The bachelor's degree in Education provides students with the scientific and practical knowledge needed to understand, interpret, analyse and develop educational systems and processes. It helps students develop basic skills for the assessment of teaching and learning processes in a plural socio-educational framework. 
The bachelor's degree in Education, a discipline first offered by the University of Barcelona in 1929, continues in the long tradition of educational renewal that Catalonia has pursued since the 19th century, with initiatives, institutions and prominent figures in education at both the national and international level (Emili Mira, Pere Rosselló, Rosa Sensat, Alexandre Galí, Alexandre Sanvisens, etc.). Today, education has, in addition to the school environment, two growing fields of action, i.e. the social field, and in particular, the business sector. Training is no longer confined to schools; organizations and companies are increasingly becoming areas in which education is carried out. Educators deal with the diverse teaching and learning needs in formal and informal education, but also work in the field of business, and in the organization and management of projects and training programmes related to culture, the environment, social issues, health, personal services, trainer training, sports, mediation and justice.

Basic information

TypeBachelor's degrees
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Education
Branch of knowledge
  • Social Sciences
Mode of delivery


Number of places available


Length of course4 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan 75,1%, Spanish 24,9%
Admission grade

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


Approximate price per credit17,69 €
Compulsory placementsYes
Course detailsIndicators

Objectives and competences


  • Design comprehensive educational and training projects that are adapted to the characteristics of the students, organizations and society.
  • Assess complex situations of personal, professional, social and cultural development.
  • Design, develop and assess programmes for personal development and educational intervention.
  • Plan, manage and assess educational and training activities in social and institutional contexts.
  • Design, develop, advise on and assess educational programmes, actions, projects and products that are adapted to the contexts under study.
  • Analyse, design, develop and assess information and communication technologies in educational environments.
  • Promote processes that raise awareness, identify and transform situations to instil equality, inclusion and democratic values in educational, training and social contexts.
  • Analyse educational problems associated with teaching practice, using scientific tools.


General competences

The general competences described in the report on the bachelor's degree in Education are based on the capacity to analyse, synthesise and apply knowledge, and to adopt a creative, entrepreneurial and innovative attitude. Students should develop a cross-disciplinary and intercultural understanding of educational phenomena, to resolve problems in a multicultural, complex society. It is important to collaborate and work in a team on common projects, and to demonstrate attitudes that are consistent with ethical and moral concepts.

In all of these processes, it is essential to be able to understand and express oneself using specialised language and terminology, to transmit educational knowledge to different groups and adapt to changes in the knowledge society.

Specific competences

The specific competences that students must develop in the bachelor's degree in Education are focused on key concepts such as the analysis of cultural, political and legal factors in educational and training proposals, and the use of tools to assess and analyse education, and to design educational and training proposals. These may be for the organisation or management of centres, institutions or educational services, or plans for lifelong learning and trainer training, adapted to new educational situations and needs.

In this context, it is essential to be able to undertake prospective, evaluation and critical studies on the characteristics, needs and demands of education and training in current society, and to implement and evaluate techniques and strategies for providing educational advice, consultancy and mediation in professional, institutional, social and educational environments.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

  • A vocational interest in social and educational issues.
  • A critical spirit and interest in transformation and social changes.
  • Sensitivity, empathy and an interest in mediation.
  • Capacity to plan and innovate in educational and social matters.

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 60
Compulsory 123
Optional 27
Compulsory placements 18
Compulsory final project 12

List of subjects

Subject Language Type Credits
Adult Education 2nd semester Optional 3
Analysis of Social Networks in Education 1st semester Optional 3
Communication in Teaching and Learning and Group Development 1st semester Optional 3
Computer Science applied to Educational Research 2nd semester Optional 3
Conflict Resolution: Restorative Practices 2nd semester Optional 3
Corporeality and Education 2nd semester Optional 3
Creativity and Innovation in Education 2nd semester Optional 3
Cultural Management 1st semester Optional 3
Developmental and Behavioural Disorders 2nd semester Optional 3
Digital and Visual Culture in Socioeducational Practice 2nd semester Optional 3
Digital Media Design for Teaching and Learning 1st semester Optional 3
Education for Citizenship 2nd semester Optional 3
Education in Equal Rights and Human Development 2nd semester Optional 3
Education, Learning and Health 1st semester Optional 3
Higher Education 1st semester Optional 3
History of Catalan Education 1st semester Optional 3
Interculturality and Immigration 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 3
Learning in Digital Environments and Distance Learning 2nd semester Optional 3
Learning Theory 1st semester Optional 3
Non-Formal Education 2nd semester Optional 3
Orientation and Gender 2nd semester Optional 3
Personal and Professional Orientation 2nd semester Optional 3
Philosophy of Education 2nd semester Optional 3
Public Administration, Planning and Supervision in Education 2nd semester Optional 3
Social Skills in Education 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 3
Teacher Training and Assessment in Teaching and Learning 1st semester Optional 3
Uses of Educational Research for Problem Solving in Education 1st semester Optional 3
Values Education 2nd semester Optional 3

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 ?

1.   In formal education:

  • Training and educational consultancy
  • Personal, academic and family guidance
  • Coordination or management of hospital classrooms
  • Consultancy in specialised bureaus
  • Design of educational materials

2.  In social services:

  • Management or administration of educational, social, personal, cultural and justice services, among others. (in the public administration and private companies)
  • Management or administration of socioeducational and cultural centres
  • Educational consultancy for socioeducational and cultural associations and entities
  • Management or administration of sustainable human development projects and initiatives
  • Sociocultural and cultural mediation

3.  In business:

  • Company training
  • Careers guidance
  • Production and educational advice for publishing companies
  • Management of cultural and heritage projects
  • Design of educational programmes using technological resources
  • Educational advice for the media, museums and cultural projects
  • Management of innovative education and training processes

Access to the labour market

Data from the university system in Catalonia

Contact us

Faculty of Education
Pg. de la Vall d'Hebron, 171 - 08035 Barcelona

Secretary: 934 020 269

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