Bachelor's Degree in Social Work

A Bachelor´s Degree designed for those who would like to transform the world.

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22/11/2019 - 30/06/2020

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Open days: 21/03/2020

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4 years / 240 ECTS

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"Comillas has been training Social Workers for more than 50 years"

What is the Bachelor's Degree in Social Work?

Social Work is becoming an increasingly necessary occupation, due to the fact that it promotes personal and community development and offers tools to address social and economic change and to increase the community's wellbeing.

After more than 50 years training future social workers, the Comillas Pontifical University offers a Degree in Social Work, which is based on an exhaustive theoretical training and a 500-hour external internship module in public or private institutions and in different scopes of professional activity.

Social work promotes the development of people and communities

If, while you are doing the Degree in Social Work, you are interested in promoting the community's capacities, and in designing and implementing social intervention projects within a network, we also offer the Diploma in International Development Cooperation which allows to take your first steps in professional social works in the scope of development aid, thanks to a theoretical and practical training including an internship in an institution which implements development aid programmes at an international level.

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Admissions Process


Visit the Faculty in which these studies are offered on University Open Day. Attendance is not mandatory, but potential candidates are encouraged to learn about the Faculty, see the facilities, and obtain additional information. Comillas CIHS Open Days will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10: 00 h. For further information see Open Days.

Apply for admission. The process starts via the web, once the candidate has decided on the degree which will be studied, once the candidate has decided on the degree which will be studied. There you'll find all the information you need. The deadline for submitting applications is from November 22, 2019 to June 30, 2020. If you wish, you may apply for scholarships and grants from the University at the same time as applying for admission.

Sit for the Admission Exam. The entrance exams Admission will be held on February 27, April 30, May 25, June 15 and July 15, 2020. Exams Admission consist of conducting 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. The selection criteria that are assessed for admission are: the overall average of the academic transcript (60%), the personal interview given by the candidate (30%), the written essay (10%).

Notifications and legal requirements for university access. At the end of May, candidates will be notified concerning the decision on admission to the studies for which the application was made. Having been admitted does not exempt candidates from proving that they meet the legal requirements for access to the university. Fulfilling these requirements is a step necessary to begin studies at the university.

Complete the registration process. Once admitted, the student must complete the registration process. The procedure is initiated via the web, but it is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation to the General Registrar's Office before the end of June.


Important Dates

  • Submission of applications: November 22, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
  • Open Day: March 21, 2020 at 10:00 h.
  • Information Sessions: April 24, June 19, 2020.
  • Classes begin on: September 1, 2020.


Applicant Profile/Requirements and Documentation

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  • 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.


Information on Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships


Course fees: € 1.162,50 plus nine monthly installments of € 448.71 each.

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Information and Student Welcome Office

C/ Alberto Aguilera, 21 - 28015 Madrid

Tel.: 91 540 61 32 - Fax: 91 559 65 69


Office hours: From Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:30 h
Monday to Thursday from 15:30 to 17:30


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Subjects of the Diploma in Personal, Communicative, and Professional Skills

1st YEAR
1st Term
Social Economics 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Introduction to Law 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Introduction to Social Work 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Written Communication Techniques 1.5 ECTS  
2nd Term
Social Philosophy 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Foundations of Public Law 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Basics of Social Work 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Reality Observatory 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Debate and Argument Techniques 1.5 ECTS  
Annual Subjects
Christianity and Social Ethics 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Fundamentals of Basic Psychology and Development 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Research Methods I 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
General Sociology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd YEAR
1st Term
Anthropology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Well-being, Safety and Society Social Intervention Models 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Family and Juvenile Law 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Research Methods II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd Term
Therapeutic Communication and Relations 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Structure 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Intervention Models 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Work with Victims 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Personal Skills I 1.5 ECTS  
Learning and Service 1.0 ECTS  
Annual Subjects
Social Work Methodology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
General Social Services 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
3rd YEAR
1st Term
Planificacion y Evaluacion de programas sociales 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Servicios Sociales de Atención Especializada 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Research Techniques 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Trabajo Social y Salud Pública 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Elective Subject(1) 4.5 ECTS  
2nd Term
Professional Ethics 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Psychology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Elective Subjects 9.0 ECTS  
Annual Subjects
Individual and Family Social Work 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
4th YEAR
1st Term
Poverty and Exclusion 4.5 ECTS  
Mediation and Conflict Resolution 6.0 ECTS  
Elective Subject 4.5 ECTS  
Ignatian Leadership 2.0 ECTS  
2nd Term
Social Policy 6.0 ECTS  
Social Organisation Management 4.5 ECTS  
Elective Subject 4.5 ECTS  
Annual Subjects
Group and Community Social Work 9.0 ECTS  
Final Degree Project 9.0 ECTS  
Practicum III 12.0 ECTS  
(1) Catalog of elective subjects pending review with information on the Social Services Management course.
Intervención Integral en Violencia de Género 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Proteccion de personas mayores y dependientes 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Work with Minors 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Work and Social and Professional Integration 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Work in Multicultural Environments 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Work and Addictions 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Work and Development Cooperation 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Work in Educational Contexts  
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International mobility and exchange programs allow students to study for a period of time at a foreign university, either in the European Union, through the Erasmus+ Program, or at universities in other countries with which Comillas has signed Bilateral Agreements.

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Comprehensive and Professional Training


One of the fundamental objectives of the university is to provide a well-rounded education for students throughout their Undergraduate Studies. For this purpose, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Comillas CIHS) has incorporated two diplomas for personal and professional development into its programs, adapted to the real needs of the students, and framed within the rest of activities aimed at comprehensive training: The Diploma in Communicative Skills and the Foreign Languages Studies and the Diploma in Personal, Communicative, and Professional Skills.


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