Introduction

The bachelor's degree in Modern Language and Literature provides comprehensive training in language, literature and culture, enabling students to specialize in one of the many profiles available in today's multilingual and multicultural environment. The training focuses on two core areas of language, while also providing specific knowledge about linguistics, literature and culture in the chosen areas.

The bachelor's degree in Modern Language and Literature provides training in two core areas of language use: a command of instrumental language and a solid grounding in the specific linguistics, literature and culture of a given milieu. The course delivers expert knowledge of the chosen language, literature and culture for each pathway, thereby facilitating graduates' employment in any language-related profession anywhere in the European Union, including language teaching, research, publishing, literary criticism, language consulting, cultural mediation and management, etc. The training focuses on the in-depth study of and research on the various fields of philology in the areas of both literature and linguistics and modern languages. Students acquire a comprehensive understanding of language, literature and culture, allowing them to specialize in one of the many profiles available in today's multilingual and multicultural world. 

Basic information

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

face-to-face

Credits240
Number of places available

100

Length of course4 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan 29%, Spanish 6%, Other languages 65%
Admission grade

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

 

Approximate price per credit17,69 €
Compulsory placementsNo
CoordinatorMARIA PILAR PEREA SABATER
Coordination

M. Pilar Perea

Course detailsIndicators
SpecializationsYes

Objectives and competences

Objectives

The scientific foundation in modern language, literature and culture that is required for professional practice in a broad range of related disciplines in today's plurilingual and multicultural society.
Skills in two different language areas: proficiency in the use of an instrumental language and a solid knowledge base in the language, literature and culture of each area.

Competences

General competences

  • Communicative ability (the ability to understand and express oneself orally and in writing in Catalan, Spanish, and a third language, mastering specialised language/the ability to search, use, disseminate, and integrate information).
  • Mastery of new information and communication technologies and information management skills.
  • Ethical commitment (critical and self-critical capacity/ability to demonstrate attitudes consistent with ethical and deontological conceptions).
  • Teamwork (the ability to collaborate with fellow colleagues and contribute to a common project/ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams).

Specific competences

  • Analyse and interpret the relationships between linguistics, literature, and culture.
  • Analyse and apply the grammatical concepts necessary for reading and understanding texts in a modern language.
  • Write texts in the studied languages appropriate to a specific register, orthographically and grammatically correct, employing specific terminology of the field of study.
  • Express oneself orally in the studied languages with phonetic accuracy, fluency, and clarity, using well-structured discourse appropriate to a specific register, grammatically correct, and employing specific terminology of each field of study.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

  • Solid language skills (general reading and writing skills, and listening and speaking in an academic context).
  • The ability to work towards goals.
  • Critical and reasoning skills, the ability to relate concepts and extrapolate from these, and summary and analytical skills.
  • Memory, reading culture and personal interest in intellectual development.
  • Interest in learning about languages and their literary legacy.
  • Knowledge of the language and literature in which you wish to specialize, of other languages that will be related to the study of these and of the basic IT tools that are used.

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.
 

Pre-enrolment

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.
 

Enrolment

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

 

Welcome

Support and guidance

Pre-enrolment information and events

 

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Type ECTS
Basic training 60
Compulsory 144
Optional 30
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 6
TOTAL 240

