Bachelor's Degree in Social Work

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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 of 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 dimensions of professional activity.

Social work promotes the development of people and communities

While you are doing the Degree in Social Work, if you are interested in promoting skills, abilities and potentials of the community, and in designing and implementing social intervention projects within a network, we also offer the Diploma in International Development Cooperation. This allows you to take your first steps in professional social work in the scope of development aid, thanks to a theoretical and practical training which includes an internship in an institution that implements development aid programs at an international level.

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Admissions Process


You may participate in Q&A Sessions and Information Days. This step is not required, but potential candidates are encouraged to delve into the Programs, learn about Study Plans and Curricula, ask questions, and gather additional information.

Applying for admission. The process begins via the web page, once the decision has been made concerning the Degree in which applicants wish to enroll. If deemed necessary, you may apply for scholarships, grants and financial aid from the University at the same time as you apply for admission.

You will find information here on everything related to the process of admission and entrance exams.

Communication and legal requirements for access to the University. Having been admitted does not exempt you from proving that you meet the legal requirements for access to the University. Meeting these requirements is an essential prerequisite in order to begin your studies at the University.

Completing the registration process. Once admitted, students must complete the registration process, which is initiated on the web page. It is necessary to submit the registration form and the additional documentation required personally to the University General Registrar´s Office.

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Important Dates


Submission of applications:
Open until September 7th, 2022

Informative Session:
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Admission Exams:
- February 24, 2022
- April 28, 2022
- May 26, 2022
- June, 16, 2022
- July 14, 2022

The entrance exams will be on-line, and candidates will be notified well in advance regarding the dates and times to take them.

Classes start in early September.


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 wishing 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 a sense of commitment, responsibility, autonomy and initiative. Applicants should be interested in carrying out reserach and be curious, in order to develop new ideas and plans.


Information on Fees, Payments, Grants and Scholarships


Course fees: € 1,264.05 plus nine monthly installments of € 496.40 each.

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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 ICO/DESCARGA
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 ICO/DESCARGA
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
English Communication Skills 12.0 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 ICO/DESCARGA
Annual Subjects
Social Work Methodology 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
General Social Services 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
English Communication Skills 12.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
3rd YEAR
1st Term
Social Programme Planning and Evaluation 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Specialised Assistance Social Services 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Research Techniques 3.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Work and Public Health 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
English for Social Sciences I 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
4th YEAR
1st Term
Mediation and Conflict Resolution 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Poverty and Exclusion 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Learning and Service 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Ignatian Leadership 2.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
2nd Term
Social Organisation Management 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Social Policy 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Annual Subjects
Final Degree Project 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Group and Community Social Work 9.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
English for Social Sciences II 6.0 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
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Comprehensive Intervention in Gender Violence 4.5 ECTS ICO/DESCARGA
Protection of the Elderly and Dependent People 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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