Degree in Sociology

2019/2020 · 240 credits

What you learn

La Sociología es la ciencia que estudia la realidad social y describe y explica el funcionamiento social de los individuos: como piensan y se comportan las personas y que diversas pueden ser las identidades sociales, las relaciones interpersonales y las prácticas que las conforman.

Complete study skills

Generic skills

C1 express oneself correctly, both orally and written, nas línguas oficiais da comunidade Autónoma.

C2 master expression and understanding of oral and written language estranxeiro dun.

C3 used as basic tools das tecnoloxías da information and as communications (TIC) necessary for or exercicio da profession and aprendizaxe ao longo da life.

To or develop C4 exercicio dunha cidadania aberta, educated, critical, committed, democratic and solidarity, able to analyze reality, diagnose problems, formulate and implement solutions based non-expertise and targeted common ben ao.

C5 understand importance gives entrepreneurial culture and meet you means ao scope das entrepreneurial people.

C6 rating critically or expertise, technology and information available to solve you problems that should confront.

C7 assume as professionals and citizens to importance da aprendizaxe ao longo da life.

C8 rating importance of ten research, innovation e desenvolvemento tecnolóxico not socio-economic and cultural progress da sociedade.

Specific skills

A1 knowledge of the basic components of social inequalities and cultural differences.

A2 introduction to the psychology of human groups and the collective.

A3 introduction to the evolution of contemporary societies and their social and political movements.

A4 relations between population, resources and the environment in its movement and structure. Study of the techniques and methods of demographic analysis.

A5 learning concepts and statistical techniques applied to human society.

A6 basic knowledge of macroeconomics.

A7 knowledge and mastery of the methodology of social sciences and the basic techniques and advanced (quantitative and qualitative) social research with special attention to the aspects of sampling and computer application programs.

A8 analysis of transformations and the evolution of contemporary societies.

A9 analysis of the main concepts and generalizations about human society and their processes.

A10 introduction to theories about power, legitimacy and the State. Forms of political organization and its historical evolution, with special attention to contemporary systems.

A11 learning the history of sociological theory and its main schools up to the present.

A12 knowledge of the human species through culture, kinship and habitat with special attention to the peoples preindustriais.

A13 skills for evaluation and quality and satisfaction studies.

A14 capacity to develop, use, and interpret social indicators and social measurement instrumentation.

A15 knowledge and skills to formulate and develop an applied research in different areas of society.

A16 knowledge and technical skills for the production and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.


Transversal skills

B1 capacity for organization and planning.

B2 decision making.

B3 capacity for analysis and synthesis.

B4 problem solving.

B5 information management capacity.

B6 oral communication and writing in the native language.

B7 computer skills relating to the field of study.

B8 knowledge of a foreign language.

B9 recognition of diversity and multiculturalism.

B10 skills in interpersonal relationships.

B11 ethical commitment.

B12 teamwork.

Critical reasoning B13.

B14 work in interdisciplinary teams.

B15 work in an international context.

B16 sensitivity toward environmental issues.

B17-the quality motivation.

B18 creativity.

B19 adaptation to new situations.

B20 knowledge of other cultures and other customs.

B21 self-learning.

B22 leadership.

B23 initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.

B24 skills to contextualize and identify players key in every situation.

B25 ability to relate knowledge of related disciplines and the socioloxía.

B26 ability to recognize the global and local nature of social phenomena.

B27 ability to recognize the complexity of social phenomena.

Professional and academic career

Sociologists are professionals able to develop the theoretical and empirical foundations allowing scientific knowledge of societies and their welfare in multiples and various levels of social reality. This involves fostering the capacity of explanation about the social world that surrounds us and contribute to the improvement of the social model.

In addition, they are familiar with the main theories about human society and social dynamics, and are who develop analysis on evolution, the change and the transformation of contemporary societies. They have accommodated knowledge about the general population and the social structure, the functioning of organizations and the dynamics of the social actors us their different fields of particular action.

As professionals, can design projects of social research and explanatory analysis of specific social phenomena. They are trained to search and manage sources of secondary data, production and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, use and interpretation of social indicators and social measurement instruments, as well as to manage computer programs applied to social research.

Are widely trained professionals, with a rigorous, flexible, cross basic training and interdisciplinary connections. Thus, they are not limited to a few lines of work, but it can adapt the work global, dynamic and changing context.

Professional environment

La sociología se adapta con facilidad a las múltiples especializaciones de las ciencias sociales. El amplio conocimiento teórico y metodológico que se adquiere a lo largo del grado le permite a su alumnado egresado continuar con sus estudios en ámbitos como la investigación de mercados, los recursos humanos, la sostenibilidad ambiental, la evaluación de políticas públicas y la planificación urbana y territorial, entre otros. Ademáis, no debemos obviar que se trata de un grado que perfectamente entronca con oposiciones de alto nivel europeas y españolas.

Professional and academic career

Human resources, studies of public opinion or marketing departments; internal communication, negotiation or market research.

Political, economic and trade union organizations, administrations (urban planning, education, women, youth, seniors, exclusion or immigration), assistance and social intervention bodies and institutes of statistics and research.

Planning for teaching

El Grado en Sociología dedica una amplia parte de sus materias a comprender teóricamente las relaciones entre los individuos y las sociedades e incorpora materias dedicadas a la aplicación práctica de las metodologías y técnicas de investigación propias de las ciencias sociales. Entre ellas, el peso fundamental se encuentra en la estadística, las técnicas de análisis multivariante y las técnicas etnográficas conducentes al análisis del discurso y de la narrativa.

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You can read it to learn more about the study. In the table below you can see the individual teaching guides for each subject.

Study structure

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Statistics Applied to the Social Sciences 2 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Sociological Theory 2 Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Sociology of Gender Core 1st 6 ECTS
Social Structure and Social Change Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Industrial Sociology Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Comparative Political Systems Core 2nd 6 ECTS
International Relations Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Multivariate Analysis of Social Data Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Economic and Organisational Sociology Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Sociology of Education Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Demographic Analysis Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Deviance and Social Control Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Methodology of the Survey Research Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Political Sociology Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Social Policy and Social Services Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Sociology of the Family Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Urban Sociology and Organization of the Territory Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Sociology of Health and Disease Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Sociology of Consumption and Market Research Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Sociology of Communication and Public Opinion Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


The study is taught by teachers from the departments of: Business, Economy, Humanities, Mathematics, Private Law, Psychology, Public Law and Sociology and Communication Sciences

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.

Particular centre actions

En esta facultad promocionamos la mobilidad internacional a través de Erasmus+ (estudiar algunas materias en universidades con las que tenemos convenio), del Sistema de Voluntariado Europeo+ que gestionamos directamente con la Fundación Paideia a través del Programa de Prácticas Internacionales Erasmus + que organiza la Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales de la UDC.