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DEGREE IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES

Code:
 C104

Credits:
 240
 
Publication date:
 22/03/2012

Title:
 Undergraduate 3-5 years (ECTS)
 
Fee:
 15,17
 1st-registration credits
 

FIELD OF STUDY

Social and Legal Sciences

SYLLABUS

DEGREE IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES

TYPE OF EDUCATION

Face-to-face

LANGUAGE / S THAT IS OFFERED

Spanish

CENTRES WHERE IT IS TAUGHT

Faculty of Law

PROGRAMME JOINTLY SHARED WITH

Only taught at this university

EXAMINATION DATES

Enter the list of examination dates for this graduate programme.

SYLLABUS OFFERED

 

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FIRST YEAR
SECOND YEAR
60 credits
 
Year
Title
Credits
Subject
 
THIRD YEAR
FOURTH YEAR
ROUTE 1. BUSINESS CONSULTANCY
24 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
ROUTE 1: BUSINESS CONSULTANCY
ROUTE 2. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
24 credits
 
 
Once this block is approved, you get
ROUTE 2: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

 

AIMS

 

The University of Alicante Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources has the following aims:

  1. To give students the necessary understanding of the complex, dynamic and inter-relational nature of work, from an integrated perspective encompassing its legal, organisational, psychological, sociological, historical and economic aspects.
  2. To provide students with the capacity to apply the comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge acquired to a range of professional work situations.
  3. To provide students with IT and communication skills for application in a range of professional work situations.
  4. To provide students with the skills to acquire new knowledge and techniques independently.
  5. To prepare students for access to post-graduate and specialist studies.

These aims have been defined on the basis of equal opportunities between men and women, universal access for persons with disabilities and the values of a culture of peace and democracy.

 

COMPETENCES


General Competences (CG)

  • CG1:Capacity for critical analysis of the decisions taken by economic agents and those participating in labour relations.
  • CG2:Capacity to interrelate the different disciplines making up labour relations.
  • CG3:Capacity to appreciate the dynamic, changing nature of labour relations nationally and internationally.
  • CG4:Capacity to put theoretical knowledge into practice.
  • CG5:Capacity to relate social processes with the dynamics of labour relations.
  • CG6:Foreign language skills.
  • CG7:Computer and information skills.
  • CG8:Oral and written communication skills.

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1:Capacity to develop research projects in the workplace.
  • CE2:Capacity to analyse and diagnose, provide support and take decisions with regard to organisational structure, organisation of work, studies of methods and working times.
  • CE3:Capacity to participate in the preparation and design of organisational strategies, developing the human resources strategy of the organisation.
  • CE4:Capacity to apply techniques and make decisions with regard to human resources management (remuneration, selection policies).
  • CE5:Capacity to manage groups.
  • CE6:Capacity to carry out representation, negotiation and extrajudicial conflict resolution functions in different areas of labour relations.
  • CE7:Capacity to advise union and business organisations and their members.
  • CE8:Capacity to advise and/or negotiation in questions of employment, labour contracts and working conditions.
  • CE9:Capacity to advise and carry out management tasks in the fields of Social Security, social work and complementary social protection.
  • CE10:Capacity for technical representation in the administrative and legal fields.
  • CE11:Capacity to interpret socioeconomic data and indicators relating to the labour market.
  • CE12:Capacity to apply quantitative and qualitative social research techniques to the workplace.
  • CE13:Capacity to prepare, develop and evaluate occupational and continuous training plans in regulated and unregulated contexts.
  • CE14:Capacity to plan, design and manage systems for risk prevention in the workplace.
  • CE15:Capacity to apply the different social-labour evaluation and audit techniques.
  • CE16:Capacity to communicate orally and in writing using the appropriate terminology and techniques.
  • CE17:Capacity to apply information and communications technologies in different fields of activity.
  • CE18:Capacity to select and manage professional labour information and documentation.

