Bachelor's Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Experts in the knowledge and management of cultural diversity for the dissemination, research and commitment towards eradicating modern inequalities. Bachelor's degree awarded the seal of excellence of the Agency for the Quality of the Catalan University System (AQU).

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Bellaterra Campus
  • Duration: 4 courses - 240 credits
  • Places: 80
  • Admission mark: 6,844
  • Price per credit: 25.27 euros
  • Language: Catalan (50%), Spanish (45%) and English (5%)
  • Academic calendar
  • Learning mode: Classroom-based learning
Degree of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the UAB.

The objective of the Bachelor's Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology is to train professionals in cultural diversity. It offers solid theoretical training in the cultural variability of the world and prepares you to master the methods, techniques and procedures needed to conduct ethnographic research into other cultures and management interculturality in a global world.

You will learn to think critically on the variety of human social organisation models, studying issues such as inequalities and ethnic, class, gender and age identities, as well as their multiple manifestations throughout time and space.

The UAB's bachelor's degree stands out for the practical training it provides which will prepare you to work professionally as an anthropologist. The syllabus offers a sequence of technical and methodological subjects which end with the Bachelor's Degree Final Project. You will also be able to take part in work placements in more than 30 public and private entities.

The degree offers a Specialisation in Innovation and Criticism in Anthropological Knowledge and a Specialisation in Anthropological Applications in Culture, the Environment and Society.

Career options

The main areas of employment are:

  • Technical consultants, designing and participating in social and cultural policy-making (at different administration levels and institutions devoted to social attention such as health, immigration, ethnic minorities, social groups, etc.).
  • Intercultural mediation in the health, education, housing, employment, food, or consumption sectors.
  • Local, regional and/or international development (public administrations, development cooperation agencies and international bodies).
  • International cooperation (development cooperation agencies, non governmental organisations).
  • Assessment and management of ethnological, cultural and natural heritages (public and private museums, libraries, cultural institutions, provincial governments, cultural management firms, nature interpretation centres).
  • Specialised assessment in immigration issues for primary and secondary education centres (public administration).
  • Equality technicians (private and public institutions).
  • Proximity technicians participating as members of groups devoted to exclusion and social risk prevention or homeless children (mainly in public administration posts).
  • Community technicians who develop proposals in awareness-raising of cultural diversity and in the prevention of conflict situations in neighbourhoods or territories with a large immigrant population (mainly in public administration posts).
  • Market and consumption research (private and public institutions).
  • Human resource and organisation consultants (firms, co-operatives, trade unions).
  • Production, documentation and dissemination of contents pertaining to cultural diversity: specialised assessment in the mass media in the field of cultural similarities and differences as well as multicultural societies or international migrations.
  • Teaching intercultural mediation in universities, higher education centres or secondary education centres.
  • Basic and advanced anthropological research in universities, scientific institutions and research groups.

"Studying the degree in Anthropology and participating in the UAB's exchange programme with the University of Buenos Aires has allowed me to acquire the tools needed to analyse the world which we live in from a critical perspective and a will to transform it, while also learning to focus on areas in which often there is only indifference."
Natlia Camara

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