Advanced Pedagogical Studies

Social and Legal Sciences

The Master in Advanced Pedagogical Studies is designed to promote the formation of researchers and specialists with the capacity to conduct analysis and generate solutions to the problems faced by education in today’s society. The retrospective foundations, the plurality of perspectives and the prospective vocation are the axes of a complex, trans-disciplinary conception of pedagogical knowledge of unquestionable social transfer. Research in education and its capacity to innovate are key factors for implementing regional, national and trans-national social development and sustainability. Furthermore, as this is offered in distance learning mode, it is open to both domestic and international students interested in diversifying the contexts and possibilities that may emerge in the results in this area. This proposal, focused on an inter-disciplinary approach to avant-garde elements, includes the most important thematic areas in the training programme, set as research priorities in international agendas and the millennium goals. The need to re-think and re-direct pedagogical models around critical and alternative values and knowledge, discourses and practises for re-inventing citizenry and social improvements contained in development and sustainability projects. It also places the emphasis on the international projection of studies of this kind; especially, relations in the extra-community area. In other words, it seeks to foster that other privileged place of tri-continental exchange with Latin America and Africa, the one for training post-graduate studies and research jointly

General information

  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Methodology: Online
  • Type: Inter-departmental
  • Place:
    • Faculty of Education
  • Academic direction:
  • The aim of this master is to provide students with an advanced specialised training that fosters knowledge to understand the “education” phenomenon beyond the specific fields of application and fosters the capabilities and skills that will create specialists in the analysis and management of problems associated with the different areas of education in today’s society
    General skills
    • The aim of this master is to provide students with an advanced specialised training that fosters knowledge to understand the “education” phenomenon beyond the specific fields of application and fosters the capabilities and skills that will create specialists in the analysis and management of problems associated with the different areas of education in today’s society
    • Apply the knowledge acquired to permanent, professional and personal development
    • Communicate the results of the studies in specialised and non-specialised forums
    • Apply the knowledge to solving social problems associated with education
    • Analyse the ethical and social responsibilities of education in diverse socio-cultural environments
    • Theoretically orient the definition of research problems through an analysis and interpretation of the current perspectives of thought and intervention in the field of education
    • Acquire specialist training that enables students to design and then conduct possible PhD research projects
    • Acquire a capacity for critical and reflexive analysis in matters of gender equality in multi-disciplinary contexts
    • Develop a capacity for analysis, interpretation and synthesis through critical and reflexive reasoning
    • Conduct research of scope and dissemination in the area of education

    Specific skills
    • Elaborate research hypotheses in the area of education that advance knowledge and solve problems
    • Interpret national and international educational phenomena and processes from the perspective of globalisation
    • Form judgements and elaborate socio-pedagogical projects or academic articles from theoretical, historical and sociological research of education
    • Relate the impact of pedagogical discourses and practises with the moulding of citizens and societies
    • Know the trends and contributions of theoretical, historical and sociological research (international research groups, projects, academic publications, etc.) and their social interaction
    • Identify problems of interest for research in the field of education
    • Comparatively analyse the results of research into education
    • Use the theoretical and methodological resources of educational research to diagnose problems and generate new approaches
    • Know the repercussion of theoretical education research in the field of non-formal education
    • Know how to use new information technologies, communication and dissemination for educational analyses
    • Relate multi-disciplinary knowledge associated with innovation in educational research
    • Appraise the role of women in education and the projection of their contributions to culture in the different stages of history
    • Critically analyse the contributions of the feminist theories in contemporary epistemological debates
    • Analyse educational reports, plans, methodologies and programmes of domestic and international agencies related to the processes of socio-educational intervention and the policies, reforms and means of international co-operation
    • Assess the impacts and social transfer of the production of knowledge in contemporary societies

  • The student profile requires prior training in the area of social or human sciences, with a manifest interest in the fields of knowledge linked to the areas of the Theory, History and Sociology of Education

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