 

CREDIT STRUCTURE OF THE DEGREE COURSE

 

The Course Programme for the Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources consists of 240 credits, 204 of which make up the core and compulsory modules.


 DISTRIBUTION OF CREDITS PER SUBJECT TYPE


Type of Subject

Credits

Core

          60

Compulsory

        144

Optional

        30

Final Project

           6

Total credits

        240

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE PROGRAMME

 

The course programme consists of the following subjects: Labour Law, Social Security Law, Labour Procedures, Trade Union Law, Labour Organisation, Human Resources Management, Sociology, Statistics, Psychology, History, Economics, Accountancy, Political Science, Public Employment Policies, Health in the Workplace, Preventing Accidents in the Workplace, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Tax Law, work experience and the final project. These subjects are divided into core, compulsory and optional subjects.

All core subjects are taught in the first year. The subjects offered in the core and compulsory modules are taught over 4-month periods and most are worth six credits, except for two 9-credit subjects given in the first term of the fourth year.

Prior to evaluation for the final grade, the student must demonstrate competence in a foreign language. Among other forms of accreditation at the University of Alicante is to be overcome at least level B1 of the Common European Framework for modern languages¿¿, which may be raised in the future.

 

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS AND ROUTES

 

The optional subjects are each worth 6 credits and total 30 credits. They are taught over 4-month terms. Optional subjects follow two routes: one of which concentrates on business consultancy and the other, on human resources management.

Accordingly, students can choose one or other route. Each of the two routes is made up of a coherent group of subjects, to guide students in the completion of their studies. Passing the four subjects corresponding to any one route will be mentioned in a supplement to the degree.

The proposed routes of optional subjects, each consisting of four subjects, which in turn are each worth 6 ECTS credits, are as follows:

Route I: Business consultancy

-Corporate Bankruptcy Law

-Legal tax system

-Applying Labour Law

-Management activity for company set-up and operation

 

Route 2: Human Resources Management

-Labour Economics

-Regulatory intervention in the labour market and state welfare policies

-Managing the prevention of accidents in the workplace

-Information systems for Human Resources Management

The other optional subject is work experience, also worth 6 credits. Students may chose between work experience, Introduction to Accountancy, Statistics Applied to Labour Relations or an optional subject from a branch other than that chosen by each student. This work experience (or either of the other two subjects) will be carried out during the first term of Year 4 (or the first term of Year 8 for part-time students), through collaboration agreements entered into with a range of public and private bodies.

The final project is worth 6 credits and is carried out during the final phase of the course programme, in the second term of the fourth year.

 



LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

Students who study an undergraduate degree at the University of Alicante must confirm a minimum level of B1 in a foreign language (a B2 is recommended) in order to obtain the diploma.  

The required language level is in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

The language accreditation requirement can be obtained previously or at any time during university studies. However, the language requirement will be necessary in order to be able to assess the final year project.

The different forms of obtaining such language requirement can be consulted in the additional information in this section.  

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LANGUAGE TEACHING COMPETENCE CERTIFICATE

Students who want to have a career in non-university teaching when they finish their studies are recommended to obtain the teaching competence certificate (Valencian and/or foreign languages).

This certificate can be obtained by taking specific itineraries in your university studies or by taking the UA teaching competence course in Valencian, German, French and English.

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FINAL YEAR PROJECT (TFG)

All the official undergraduate degrees must be completed by preparing and defending a final year project, which must be done in the final phase of the studies and be aimed at the assessment of competences associated to the degree.

The final year project must be an original, independent and personal work. The elaboration of it may by individual or coordinated. Each student will prepare this project under the supervision of a tutor, allowing students to show the received training content in an integrated many, as well as the acquired competences associated to the undergraduate degree.

In order to register in the final year project, students must comply with the requirements established in the “Regulations for continuation studies for students registered in undergraduate degrees at the University of Alicante”. Among the requirements established to be able to register in the final year project, a minimum of 168 credits must be passed in undergraduate degrees with a total of 240 credits, and a minimum of 228 credits in undergraduate degrees with a total of 300 credits or more.

