UOC Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Introduction

Mission

The UOC is an innovative university that is rooted in Catalonia and open to the world. It offers people lifelong learning to help them and society advance, while carrying out research into the knowledge society.

Its educational model is based on personalization and accompanying students using e-learning.

Vision

The UOC wants to be a university that, by being connected to the network of the world’s universities, drives the creation of a global knowledge space and cutting-edge research in the knowledge society.

The UOC has an innovative educational model that focuses on the student. The University offers them a top quality and personalized education that helps them to be more competitive and contributes to the progress of society.

Values

The five values that guide the UOC’s activities are:

Commitment to students, graduates and society; to service quality, and to constant innovation within the organization.

Respect for people, ideas, cultures and the world.

Transparency in information, data and processes.

Professionalism, to empower the people who form part of the organization, to recognize our successes and to learn from our mistakes.

Sustainability, whether economic, social or environmental, of the activities undertaken by the organization.

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Assessing Impact of Development Programmes on Food Security

Online Full time 4 months October 2016 Spain Barcelona

This 4 month online joint UOC-FAO specialization provides a comprehensive understanding and guidance for assessing the impact of development programmes on food security. [+]

This 4 month online joint UOC-FAO specialization provides a comprehensive understanding and guidance for assessing the impact of development programmes on food security. Specifically, students review food security impact assessment in the context of development programmes; methods and approaches for assessing impact; and, interpreting and communicating impact assessment results. This specialization brings together the latest information on impact assessment from numerous guidelines and presents it within the context of development programmes that address food insecurity. The focus is on large scale programmes but the methods and approaches are equally applicable to smaller food security projects. Students will be challenged with regular assignments and activities and will be supported by teachers with extensive experience. Content: Module 1: Assessing programme impact on food security Module 2: Methods and approaches for assessing impact Module 3: Interpreting and communicating results Objectives Define food security as a broad concept used to determine people's general well-being; Identify in a practical way the main items for the assessment and evaluation of food security programmes; Understand the concept of vulnerability and how it is applied to food security; Appreciate the importance of food systems analysys to trigger appropriate action to address food security; Understand the basic measures to monitor and evaluate targeting activities; Acknowledge food security as a policy issue cutting across different sectors. Competencies This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food security professionals, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. Students in the Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector or an academic background in agriculture, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health or sociology. Student profile The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agrifood sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers. Academic requirements Courses in the Department of Food Systems, Culture and Society are open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. To be eligible for the master's title you must have a recognised university degree. If you do not have a recognised university degree then you will receive an equivalent certificate instead of a degree. Prior knowledge For these studies no prior knowledge is required. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Food and Society

Campus Full time October 2016 Spain Barcelona

The Specialisation in Food and Society proposes an interdisciplinary exploration of the role that food plays in society and the role society and culture play in shaping food choices. [+]

