Validated Bachelor's Degrees
Degrees are intended to facilitate students’ attainment of a general training directed towards preparation for carrying out professional activities. The official qualification obtained on finalising these studies is that of graduate in T awarded by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in which T is the title of the degree.
Admission to official degree studies requires having successfully completed upper secondary-school education and having passed the university-entrance examinations (PAU). Holders of diplomas in CFGS (Higher-Level Training Stages) and candidates having passed the special examinations for applicants aged over 25 and over 45 can also gain admission to degree study. Candidates aged over 40 with no formal academic qualifications permitting university admission may nevertheless request application through recognition and accreditation of work and professional experience.
Credits and structure of the training programme
To obtain the title of graduate, students have to complete 240 credits, distributed over four academic years of 60 credits each, covering both theoretical and practical training: Basic subjects in the area of knowledge, obligatory and optional subjects, external practicals, directed work, seminars, etc. All degrees are concluded with a degree-final project.
All degrees are assigned to one of the five following branches of knowledge:
- Arts and Humanities
- Health Science
- Social Sciences and Law
- Engineering and Architecture
The UAB model for degrees is aimed at facilitating mobility amongst related qualifications in the initial years of a degree course and at facilitating both the inter-disciplinary nature of studies and internationalisation in the later stages. In this way, UAB degrees are generally organised as follows:
- A first-year course with basic subjects of an obligatory character.
- Two further courses (second and third year) with little optional character, forming the essential content of the degree.
A fourth course, basically complementary and in which subject optionality is concentrated; the degree-final project is carried out in this course. This optionality includes:
- Optional subjects from within the same degree.
- Specialisations and minors. A specialisation is an academic track pertaining to the main degree itself and consisting of subjects that provide a certain level of specialisation within that degree. This specialisation is reflected in the degree title; Obtention of a specialisation requires completing a minimum of 30 ECTS credits. A minor is an academic track in a distinct ambit of academic study from that of the main degree, complementing the student’s training and facilitating the creation of a more personalised curriculum. The obtention of a minor requires completing a minimum of 30 ECTS credits. The minor is reflected in the Europass Certificate Supplement.
- Study periods in other Spanish or European universities.
- Language courses, recognition of up to a maximum of 8 credits.
- Participation in cultural, sports, solidarity and cooperation activities, , recognition of up to a maximum of 6 credits.
Degrees in regulated professions (Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Teacher Training, etc.) these may have a differing number of credits, length of study or organisational structure. We recommend that you access information on the our degrees (www.uab.cat→ Degree Studies) to find out more about each one of these qualifications.