The double degree in Archaeology and History provides training in critical knowledge of humanity's past in order to understand the present, along with the methodological and theoretical tools needed for both the recognition and classification of materials and fieldwork, laboratory work and the subsequent data processing.
The double degree in Archaeology and History equips students with knowledge of the basic concepts of the two disciplines, the evolution of these concepts and the most important historical processes. It covers the methods, techniques and instruments used to analyse materials and documents to ensure students gain a thorough understanding of the methodology of both disciplines, which have many points in common. The subjects selected from each of the disciplines included in the double degree teach students the type of problem-solving that enables the transformation of archaeological and documentary data into quality historical knowledge. To understand the theoretical and methodological contributions from other disciplines to optimize resources and improve the results of studies and research.

Basic information

TypeDouble degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Geography and History
Branch of knowledge
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Social Sciences
Length of course6 academic years
Approximate price per credit17,69 €
Compulsory placementsYes
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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.


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Course curriculum

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Distribution of credits

Basic training 39
Compulsory 252
Optional 66
Compulsory placements 12
Compulsory final project 12

List of subjects

Subject Language Type Credits
Anthropology and History 1st semester Basic training 6
Archaeological Methodology I 1st semester Compulsory 9
Archaeological Theory and Thought 1st semester Compulsory 9
Art and History 1st semester Basic training 6
Ancient History 2nd semester Compulsory 9
Geography and History 2nd semester Basic training 6
Latin 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Prehistory 2nd semester Basic training 9
Subject Language Type Credits
Contemporary History of Catalonia 1st semester Compulsory 6
Contemporary History of Spain 1st semester Compulsory 6
Final project 2nd semester Compulsory final project 6
Final Project 2nd semester Compulsory final project 6
History of Asia: Empires and Nations 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Subject Language Type Credits
Byzantium and Islam 2nd semester Optional 6
Classification and Study of the Ancient World Furniture Material 1st semester Optional 6
Contemporary History and Cinema 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Cultures and Mentalities in the Middle Ages 2nd semester Optional 6
Economy and Society in the Contemporary World 1st semester Optional 6
History of Colonial America 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
History of Contemporary America 2nd semester Optional 6
History of Greece 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
History of Late Antiquity 2nd semester Optional 6
History of Prehispanic America 1st semester Optional 6
History of Rome 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Human origins 2nd semester Optional 6
Iberian Culture 2nd semester Optional 6
Latest Trends. Interpretation Record in Medieval Archaeology 1st semester Optional 6
Materials and Production Technologies of medieval 2nd semester Optional 6
Mediterranean Colonization of the Ancient World 2nd semester Optional 6
Modern and Contemporary Archaeology 2nd semester Optional 6
Old and New Conflicts in the Contemporary World 1st semester Optional 6
Optional Institutional or Company Placement 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Palaeography of the Crown of Aragon 1st semester Optional 6
Power in the Modern Era 1st semester Optional 6
Prehistoric Art 1st semester Optional 6
Prehistory in Catalonia 1st semester Optional 6
Society and Ways of Life in the Modern Era 1st semester Optional 6
The Franco Dictatorship, Transition and Democracy 2nd semester Optional 6
The Transformation of Rural Landscape in Antiquity 1st semester Optional 6
Thought and Politics in the Contemporary World 2nd semester Optional 6
Thought, Religion and Knowledge in the Modern Era 2nd semester Optional 6
Town and Country in the Middle Ages 1st semester Optional 6
Urbanism and Architecture in the Ancient World 2nd semester Optional 6

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Double Degree in Archaeology and History
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Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation. The course curriculum includes a compulsory subject for curricular placements with a study load of 6 credits (210 hours).


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. The placement coordinator is the degree coordinator.


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