University of Barcelona

Social and Cultural Anthropology



Social and Cultural Anthropology is a discipline of social sciences that studies the variability of human cultures and cultural diversity, and the forms of social and cultural organization of human populations. It is also characterized by the use of ethnography based on fieldwork as a specific form of field research.

Anthropology is a discipline that currently appears as indispensable for the study of fundamental questions of modern society, such as economic inequalities; ethnic, religious, class, gender and age identities; immigration and social policies; cultural variation in social interactions and flows; the analysis of complex manifestations of culture, or situations of induced change that require specialized action to address cultural diversity.

To become a professional in the field of Anthropology, students acquire broad knowledge of social sciences and a deeper preparation in theoretical and applied fields of the discipline, as well as of its methodology and research techniques.

The degree consists of four academic years: the first year presents an introduction to anthropology and related basic subject areas; the second and third years allow in-depth insight into Anthropology's fields of study, topics of interest and applications; and the fourth year focuses on specializations through the optional subjects and the writing of a final project.

Basic information

Branch of knowledgeSocial Sciences
Approximate price per credit17,69 €