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Degree number of credits: 90

Compulsory credits: ------

Elective credits: 76

Final project: 14

Degree code: 2153

Years: 2

Teaching type: Mixed

Knowledge branch: Social and legal science

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Places available for new students: 50

Minimum number of enrolment credits per student: 36

Price per credit
[2023-2024 academic year]:
35,34 €

Management Centre: Faculty of Social Sciences

Languages used in class: Spanish

Participating Universities: University of Valencia

Academic Coordinating Committee: Clara Arbiol González (Co-Director)
Lucía Gómez Sánchez (Co-Director)
Mònica Gil Junquero
Gabriela Moriana Mateo
Elena Mut Montalvá
Almudena Navas Saurín
Sara Antón Furió (PAS)


This master is taught in two teaching modalities: in-person, which corresponds to the itinerary "Research Orientation" (Group P1 of registration) and on-line, which corresponds to the itinerary "Professional Orientation " (P2 Group of registration).

Academic, scientific or professional interest: The first definition of a professional figure so-called Equal Opportunity Officer can be found in 1985 in a Seminar organised by the European Centre for Development of European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. In this seminar it was already stated the necessity of a previous university training (licenciatura, diplomatura), a training complement relating to: legal, economic, sociological and management knowledge, studies on feminism, design and management of positive action projects and assessment techniques, knowledge on human communication. After 1991, the Spanish Institute of Women’s Affairs discussed in their annual meeting the intervention of the Equal Opportunity Officer in local affairs, counting with some previous publications such as “Guía didáctica: Asesoras para la Igualdad” (“Learning guide: Equality Advisors”). Some countries within the European environment have already started to standardise this professional figure. In 1994 the Spanish National Occupational Classification by the INEM gathers this professional figure, distinguishing between Equal Opportunity Officer and Equal Opportunity Promoter according to university training. In these years several Local Administrations have recruited professionals of this kind to their staff. The year 2004 was a fruitful year in meetings and congresses on the profile of the Equal Opportunity Officer. In Pontevedra was held the 1st Congress on Equal Opportunity Officers in October. In the same month the 1st Congress in Castilla-León of Equal Opportunity Officers Between Men and Women. At the same time professional associations of Equal Opportunity Officers are created in the Autonomous Communities of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country, Valencian Community, Baleares, Castile-La Mancha, Navarra, Madrid, Castile and Leon and Andalucia. In parallel a process to configure an Estate Federation of Associations of on Equal Opportunity Officers starts. In the Valencian Community and through a NOW initiative promoted by the General Directorate on the Status of Women, the University of Valencia created the first class of Equal Opportunity Officers in the year 1998. The first class of which 27 students graduated makes up the first network of public attention of women in the Valencian Community. The Master’s Degree has a dual orientation: research and professional. It expects to comply both the orders issued by the specific legislation regarding equality, such as those orders regarding the development of the Ley Orgánica de Universidades (Universities Organic Law). Regarding the former it should be noted that the Organic Law 1/2004, of 28 December, of measures of comprehensive protection against gender violence (Art. 4.7) and Organic Law 3/2007, of 22 March (Art. 25). Lastly, the RD 1397/2007 that develops the LOU.

PhD programme linked to this Master’s programme: Gender Studies

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