The discipline of Social Work has a long tradition all over the world. Comillas Pontifical University ICAI-ICADE offers the Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, which stared in the 2008/09 academic year, being firstly introduced in Madrid. After more than 50 years of training social workers, this degree is characterized by a solid theoretical and practical training, with distinguishing features designed to respond to the current social situation.
Social Work is an increasingly necessary profession, which fosters the development of people and communities, and contributes to approach economic and social changes and to increase societies' well-being.
While studying your Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, you can also obtain the Diploma in International Development Cooperation to help you enter the professional sphere of social workers within the field of development cooperation.
January 9th to September 1st, 2017.
Saturday, March 11th, 2017 at 10:00 in Cantoblanco
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work Course fees: €1,056.12 plus nine monthly installments of €402.60 each.
Diploma in International Development Cooperation, to be studied from the third year. Course fees: €131.49 (per course) plus nine monthly installments of €49.50 (per course).
Information and Student Reception Office
C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid
Tel.: +34 91 540 61 32
Fax: +34 91 559 65 69
Social workers foster human rights and social cohesion, as well as support people, groups, and communities to help them improve their daily lives, and social well-being. These professionals work alongside their target groups and other experts. Carrying out social work involves consistently keeping personal relationships in different settings and levels. Because of this, students willing to become social workers must be sensitive towards social problems, motivated, focused on people, and at the same time, stand out as service oriented individuals. They should be flexible when it comes to complexity and diversity. Candidates for the Bachelor's Degree in Social Work should be analytical, have critical sense, and also be able to see the overall picture. Skills in communication and interpersonal relations are highly important, as well as sense of commitment, responsibility, autonomy and initiative. Applicants should lean towards research and be curious, in order to develop new ideas and plans.
To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.
Admissions tests will be held between April 17 and May 10, 2017.
Admission tests include a personal interview with a professor of one of the courses, which is aimed at exploring their motivations to choose this career and in which the applicant's academic record is analysed and discussed, as well as a short written essay.
Candidates will take an English test aimed at determining their level for the Diploma in Communication Skills and Foreign Language Studies, which is compulsory and taken simultaneously with the Bachelor's Degree course.
Admissions criteria will evaluate:
60% academic record
Admission tests are one-on-one, prior appointment, and will take place in the Cantoblanco campus (Madrid). Each application is evaluated by the Admissions Committee of the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, whose Board is: Dean, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Head of Studies, and interviewing professors. The Committee reports to the Dean, who finally admits the student.
Los estudios de Graduado en Trabajo Social se estructuran en 4 años, y se adscribe a la rama de conocimiento de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas. El Plan de estudios tiene 240 ECTS (60 por curso).
The Degree in Social Work trains professionals that foster human rights and social cohesion, as well as support people, groups, and communities to help them improve their daily lives, and social well-being. These professionals work alongside their target groups and other experts.
Graduates will develop the following abilities for their professional practice:
Social Services (municipal or regional administration):
In specialist care centers for various social groups (public, private):
Masters related to the Bachelor's Degree in Social Work
Students will carry out external work experience two mornings per week from the second year (450 hours in total). In the first year, they study a workshop module where active social workers introduce them to the different fields of professional practice. [Further information]
During your university training in Social Work, you will have the opportunity to study a semester or a whole year at one of the universities in the USA, Europe or Latin America with which we have established specific Social Work-related partnerships. You will also have the chance to complete an internship during your time abroad.
We also offer the Bachelor's Degree in Social Work International Concentration, which you can choose to study simultaneously during your 3rd and 4th year, and for which you will receive an official diploma from the Comillas Pontifical University.
In addition to the Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, you can also take the Dual Degree Program in Criminology and Social Work.
During the Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, students will do an external internship two mornings a week, starting in the second year of studies (a total of 450 hours).
With the Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, you will have the option to spend a semester or even the whole academic year at foreign universities in the United States, Europe or South America, with which specific agreements for Social Work have been signed, as well as to do an internship during your exchange.