Open Bachelor's Degree in Languages and Literatures


The Open Bachelor's Degree in Languages and Literatures is a new way to take language and literature studies at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts. These are Catalan Language and Literature Studies, Spanish Language and Literature Studies, Classical Studies and French Studies.

The new system is intended for students with multiple interests in the field of philology: students who definitely want to take a degree in one of the above languages and literatures but are still not sure which one.

The main advantage of taking the Open Degree is the chance to try out all the options before making a definite decision. First-year students on this degree can combine two of the above degrees, for example Spanish Language and Literature Studies (A) and Classical Studies (B). In this way they can get a "taste" of two different approaches to philology. Then, when they go on into the second year, they choose one of the two programmes that they combined in the first year: A or B. So students on the Open Bachelor's Degree in Languages and Literatures can explore two different fields of philology before deciding which one they want to study in greater depth.

Moreover, this system lets students obtain one of the specialisations offered by the Faculty and after completing the chosen degree (A), they may also complete the second programme that they began in the first year (B) and thus obtain two bachelor's degrees (A and B).

Personal tutoring before and after making the decision. The Faculty will assign a personal tutor to those interested in taking the Open Bachelor's Degree in Language and Literature, to keep them informed during the period leading up to their decision on what studies to pursue (January to June), when enrolling (July), and when beginning their studies (September).

Adopting this system does not mean it will take students longer to get their degree. All subjects taken in the first year (60 credits) will be recognised, so students only need to take the remaining 180 credits, as with any other degree.

Student Profile

The ideal student for this degree should have the following qualities: 

- Good written and oral expression
- Capacity for synthesis and comprehension
- Instrumental mastery of the languages being studied
- Capacity for interpretation and reasoning
- Interest in language, literature and culture in general
- Capacity to relate linguistic, literary and cultural phenomena

Career options

Graduates will have expert knowledge of the language, literature and culture of the option they choose (A or B), which opens up employment opportunities in any language-related profession in the European Union, such as language teaching, publishing, literary criticism, language services, mediation, cultural management, etc.

Coordinator and coordination team

Marta Oller
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Learning resources

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Bellaterra Campus
Pre-enrolment code:

Number of credits: 240 ECTS
Duration: 4 years
Price per credit: 25.27 euros
Course begins on: 12 September
Classroom-based learning
Period of study: The academic year is divided into semesters.
Part-time or full-time: Full-time, option of a slow track.
Title of qualification awarded: Bachelor's degree in Classical Studies / Bachelor's degree in French Studies / Bachelor's degree in Catalan Language and Literature Studies / Bachelor's degree in Spanish Language and Literature Studies
Arts and Humanities