Double Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education + Humanities and Cultural Studies

We broaden your horizons with a unique double degree in Catalonia
Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
10 semesters (5 years)
Credits
480 ECTS totals (366 coursed and 114 validated)
Price
€8.130* (1st year 2022-2023)
*Subject to review each year
Places
90
Schedule
Mornings and afternoon
Language
Spanish, Catalan and some subjects in English.
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  • International mobility
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Discover the career opportunities for these studies

The combination of both degrees opens the doors to broader job markets, especially concerning your specialisation as a teacher. With this double degree you can teach:

  • Primary and Secondary education
  • Upper secondary education Humanities and Social Science subjects
  • Common subjects for all upper secondary education
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Professors and lecturers who make good teachers

The teaching team in the Faculty of Education consists of professionals who train future teachers using the most innovative methodologies. They are also involved in important research activities both inside and outside the university. Direct contact with professional practice allows our professors and lecturers to transmit a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and human overview of the reality in the sector to students.

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Presentation

UIC Barcelona offers you the opportunity to take our Double Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education and Humanities and Cultural Studies and take advantage of the plan to validate subjects common to both degree courses.

It is a unique opportunity to expand your job prospects, especially with regards to your specialisation as a teacher. With this double degree course you will be able to teach: 

  • In primary and secondary schools
  • Social science and humanities subjects in upper secondary education
  • Subjects taught in all types of baccalaureate/upper secondary education courses (Philosophy and Citizenship, Catalan Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature).  

Further your education with a view to pursuing a career in the teaching world or in diverse sectors such as culture (museums, art galleries, publishing, heritage and cultural tourism, community centres, cultural centres, town governments, foundations), organisations (NGOs, development projects, integration and mediation, international cooperation), communication and business and research, among others. 

Objectives

We teach you based on objectives.  The Bachelor's Degree will provide:

  1.  A sound command of all applicable course content. Always from a global perspective.
  2. Techniques to ensure peaceful co-existence in the classroom through emotional education and autonomy. Promotion of effort, constancy and discipline.
  3.  Knowledge of how language develops in a multicultural and multilingual environment.
  4. Out-of-classroom skills relating to school organisation, tutoring sessions for parents or your relationship with other education agents. Preparation for the demands of today's society.
  5. Sensitivity to diversity and gender equality. Respect for human rights and civic values.
  6. The ability to introduce students to the digital world and add cultural richness through new pedagogical possibilities.
  7. Valuing cooperative work, a critical spirit and responsibility in relation to a sustainable future. 

Competences of graduates

Your competences are what set you apart as a teacher who is useful to society.

Cross-disciplinary competences
Mastery of information technology and communication, languages (Catalan, Spanish, English), developed critical thinking and reflective analysis, the ability to be creative. 

Teacher-specific competences
Expertise in the subjects you teach and the teaching methods you employ, ability to work with colleagues and other staff members, professional development. 

Subject-specific competences
Competences you will develop through a number of diverse methods such as lectures, case studies, problem solving and problem-based, project-oriented, cooperative and independent learning.

At UIC Barcelona we will assess your competences through: objective exams, assignments and projects, portfolios, reports, self-evaluation, interviews, etc. 

Academic accreditation

Double Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education, Humanities and Cultural Studies.

"Validation of subjects: 10% of the ECTS credit price"

Study programme and subjects 2022-2023

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
The History and Theory of Music Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
The Museum and Its Meanings Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Oriental Culture Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
The History of Political Ideas Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Subjects in course 3 Type Term ECTS
Literary Genres I Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Contemporary Culture Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 9
Introduction to Economy Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 4 Type Term ECTS
Comparative Literature Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Digital Humanities Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Ethics Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Great Works of Art Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Mediterranean: Shared Heritage Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Religions and Culture Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Geography of World Regions Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Theory of Culture Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Theory of Literature Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Human Geography Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Historiography, History and Memoir Type: FB Term: Annual ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 5 Type Term ECTS
Aesthetics I Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Classical Culture Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 9
Introduction to Culture Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Modern Culture Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 9
Aesthetics II Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Contemporary Art Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Current Historical Topics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
International Institutions and Human Rights Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Literary Genres II Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Medieval Culture Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 9
Research Project I Type: TF Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Science, Technology and Society Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Theory of Knowledge Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Research Project II Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 6
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Teachers

Prerequisites & admissions

Grants & financial aid

Aptitude

What is the Aptitude Test?