The Specialisation in Food and Society proposes an interdisciplinary exploration of the role that food plays in society and the role society and culture play in shaping food choices. The way we produce and eat food has shifted rapidly over the last century, spurred on by new technologies, industrialisation, urbanization and globalisation. But some things remain the same: food is one of the first essentials of life, the world's largest industry, a frequently indulged pleasure and is often at the core of our social relationships. This course is comprised of four modules: The Food of History; Anthropology of Food Globalisation; Food and Communication; and, Food, Heritage and Tourism. Focus in this specialisation is on the role that food plays in our communities and societies, how we are influenced and impacted by food and in turn, how food is impacted by us. This Specialisation is taught by an interdisciplinary and international team of experts. With this training, students will understand the history of food, up to the way that food is currently interpreted, eaten (diets and nutrition) and marketed. This Specialisation in Food and Society can be taken as a stand-alone certificate. It also makes up a mandatory part of the Master's in Food, Culture and Territory and the Postgraduate Diploma in Food, Culture and Locality. The Specialisation in Food and Society is also an elective in the Master's in Food, Society and International Food Governance. Objectives To look at food and food systems from a historical point of view. To identify and analyze events and phenomena that can be used as case studies to add further depth to the examination of present-day issues that might constitute the student's specific interests. To acquire a set of analytical tools in terms of concepts and methodologies that students will be able to apply to their specific field of research or professional activity, which include: How to frame historical questions related to food and food systems; How to take into account the multiple ways of approaching food history; How to define what makes research on food history rigorous; How to develop a language for communicating research so that it has a larger impact. To acquire analytical tools to achieve a better understanding of how food operates as a system of communication and, at the same time, how food-related communication and media represent food. To not only examine food-focused media such as cookbooks, magazines, cooking shows, films, and the internet, but also the communication practices connected with marketing (advertising, packaging, and design), health (dieting, nutrition, food safety) and socio-political issues (sustainability, biodiversity, food security, food sovereignty). To examine how food is employed in various media for all kinds of different goals, even when their main focus is not food (cultural and identity wars, environment, climate change, social inequality etc.). Competencies This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. The courses are geared towards: Individuals working in NGOs and community organizations that address issues related to food, and agriculture. Individuals working in the agri-food sector. Public administrators. Policy analysts. Consultants. Lawyers. Journalists specializing in food politics. Professional organisations or international cooperation projects that address issues linked to food and agriculture. Students wishing further education on issues of agri-food governance. Providing students with the necessary tools for improving their employability, giving them the right to knowledge and education to be successful in the different occupations they will have during their lives, is a fundamental purpose of our postgraduate programmes. Student profile Food and Society students typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector, or an academic background in anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health, agriculture or sociology. The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agri-food sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers. Learning resources Materials will be in English and will include written course materials, relevant websites, academic articles, books and magazine articles, among others. Academic requirements Students can still apply for the programme even if they do not have a university degree. The Specialisation in Food and Society is open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. Prior knowledge The course materials and teaching language is English. A strong grasp of English is required for this programme. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Food Systems Analysis

Campus Full time October 2016 Spain Barcelona

The Specialisation in Food Systems Analysis provides students with a strong understanding of the main issues facing food systems today, including sustainable and local food systems, seeds, nutrition, gender, ecology, social movements, economics, globalisation and localisation. [+]

The Specialisation in Food Systems Analysis provides students with a strong understanding of the main issues facing food systems today, including sustainable and local food systems, seeds, nutrition, gender, ecology, social movements, economics, globalisation and localisation. Students consider theories and critiques of trade liberalisation and food governance. Finally, students are introduced to research methods that will allow them not only to effectively undertake research on questions related to food systems, but also to undertake policy analysis. This specialisation is taught by an international group of experts. With this training, students will be better prepared to understand, analyse and address issues linked to our food systems across a variety of sectors. This Specialisation in Food Systems Analysis can be taken as a stand-alone certificate. It also makes up a mandatory part of the Master's in International Agri-Food Governance and the Postgraduate Diploma in Food Systems and Governance. Objectives To provide students with the tools and knowledge tot analyse and understand: food systems and their role in society; how food and agriculture are regulated nationally and internationally; how agencies and institutions regulate agriculture and food nationally and internationally. To provide a framework for the exchange of knowledge, experiences, programmes and viewpoints among players, including other universities, researchers, professionals, civil service, private sector and government. Comprehensive understandign of food systems in a local, regional and global context. Awareness of the role that food plays across cultures, historically and in contemporary societies. Understanding of the relationships between economics, environment, society, culture and agri-food policy. Capacity to apply theory and knowledge to policy analysis. Competence in approaching a research problem in the area of food systems. Competence in articulating a research question, data collection and articulating research results. Competence in critically evaluating research. Competencies This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. The courses are geared towards: Individuals working in NGOs and community organizations that address issues related to food, and agriculture Individuals working in the agri-food sector Public administrators Policy analysts Consultants Lawyers Journalists specializing in food politics Professional organisations or international cooperation projects that address issues linked to food and agriculture Students wishing further education on issues of agri-food governance Providing students with the necessary tools for improving their employability, giving them the right to knowledge and education to be successful in the different occupations they will have during their lives, is a fundamental purpose of our postgraduate programmes. Student profile Food Systems Analysis students typically have backgrounds in a field related to the agri-food sector, or an academic background in anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public health, agriculture or sociology. The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agri-food sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers. Learning resources Materials will be in English and will include written course materials, relevant websites, academic articles, books and magazine articles, among others. Academic requirements Students can still apply for the programme even if they do not have a university degree. The Specialisation in Food Systems Analysis is open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. Prior knowledge The course materials and teaching language is English. A strong grasp of English is required for this programme. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Postgraduate Diploma

