Undergraduate degrees in Spain

Official undergraduate degrees in Spain

Undergraduate degrees are intended to provide the student with a general training, in one or several areas, with a view to prepare him for a professional career.

The curricula of undergraduate degrees are established by the different universities.

The curricula of undergraduate degrees in Spain consist of 240 credits, which will contain all the theoretical and practical training that the student must acquire: basic aspects of his field of study, mandatory and elective subject matter, seminars, field work, supervised work, final thesis and other educational activities.

Undergraduate degrees are classified according to the following fields of knowledge:

  1. Arts & Humanities
  2. Sciences
  3. Health Sciences
  4. Social Sciences & Law
  5. Engineering & Architecture

Requirements for obtaining official undergraduate degrees in Spain

  • Access to studies of undergraduate degrees requires possession of a secondary education finishing degree or equivalent and passing the Spanish university admission examination.
  • Curricula must contain a minimum of 60 credits of basic training, of which at least 36 must be related to some of the basic subject matter of the main field of knowledge corresponding to the degree.
  • These subjects must be imparted in units of a minimum of 6 credits each and will be taken during the first half of the curriculum.
  • The remaining credits until 60 must be made up of main basic subject matter from the main field, or other fields of knowledge included in the list, or of other subjects that justify importance for the initial training of the student.

If external field work is programmed, it will have a maximum value of 60 credits and will be offered during the second half of the curriculum.

The final degree thesis will have a 6 to 30 credit value, and will be undertaken during the final stages of the curriculum and geared towards the professional aspects of the degree.

Students will be able to obtain academic recognition in credits by participating in cultural university activities, sports, student representation, and nongovernmental development activities, for a maximum of 6 credits of the total curriculum.

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