Title name: Degree in Geography and Land Use Planning (2nd ed)
Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Geography and History Praza da Universidade, nº 1 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Order of 08/05/2019 (DOG do 08/14/2019)
Date of publication in the BOE: 07/08/2020. correct errors 02/10/2020
Date of the last accreditation: 06/05/2019
Responsible for the title: Carcia Quintela, Marco Virgilio
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: face-to-face
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree: NogoalsEnsure a general and integrated training on the fundamental contents of the various thematic areas of Geography, its epistemoxic development and its research methods.
Train for the application of knowledge to the integrated analysis and interpretation of processes and their spatial problems, as well as the development of territorial diagnoses.
Interpret the diversities and complexities of the territories and the interrelationships of phenomena of an environmental nature with others of an economic, social and cultural nature.
Train, for action and intervention in the territory and its management, reinforcing the applied and experimental nature of geographic training.
Develop specific skills related to work techniques, especially those related to obtaining, analyzing, processing and representing geographic information, as well as field work.
Ensure the necessary knowledge for the teaching of Geography in secondary studies, without prejudice to the complementary training that is legally established.
Create the bases for subsequent postgraduate, specialized or transdisciplinary studies, in which there is an outstanding territorial componentBasic skillsThat students demonstrate possessing and understanding knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although it is supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from of the vanguard of his field of study
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competences that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences
That students develop those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomyCurriculumItineraries or mentions:
Two mentions are offered:Mention in Physical Geography and Territory
Mention in Society and TerritoryThe title may also be obtained without mention.
To obtain the title with a mention, the student must take a total of 36 ECTS of the corresponding mention. In any of the mentions, the student may substitute one of the optional subjects for external internships (6 ECTS).
Credit transfer and recognition:
It 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 education for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
It 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, at the same or at another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official degree, will be included.
The USC regulates these two figures in the following regulations published on the web:
Recognition of university activities and transversal competences of the usc:
Students will be able to obtain up to a maximum of 12 optional credits for the recognition of the activities contemplated in article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 and of the transversal competences of the USC. Cross-cutting competences for all USC Master's degrees are considered instrumental knowledge of (1) foreign languages; (2) Galician language, and (3) information and communication technologies. In any case, the maximum number of recognizable credits for the activities of article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 will be 6.Professional outingsMany professional opportunities for the degree are directly related to spatial planning, an exit that was strongly affected by the outbreak of the crisis in 2013. The timid recovery of the present seems to shed some light on the horizon with the awakening, although slow, on demand.
Among the areas of professional insertion, increasingly consolidated, include territorial and urban planning, as well as local and regional strategy; the programming, management and evaluation of public policies; management of local and rural development; the design of urban policies; land policies; the management of public property assets; regional expansion plans; the ordination and management of natural spaces: the management and planning of natural resources; climatic studies; studies and evaluations of environmental impacts; the prevention and evaluation of natural risks; or environmental education.
The latest survey carried out by the College of Geographers, on a national scale, shows that the area where geographers are preferably carrying out their work is Territorial and Urban Planning (28%), followed by Geographic Information Technologies (22 %) and Environment (19%). It is significant that in this case the percentage of those who work in the private sector is higher than in the public sector (69% and 39% respectively, with some geographers sharing both sectors.