In order for the final year project to be assessed, a B1 level of a foreign language (B2 is recommended) must be confirmed.

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ACCESS ROUTES

Admission to this degree course is open to any applicant who meets one of the following entrance requirements:

1.     SPANISH BACCALAUREATE (LOMCE) UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAM (PAU): Although students can access university by means of any Baccalaureate specialization, the recommended one is Humanities and Social Sciences.

Admission scores for this degree can be improved by taking the specific modules of the University Entrance Exam (PAU) as indicated in the table below with their respective weightings.

TABLE 1

Lab Rel

2.     PREVIOUS BACCALAUREATES WITH OR WITHOUT A PASS IN THE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE EXAM (PAU): Students who have completed their Baccalaureate under previous education systems and have passed the PAU will be able to use the mark obtained in their application.

However, students can take specific exam modules during the voluntary PAU exam period in order to improve their admission score as shown in table 1. They can also sit for the obligatory PAU exams, in which case they will have to take all the exams scheduled during this period.

3.     VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: Vocational educational qualifications such as senior technician, senior technician of plastic arts and design, or senior technician in sports is the preferred professional area although access to this degree may be through any professional field.

Admission scores can be improved by taking the PAU exam in up to 4 of the modules in table 1.

4.     STUDENTS FROM EDUCATION SYSTEMS IN COUNTRIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION OR OTHER STATES WITH WHICH SPAIN HAS AN INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT: Accreditation is required and issued by Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).

Students can sit for exams in subjects included in the Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (PCE), organised by the UNED, in order to improve their admission score up to 14 points as indicated in the weightings in Table 1.

5.     STUDENTS FROM FOREIGN EDUCATION SYSTEMS: Prior to applying for the validation of their foreign Baccalaureate, students may sit for up to 4 exams in subjects offered by the Pruebas de Competencias Específicas (PCE) organised by UNED (at least one subject from the core subjects).

The weightings indicated in table 1 will be applied to core and/or optional subjects.

6.     OTHER: University degrees and other similar qualifications. University entrance exam for students over 25 (preferential option: Social and Legal Sciences).Access on the basis of professional experience (applicants over 40 years of age). Access to applicants aged 45 years or more by means of an exam.

Weightings of the subjects of the specific phase of the Proof of Access to the University (PAU) in the previous years

High School Diploma Subjects

Parámetros de ponderación
Análisis Musical II Biología Ciencias de la Tierra y Medioambientales Dibujo Artístico II Dibujo Técnico II Diseño Economía de la Empresa Electrotecnia Física Geografía Griego Historia de la Música y de la Danza  Historia del Arte Latín Lenguaje y Práctica Musical Literatura Universal Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales II Matemáticas II Química Técnicas de Expresión Gráfico Plásticas Tecnología Industrial II

Academic Years

2010-11

2011-12

0.1                                          
0.2 x x
x
x x x x x
x x x x x x x x x
x
x
x x

Academic Years 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

0.1 x
x
x
x
x
x

   x
 x x
 x x
x
 x
 x x
 x  
0.2             x     x
         
x
       

 



PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING FOR ADMISSION: PRE-ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION

 

  • Anticipated number of places offered during the first pre-enrolment session: 170
  • In order to apply for a place, the procedure and pre-enrolment periods established each year must be observed.  It is normally necessary to pre-enrol, and two pre-enrolment periods are established for this.  The first period, or phase A is held in mid-June and the second, or phase B, is held in mid-September.  During the second period, places may only be applied for on courses which have not been filled following phase A.  Places are awarded on the basis of the preferences, criteria and reserve quotas established by current legislation. Information concerning the application procedure  (Pre-enrolment).
  • Applicants admitted to a course must formally register within the timescale established annually in the enrolment calendar (usually at the end of July and the end of September). Registration Information.

