Universitat de Barcelona


What you will learn

Knowledge of history is an important value of culture. In today's society it is more important than ever to look at the past to understand the present, to understand what is happening in our environment, to value the heritage that has been bequeathed to us, and to understand and respect others. A look back to the past from our present takes us to the future, always uncertain, but in which history can help us foresee the unknown.

This knowledge enables students to acquire skills that are relevant to their development as citizens and for their own intellectual satisfaction. Knowing and understanding the past of humanity as a whole is an invaluable asset for the individual and for society.

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

What you will need

Applicants will need sucessfully completed school leaver studies in human and social sciences, with subjects in history. They are also recommended to have the following:

1) previous studies in philosophy, literature and geography;
2) strong native language skills and good analytical skills in reading;

3) reading skill in a foreign language and, as the course continues, increasing ability in listening and oral expression (for the purposes of the course reading list and learning activities in the curriculum);
4) familiarity with one ancient language, ideally classical Latin, especially if the applicant's interest lies in the Classical or Medieval world;
5) Basic IT skills.

The applicant's personal level of motivation and desire to engage in the course's lines of historical enquiry will be given particular consideration.

Distribution of credits

Subject area typeECTS credits
Basic training66
Compulsory placements0
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

Secondary education.
Activities related to historical heritage, including stocktaking, documentation, conservation-restoration, projects, dissemination, and museum organization and management.
Cultural services and tourism.
Assessment and training in areas of contemporary social concern, including political and social conflicts, globalization, gender, multiculturalism, racism, and human rights.
Library and information science.
Historical documentation.
The mass media and publishing.
Public and private sector cultural assessment.
Public administration.
International project management.
Human resource management.
Preparation and supervision of historical materials in databases and electronic formats.
Report writing and editing.
Development and cooperation.
Sales and business management in public and private sector institutions.