University of Barcelona

Construction and Representation of Cultural Identity

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

The master's degree is primarily intended for graduates in languages or humanities. Prospective students should be interested in learning more about the critical and theoretical analysis of mechanisms for constructing and representing cultural identities in a wide range of texts and contexts, with a specific focus on gender and interculturality.
The course is also suitable for students with a background in other areas of the social sciences and artistic fields (such as fine arts or dramatic arts), and a fundamental interest in the advanced critical analysis of processes of constructing and representing identities in the areas of gender and interculturality.
Students who wish to take the subjects that are taught in English must have English language skills equivalent to at least level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

Candidates must meet the following academic requirements:
  • Hold one (or more) of the preferred degree qualifications:
    • EHEA bachelor's degree in English, Arabic and Hebrew, French or modern language and literature.
    • Pre-EHEA bachelor's degree in German, English, Arabic, French, Galician and Portuguese, or Italian.
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent undergraduate degree in other languages (Catalan, Classics, Spanish or Romance Languages) or in literary studies.
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent undergraduate degree in humanities.
    • Foreign degree qualification equivalent to one of these degrees.
  • Hold one (or more) of the other recommended degree qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent undergraduate degree in an area of the humanities or social sciences: anthropology, information science, audiovisual communication, philosophy, history, history of art, fine arts, dramatic arts, education, sociology or translation.
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent undergraduate degree in political and administration sciences, law or economic and business sciences.
    • A foreign degree qualification equivalent to one of these degrees.