The Degrees of The Faculty of Arts in History, Art History, and Geography are the new qualifications that resulted from the adaptation of the former corresponding bachelor’s degrees to the European Higher Education Area. This means that these new qualifications will be officially recognised throughout the European Union. In the 2008–2009 academic year, the Faculty of Arts began to run these three new courses, which were pioneers in the Catalan and Spanish university system.
All the mentioned courses have been designed to optimise the learning process through rational, active teaching methods and harmonised curricular tracks. Students will be assessed on a continuous basis, and there is also a professional track in the shape of a compulsory internship in a company or institution. Students will also be introduced to research. One clear advantage of the way the curricula of these three degrees have been designed is that students acquire common grounding in the social sciences and humanities. Classes have been scheduled to avoid overlaps, so that students are able to make the most of their time and concentrate the face-to-face activities in the mornings.
To systematise the coordination of these degree programmes, there is a common training structure called the Art, Geography and History Degree Training Programme. This structure means that the three degrees give the same training in basic subjects (10 subjects = 75 ECTS credits) and in optional subjects (7 subjects = 42 ECTS credits).
The Degree in Geography provides quality scientific training in the applied and basic aspects of geography, as well as in the analysis of spatial planning.