The Personal Aptitude Test (in Spanish, “PAP”) is a compulsory test in order to enter Pre-Primary and Primary Education Bachelor's degrees in all the universities within the Catalan university system. It consists of two tests that evaluate communicative competence and critical reasoning and logical-mathematical competence. 

Why do I need to take the Personal Aptitude Test?

As a teacher, a sense of vocation is essential, because you will become an example to follow in terms of attitudes and values, you will educate and teach people who will become the society of tomorrow. However, it is also crucial to show that you have the necessary skills to become a teacher. It is essential to pass this test, as well as the Spanish national university entrance exams (PAU), in order to be able to enter the Education Bachelor's Degrees. 

How is the Personal Aptitude Test scored?

The final mark for your Personal Aptitude Test will be a Pass or a Fail.

You pass the test if you gain a final mark equal to or above five out of ten. This final mark is calculated from the average for the two tests. Once you have passed it, the Personal Aptitude Test is valid indefinitely. 

When can I sit the Personal Aptitude Test?

There are two sittings:

  • Saturday, April 2
  • Friday, July 15 (special sitting) 

You can find out more about the enrolment dates and process here.

The results of the Personal Aptitude Test are published on the government site Portal d'accés a la universitat

Who has to take the Personal Aptitude Test?

  • Spanish Baccalaureate students.
  • Spanish Higher Level Vocational Training students.
  • Students coming from any education system other than Spain.
  • Students who are entering the Education Bachelor's degrees through an academic record transfer.
  • Students who are applying to university via the specific entrance exams for 25s, over 40s or over 45s.
  • Students who, having sat the Spanish national university entrance exams (PAU) exams or the specific entrance exams for over 25s or 45s before 2017, have not met the requirements of the Personal Aptitude Test set out for pre-enrolment in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

Who is exempt from taking the Personal Aptitude Test?

  • Students who have passed the aptitude test in a previous call for applications.
  • Students from years prior to 2017 who met the PAP test criteria as set out for pre-registration at university in 2014, 2015 and 2016*.
  • Holders of a university degree or equivalent.

If I fail the Personal Aptitude Test in April, can I take it again in July?

You can take the test as many times as you like. However, please bear in mind that if you pass it in the special sitting in July, you will not have your place reserved for the programme chosen in your pre-enrolment in June. However, if you have taken the entrance exams to study at the UIC Barcelona Faculty of Education, you have passed them and you have reserved a place, we will keep your place for you until you find out the results of the July Personal Aptitude Test. 

How can I study for the Personal Aptitude Test?

You need to study for the exam individually, using the test models available on the website. You can also find out here how we can help you from the UIC Barcelona Faculty of Education.

Education degree entrance exam preparation course

Virtual course aimed at reinforcing logical-mathematical and communicative competences. The content and exercises will be similar to those the participants will find on the Personal Aptitude Test (PAP). Class will take place in the Faculty of Education.

Price: €180 (this amount will be deducted from the cost of tuition)

Virtual classes

Virtual classes schedule:

  • Monday, 6 to 9 p.m. - Logical-mathematical competences 
  • Wednesday, 6 to 9 p.m. - Communicative competences 

Dates: 

  • First sitting: From March 1-31, 2022.
  • Second sitting: From June 14 to July 14, 2022.

Faqs

General information

How many places are available at the Faculty of Education?

There are 80 places available across our degree programmes in Education and 90 places on our bachelor’s degrees in primary Education. The places  are divided into smaller groups depending on the subject. The new double degrees in Pre-Primary Education with Psychology and in Primary Education with Psychology, offer a total of 10 places.

How much does a bachelor’s degree in education cost?

The price depends on the degree programme. You can check the cost of credits at uic.es/educación

Do students need to buy books or any other additional materials for classes?

No, all teaching material is available on the University’s digital platform and at the Library. There are no elevated costs associated with the material.

What kind of grants or funding can I get to study education at UIC Barcelona?

You can check our website for all options regarding grants, discounts or free enrol- ment, as well as funding conditions. If you have an average mark of 8 from your first year of upper secondary school, or a 9 from your first year of CFGS, you can apply for an Academic Excellence Grant. (uic.es/becas).

