristotle to Weber (and back). Lecturer of Anthropology and Political Science at Abat Oliba CEU University and the doctoral programme in Humanities for the Contemporary World (CEINDO).
  • Carmen Cortés. PhD in Law from San Pablo CEU University (2007) with the thesis Power and pact: the political thought of Francesc Eiximenis. Secretary of the Department of Law and Political Science. Delegate at UAO CEU of Instituto de Humanidades CEU Ángel Ayala and lecturer of Theory and Philosophy of Law and Social Doctrine of the Church at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Martín Echavarría. PhD in Philosophy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome (2004) with the thesis The praxis of psychology and its epistemological levels according to St. Thomas Aquinas. Corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas. Director of the Psychology Department and Psychology lecturer at Abat Oliba CEU University and the doctoral programme in Humanities for the Contemporary World (CEINDO). Author of numerous works on the philosophical foundations of the praxis of psychology.
  • Marcin Kazmierczak. PhD in Philology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2006) with the thesis Idealistic metaphysics in the work of J. L. Borges. Lecturer of Literature at UAO CEU and the doctorate programme in Humanities for the Contemporary World (CEINDO). Director of the Department of Education and Humanities at UAO CEU.
  • Enrique Martínez. PhD in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona (1999) with the thesis Person and education in St. Thomas Aquinas. Ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas. Coordinator of the research group Persona y Vida Personal (PROSOPON). Director of the Master’s in Humanistic and Social Studies and lecturer of Philosophy at Abat Oliba CEU University and the doctoral programme in Humanities for the Contemporary World (CEINDO). Author of numerous writings on metaphysics of the person and philosophy of education.
  • Alessandro Mini. PhD in Law from UAO CEU (2010) with the thesis The Thomistic Synthesis in ‘Apparatus Super Constitutionibus Curiarum Generalium Cathaloniae’, by the jurist Tomás Mieres. Lecturer of Anthropology and Social Doctrine of the Church at Abat Oliba CEU University. Vice-rector of Research and International Relations of the University. 
  • Fernando Ruiz. PhD in Philosophy from UAO CEU with the thesis Human life and the light of the word (2016). Lecturer of Philosophy and Research Methodology. 

DETAILED CV OF LECTURERS

Career opportunities

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Upon completion of the Official Master’s in Humanistic and Social Studies at Abat Oliba CEU University, students will be able to pursue a career in the following fields:

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  • research
  • university teaching
  • analysis of social, political and cultural environments
  • improved curricula for secondary and baccalaureate teachers for promotions

Prices and scholarships

TOTAL FEES

€3975

PAYMENT METHODS

Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be made in the following ways:

One-off payment

A one-off payment gives you a discount of 3% of the tuition fees.

Instalments

50% paid upon enrolment and the remaining 50% paid in January.

Monthly payments

In ten instalments with special, interest-free financing with Banc Sabadell (admin fee may apply).

Other financing agreements

With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. This also offers a discount of 3% of the tuition fees.

MORE INFORMATION

Postgraduate and Further University Studies
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
master@uao.es

Calidad y normativa

ENTRY PROFILE

Those applying to take the Official Master’s in Humanistic and Social Studies must hold either a higher university degree title from Spain (diplomatura, licenciatura or ingeniería superior) or a foreign degree (equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the Anglo-Saxon system).

This profile includes:

  • Graduates interested in pursuing a professional career in the field of university teaching and research
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  • Graduates who want to complete their humanistic education by opening up the possibility of partially dedicating themselves to research.
  • Graduates who wish to acquire solid philosophical and sociological criteria to evaluate the contemporary world in depth.

 

OBJECTIVES

The aim of the Official Master's in Humanistic and Social Studies at Abat Oliba CEU University is for students to acquire advanced, cross-disciplinary training that prepares them to undertake research in the field of humanities and the social sciences.

The subjects that make up this Official Master’s in Humanistic and Social Studies are designed to provide the student with an in-depth, precise and open vision of the great philosophical and cultural problems as seen through classical thought, particularly that of Saint Thomas Aquinas.

COMPETENCIES OF THIS MASTER’S

REGULATIONS ON CONTINUATION OF STUDIES