Universitat de Barcelona


What you will learn

Archaeology is the science that studies past human societies and their development by means of the material register recovered through excavation, field survey and a wide range of multidisciplinary analyses. Knowing the past is of fundamental importance for understanding the present.

The University of Barcelona is the foremost university in Spain in the field of archaeology and one of the leading institutions in Europe and the world, according to the QS World University Rankings.

The bachelor's degree in Archeology is aimed at anyone interested in the past of humankind. It delves in understanding the origins of humanity in prehistoric times and the great Empires, our medieval and postmedieval past and the material knowledge of contemporary cultures.

The degree in Archeology rests on a scientific and research structures of high quality recognized by international university rankings. Numerous quality research groups dedicated to Archeology at the UB develop national and international research projects of great importance that are ideal to complement the training of students.

Our degree also promotes national and international mobility agreements with selected universities.

Number of ECTS credits: 240
Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities
Faculty or school: Faculty of Geography and History

What you will need

Language competence and analysis skills.
Foreign language competence (the reading skills required to study course-related literature and the general communication skills required to pursue course-related training).
Familiarity with a classic language, preferably Latin.
Computer skills at a user level.

Distribution of credits

Subject area typeECTS credits
Basic training63
Compulsory placements12
Compulsory final project6

Subjects (information available in Catalan)

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.

Fields in which you can work

  • Excavations, archaeological studies or environmental and heritage impact assessments.
  • Inventory, documentation and cultural heritage communication.
  • Research in specialist centres: universities, museums and research institutions.
  • Archaeological heritage management Manager of the archaeological heritage in nationalstate, regional and local administrations.
  • Cultural service institutions and companies.
  • Creation of and consultancy on Elaboration and advice of historical-archaeological contents forby publishers, the media, etc.
  • Teaching in secondary education.