Undergraduate Degree in History

Our Degree in History has been taught at the UGRfor decades. As a result, our teachers are highly experienced and cover a wide range of historical periods, while drawing on a wealth of learning and research resources. 

What better place to study history than in the city of Granada, with its incredibly rich cultural and historical heritage? The city is home to two UNESCO world heritage sites. The awe-inspiring and world-renowned Alhambra palace was the last remaining citadel of Moorish rule in Western Europe until its fall in 1492, while the stunning historical quarter known as the Albaicin was once home to the predominantly Moorish communities in Granada. 

And thanks to the multitude of diverse communities that have settled here, Granada itself is one of the most historically, archaeologically and culturally rich cities in Western Europe. The UGR’s five campuses, libraries and centre also form an integral part of Granada’s cityscape, some of which are housed in emblematic buildings which date back as far as the XVI century.

The first two years of our degree are aimed at allowing you to acquire a solid basis, covering universal areas of history, while the third year is focused on Spanish history and the fourth and last year allows for more flexibility.

By studying this degree, you will become familiar with the most important concepts and areas in historical evolution, from prehistory to the contemporary world. You will learn how to critically analyse the processes that have determined Spanish history. Moreover, you will gain the necessary skills for producing and managing bibliographical references, navigating and interpreting archaeological registers and situating geographical limits and coordinates. In order to achieve these goals, you will learn to develop your reasoning abilities, and your analytical and critical thinking skills.

Eight knowledge areas make up our Degree in History: Prehistory, Archaeology, Ancient History, Historiographical Sciences and Techniques, Modern History, American History and Contemporary History. These areas make up the modules that constitute the basis of the degree. Apart from these knowledge areas, you will also be able to choose optional subjects such as: Contemporary History of Andalusia, Pre-Hispanic American History, Social and Economic Medieval History, Classical Archaeology from the Iberian Peninsula, Cities in the Ancient World, History of Ancient Religions, History of Women .

For employers, historians possess highly desirable qualities, such as information management skills, motivation for producing high-quality work, planning and organisation abilities, critical analysis skills, understanding and respect for different cultures, the ability to work in teams and solve problems. Precisely because of these reasons, employment prospects for our graduates are favourable. 

Our graduates go on to find work in different areas, such as teaching, prospecting, excavation and archaeological studies, historical research, management of historical heritage, documentation, libraries and archives.

ECTS Credits 240
Duration 4 academic years (September/October to June each year approximately)
Start Date Autumn
Language Spanish
Tuition Fees €757 (approximately)
Application Period June – September (approximately)
Offered by  Vice-Rector’s Office for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching
How to apply Please visit the Applications and Admissions Section