 

 

NUMBER OF PLACES AND PASS MARKS

 

COURSES

NUMBER

OF

PLACES

PASS MARKS

GENERAL

OVER

25

OVER

40

OVER

45

GRADUATES

SPORSTPEOPLE

DISABLED

2010-11

170

5,900

7,560

5,350

6,400

5,800

---

---

2011-12

170

5,210

7,636

7,850

5,000

6,390

---

---

2012-13

170

5,800

5,953

6,500

5,000

6,980

---

5,000

2013-14

170

5,000

6,540

---

---

6,740

---

---

2014-15

170

5,000

5,435

---

---

5,000

---

---

2015-16

170

5,000

5,040

---

5,280

6,790

---

---

2016-17

170

5,000

5,000

---

---

5,000

---

---

2017-18 130 5,000 5,000 --- --- 5,000 --- ---
  • "Pass marks" indicated correspond to the results of the first adjudication of June.
  • The definitive marks can be inferior to the here collected.

COURSES

NUMBER

OF

PLACES

(ELDA)

PASS MARKS (ELDA)

GENERAL

OVER

25

OVER

40

OVER

45

GRADUATES

SPORTSPEOPLE

DISABLED

2010-11

60

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

2011-12

60

5,000

8,588

---

---

7,480

---

---

2012-13

60

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

2013-14

60

5,000

7,820

---

---

5,000

---

---

2014-15

60

5,000

5,300

---

---

---

---

---

2015-16

60

5,000

6,180

---

8,010

---

---

---

2016-17

60

5,000

---

---

---

---

---

---

2017-18 50 5,000 --- --- --- --- --- ---
  • "Pass marks" indicated correspond to the results of the first adjudication of June.
  • The definitive marks can be inferior to the here collected.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE


The aim of the University of Alicante Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources is to train multi-skilled professionals capable of operating in the labour world not merely as an isolated economic activity, but rather in close association with other social activities and realities.

The degree particularly qualifies its holders to work in Labour Relations. This profession requires a university degree and membership of a professional college. The functions of Labour Relations Officers are defined by Royal Decree 1415/2006 (Spanish State Gazette (BOE) 16 December 2006).

Other career possibilities include consultancy in labour, trade union, social security and accident prevention matters, and the management of documents pertaining to these environments (work contracts, payslips, social security documents, etc.) or negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.

Graduates may also work in the State Administration, as Management Technicians, Employment and Social Security Inspectors, Employment Technicians and Secondary School Teachers, particularly in Labour Training and Guidance, etc.

The Degree Course also covers  skills and subjects which can be deployed in a range of different areas: Human Resources, Labour Conflict Negotiation, Active Employment Policies, Job Creation Schemes, Consultancy for Freelancers, Labour Market Mediation, Labour Auditing, Community Cooperation and Development Schemes and Resource Planning and Management. In short, the multi-faceted training offered by the Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources offers flexible access to a range of labour markets in the related fields.


Professions for which the degree qualifies its holder

  • Labour Relations Officers, providing the requirements laid down in Art. 2 of the Statutes of the Professional Associations of Labour Relations Officers, approved by Royal Decree 1415/2006, are met.
  • State Administration Officer (Management Technicians, Employment and Social Security Inspectors).
  • Secondary School Teachers (Labour Training and Guidance).
  • Human Resources Manager/Technician (negotiation in labour conflicts, active employment policies, employment creation schemes, labour auditing and human resources planning and management).

 

Timescale for the implementation of the Degree Course

 

Academic Year

Implementation of the new Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources

Phasing out of the Diploma in Labour Relations

2010-2011

1st Year

1st Year

2011-2012

2nd Year

2nd Year

2012-2013

3rd Year

3rd Year

2013-2014

4th Year


 

 

Academic Year

Implementation of the new Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources

Phasing out of the Degree in Labour Science

2010-2011

1st Year


2011-2012

2nd Year


2012-2013

3rd Year


2013-2014

4th Year

1st Year

2014/2015


2nd Year

 

 

DIPLOMA IN LABOUR RELATIONS

 

former plan

DEGREE IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES

new plan

Subject

credits

Subject

ECTS

Contemporary Social and Political History

7’5

Economic, Political and Social History of the 20th and 21st centuries

6

Labour Psychology I

4’5

Labour Psychology I

6

Constitutional Law

4’5

Constitutional Law

6

Civil Law

4’5

Elements of Civil Law

6

Administrative Law

4’5

Administrative Law

6

Statistics

6

Statistics

6

Labour Organisation and Methods I

6

Basics of Corporate Management

6

General and Industrial Sociology

7’5

Sociology

6

Labour Law I

6

Labour Law I

6

Labour Law II

4’5

Labour Law II

6

Labour Law III

4’5

Labour Law III

6

Trade Union Law I

4’5

Trade Union Law I

6

Trade Union Law II

6

Trade Union Law II

6

Social Security Law I

4’5

Social Security Law I

6

Social Security Law II

4’5

Social Security Law II

6

Social Security Law III

4’5

Social Security Law III

6

Business Law

4’5

Corporate Law

6

Labour Organisation and Methods II

6

Labour Organisation and Methods

6

Human Resources Management I

6

Human Resources Management I

6

Human Resources Management II

4’5

Human Resources Management II

6

Health in the Workplace

4’5

Health in the Workplace

6

Tax Law

7’5

Tax Law

6

Applying Labour Law

4’5

Applying Labour Law

6

Protecting Employee Health and Corporate Welfare

7’5

Basics of the Prevention of Accidents in the Workplace and Corporate Welfare

6

Work Experience

6-15

Work Experience

6

Procedural Labour Law I

4’5

Procedural Labour Law I

6

Procedural Labour Law II

4’5

Procedural Labour Law II

6

Employment and recruitment

4’5

Employment and recruitment

6

Human Resources Information Systems

4’5

Information systems for Human Resources Management

6

Designing Survey and Sampling  

4’5

Statistics applied to Labor Relations  

6

Total Credits

153

Total Credits

174


Subjects taken as part of the former Degree in Labour Relations (Plan 22 and A-8) will be recognised as for the Diploma in Labour Relations (Plan B501).


Non-validated subjects

Introduction to Economics

6

Corporate Bankruptcy Law

6

Introduction to Political Science

6

Legal Tax System

6

Public Employment

6

Management Activity for Company Set-up and Operation

6

Introduction to Accountancy

6



Final Project

6




Students who do not wish to take the new degree course subjects are entitled to sit four examinations in the two academic years following the end of each year. Any students wishing to continue their studies after sitting and failing these tests will be required to follow the new plan, according to the adaptation system established in the new plan.

 

 

DEGREE IN LABOUR SCIENCE

 

former plan

DEGREE IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND HUMAN RESOURCES

new plan

Subject

credits

Subject

ECTS

Systems of Labour Relations

6

Systems of Labour Relations

6

Labour Relations and the Labour Market I

4’5

Labour and Social Protection for Non-Nationals

6

Social and Labour Auditing I

Social and Labour Auditing II

6

4’5

Social and Labour Auditing

9

Psychology of Conflict and Negotiating: Theory and Techniques

6

Labour Psychology II

9

Labour Economics

6

Labour Economics

6

Work and the Welfare State.  State Intervention in the Labour Market

4’5

4’5

Regulatory Intervention in the Labour Market and State Welfare Policies

6

Systems for Managing the Prevention of Accidents in the Work Place

6

Managing the Prevention of Accidents in the Workplace

6

Total Credits

52

Total Credits

54

 

Students who do not wish to take the new degree course subjects are entitled to sit four examinations in the two academic years following the end of each year. Any students wishing to continue their studies after sitting and failing these tests will be required to follow the new plan, according to the adaptation system established in the new plan.

 

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