Bachelor's Degree in Humanities and Cultural Studies

A society in search of reflection, transversality and cultural comprehension
Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
8 semesters
Credits
240 ECTS
Price
€150.00 / ECTS x 60 = €9,000.00* (1r course 2021-2022). It should apply a grant of the 50% at this price (€4,500.00). *Subject to change each year.
Places
40
Schedule
Mornings and afternoon
Language
Catalan, Spanish and English
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Bachelor's Degree in Humanities & Cultural Studies at UIC Barcelona
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Discover the career opportunities this programme can afford

The Bachelor's Degree in Humanities and Cultural Studies offers you a wide range of job opportunities in which to develop the skills you acquire.

  • Cultural services and leisure companies
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Publishing companies
  • Community centres
  • Cty and town councils
  • Foundations
  • Teaching
  • Editorial and audiovisual projects
  • Development of cultural content for online media
  • Press
  • Radio
  • Applications
  • Audiovisual programmes
  • NGOs
  • Development projects
  • Mediation and international cooperation
Bachelor's Degree in Humanities & Cultural Studies at UIC Barcelona
Bachelor's Degree in Humanities & Cultural Studies at UIC Barcelona

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Presentation

The UIC Barcelona Bachelor’s degree in Humanities aims to provide a solution to the demand that exists in many sectors of our society for people with a high level of knowledge in the area of humanities. The knowledge and tools that humanities studies acquire are increasingly considered to be some of the essential elements of decision-making in positions that require social and cultural responsibility. Humanities studies and the structural education they receive means they are prepared and qualified to adapt to professional requirements in a society that is becoming more dynamic and complex.

Double degrees

We offer the possibility of obtaining two degrees over a 5 year period:

  • Humanities + ADE (Business Administration and Management)
  • Humanities + Law
  • Humanities + Journalism
  • Humanities + Primary Education

Objectives

The Bachelor's Degree in Humanities and Cultural Studies will:

  1. Tackle the need to cultivate and research the “theoretical dimension” of culture, through a programme which analyses the actual reality of the phenomenon in order to understand it, create it and apply it at the most diverse levels possible, particularly at an intercultural level.
  2. Provide creative and innovative responses to the demands and social challenges that exist in this field. Cultivating this is a fundamental factor today in terms of applying and setting out good cultural policies in the area of public administration and public and private institutions, industries, commercial sectors, etc.
  3. Provide a response to the various perspectives it involves leads to the appearance of few potential forms of employment today. Barcelona is currently one of Europe's most active "generators of culture". As a result, the general area (Barcelona/Catalonia) boasts ideal socioeconomic characteristics.
  4. Ensure that humanities studies are better nurtured, understood, valued and applied not only in society in general, but also by current and future employers.
  5. Prepare highly qualified professionals for the culture and intercultural relations sector.

“Humanities and Cultural Studies” graduates can complete their “cultural” training through the University Master’s degree in Cultural Management.

Who is it intended for? Prospective students

Anyone who meets the admission requirements and general pre-requisites for access to the degree programme may apply.

The recommended profile for prospective students is that they are people who have:

  • An interest in history, history of art, philosophy and literature.
  • A broad interest in all aspects of humanities-related thought.
  • An enjoyment of reading and working with texts.
  • Logical reasoning, discussion, critique and debating skills.
  • The desire to understand and hold a dialogue with cultures different to your own.
  • Social awareness and an interest in participating in social/cultural cooperation projects, at local and international levels.

Reasons to study this degree

  1. A degree in the area of Humanities which specialises in the field of culture and cultural relations 
    It provides an understanding of culture via the various humanistic disciplines
  2. An innovative degree programme in Spain
    It responds to a growing demand for professionals possessing extensive and wide-ranging training in cultural studies
  3. It includes the tradition of Humanities studies
    It transmits a crosscutting overview, capable of establishing connections between knowledge and events from various times and cultures
  4. It creates versatile professionals
    With a great capacity for adaptation, who search for the cultural roots of subjects and are able to understand the complex identity of modern society and to have an impact on cultural innovation and development
  5. It combines knowledge of the history of cultures with the proximity of social reality
    Work experience, visits to exhibitions, debates on current affairs, etc.
  6. A wide array of professional opportunities and career paths 
    In the cultural sector (cultural departments, foundations, museums, galleries, publishing houses, cultural industries and companies, cultural communication offices), academia, organisations, international cooperation and international dialogue
  7. A blend of personal and professional skills which engender theoretical reflection
    Professional work experience and a final independent project complement and reinforce the formal aspects of the curriculum.

