The bachelor's degree in Archaeology covers the techniques and knowledge needed to interpret the past and evolution of human societies based on the material record recovered through excavations, prospecting and other types of interventions. 
The bachelor's degree in Archaeology is aimed at people interested in the past of human societies. It covers everything from the prehistoric origins of humankind to material knowledge of contemporary cultures, by way of the great empires, the Middle Ages and the post-mediaeval past.The bachelor's degree is based on a top-tier scientific and research structure that is recognized in the international rankings, boasting various quality research groups and the leadership of numerous national and international research projects. It is characterized by a high degree of practical content, with more than ten excavation fields at emblematic sites, one of them underwater, with different timelines. The degree also promotes national and international mobility agreements with selected universities.

Basic information

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


Number of places available

75 (excluding double degrees)


Length of course4 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan 90,6%, Spanish 9,1%, English 0,3%
Admission grade

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

Approximate price per credit18,46 €
Compulsory placementsYes
Course detailsIndicators

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The Faculty

Objectives and competences


The bachelor's degree in Archeology aims at students achieving their educational objectives as follows:
  • To learn the basics concepts of the discipline, the evolution of archaeological theory and the most relevant historical processes from prehistory to the modern world, as well as the main methods, techniques and tools of analysis of archeology.
  • To acquire the capacity to solve problems to transform archeological 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.
  • To learn to express a critical assessment of archeology, as well as to examine and document any kind of archaeological source.
  • To keep looking for quality and take on an ethical commitment.
  • To achieve a level of competence in the management of archaeological heritage and restore the knowledge generated to the communities involved.
  • To learn to express oneself orally and in writing, using the correct terminology of the discipline. To learn to transmit and disseminate acquired knowledge to diverse audiences, specialized or not.


Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

What you will need Language competence and analysis skills. Foreign language competence (the reading skills required to study course-related literature and the general communication skills required to pursue course-related training). Familiarity with a classic language, preferably Latin. Computer skills at a user level.

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 63
Compulsory 129
Optional 30
Compulsory placements 12
Compulsory final project 6

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 Basic training 9
Gender Archaeology 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Latin 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Prehistory 2nd semester Basic training 9

Pathways and specializations

Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree

Previous years


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.

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 ?

  • Excavations, archaeological studies or environmental and heritage impact assessments.
  • Inventory, documentation and cultural heritage communication.
  • Research in specialist centres: universities, museums and research institutions.
  • Archaeological heritage management Manager of the archaeological heritage in nationalstate, regional and local administrations.
  • Cultural service institutions and companies.
  • Creation of and consultancy on Elaboration and advice of historical-archaeological contents forby publishers, the media, etc.
  • Teaching in secondary education.

Access to the labour market

Data from the university system in Catalonia

Contact us

Faculty of Geography and History

Montalegre, 6 - 08001 Barcelona

Secretary: 934 037 728 - 934 037 729

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