EHEA Programme elements in the UOC - Open University of Catalonia (UOC)

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Bologna process (EHEA)
EHEA at the UOC

Programme elements in the UOC

In accordance with the bachelor’s degree structure which is defined by State legislation, the study programmes of bachelors degrees in the UOC incorporate some elements into their structure in order to maximise student mobility and curricular adaptation to the professional profiles required.

To be specific, UOC qualifications can include the following structural elements:


The route defines and/or guides the student’s curriculum course within the education to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree. In this way, the route determines specific content to be completed in some of the obligatory subjects of the programme (obligatory subjects or final thesis). In addition, it involves partially or totally delimiting the optional subjects that the student can choose.

The diagram of the possible route forms would be the following:





Majors only affect the optional part of the programme, and they accredit that the student has obtained the competences of a determined area of knowledge. Therefore, in this case, specialisation is only obtained through choosing specific optional subjects. The optional courses may be limited or the student may have a certain amount of choice.

A major usually carries a credit differentiation of between 16 and 36 ECTS.





Minors are learning units which complete or complement the graduate’s profile with competences completed from a field different to the Bachelor Degree field.

They are offered from one Course to others and they are a key element for an interdisciplinary programme, enabling the optional content offer of the qualification to be extended. At the same time, they are a mobility element for the student.

Minors may cover between 12 and 24 ECTS of optional credits of the Bachelor’s Degree programme.