Degree in History

240 credits - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

Start Year
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.
Total available credits. Academic Year 2021-22
312 credits
Public tuition prices per credit. Academic Year 2021-22
  • 1st registration : 11,59¤
  • 2nd registration : 25,77¤
  • 3rd registration : 55,79¤
  • 4th registration : 77,30¤


Core Skills

  1. Students possess and understand knowledge in the area of history, starting from a secondary education level to one which, although based on advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the vanguard of history studies.
  2. Students know how to professionally apply history knowledge to their job or vocation and have the skills usually demonstrated through the production and defence of standpoints, problem solving and issues in the area of history.
  3. Students have the skills to collect and interpret relevant information in the area of history to issue opinions that include reflections on important social, scientific or ethical topics.
  4. Students are able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions in the area of history to a specialised and more general audience.
  5. Students develop the necessary learning skills to undertake postgraduate studies in the area of history with a high level of independence.

General Skills

  1. Distinguishing, understanding and being able to explain the major chronological periods of universal history (prehistory, Ancient history, mediaeval history, modern history and contemporary history), the reasoning behind this division and its chronology, the structural traits characterising each period, and the aspects of continuity and change between each one of these stages, the one immediately before and after.
  2. Understanding, using and being able to explain history terminology, as well as those specific terms for each of the major periods.
  3. Being able to understand and explain current behaviour of social groups as a consequence of, amongst other things, an historical process, linking said behaviour to events, phenomena, problems, and individual and collective evolution in the past.
  4. Identifying the structural and defining traits of an historical period or collective, analysing and explaining the chronological evolution of these features.
  5. Being able to independently access new contributions to the discipline (new historiographical currents, new methodologies, new bibliography...), assessing them as the result of enriching scientific debate and the need to consider the training and learning process as an inherent feature throughout life.

Specific Skills

  1. Reading and interpreting any type of document that testifies to different historical periods (prehistory, Ancient History, mediaeval history, modern history and contemporary history).
  2. Knowing the different historiographical currents and essential bibliography related to each of the aforementioned periods.
  3. Mastering core techniques to produce early research work, suitable to degree level, for each historical period.
  4. Producing early research work, suitable to degree level, with scientific techniques. The final degree project, appropriately tutored, should be especially focussed on this goal.
  5. Analysing the situation of human societies in different historical periods, their relations with different geographical areas, the environment and material resources available to them.
  6. Using multicausality criteria to understand, analyse and explain historical phenomena and their evolution in societies.
  7. When analysing a topic, period or historic problem, linking different phenomena (politics, economics, social, cultural, religious, etc.).
  8. Adopting an analytical perspective aimed at presenting all kinds of consequences of historical phenomena (politics, economics, social and cultural).
  9. Being able to coherently present the nature, development and consequences of historical phenomena, based on the criteria of multicausality and intelligibility for non-experts.
  10. Analysing and assessing the cultural contribution (material and immaterial) of different societies (Spanish, European and non-European) from each historical period.
  11. Understanding the relationships established between societies which, from different geographical and cultural areas, have shared the same time period.
  12. Critically assessing the different current and past social realities, based on awareness of pluriculturalism, the development of human rights, democratic principles, gender equality, solidarity, environmental protection, the culture of peace and universal accessibility for non-abled individuals. This skill is considered cross-cutting and, therefore, is part of the syllabus content for subjects that include this skill.