Food, Culture and Locality

Campus Full time 4 months October 2016 Spain Barcelona

The Postgraduate Diploma in Food, Culture and Locality proposes an interdisciplinary exploration of the role that food plays in shaping local realities and in turn, how locality impacts food (while understanding that local can mean many things). [+]

The Postgraduate Diploma in Food, Culture and Locality proposes an interdisciplinary exploration of the role that food plays in shaping local realities and in turn, how locality impacts food (while understanding that local can mean many things). We consider the socio, cultural and political implications of food as they relate to people and place. We consider how food is used to protect, promote and, at times, threaten people and places. The Postgraduate Diploma in Food, Culture and Locality is made up of two mandatory specialisations and a final research project. A specialisation is a 4-month 15-ECTS credit course made up of a series of modules (usually 3 or 4). Mandatory specialisations: Food and Society Geographic Indication Final research project: The Postgraduate Diploma in Food, Culture and Locality provides you with an opportunity to pursue a research topic in your area of interest. You may collaborate with your employer to develop a project or you may opt to undertake an independent research project. A UOC advisor must approve your research question and will work with you to carry out the research in an appropriate and timely fashion. This 6-ECTS credit final research project is required to complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Food, Culture and Locality and is to be completed over the duration of the year-long programme. In general, research will be multi-disciplinary and will have a practical application. The final research project will be evaluated by an academic committee. The committee can include a mentor from your company or organisation. Agreements with industry on confidentiality are always strictly taken into account. Students must defend their project. This can be done online. Completing the final research project is a major task that requires patience and dedication. We will work with you to make it manageable and make sure that you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to excel at the task. A note about workload: The UOC's educational model is flexible and designed to be adaptable to people's busy lives. This means that our classes run asynchronously and that there are no set class times. You are expected to log in and participate at your convenience. It is very important to keep in mind that flexible is not the same as easy. These are serious master's level courses. In line with the European Credit and Accumulation Transfer System, we anticipate students to spend 25 hours a week on the courses to achieve an average grade. You will be expected to keep up with readings and assignments. Due dates are flexible and we can work with you around your schedule, within reason. Note that students who cannot log in at least five times a week (even if it is just for 30 minutes to catch up on discussions) find the workload onerous. Objectives To look at food and food systems from a historical point of view; To acquire a set of analytical tools in terms of concepts and methodologies that students will be able to apply to their specific field of research or professional activity, which include: how to frame historical questions related to food and food systems; how to take into account the multiple ways of approaching food history; how to define what makes research on food history rigorous, and; how to develop a language for communicating research so that it has a larger impact. To identify and analyse events and phenomena that can be used as case studies to add further depth to the examination of present-day issues that might constitute the student's specific interests; To acquire analytical tools to achieve a better understanding of how food operates as a system of communication and, at the same time, how food-related communication and media represent food. To not only examine food-focused media such as cookbooks, magazines, cooking shows, films, and the Internet, but also the communication practices connected with marketing (advertising, packaging and design), health (dieting, nutrition, food safety) and socio-political issues (sustainability, biodiversity, food security, food sovereignty). To examine how food is employed in various media for all kinds of different goals, even when their main focus is not food (cultural and identity wars, environment, climate change, social inequality etc.). Consideration of the term "local" Consideration of the social, cultural and political context for the development of GI protection Understanding the implications, considerations and opportunities Understanding the role of geographical indications (GIs) in tourism Understanding the legal frameworks that govern GIs Awareness of the organisations involved in GIs Understanding of the process for applying for a GI Understanding of GI laws and systems in various countries Competencies The programme attracts those who want to work and specialise in the food sector or those who want to improve their knowledge and skills in order to improve their professional prospects. The course is designed in particular for: those working in the food, drink and agriculture sector; social scientists; public administrators; cultural and heritage managers; journalists specialising in food; professional organisations, NGOs or international cooperation projects dealing with issues relating to food and agriculture; and students looking for further education in agro-food subjects. Student profile Students in the Postgraduate Diploma in Food, Culture and Locality programme have usually studied in a field related to the agro-food sector, such as anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, public administration, agriculture, law, history, geography, political sciences, planning or sociology. The Postgraduate Diploma in Food, Culture and Locality prepares people to cover the demand for well-educated specialists and analysts in food systems linked to territory, stimulating practical and critical learning from an international perspective. Academic requirements The Master's in Food, Culture and Territory is open to everyone with a good grasp of English. The UOC is an open university which means that even if you do not have a high school diploma or university degree you can still take our courses. However, to be eligible for the Master's Degree you must have a recognised university degree. If you do not have a recognised university degree then you will receive an equivalent certificate instead of a degree. Prior knowledge The course materials and teaching language is English. A strong grasp of English is required for this programme. Qualification Once the overall assessment process has been successfully completed, the UOC will issue 60 ECTS credits and a Master's in Food, Culture and Territory to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Food, Culture and Territory Certificate will be issued. [-]

