The UAB to offer eleven new bachelor's degrees in 2018/19


Eleven new degrees in the fields of humanities, social sciences, sciences, biosciences and engineering will be offered at the UAB next academic year. The new academic offer increases the amount of three-year bachelor's degrees offered, as well as degrees fully in English and a new double degree.


The UAB offers eleven new bachelor's degree starting in the 2018/19 academic year. These new programmes are all highly interdisciplinary thanks to the specific characteristics of the UAB. Four new three-year degrees (180 ECTS credits) and one new double degree.

Five new degrees will be offered at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities:

The Bachelor's Degree in Gender Studies will be the first of its kind in Catalonia to be focused on this issue and with a duration of three years. It combines several cross-curricular contents: from the political-social field (law, sociology, education, anthropology, economics), historical-cultural field (history, philosophy, language and literature, literary theory and comparative literature, communication, geography) and the health field (psychology). The objective is to train professionals with sensitivities towards inequalities for reasons of gender or sexual orientation.

The Bachelor's Degree in Territorial Analysis, Globalisation and Sustainability, lasting three years and with a large percentage of subjects in English, is a new degree both in Catalonia and in Spain. The degree is addressed to students interested in social and environmental changes occurring around the world and will equip them with the skills needed to analyse the dynamics behind the global transformation of contemporary societies, from a territorial perspective and at different levels, all within the framework of current sustainability goals.

The Bachelor's Degree in History, Politics and Economics is also a three-year programme. Not only is it a unique programme within the Catalan university system, it will also be taught in English. Students will attend lectures at different faculties given that the contents making up the programme are offered at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, and the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies. The degree aims to train professionals capable of analysing political, economic and social phenomena, and decide on the most adequate tools needed to solve a political problem and its economic implications, and vice versa.

The Bachelor's Degree in Ancient Studies is a four-year programme combining the study of classical languages (Latin and Greek) with the study of the antiquity and archaeology. By combining the study of Latin and Greek with ancient history and archaeology, the degree will equip students with the ability of analysing political, social, economic and cultural issues within the ancient world.

The Bachelor's Degree in Regional Planning, Geography and Environment lasts four years and will equip students with the ability to analyse and prepare regional planning and environmental tasks. It is aimed at students with a critical vision of current growth models, interested in regional planning and management strategies and in experiencing, observing and understanding the land first-hand. The programme includes subjects taught in English.

New degrees in science, engineering and politics

Another three-year programme will be offered at the School of Engineering, the Bachelor's Degree in the Management of Smart and Sustainable Cities. This year it is being offered as a UAB-specific degree, but next year it will become an official bachelor's degree. The programme prepares students with the knowledge needed in information and communication technologies to solve challenges in managing an integrated and smart city, its population, economy, mobility, and its environment and administration.

At the School of Engineering students will also find the new Bachelor's Degree in Data Engineering, a four-year programme. It will prepare students to be able to develop systems capable of processing large volumes of diverse digital data: with the ability to obtain and extract data, with mathematical and computational representations, safe transmissions and storage, efficient processing of the information contained and the visualisation of this information.

The Bachelor's Degree in Computational Mathematics and Data Analytics will be given at the Faculty of Science and will last four years. The objective of the programme is to train future professionals with the skills needed to develop new algorithms and tools for the optimisation, modelling and treatment of complex data. For students of this degree, the campus will become one large laboratory of medical, biological, financial and social data.

Two new programmes have been added to the long list of degrees offered at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology. First of all, the UAB is the university with the largest number of international relations' lecturers in Catalonia (and second in Spain) and for the first time it will be offering the four-year Bachelor's Degree in International Relations. The degree will combine lectures in English, Catalan and Spanish, and will have a strong focus on international mobility. In Catalonia, it will be the first bachelor's degree in international relations available at a public university.

In second place, the faculty will offer a double degree in Political Science and Public Management and Sociology, which combines two degrees offered until now at the faculty. The programme lasts five years and focuses on acquiring knowledge on socio-economic inequalities, education, gender, immigration and social policies, etc. It will train students with the capacities needed to interact in different institutional and administrative areas: governments, parliaments, public administration offices, international organisations, political organisations, etc.

Inter-universitary degree

The Faculty of Bioscience will be offering next academic year a Bachelor's Degree in Bioinformatics, an inter-university programme with the UB, the UPC and the UPF. The degree lasts three years and is offered fully in English, and is the only programme of its kind to be offered in Spain. Bioinformatics is a strategic science where computational sciences and information technologies are applied to the treatment of biological data. The degree will train future professionals ready to join research institutions and innovative companies working in the sectors of medical technologies, biotechnologies, healthcare and in biomedicine in general.

And the Bachelor's Degreer in Philosophy, Politics and Economy, with an extensive and prestigious academic tradition in English-speaking countries, will be offered jointly with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Carlos III and Pompeu Fabra University through the Alliance 4 Universities. Graduates will have acquired solid training in political science and economics, with an important foundation in critical and moral analysis skills proper of the humanities. The particularity of the degree lies in student mobility, given that all students will be required to study in Barcelona and Madrid, as well as choose to study at a university abroad.

The UAB offers you a guide to help you in enrolling in any of its degrees in the PDF guides section of the university's website.

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