HAS Courses in Spain and Portugal


A continuación se listan los cursos ofrecidos por diversas universidades en España y Portugal, en los cuales se aborda directa e indirectamente la relación entre la sociedad y los animales. Les invitamos a mantener actualizada esta lista y agregar los cursos ofrecidos por otras universidades o por otras facultades dentro de las instituciones que aparecen en esta selección. La información puede ser enviada a Gala Argent. ¡Muchas gracias!


ISPA – Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas

Comportamento e Bem-Estar Animal

Rui Oliveira, rui.oliveira@ispa.pt



Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona

UAB Graduate Diploma in Anthrozoology 

The postgraduate course in Anthrozoology was first offered in 2015.  Our students’ profiles are varied, as we expected from the multidisciplinary nature of anthrozoology. In our view, the postgraduate course is a positive contribution to the availability of training in all aspects relating to companion animals.

Elena García Callado postgrado.antrozoologia@gmail.com

Master in Animal Law and Society

The master in Animal Law and Society is a professional specialisation programme which aims to train experts in animal-related professions. It is based on a comparative law perspective, while bearing in mind the needs of society as a whole. The master is highly interdisciplinary and seeks to provide integrated training in the knowledge of animals in the fields of law, ethology, nutrition and welfare, ethical dimensions, artistic representations and entertainment, organisation and social responsibility. The master is heavily focused on practical sessions, since it aims to train professionals in handling the new challenges posed by society and its relation with animals. The programme is addressed to those interested in developing a profession related to animals, providing them with the necessary theoretical and practical skills demanded by a society in constant communication and increasingly aware of the role a humane treatment to animals represents for sustainable development and for a peaceful coexistence.

Carlos Contreras, formacion@derechoanimal.info

Universidad de Barcelona

The Master’s Degree in  Criminal Investigation offers some courses on “the link.”


Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Posgrado en Bienestar y Salud Animal (Categoria D1 y D2)

Juan Carlos Illera Portal, jcillera@vet.ucm.es

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

MA in International Studies on Media, Power and Difference

The university master’s degree program in Media, Power and Difference offers students a chance to study and research the media’s role in the construction, representation and recognition of difference and diversity through the lens of the most vulnerable groups. The program, which is taught in English, uses various social science approaches to offer a cross-disciplinary and critical view of the power structures underlying communication practices (both journalistic and persuasive or influence-oriented) and how they impact, reflect and interact with social processes related to difference and diversity. The program includes the following courses:

  • Research Methods 1 (Qualitative)
  • Research Methods 2 (Quantitative)
  • Writing Techniques, Text Edition and International Dissemination of Communication Research
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Power and Gender Diversity in the Media
  • Global Justice, War and Poverty in the Media
  • Critical Animal and Media Studies
  • Children, Youth and the Media

Critical Animal and Media Studies

Núria Almiron 

Critical animal studies have emerged as a growing field of inquiry in the last decade. This subject will focus on the many important contributions that have already been made by the recent merging of the fields of critical animal studies and critical media studies (critical animal and media studies or CAMS). ‘Critical animal studies’ refers to interdisciplinary scholarship grounded in the ethical exploration of our treatment of other species and their rights and interests. ‘Critical media studies’ refers to media studies with a critical approach, such as cultural studies of media representations or the political economy of communication. Both fields are deeply committed to abolishing systems of domination.  This subject offers a critical exploration of how and why the media and communication strategies assign various roles and values to non-human species in contemporary Western society, as well as of the consequences for the living conditions of animals and humans alike. It will look at innovative critical animal studies research primarily in the field of media and communication studies, as well as key research from disciplines such as sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, biology, neuroscience, gender studies and critical race studies, in order to provide students with an initial grounding in the field of CAMS.

Universidad de León

Etología, Protección Animal y Etnología

Dr. D. José Gabriel Fernández Álvarez (Decano), fvedec@unileon.es

Producción Animal y Medio Ambiente

Dr. D. José Gabriel Fernández Álvarez (Decano), fvedec@unileon.es

Medicina Legal y Legislación Veterinaria

Dr. D. José Gabriel Fernández Álvarez (Decano), fvedec@unileon.es

Universidad de Murcia

Deontología, Medicina Legal y Legislación Veterinaria

Decanatura, decanato.veterinaria@um.es

Etología, Bienestar y Protección Animal

Decanatura, decanato.veterinaria@um.es

Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Derechos de los animales

Máster Universitario en Bioética, cbioetica@teo.upcomillas.es

Ética y ecología

Máster Universitario en Bioética, cbioetica@teo.upcomillas.es

Bioética global y biotecnología

Máster Universitario en Bioética, cbioetica@teo.upcomillas.es


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Unless otherwise noted, all content on this website is copyright © 2021 The Animals and Society Institute. Please visit https://www.animalsandsociety.org/about-asi/website-reprint-and-use-policies to find out more about our reprint and use policies.

Share Us Online