Food and International Migrations

Online Full time October 2016 Spain Barcelona

Food and International Migrations [+]

Food and International Migrations Credits 30 ECTS Start 19 October 2016 Degree Food and International Migrations Learning resources UOC graduate courses have digital format materials. Students receive the materials as the course progresses. Admission requirements To gain entry to the programme, participants need to have an authenticated university qualification. Prior knowledge For these studies no prior knowledge is required. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Food Systems and Governance

Campus Full time October 2016 Spain Barcelona

Students in the Food Systems and Governance Postgraduate Diploma programme will analyse systems that govern agriculture and food internationally. [+]

Students in the Food Systems and Governance Postgraduate Diploma programme will analyse systems that govern agriculture and food internationally. The programme begins by exploring key issues in food studies, conceptualising food systems and contextualising the trade of agri-food commodities. Students will also learn skills and methods of research and policy analysis. The programme then applies these competencies to an inquiry into international food law and the analysis of institutions and agreements such as the World Trade Organization, World Health Organization, Codex Alimentarius, International Organization for Standards, International Plant Protection Convention and the World Organization for Animal Health. This programme also considers some of the socio-economic and cultural factors that influence the regulation of agri-food products including trade liberalization, genetic modification, distribution, food security, food sovereignty, public participation, globalisation, localisation and climate change. The objective of this programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to analyse issues related to international food governance so as to be more effective in their professional pursuits. Objectives The overall objective of the Postgraduate Diploma in Food Systems and Governance is to provide students with the tools and knowledge to analyse and understand: Food systems and their role in society. How food and agriculture are regulated nationally and internationally. How agencies and institutions regulate agriculture and food nationally and internationally. The Diploma also provide students with a framework for the exchange of knowledge, experiences, programs and viewpoints with other participants representing other universities, NGOs, the private sector and government. Competencies This programme will prepare you to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. The courses are geared towards: Individuals working in the agri-food sector Public administrators Policy analysts Agri-Food consultants Lawyers Journalists specializing in food politics Professional organizations, NGOs or international cooperation projects that address agri-food regulation and governance issues. Providing students with the necessary tools for improving their employability, giving them the right to knowledge and education to be successful in the different occupations they will have during their lives, is a fundamental purpose of our postgraduate programmes. Student profile Individuals in the Post-Graduate Diploma in Food Systems and Governance typically have backgrounds in the agri-food sector or an academic background in anthropology, economics, environmental studies, development, law, political studies, public administration, public health, agriculture, planning or sociology. The programme attracts people who wish to specialise in the agri-food sector, as well as those interested working in this field. Many already have work experience in the agri-food sector and are looking to broaden their knowledge and skills so as to advance their careers. This programme will prepare people to meet the demand for knowledgeable and well-trained food systems analysts and leaders, by fostering practical and critical learning with an international perspective. The Postgraduate Diploma in Food Systems and Governance is made up of two mandatory Specialisations and a final project. The two mandatory Specialisations are: Food Systems Analysis International Agri-Food Governance Learning resources Materials will be in English and will include written course materials, relevant websites, academic articles, books and magazine articles, among others. [-]