Double-Degree Programme

  • Humanities + Primary Education
  • Humanities + Business Administration
  • Humanities + Law

Competences. Course objective

The professional and personal skills students acquire in the Cultural Sciences Degree programme help them become:

  • Committed to cultural innovation and development and develop a critical stance towards historical and contemporary manifestations of culture
  • Motivated and versatile professionals, with the ability to plan and carry out cultural, social, or international projects and proposals, adapting them to suit current needs in the labour market
  • Astute observers with sophisticated opinions on the most significant aspects of contemporary culture, such as globalisation, multiculturalism, and intercultural dialogue
  • Dedicated to ongoing improvement and education, developing an intellectual curiosity that drives them to continue learning about different cultures, societies and progress in general
  • Good transmissors of the humanities, with the ability to teach and disseminate knowledge

Competencias y perfiles de salida

Academic accreditation

Graduate in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the International University of Catalonia

Study programme and subjects 2021-2022

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Anthropology Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Classical Culture Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 9
Introduction to Culture Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Written Communication 1 Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
English Language 1 Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
International Institutions and Human Rights Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Medieval Culture Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 9
Written Communication 2 Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Historiography, History and Memoir Type: FB Term: Annual ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Digital Humanities Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
English Language II Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Ethics Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Modern Culture Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 9
Religions and Culture 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
Social Thought and Sociology Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Theory of Literature Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Human Geography Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 3 Type Term ECTS
Aesthetics I Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Comparative Literature Type: OB 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
Geography of World Regions Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Theory of Culture Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Aesthetics II Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Current Historical Topics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Debating Techniques Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
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
Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 12
Studies of Area I: Literature Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Studies of Area II: History Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Subjects in course 4 Type Term ECTS
Literary Genres I Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
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
Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 12
Studies of Area III: Philosophy Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Studies of Area IV: Art Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Contemporary Art Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Literary Genres II Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Oriental Culture Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Practicum Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 12
The History of Political Ideas 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

Internship

Work placements

 

One of the main characteristics of Humanities studies at UIC Barcelona is the fact we ensure the academic and professional worlds can complement each other. We provide our students with the best education possible that will help ensure they can enter the labour market. For that reason work placements are a compulsory subject within the curriculum for this degree programme.

Based on this objective, the Faculty has an excellent team of professionals from different sectors of the world of culture, and holds cooperation agreements with numerous national and international companies and institutions. These professional opportunities increase each time companies show an interest in cooperating with UIC Barcelona.

The Faculty of Humanities has signed cooperation agreements with the following companies:

Objectives

The aim behind the work placements is to provide initial work experience in the cultural sector, guiding students towards using the competences they have acquired from their degree programme in a professional setting.

How it works

Professional work placements are compulsory. They are undertaken during fourth year and are awarded with 12 ECTS. However students can undertake other extracurricular work placements in second and third year.

 

More information about the internships

Internal regulations of UIC Barcelona

 

Job opportunities

Graduates of Humanities and Cultural Studies acquire competences that will help them find work in the following fields:

1. Heritage management and cultural tourism

  • Companies that run cultural and leisure activities
  • Museums, art galleries and antique dealerships
  • Curating and setting up exhibitions
  • Community and cultural centres
  • Foundations
  • Organising cultural activities
  • Managing and directing cultural events
  • Setting up and curating exhibitions and museum projects
  • Interpreting and managing artistic, architectural, historical, ethnographic, gastronomic and landscape-related heritage, etc.

2. Culture, cooperation and intercultural relations

  • NGOs
  • Development projects
  • Mediation and international cooperation
  • Human resources

3. Publishing world

  • Creating cultural content for websites, the press, the radio, mobile applications, audiovisual programmes, etc.
  • Managing editorial projects
  • Scriptwriting and text editing
  • Designing teaching materials

4. Teaching, research and knowledge transfer

  • Teaching in lower and upper secondary schools
  • Teaching and undertaking research at a university level
  • Archives and libraries

Prerequisites & admissions

Grants & financial aid

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:

  • Obtain ECTS during the summer at the Berkeley Summer Sessions, the world’s best public university.
  • Earn a second degree at IONA College (New York).

For more information, please visit the Study Abroad and download the specific documentation of your faculty:

Study with us temporarily

If you are a student at another university in Spain, or in another country, you can come to do a mobility stay at UIC Barcelona during a semester or academic year.

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