Objectives and competences

The expert course in "Anthropology of Architecture. The social life of the built environment", proposes an interdisciplinary perspective to analyse the human dimension of cities in contexts of urban commodification. The programme is composed of four units conceived under a research model aimed at understanding the materialization of the built environment and its interaction with urban sociability. The course uses a blended learning methodology linking ethnography and project research as a point of intersection between anthropology and architecture, to analyse the complex process of urban production.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateExpert diploma
Faculty or schoolFacultat de Geografia i Història
Branch of knowledge
  • Architecture, construction, building and urban design, and civil engineering
  • Social sciences, social work, industrial relations and human resources, sociology, political science and international relations
  • History, archaeology, geography, philosophy and humanities
Mode of deliveryBlended
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 1.050,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):No
Classes begin:01/10/2023
Master's degree course homepage www.antropoarq.com
ManagmentDelgado Ruiz , Manuel
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


The objective of the programme is to acquire a critical vision, so that through a cross-disciplinary methodology that links ethnography and design analysis, as a point of intersection between architecture and anthropology, to be able to describe the materialization of the built environment and its interaction with the forms of sociability typical of urban contexts.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Graduates in architecture, urbanism, design, anthropology, sociology, geography and other social sciences or humanities who are interested in acquiring theoretical and methodological tools to research the built environment and everyday life, using a cross-disciplinary approach to build an anthropology of architecture.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat de Geografia i Història
C/ Montalegre 6

08001 - Barcelona
Email address:grecs@ub.edu
Telephone:934 037 754
Observations:to be determined by email.

For further enquiries

Address:María Gabriela Navas Perrone
C/ Montalegre 6

08001 - Barcelona
Email address:gabriela.navas@ub.edu
Observations:to be determined by email.