The 1st and 2nd years' courses take place in the morning. The 3rd and 4th years' courses take place in the morning and/or in the afternoon, depending on the course.
From September to June
Catalan, Spanish and English (depending on the course). These studies include compulsory and optative courses with various curricular contents that are taken in English. Optionally, the student can become familiar with French, German or Latin.
The Humanities degree in Pompeu Fabra University was created in order to rebuild the bridges between the various humanistic degrees (philosophy, philology, art, and history), which address separately the complexity of human nature, and create experts in establishing connections between the different knowledge areas, whil recovering the pure humanistic spirits.
Therefore, it is a degree with an interdisciplinary viewpoint, which includes subjects about different languages and literatures, history, art history, and thought, with a clear transversalist vocation: its objective is to reach the knowledge of humans as individuals and as a society. We want graduates entirely implied in the current world: more than ever our society needs professionals that are able to face our daily social and cultural challenges, from an approach that can integrate different points of view in a constant conversation.
UPF's Humanities graduates are trained to be transformation agents in fields such as cultural management, editorial world, cultural industry, our historical heritage's interpretation and its divulgation, digital communication, and dialog with the actors of our surroundings, every time more complex. A versatile training for a wide range of possibilities in the knowledge society.
Humanities studies offer transversality and multiculturalism. These are essemtial tools to become a versatile graduate, able to read the world with an opinion of their own, and, therefore, specifically prepared to adapt to the professional requirements of a dynamic and complex society.
These are the competences you'll have achieved at the end of your Humanities graduate training process:
You will know the main episodes of historical and cultural humanity evolution.
You will know the main artistic, literary, spiritual, philosophical and scientific works and movements of history.
You will know and learn how to use the main linguistic and rethoric resources of Catalan and Spanish, as well as English.
You will know the basic elements of geographic means, and of human society structures.
Aprenderás a utilizar las herramientas informáticas necesarias para la actividad académica y profesional en las humanidades.
Conocerás el mundo laboral gracias a la posibilidad de hacer prácticas profesionales en empresas e instituciones de prestigio.
Sabràs aplicar i adaptar els coneixements adquirits a situacions noves amb flexibilitat i creativitat.
Comprenderás y sabrás interpretar de manera razonada y pertinente textos escritos, discursos orales (conferencias, debates, etc.) y otros documentos (imágenes, mapas, etc.) de carácter académico.
Every student, at the end of their education process, must be able to exercize the following competences:
Understanding and interpreting reasonably and using written texts and oral speeches (conferences, debates, etc.) and other kind of documents (iamges, maps, etc.) of an academic nature.
Be able to synthesize correctly and to integrate information that is contained in written text, oral speeches and visual documentation.
Justify and reason one's opinions and defend them publicly, in front of an audience that's expert or inexperienced in that subject.
Communicate properly in and oral or written context in Catalan and Spanish, as well as using English for academic uses in a satisfactory way.
Become familiar with learning and using a secong foreign language.
Using computer tools, with ther corresponding application, required for academic and professional activity in the field of humanities.
Being able to work in teams, respecting each other's opinions in a pluralism and tolerance setting.
Applying and adapting with flexibility and creativity knowledge acquired in new context and situations.
Progressar de manera autònoma i contínua en el procés de formació i aprenentatge.
Progressing in an autonomous and way in the process of education and learning.
Searching, selecting, managinh and elaborating information and contents.
Humanities Faculty promotes exchange stays on universities in more than 15 countries around the world, such as King's College London, Sapienza University of Rome, Humboldt University of Berlin, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Boston College or the University of Hong Kong.
Take a look at the variety of fields you will be able to find a job as a Humanities graduate: some of the career prospects listed below are well-known (such as cultural tourism, editorial tasks or teaching). Some other are new occupations that have appeared thanks to new information and communication technologies.
Culture management, managing cultural websites, and managing net.art and cyberculture.
Preserving, interpreting, promoting and animating cultural heritage in archeological parks, museums, foundations, enterprises or associations related to culture and heritage.
Exposition evaluation and museographic projects.
A variety of editorial tasks, such as directing editorial lines and editing texts.
Exposition curator and museum sector conservation.
Information and communication in the culture are, designing cultural educational material and educational activities for museums and cultural organizations.
Cooperation and development in non-governmental organization or public administration.
Cultural consultancy and dynamism
Elaborating and managing contents in traditional media (written press, textbooks...) and electronical media (websites...)
Professional activity related to cultural and leisure industries, such as cultural event management.
Professional activity related to company team personnel configuration and management.