The bachelor's degree in Spanish provides comprehensive training in Spanish language and literatures, based on the rigorously philological competences (knowledge, research, publishing and criticism) and skills that are closely related to the transfer of knowledge to society (both public and private institutions) and to cultural management.
The bachelor's degree in Spanish provides the scientific and academic training to become a Spanish language and literature professional, building a base of strictly philological skills (knowledge, research, editing and criticism) and broader skills related to the dissemination of knowledge into society (in public and private institutions) and cultural management. It provides knowledge on related subjects from multiple perspectives and methodologies (linguistics, sociolinguistics, literary theory, etc.) and facilitates reflection on these disciplines, which are scientifically analysed combining theory and practice. It provides students with a solid linguistic and cultural background, allowing them to acquire the skills and abilities required for excellent oral and written practice along with knowledge of literary production and communication.

Basic information

TypeBachelor's degrees
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Philology and Communication
Branch of knowledge
  • Arts and Humanities
Length of course4 academic years
Language(s) of instructionCatalan 1,9%, Spanish 98,1%
Approximate price per credit17,69 €
Compulsory placementsNo

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Objectives and competences


The principles of Spanish language and literature and a systematic and educationally-oriented approach to their use in the public and private sectors and in society at large, supported by language skills (knowledge, research, text production, commentary and criticism), knowledge transfer skills and cultural management abilities.

An international and comparative approach and the principles required to consolidate this interest in other subject areas and to be equipped to pursue postgradaute studies.


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

  • Demonstrate an acquired theoretical knowledge related to the historical evolution of Spanish and Latin American literatures, and to their respective articulation in literary genres.
  • Write texts in Spanish appropriate to a specific register, orthographically and grammatically correct, employing specific terminology of the field of study.
  • Express oneself orally in Spanish 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.
  • Analyse the main phenomena of historical and linguistic variation in Spanish.

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 language and literature.
  • 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 IT tools 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

Administrative procedures related to enrolment

  • Enrolment information for new students Enrolment
  • information for second-, third- and fourth-year students
  • Other enrolment procedures



Support and guidance

Pre-enrolment information and events


Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Basic training 60
Compulsory 144
Optional 30
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 6

List of subjects

Pathways and specializations

Specialization in Spanish Language
Specialization in Spanish Literature
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 ?

  • Higher education.
  • Secondary education and similar levels.
  • Teaching of Spanish for specific purposes.
  • Teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
  • Research.
  • Public administration.
  • Publishing.
  • Cultural consultancy.
  • Cultural management and business.
  • Cultural journalism and literary criticism.
  • The audiovisual industry and the media.

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Contact us

Faculty of Philology and Communication

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585 - 08007 Barcelona

Secretary: 934 035 584 | 83

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