These new undergraduate degrees have replaced those formerly called licenciaturas, diplomaturas, etc.
The Royal Decree 1393/2007 (and its subsequent modifications) regulates the EHEA university study programmes organisation in Spain.
As far as undergraduate degrees is concerned, the following has been established:
The aim of undergraduate degrees is to provide a broad education in one or several disciplines, aimed at the preparation for a professional career.
The completion of an undergraduate degree will entitle the student to be awarded an undergraduate degree certificate.
Undergraduate degrees last 4 years (240 ECTS) at a rate of 60 credits by academic year.
Undergraduate degrees will conclude with the final-year undergraduate project which will be allocated a minimum of 6 ECTS credits and a maximum of 30 credits.
Undergraduate degrees will be assigned to one of the following fields of study:
Arts & Humanities
Social & Legal Sciences
Engineering & Architecture
A minimum of 36 credits will be linked to core subjects of the field of study where the undergraduate degree is assigned. Another 24 credits must correspond to core subjects of the same field of study or to any other field.
A maximum of 60 credits can be planned as a work placement.
As for the student participation in university cultural and sport, student representation, community-building and cooperation activities.
Undergraduate degrees of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) shall be assigned to a specific field of study with 60 ECTS credits allocated to core subjects.
Of those 60 credits, 36 will compulsorily correspond to core subjects within the field of study to which the undergraduate degree is assigned, the remaining 24 credits may correspond to more core subjects of the same field of study or core subjects from any other field of study.
These course subjects shall be eligible for recognition whenever the student enrols in any other study programme within the same field of study or a different one.
Fields of study and core subjects.
Arts & Humanities Anthropology, Art, Ethics, Artistic Expression, Philosophy, Geography, History, Modern Languages, Spanish Language, Classical Languages, Linguistics, Literature and Sociology.
Science; Biology, Physics, Geology, Mathematics and Chemistry.
Health Sciences; Animal Anatomy, Human Anatomy, Biology, Biochemistry, Statistics, Physics, Physiology, Psychology.
Social & Legal Sciences; Anthropology, Political Science, Communication, Law, Economics, Education, Business, Statistics, Geography, History, Psychology, Sociology.