Title of the title: Degree in Political Science and Administration
Branch of knowledge: Social and Legal Sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Political and Social Sciences Avda. Dr. Ángel Echeverri, s / n. South campus 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: 08/30/2008
Date of publication in the BOE: 02/16/2009
Date of the last accreditation: 06/09/2016
Responsible for the title: Bouzas Lorenzo, Ramon Angel
Title coordinator: García Arias, Celestino
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Study regime: full time / part time
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsTo awaken in students an interest in learning the fundamental concepts, methods and techniques of Political Science and Public Management.
Know the nature and the main methods applicable to the object of study of the different disciplines, from the historical perspective of their genesis and development.
Place the disciplines of Political Science and Public Management as part of the Social Sciences.
Provide a solid and autonomous training in Political Science and Administration.
Reconcile solid training in the fundamentals of the social sciences with the skills necessary for the application of knowledge to professional practice
Generate through its study a critical capacity for analysis that allows it to evaluate and design alternatives in institutional, public policy and management areas.
Train the student to learn autonomously and to develop their own responses to the problems under study.Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of your field of study;
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competencies 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 a specialized and non-specialized audience;
That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.CurriculumItineraries or mentions:
Are not contemplated
Temporal arrangement of studies:
It is not contemplated
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 outingsProfessional practice is oriented to various areas and activities:Give an account of the objectives of advancing the quality of contemporary democracies, supplying arguments, hypotheses and available research for this purpose.
Reinforce the exercise of citizenship in its different dimensions, providing instruments, methods and analysis techniques in the investigation of political phenomena in government systems, administrations and the design and evaluation of public policies.
Develop a range of professional skills, regarding the reform processes of the state and public administration, as well as the new modalities of public management.
Reinforce a scientific and rigorous approach to the interpretation of current political reality in its different dimensions, and provide materials for the generation of changes that configure new scenarios and that generate new professional challenges from innovation.With this qualification, there are new markets that open up with the development of local and regional administrations, consulting, the needs of management and service marketing, the management of citizen participation or NGOs.