Universitat de Barcelona


What you will learn

Psychology is a wide-ranging profession that offers the opportunity to explore new areas in which to develop.
The Bachelor's Degree in Psychology is a four-year course after which graduates can enter the job market directly or go on to take the master's degree in General Health Psychology, which will qualify them to work as psychologists in the health sector.

Psychology is a profession that provides a service for people and society in general, working to ensure social well-being.

Psychology courses lead to an exciting profession that contributes positively to the development of people and societies, the creation of better living conditions, and optimum adaptation of people to the environment. The aim of the bachelor's degree is therefore to train professionals with scientific and technical knowledge to promote health and quality of life, and to gain skills that can be used to resolve problems in health, education, social, labour and legal areas.

The Faculty of Psychology at the University of Barcelona is among the 150 top faculties in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings of 2017. In 2016, the bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Barcelona received a quality award from the Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency (AQU).

The prestige of psychology in society in general and in the professional world is due to the conscientious work of psychologists, based on the scientific study of behaviour, and the rigorous training of students to gain skills and undertake placements in leading institutions and companies.

Number of ECTS credits: 240
Branch of knowledge: Health Sciences
Faculty or school: Faculty of Psychology

What you will need

Successfully completed school leaver studies or vocational training studies in any subject area, or a pass in the university entrance examinations for students over the age of twenty-five. Particular consideration will be shown to applicants who have completed subjects in health sciences and social sciences.

Distribution of credits

Subject area typeECTS credits
Basic training60
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

  • State-regulated psychology.
  • Hospital practice.
  • Educational psychology.
  • Organizations, occupational psychology and human resources.
  • Social and community psychology.
  • Psychology and gerontology.
  • Sport psychology.
  • Forensic psychology.
  • Psychological care in developmental disorders.
  • Psychological care in substance dependance and drug addiction.
  • Other specialist areas of practice will require an advanced qualification beyond the bachelor's degree.