List of subjects

Subject Language Type Credits
Acquisition of English as a Second Language I 1st semester Optional 6
Analysis and Production of Texts in Catalan 2nd semester Optional 6
Analysis of Arabic Texts 1st semester Optional 6
Analysis of French Texts II 1st semester Compulsory 6
Arabic in the Media 2nd semester Optional 6
Art and Culture in Italy 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Bernat Metge and Fourteenth-Century Literature 1st semester Optional 6
Biblical Literature 2nd semester Optional 6
Brazil. Cultural Approximation 1st semester Compulsory 6
Brazilian Literature 2nd semester Compulsory 6
British Poetry 1st semester Optional 6
Catalan Literature in the Baroque Period and the Age of Enlightenment 1st semester Optional 6
Catalan Sociolinguistics 1st semester Optional 6
Cervantes and the Poetics of the Novel 1st semester Optional 6
Classical Tradition 1st semester Compulsory 6
Communication Strategies in Russian 2nd semester Optional 6
Contemporary English Drama 2nd semester Optional 6
Contemporary Italian Literature 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Contemporary Russian Narrative 1st semester Compulsory 6
Contemporary Spanish Theatre 1st semester Optional 6
Contrastive Morphology of German 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Discourse Analysis of Spanish 1st semester Optional 6
English Lexicology and Morphology 1st semester Optional 6
English Modernist and Postmodernist Fiction 1st semester Optional 6
English Phonetics and Phonology II 1st semester Compulsory 6
Experience of a Journey: Camões and the Renaissance 1st semester Compulsory 6
External History of Germany 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Fantasy, Humour and Subversion: from Castelao to Manuel Rivas 2nd semester Compulsory 6
French History and Culture I: from Courtly Love to Amour fou 1st semester Compulsory 6
French II 1st semester Compulsory 6
French Theatre: Laughter and Tears from Molière to Koltès 2nd semester Compulsory 6
From Humanism to Classicism in Germany 1st semester Compulsory 6
From Pessoa to Saramago 2nd semester Compulsory 6
German for Specific Purposes I 1st semester Compulsory 6
German for Specific Purposes II 2nd semester Compulsory 6
German for Specific Purposes III 1st semester Compulsory 6
German History and Culture 2nd semester Compulsory 6
German II 1st semester Compulsory 6
German Literature and the Arts 1st semester Compulsory 6
German Phonetics 2nd semester Compulsory 6
German Romanticism 2nd semester Compulsory 6
German Texts 1st semester Compulsory 6
Great Polish Literary Figures of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century 1st semester Compulsory 6
Greek Literature I: Seminal Works 1st semester Optional 6
Greek Mythology 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Greek Religion 1st semester Optional 6
Greek Texts I 1st semester Compulsory 6
Hebrew Paleography 2nd semester Optional 6
Hebrew Text Criticism 1st semester Optional 6
Historical Linguistics of German 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Historical Texts of Ancient Israel 1st semester Optional 6
Historical Texts of Israel: from Exile to Islam 2nd semester Optional 6
History and Methods of Classical Philology 2nd semester Optional 6
History of Israel 1st semester Optional 3
History of Modern and Contemporary Catalan 2nd semester Optional 6
Indo-European Languages I 2nd semester Optional 6
Institutional or Company Placement 1st semester
2nd semester
Optional 6
Introduction to Latin Rhetoric and Style 1st semester Optional 6
Italian Film and Literature 1st semester Compulsory 6
Italian II 1st semester Compulsory 6
Italian Sociolinguistics 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Latin Grammar I 1st semester Compulsory 6
Latin Grammar II 2nd semester Optional 6
Literary Translation from French 1st semester Compulsory 6
Literary Translation from Italian into Catalan and into Spanish 1st semester Compulsory 6
Literature and the Holocaust 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Literature in the Roman Empire 1st semester Compulsory 6
Literature of Al-Andalus 1st semester Optional 6
Modern Arabic III 1st semester Compulsory 6
Modern Arabic IV 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Modern Arabic V 1st semester Compulsory 6
Modern Greek II 1st semester Optional 6
Modern Hebrew III 1st semester Compulsory 6
Noucentisme and the Avant-Garde 2nd semester Optional 6
Portuguese II 1st semester Compulsory 6
Psychoanalysis and Italian Literature 1st semester Compulsory 6
Rabbinic Literature 1st semester Optional 6
Religions of the Ancient East 2nd semester Optional 6
Romanticism and Modernity Galicia in the European Context 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Russian History and Culture 1st semester Optional 6
Russian II 1st semester Compulsory 6
Russian VI 1st semester Optional 6
Seminar on German Linguistics 1st semester Compulsory 6
Sources for the Study of Roman History and the Roman Empire 1st semester Optional 6
Spanish Pragmatics Annual Optional 12
Spanish Sociolinguistics 2nd semester Optional 6
Standard Catalan 1st semester Compulsory 6
Teaching English as a Foreign Language I 2nd semester Optional 6
Techniques of Arabic Translation 1st semester Optional 6
Textual Criticism of Hebrew 1st semester Optional 6
The Arts in France 2nd semester Compulsory 6
The Avant-Garde and Postmodernism in Galician Literature 1st semester Compulsory 6
The Bourgeoisie and Literature: Eça de Queirós and Portuguese Realism 1st semester Compulsory 6
The French Folk Tale 2nd semester Compulsory 6
The French Novel I: the Invention of the Individual from 'The Princess of Cleves' to Nana 2nd semester Compulsory 6
The French Novel II: the Crisis of Subject and Representation 2nd semester Compulsory 6
The Polish Literary Avant-Garde in the First Half of the Twentieth Century 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Translation from German 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Translation from Russian 1st semester Optional 6
Twentieth-Century Spanish Narrative 1st semester Compulsory 6
Twentieth-Century Spanish Poetry: from 1940 to 2000 2nd semester Optional 6
Vienna in 1900 to Berlin in 1920: the German Avant-Garde 2nd semester Compulsory 6
Vocabulary Acquisition in German as a Foreign Language 1st semester Compulsory 6
Way of Saint James 1st semester Compulsory 6

Pathways and specializations

Menció en Dues Llengües
Specialization in German
Specialization in Italian
Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree

Previous years

Placements

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 ?

  • Education.
  • Text editing, including of the revision and correction of linguistic, literary and cultural features of given texts as these characterize two different language codes or areas.
  • Planning and assessment in language and literature.
  • Publishing.
  • Literary criticism.
  • Translation.
  • Language and cultural mediation.
  • Cultural mediation and management.
  • Adult lifelong learning.

Access to the labour market

Data from the university system in Catalonia

Contact us

Faculty of Philology and Communication

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Secretary: 934 035 584 | 83
fil-secretaria@ub.edu

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