Bachelor's Degree in Humanities and Cultural Studies
Develop the skills necessary to become an outstanding professional
Enhance your academic experience through contact with the professional world
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
- Art galleries
- Publishing companies
- Community centres
- Cty and town councils
- Editorial and audiovisual projects
- Development of cultural content for online media
- Audiovisual programmes
- Development projects
- Mediation and international cooperation
Professors and lecturers with extensive academic and research experience
Double degrees at Iona College (NY) and summer courses at Berkeley
Complete a programme that will afford you an international profile and enable you to further your education and enhance your knowledge of other languages at one of the most prestigious universities in the United States. You may also earn ECTS credits with summer sessions at Berkeley, the world’s best public university.
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.
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
The Bachelor's Degree in Humanities and Cultural Studies will:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ensure that humanities studies are better nurtured, understood, valued and applied not only in society in general, but also by current and future employers.
- 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
- 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
- An innovative degree programme in Spain
It responds to a growing demand for professionals possessing extensive and wide-ranging training in cultural studies
- 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
- 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
- It combines knowledge of the history of cultures with the proximity of social reality
Work experience, visits to exhibitions, debates on current affairs, etc.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
Graduate in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the International University of Catalonia
- AFFLECK, Katrina
- BARÓ QUERALT, Xavier
- BERMEJO GREGORIO, Jordi
- BERNAUS VIDAL, Magdalena
- BOSCH RABELL, Magdalena
- CAVALLOTTI, Rita
- CORCÓ JUVIÑÁ, Josep
- CRISPÍ CANTON, Marta
- CURIEL LÓPEZ-CEPERO, Martín Andrés
- DA CUNHA FANEGO, Iria
- ELRAZZAZ ELRAZZAZ, Mohammed Hassan
- FERNÁNDEZ BORSOT, Gabriel
- FUENTES MILA, Sergio
- GALI PEREZ, Hortensia
- GARÍ DE BARBARÀ, Xavier
- GILABERT VICIANA, Gastón
- GUZMÁN ALMAGRO, Alexandra
- HERNANDEZ SERRET, Joan
- JIMÉNEZ YÁÑEZ, Ricardo María
- JUNY CANALS, Miquel
- MASSANA MAS, Sergi
- MIRÓ COMAS, Abel
- MOYA RUIZ, Albert
- PONS PUJOL, Luis
- POU VAN DEN BOSSCHE, Anna
- RAMÍREZ SIMON, Wendy Maria
- RENAU ALEJANDRO, Vera
- ROBLES FITÓ, Alexandre
- STANGER, Doris
- SWINNEN, Ann
- TANGANELLI BERNADES, David
- TORRES MORALES, Bernat
- URBANO LORENTE, Judith
- VALLÈS BOTEY, Teresa
- VALLS ALECHA, Esteve
- VARGAS VELÁSQUEZ, Amilcar Guillermo
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:
- The Catalan Academy of the Arts and Cinematographic Science
- The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation
- Art-T Management Representatives
- Catalan Friends of UNESCO Association
- The Poblenou Association of Contemporary Stage Festivals
- Blanco y Negro Music
- Casa Asia
- Cases Singulars
- The Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture
- The Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum Consortium
- The Department of Culture and the Media (Catalan Generalitat)
- The Planeta DeAgostini Publishing House
- The Mercat de les Flors Consortium / Arts and Movement Centre
- Elbullifoundation Private Foundations
- Catalan International Cinema Festival
- Fira de Tàrrega
- Catalunya Cultura Foundation
- The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation
- The La Caixa Foundation
- The North Americal Institute Private Foundation
- Galería Senda
- Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma
- Gedisa Publishing House
- The Goethe Institute
- Grup Focus
- The Catalan Institute of Cultural Companies
- The Institute of Catalan Studies
- The European Institute of the Mediterranean
- The Cervantes Institute
- La Fura dels Baus
- The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport
- The Barcelona Modernist Museum
- The Montserrat Museum
- The European Museum of Modern Art
- The National Art Museum of Catalonia
- Mika Project
- Norma Publishing House
- Screen Projects (Loop Barcelona)
- Sónar Advanced Music
- Swab Barcelona
- Association of Television Viewers of Catalonia
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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: