General Information about the Degree
  • Typology: continuous and exam.
    In accordance with the University of Barcelona’s RULES GOVERNING ASSESSMENT AND THE GRADING SYSTEM:
    As a general rule, the continuous assessment system must be used. (article 10.1)
    Students who inform the university that they are unable to fulfil the requirements of the continuous assessment system have the right to sit a final exam instead. The standard form must be filled in and submitted within the time period set by the School.
  • Normalized instance
  • General Assessment Criteria:
General course assessment:
The course is assessed on subject basis.
Assessment consists of the following points:

1.- Theory and practical: graded from 0 a 10, according to the following criteria:
- Clarity with which the theoretical concepts required are expressed.
- Approach taken to the task.
- Finding the right outcome

2.- Projects and presentations: These can be done individually or in groups and are theory-based. All projects are graded from 0 to 10, taking into account:
- Quality and depth of contents, results and conclusions reached.
- Resources and bibliography used.
- Layout, presentation, structure and legibility of written work.

3.- Practicals: Practicals can be done individually or in groups. They are entirely practical. All practicals are graded from 0 to 10, taking into account:
- Approach taken complete the task (planning, order.)
- The degree to which the outcome of the work meets the specified aims.
- Quality of the outcome.

The grading system used appears in RD 1.125/2003 of 5 September:

0-4.9 Fail (S)
5.0-6.9 Pass (P)
7.0-8.9 Very Good (VG)
9.0-10 Excellent (EX)

Students with grades of 9.0 or above may be awarded a “matrícula d’honor(MH). The proportion of students receiving this award may not exceed 5% of all students enrolled on a specific course in one academic year unless fewer than 20 students are enrolled in which case only one “matrícula d’honor” may be awarded.


Glossary of Learning Activity Types (according to the UB description)

A. Theory
A.1) Lectures: The professor presents the contents of the subject by an oral way; there is no active participation of students.
A.2) Discussion: There is an exchange of opinions among students conducted by the professor.
A.3) Presentation: One student or more present orally a subject or paper, previously prepared, in front of the rest of students. Sometimes could be interesting a previous written presentation.
A.4) Talk: Public presentation about a scientific, technical or cultural subject done by an expert.
A.5) Round table: Technique of groups dynamic in which different speakers present successively their ideas in equal conditions, moderated by a professor.
A.6) Work in teams: Learning activity that should be done through the collaboration among group members.
A.7) Written paper and/or Exam: Activity which means the presentation of a written document.

B. Theory-Practice
B.1) Implementation activities: With those activities it’s achieved the contextualization of the theoretical learning through its implementation to an specific fact, event, situation, figures or phenomenon, selected to make easier the learning process.
B.2) Production of a Learning portfolio: The production of a learning portfolio by students allows collecting the student’s efforts and the results of the learning process, incorporating the papers elaborated by the student.
B.3) Simulation: Activity in which, in front of a case or problem, each student or group has a roll assigned according to which he/she should act during the development of situation.
B.4) Visit: Activity of a group of students, conducted by professors, which consists of visiting a determined place to obtain direct information which favours the learning process.

C. Tutee work
C.1) Seminar: Technique of group’s dynamic which consists of some work sessions of a reduced group which research a subject through the dialogue and discussion, conducted by a professor or expert. It is possible to do seminars to deepen in monographic subjects from the previous information given by professors. Another possibility is to contribute the brainstorming sessions with the personal results or criteria after determined readings.
C.2) Contrast of prospects: This activity, organized at the beginnings of an educational process or sequence to specify intentions, prejudices and prospects, allows adjusting those to the reality, to avoid future dysfunctions and conflicts.

D. Autonomous work
D.1) Student’s autonomous work