Society and Culture: History, Anthropology, Arts and Heritage

The Society and Culture programme: History, Anthropology, Art and Heritage, started in 2014-2015, aims to provide an offer of quality and reference in various specialties in the fields of History, Anthropology, Arts, Heritage and Cultural Management. The programme offers the theoretical and methodological training of doctoral students and is aimed at four research areas:
  • An object addressed to the researches on historical processes, questions on historical reality in the international, spanish and catalan fields at different historical stages. It also encompasses research in basic and applied archaeology.

  • This research encompasses the different aspects of the History of the Arts (including the Performing Arts: Music, Theatre and Cinema) from Antiquity to the current trends. It also includes research on the Theory of the Arts and philosophical aesthetics.

  • Research field on cultural diversity and the various fields related to economics, politics, kinship and religion. It includes research related to multiculturalism and social exclusion processes.

  • Field of research related to the social, political and economic uses of culture. It focuses on applied research on museology, museography and economic management of culture and heritage. It works on the criteria and concepts referring to the different cultural modalities, as well as the policies followed in Catalonia, Spain, Europe and Latin America for the recovery and revaluation of historical heritage.


The PhD program in Society and Culture: History, Anthropology, Art, Heritage and Cultural Management provides for approximately 130 hours of training, both part-time and full-time, but with a different annual distribution.

  Full-time Part-time
  Specific hours Transversal hours Total Specific hours Transveral hours Total
1st course 20 40 60h 18 20 38h
2nd course 35   35h 18 20 38h
3rd course 35   35h 18   18h

4th course

      18   18h



      18   18h

The specific training hours are all those related to the research line in which the doctoral student is assigned.

The transversal training hours are all those that the doctoral student can acquire and that are related to methodological aspects of research, bibliographic resources, scientific communication, knowledge transfer, etc..

In both cases only the activities offered by the doctoral program will be counted as training hours. You will also have to participate annually in the Doctoral Conferences (usually held in May), which will count as transversal training hours and of which you will receive more information throughout the course.