When will exams be held?

From 3 to 5.30 p.m. approximately.

How and where are the exams held?

To ensure candidates’ safety, we have decided to hold all entrance exams online. Before the exam, we will send you all the information you need to access it (how to log in, your username, password, timetables, etc.)

When do the work placements begin?

Students start classroom work  placements from their first year. External work placements in education begin in the second year, three weeks in alternation. During the third year  they last six weeks, and in the fourth year,  three months.

Access routes

Can I apply for the entrance examinations with any upper secondary school qualification?

Yes, you can apply from any type of upper secondary school qualification.

Can I apply to sit the entrance examinations from any higher level vocational training course (CFGS)?

Yes. And in addition, depending on the CFGS, students can have up to 30 ECTS credits officially recognised.

If I have already completed a bachelor’s degree, do I have to take the entrance exams?

Yes, everyone has to take the entrance exams.

Can any of my subjects be officially recognised if I have already started university studies?

Yes, you can request that your subjects be officially recognised, especially if your previous degree programme was in the same field of knowledge: Social Sciences.

Entrance exams and the admission process

What is the cut-off mark for accessing a degree programme in education?

Your admission will depend on the outcome of our University’s entrance exams, in addition to passing the PAU (national Spanish university entrance examinations) and the PAPs (personal aptitude test).

What do the entrance exams involve?

They involve: a psycho-technical test, an English test, a specific Spanish and Catalan language test, a general culture test and a one-to-one interview. All of these tests are sat the same day.

Can I look up past entrance exam papers?

We do not provide past papers from previous years’ exams. In the case of the specific tests, we suggest that you revise one or more first-year upper secondary school text books. And for the psycho-technical test, you can find examples on the internet that give you an idea of the style of the exam.

Is the examination multiple choice?

Yes. Any incorrect answers will not be deducted from your total score. Only those candidates applying for an Academic Excellence Grant will sit another written exam.

What level of English is required for the exam?

You do not need to have a minimum level of English to access the bachelor’s degrees in education, we only request a minimum B2 level in the case of bilingual subjects on bachelor’s degrees and double degrees.

How are the marks from both my academic record and the entrance examinations weighted?

5% is attributed to your academic transcript, 25% to the entrance exams and 10%, to the one-to-one interview.

Can I choose the date of the entrance exam?

You can request a specific date, but you must wait for a notification from the

Admissions Department who, after reviewing your documentation will confirm the date of your test via email. The number of places will decrease as the exam sittings take place. In general, we recommend attending the first calls. You can see the entrance exams dates by visiting: uic.es/ca/admissions/graus/ proves-admissio

When will I find out the results of the entrance exams?

The results will be sent via email approximately 15 working days after the exams have been taken.

If I am ‘not admitted’ can I attend the following call during the same academic year?

No, you can only attend one call per academic year.

If I am admitted, what is the next step?

You will receive a letter of admission containing information about the next steps to take in order to reserve your place which means paying 20% of the fee for the first year. You will pay the remaining 80% during the enrolment period, between July and September.

If I choose not to study at UIC Barcelona after having reserved a place, will the reservation fee be refunded to me?

The reservation fee will only be refunded if you do not pass upper secondary school or pass the PAPs. This clause is laid out in our General Terms and Conditions.

Do I have to pass the PAPs to be able to access a bachelor’s degree in education at UIC Barcelona?

Yes, you need to pass the PAPs In order to study a bachelor’s degree in education at UIC Barcelona.

Only bachelor’s degree holders are exempt from sitting the PAPs.

International mobility

Study abroad temporarly

As a student in this degree programme, you may complete part of your degree or a work experience placement abroad and receive academic recognition.

Spend a semester or a full academic year at one of your Faculty’s partner universities or find a company abroad to do an internship. You may also:

For information about everything you need to do before, during and after your mobility stay, check out the "Study abroad" section and download all the documentation specific to your Faculty:

Study with us temporarily

If you are studying at another Spanish or foreign university, you can come to UIC Barcelona to study temporarily for one semester or a full academic year.

Visit the “International exchange students site” for more information and, download here all the specific documentation of this faculty: