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Undergraduate Degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources

Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources

 1.- Objectives and admission profile
2.- Curriculum
3.- English Itinerary
4.- Mobility
5.- Internships
 1.- Objectives and admission profile
The Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources offers an advanced programme for those students willing to acquire a high professional qualification in the different aspects of the world of work and labour relations.
Graduate students will acquire the necessary knowledge to understand how complex, dynamic and interrelational work is, taking into account legal, organizational, psychological, sociological, historical and economic perspectives. Furthermore, they will be able to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in different fields: legal and labour advice, human resource management, management, labour mediation intervention, prevention of occupational hazards, all of it both in the public and the private sector. Finally, students will be able to access subsequent specialized studies as well as graduate studies.
The profile of the students of Labour Relations and Human Resources is very different. However, it is advisable to have certain skills like:
- Ability to develop multidisciplinary analysis.
- Skills to negotiate and find solutions that benefit all the parties involved.
- Commitment to society and willingness to collaborate to overcome inequality, improve living and working conditions and solve conflicts.
- Ability to organize, lead and work in a team, learning how to integrate diversity and turn it into an enrichment factor for the organizations.
- Ability for oral and written communication.
2.- Curriculum
The Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources lasts 4 years. The minimum number of credits required to earn the Degree is 240 ECTS credits distributed as follows:
Type of subject
ECTS credits
Basic Core
Final Degree Project
3.- English Itinerary
The Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources of the University of Oviedo offers the possibility to take up to 4 subjects in English in the first year. Classes in English will be available in the mornings.
To take subjects in English, candidates must score a minimum of 7 points in the English Language Test of the University Entrance Examination (PAU). Those applicants who do not meet this requirement must certify a B1 level of English.
If the demand exceeds the number of vacancies, preference will be given to students willing to take the full itinerary and they will be selected according to the final grade obtained in PAU.
Taking subjects in English means that students get 0,3 ECTS for every 6 ECTS credits completed in English and they will be highly considered in the selection process for Erasmus grants, aimed at stays at European universities ( English)
Students who take some of the subjects in English, but do not complete the full itinerary (120 ECTS), which is the minimum number of credits required to get the Certificate of Bilingual Itinerary, will have their credits, internships in a foreign country and mobility, recognized in the European Diploma Supplement. 
Mobility in and out the Spanish territory is essential for any university student, and it is specially relevant when considering the objectives of the Degree.
Mobility programmes allow students from the University of Oviedo to complete part of their studies at a different university, with academic recognition guaranteed.
The School of Economics and Business is taking part in the SÓCRATES-ERASMUS programme of the European Union and in the SICUE-SÉNECA programme of Spain, aimed at promoting student mobility in the European Union and Spain, respectively.
In addition, the University of Oviedo has signed cooperation agreements with Non EU universities with the purpose of exchanging students, and which are usually open to different Degrees.
Through the SÓCRATES-ERASMUS programme, the School of Economics and Business has signed cooperation agreements with more than 60 universities from 17 European countries, which allow students to complete their studies in five different languages ( English, Italian, French, German and Portuguese).
Thanks to the SICUE-SÉNECA programme, students of the School of Economics and Business may complete an academic year at any of the Spanish universities with an agreement.
 More information at  http://econo.uniovi.es/movilidad
5.- Internships:
Internships are based on the development of work activities that give students the possibility to complete their academic training acquiring competences related to professional experience through internships in companies or institutions that have signed an Educational Cooperation Agreement with the University of Oviedo. The main objective, in accordance to article 11 of the External Regulation Practices of the University of Oviedo (BOPA February, 25, 2009), will be to allow students to apply practical knowledge acquired in their academic training, providing them with the proper skills to develop their professional careers and facilitating their incorporation into the labour market.
The Degree in Labour Relations and Human Resources offers internships in companies in the third or fourth year. This internship is considered an elective subject-12 credits, and it means 240 hours of work at those companies.
Among the companies which host internship students, we may find the most important companies in the region.


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