|Faculty or school||Faculty of Philology and Communication|
|Branch of knowledge||Arts and Humanities|
|Mode of delivery|
|Number of places available|
|Length of course||4 academic years|
|Language(s) of instruction||Catalan 58,9%, Spanish 41,1%|
7.964 (July 2022, start of process, via official entrance examinations/vocational training)
|Approximate price per credit||17,69 €|
|Coordinator||MARIA PILAR PEREA SABATER|
Objectives and competences
- Provide a solid training in theoretical and practical aspects of literature from a universal and comparative perspective.
- Develop competences and skills related to literary theory and criticism, such as a reflective and speculative attitude, the acquisition of methods of literary analysis and the use of genre theory, hermeneutics, the poetic-rhetorical tradition and the methodology of comparative literature.
- Provide the basis for literary research.
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.
- Documents required for enrolment
- Procedure to formalize enrolment
- After enrolment
- Grants and financial aid
Support and guidance
Pre-enrolment information and events
Subjects and course plans
Distribution of credits
|Compulsory final project||6|
List of subjects
|Classical Literature||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Comparative Medieval Literature||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|History of Literary Thought and Criticism: from its Origins to the Nineteenth Century||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Introduction to Comparative Literature||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|The Renaissance, the Baroque and the Enlightenment||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Avant-Garde Literature and Other Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Trends||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Literature and Film||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Romanticism, Realism and Symbolism||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|The Lyric: Forms and Motifs||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Theatre: Text and Performance||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Literary Themes and Motifs||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Methods in Contemporary Literary Theory: from Russian Formalism to Structuralism||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Postmodern Literary Creation||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|The Novel: Forms and Thought||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|First-Person Texts||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Literature and Cultural Criticism||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Literature and History||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Methods in Contemporary Literary Theory: Poststructuralist Approaches||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Feminist Literary Criticism and Gender Studies||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Literary Hermeneutics||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Literature and Arts||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Reception and Recreation of Literary Models||1st semester||Compulsory||6|
|Final Project||2nd semester||Compulsory final project||6|
|Literature and Philosophy||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
|Practical Classes in Comparative Literature||2nd semester||Compulsory||6|
Pathways and specializationsLiterary Studies
Check the planning of the different pathways of the degree
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.
What can you work on ?
- Secondary and higher education.
- Research in literature.
- Publishing, including publisher reading, correction, writing, editing, the press, production, sales, and distribution.
- Cultural mass media: literary journalism, citicism and review, cultural commentary in the press, and radio and television.
- Cultural management, including organization of cultural events in the public and private sector.
- Literary creation, including professional practice in the fields of fiction, drama, film and creative writing teaching.
- Public administration.
Data from the university system in Catalonia
Faculty of Philology and Communication
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585 - 08007 Barcelona
Secretary: 934 035 584 | 83