Joan Miró and 20th Century Art

Online Full time 2 semesters October 2016 Spain Barcelona

The Càtedra Miró (UOC-Fundació Joan Miró) offers an online postgraduate diploma in order to promote and disseminate new perspectives on Miró's work, focusing on both the artist and his cultural environment. These online courses will be designed and taught by a distinguished international faculty of Miró experts who will examine all aspects of the artist's visual production in its Catalan and international contexts.® [+]

Presentation The Càtedra Miró (UOC-Fundació Joan Miró) offers an online postgraduate diploma in order to promote and disseminate new perspectives on Miró's work, focusing on both the artist and his cultural environment. These online courses will be designed and taught by a distinguished international faculty of Miró experts who will examine all aspects of the artist's visual production in its Catalan and international contexts. Joan Miró (1893-1983) was one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. A key figure among the Surrealists, he invented an entirely new visual language whose repercussions can be traced throughout global modern and contemporary art. Throughout his life he maintained a strong commitment to his native country, Catalonia, and to a broad range of civic, political and humanistic interests at home and abroad. A painter, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor, collage artist and tapestry designer, Miró, alongside Matisse and Picasso, is one of the acknowledged masters of modern art. In addition, students will have access to the resources of the Fundació Joan Miró and its unparalleled archive of over 13,000 drawings and works on paper, letters, documents and the contents of Miró's personal library. The Fundació's archival materials constitute an invaluable resource for instructors and students alike in their research projects. All students on the course are given the option of completing onsite internships at the Fundació Joan Miró as part of their final course assignment. Students will have the opportunity to experience the everyday work of the museum and to put into practice the knowledge and the skills they have acquired during the postgraduate course. Objectives, profiles and competencies Objectives Promoting and disseminating new perspectives on Miró's work, focusing on both the artist and his cultural environment. Examining all aspects of the artist's visual production. Relating literary texts, critical theory and artistic production. Analysing the work of Joan Miró from an interdisciplinary perspective. Profiles Graduates in Fine Arts and Art History. Graduates in other areas but with interest and training in art. Art teachers in secondary schools, art schools etc. Professionals in cultural centres, exhibition halls, art galleries, auctions houses etc. who wish to further their knowledge of the topics covered in the course. Competencies The high degree of specialisation in this course will enable students to improve and build upon the skills they have already acquired for their bachelor's degrees. The scholarly focus of the postgraduate course in Miró studies will in turn provide students with in-depth knowledge and expertise on the processes of artistic creation and their analysis. Who is it aimed This postgraduate course is aimed at graduates from universities around the world who want to further their knowledge of art history and, in particular, the work of Joan Miró. The programme is specifically aimed at graduates from different branches of the Humanities (Art History, Fine Arts, History and related disciplines) who wish to further their training in art history and criticism. For the first time, this programme provides specialised knowledge of both the national and international contexts for Joan Miró's life and work. Admission requirements and qualification Admission requirements To gain entry to the programme, participants need to have an authenticated university qualification. This postgraduate course is addressed primarily to graduates in Humanities (Art History, Fine Arts, History and related disciplines). Materials and learning resources will be in English, Catalan, Spanish and/or French. Teaching and communication will be in English. Good reading skills in English are required to enrol; although academic work may also be submitted in French, Spanish or Catalan. Prior knowledge Given the nature of the academic bibliography used in this postgraduate course, proficiency in English, equivalent to level B2 of the Common European Framework for languages, is required, especially in reading comprehension. A basic understanding of the use of information and communication technologies is also recommended. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Postgraduate Diploma - Armed Conflicts and Crisis Management

