The bachelor's degree in History provides the essential tools, methods and techniques to interpret the past, as well as essential training to understand and explain the present and prepare the future. Students acquire broad knowledge and the ability to study a given era in depth. 
The bachelor's degree in History provides knowledge of the analytical methods, techniques, and analytical instruments used in the discipline. It prepares students for research and the dissemination of knowledge, as well as management of cultural heritage information and resources. It analyses the behaviour of human societies throughout history based on the principle of multi-causality and in relation to various types of phenomena (political, economic, cultural, etc.). Students learn to build a congruent historical argument and make it understandable to others, expressing it clearly and coherently, both orally and in writing, making proper use of discipline-specific terminology. It generates esteem for the past and for historical, cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage, while fostering recognition of the diversity of cultures and civilizations. It promotes respect for foreign values and cultural traditions and for the development of civic awareness. 

Basic information

TypeBachelor's degrees
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Geography and History
Branch of knowledge
  • Arts and Humanities
Mode of delivery


Number of places available

255 (excluding double degrees)

Length of course4 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan 74,8%, Spanish 25,2%
Admission grade

5,000 (July 2023, start of process, via official entrance examinations/vocational training)


Approximate price per credit17,69 €
Compulsory placementsNo
Course detailsIndicators

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The Faculty

Objectives and competences


What you will learn An understanding of those factors that form past and present and make these time ideas comprehensible to different individuals or communities, and of the events and that society experiences historically, culturally and in terms of its human and physical space. Analysis methods for the study of history, crtical reasoning skills for the appraisal of reference sources and IT skills for information retrieval. The principles of historical research and an understanding of history as a process of constant change. Analytical skills in the study of historical periods, processes and facts. An understanding of the contribution of other disciplines to the study of history and an introduction to multidisciplinary teamwork. Organization and appropriacy of register in discursive production and foreign language skills in the area of study. The grounding to begin general professional practice or go on to second- and third-cycle studies and prepare for either specialized professional practice or a career in research. Number of ECTS credits: 240 Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities Faculty or school: Faculty of Geography and History


Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

What you will need Applicants will need sucessfully completed school leaver studies in human and social sciences, with subjects in history. They are also recommended to have the following: 1) previous studies in philosophy, literature and geography; 2) strong native language skills and good analytical skills in reading; 3) reading skill in a foreign language and, as the course continues, increasing ability in listening and oral expression (for the purposes of the course reading list and learning activities in the curriculum); 4) familiarity with one ancient language, ideally classical Latin, especially if the applicant's interest lies in the Classical or Medieval world; 5) Basic IT skills. The applicant's personal level of motivation and desire to engage in the course's lines of historical enquiry will be given particular consideration.

Access requirements and conditions

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.


Students that have studied abroad and who wish to study at the University of Barcelona may be admitted to EHEA bachelor's degree courses. Procedures for gaining admission will depend on the qualifications held by each applicant.

For further information about admission, consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications.


As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online via the Món UB portal. To find out the date and time you have been assigned, check the specific information for your course. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned.

Academic information


Support and guidance

Pre-enrolment information and events


Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Basic training 66
Compulsory 132
Optional 36
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 6

List of subjects

Pathways and specializations

Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree

Previous years


Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment.They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

Institutional information


Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

Secondary education. Activities related to historical heritage, including stocktaking, documentation, conservation-restoration, projects, dissemination, and museum organization and management. Cultural services and tourism. Assessment and training in areas of contemporary social concern, including political and social conflicts, globalization, gender, multiculturalism, racism, and human rights. Library and information science. Historical documentation. The mass media and publishing. Public and private sector cultural assessment. Public administration. International project management. Human resource management. Preparation and supervision of historical materials in databases and electronic formats. Report writing and editing. Development and cooperation. Sales and business management in public and private sector institutions.

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Contact us

Faculty of Geography and History

Montalegre, 6 - 08001 Barcelona

Secretary: 934 037 728 - 934 037 729

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