Objectives and Competencies


The general objective of this master's programme is to contribute to the training of expert professionals and researchers in the areas of migration, intercultural mediation and socio-educational intervention with vulnerable groups. In particular, it aims to provide in-depth knowledge on migration and the social problems affecting the most vulnerable groups, the skills to approach research from different methodologies, the skills required for critical analysis, and the skills to operate in multicultural contexts and to address problems related to diversity through mediation, dialogue and social intervention. In this way, the Master's degree hopes to respond to the demand for skilled workers in social issues, of great importance for the well-being of society as a whole.
Based on a scientific-social concept, with its research methodologies and professional action approaches, it aims to offer students top-quality applied training, providing the skills that allow them to reliably tackle the multiple professional challenges they will face.

Therefore, the key objectives include:

  • To respond to the demand for qualified professionals in intercultural mediation and in intervention with vulnerable groups.
  • To offer a research specialization in the field of migration and development.
  • To interweave the master's into the society and to maintain close collaboration and consultation both with NGOs and public institutions.
  • To generally contribute to the development of migratory and social studies at the University of Almeria, making it one of the pillars, together with the UAL's Centre for the Study of Migration and Intercultural Relations, The International Journal of Migration Studies (RIEM), and the Society, Migration and Development research line, part of the PhD programme in Human and Social Sciences.
  • To promote the international exchange of students and teachers.
  • To promote relationships and exchanges with national and international research networks in the fields covered by the Master's degree.
  • To attract Social and Human Sciences students from other backgrounds to the University of Almeria.
  • To provide UAL graduates with a choice of specialized postgraduate studies on migration, development, mediation and intervention - in particular, those with a degree in Social Work, Social Education, History, Humanities or Primary Education.


Competencies are the identifiable and evaluable set of knowledge, attitudes, values, abilities and skills, related to each other, which will allow the student to exercise the professional activity according to the requirements and standards used in the corresponding occupational area.

All the master’s at the University of Almeria explicitly include two types of competencies:

  • The generic competencies included in Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes the organization of official higher education.
  • The specific degree competencies. These competencies are detailed in the degree’s report and are related to its particular subjects. Some of these competencies may have been agreed at the Andalusian regional level, or for certain degrees, they may be regulated at the state level.

Basic, General and Cross-Curricular Competencies

The basic competencies for all master’s degrees were defined in R.D. 1393/2007 of 29 October. They will be progressively adapted and as established by the current R.D. 822/2021 of 28 September, which establishes the organization of university education and the quality assurance procedure.

General competencies for all master's degrees
CB6-To possess and understand knowledge That students have demonstrated they possess and understand knowledge that expands and improves on that associated with the first cycle, providing them a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often in a research context.
CB7-Application of knowledge That students know how to apply the knowledge gained and are capable of problem-solving in new or unexplored settings within broader (or multi-disciplinary) contexts relating to their field of study.
CB8-Ability to make judgements That students can integrate knowledge and face the complexity of making judgements based on incomplete information which, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities linked to applying their knowledge and judgements.
CB9-Communication capacity and social aptitude That students know how to communicate their conclusions –and the ultimate knowledge and reasons that support them– to both specialized and non-specialized audiences in a clear and unambiguous manner.
CB10-Learning skills That students possess the learning skills that will enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.

Specific competencies

The specific competencies provided by this degree are listed in the degree report.

Objectives document

Objectives document

Detail of the competencies specific to this degree.

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