Online Full time 3 semesters October 2016 Spain Spain Online

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation. [+]

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation. The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in conflictology draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner. Conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, studies and culture of peace are synonyms and they describe the scientific and multi-disciplinary approach of conflictology. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities and peace research institutes from different countries around the world get together in this virtual course that makes it possible, with the UOC's years' experience, for anyone, no matter where they live, to access this international master course and prepare for professional practice. This programme trains students in all applications of conflictology (family, trade, social, political, international, armed conflicts), facilitates internships, preparation of research programmes and the development of your own professional projects giving you access to the largest network of people working to promote peace. Objectives to know the theory, its different approaches and the nature of contemporary conflicts to acquire skills of analysis and the ability to plan actions for peaceful interventions, both for the prevention of conflicts and for intervening during their development to learn techniques and strategies for intelligent non-violent intervention in conflict situations to access information and knowledge to be able to develop efficient intervention programmes and manage the quest for positive specific solutions to be able to lead and facilitate negotiation and mediation processes to transform the way to communicate both to prevent and to end conflicts Student profile Any person with responsibilities and interests in solving conflicts Consultants, executives, leaders, lawyers of any industry Civil servants and managers of private and public organisations Directors and staff of NGOs, companies and other organisations working in conflict areas, in reconstruction, development and international cooperation Politicians and trade unionists Members of the armed forces and the police. Learning resources UOC graduate courses have digital format materials. Students receive the materials as the course progresses. Admission requirements To gain entry to the programme, participants need to have an authenticated university qualification. Prior knowledge For these studies no prior knowledge is required. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

Certificate

Crisis Management

Online Full time October 2016 Spain Barcelona

This programme trains students in all applications of conflictology (family, trade, social, political, international, armed conflicts), facilitates internships, preparation of research programmes and the development of your own professional projects giving you access to the largest network of people working to promote peace. [+]

Conflicts are everyday occurrences in people's lives, social groups and international relations. In all historic times, in all cultures, groups and countries, the quest for peace has been ongoing. Costs incurred because of conflicts are very high: human suffering, economic losses and moral degradation. The efforts made by humankind to live in peace give us insight to accomplish real results, eliminate war, transform conflicts and manage them positively. This master course in conflictology draws from this insight, systematises knowledge and presents it in an advanced and efficient educational manner. Conflict resolution, transformation, mediation and management, studies and culture of peace are synonyms and they describe the scientific and multi-disciplinary approach of conflictology. Practitioners and academics from prestigious universities and peace research institutes from different countries around the world get together in this virtual course that makes it possible, with the UOC's years' experience, for anyone, no matter where they live, to access this international master course and prepare for professional practice. This programme trains students in all applications of conflictology (family, trade, social, political, international, armed conflicts), facilitates internships, preparation of research programmes and the development of your own professional projects giving you access to the largest network of people working to promote peace. Objectives to know the theory, its different approaches and the nature of contemporary conflicts to acquire skills of analysis and the ability to plan actions for peaceful interventions, both for the prevention of conflicts and for intervening during their development to learn techniques and strategies for intelligent non-violent intervention in conflict situations to access information and knowledge to be able to develop efficient intervention programmes and manage the quest for positive specific solutions to be able to lead and facilitate negotiation and mediation processes to transform the way to communicate both to prevent and to end conflicts. Student profile any person with responsibilities and interests in solving conflicts consultants, executives, leaders, lawyers of any industry civil servants and managers of private and public organisations directors and staff of NGOs, companies and other organisations working in conflict areas, in reconstruction, development and international cooperation politicians and trade unionists members of the armed forces and the police. Learning resources UOC graduate courses have digital format materials. Students receive the materials as the course progresses. Admission requirements To gain entry to the programme, participants need to have an authenticated university qualification. Prior knowledge For these studies no prior knowledge is required. Degrees Once the overall assessment process has been completed successfully, the UOC will issue a Master Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma/Specialization Certificate to those participants with an accredited university qualification that is valid in Spain. Should you not have such a qualification, a Certificate will be issued. [-]

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