Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology

This is the only bachelor's degree in archaeology to have an AQU seal of excellence and additional research mention. Its large amount of practical sessions will allow you to become familiar with research in archaeology.

General information

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Bellaterra Campus
  • Duration: 4 courses - 240 credits
  • Places: 60
  • Admission mark: 5,000
  • Price per credit: 18.46 euros
  • Language: Catalan (55%), Spanish (40%) and English (5%)

  • Academic calendar
  • Learning mode: Classroom-based learning
Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology

In the past few years there has been an increase in the need for professional archaeologists and the UAB was one of the first universities to create a study plan specifically designed to meet this need. The UAB's bachelor's degree in Archaeology provides you with the theoretical, methodological and technical knowledge needed in archaeology and other historical disciplines, allowing you to work with the remains from a large variety of periods ranging from prehistory to the modern era.

The UAB bachelor’s degree in Archaeology is one of the four university bachelor degrees in this subject to be offered in Spain. It has received the highest distinction from the AQU quality agency and recognition for its research-oriented profile. Starting in the 2023/24 academic year, its study plan will undergo a transformation with the objective of further reinforcing its strong points.

This bachelor’s degree is for you if...

  • You feel curiosity for history and past events and want to turn that curiosity into a career in teaching or research.
  • You would like to participate in archaeological fieldwork, in the digging and documenting of archaeological sites.
  • You are attracted to the analysis of archaeological remains in the laboratory: pottery, stone-cut remains, anthropological remains, etc.
  • You are interested in topics such as the origin of social inequalities, gender division in work tasks and specific economic, social and political practices as a way of rethinking the present and building the future.
  • You want to study a degree that offers a large amount of practical and applied training.

Career options

  • Archaeological fieldwork.
  • Management of archaeological heritage.
  • Museums, cultural foundations, archaeological parks, etc.
  • Teaching history and archaeological studies. Teaching and research in universities or private/public research centres.
  • Collaboration with the media and publishing houses.
  • Cultural assessment for institutes.
  • Public administration posts or management of public or private international projects.


Mobility programmes

Professional training


AQU Catalunya quality seal of the  Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology

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