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Cross-curricula Subjects

Fomración Transversal en la UC3M

In the University Carlos III, we believe that is a benefit to develop capacities, knowledge and tools as an added value to the Bachelor’s studies. That is how we can offer a 360° formation, with updated notions adapted to the labor market necessities, and linked to the social advances.

These skills integrate transversally in the following areas of all the Bachelor’s studies: Humanities courses, Soft Skills, Writing and Communication Skills, Information Skills, Spreadsheets and Bachelor Thesis. It is necessary for you to pass this subjects to graduate, to do so you will have one call per year.

Soft Skills

This subject has a wide range of workshops from which the student can achieve different expertise due to the professional life and career so as; Initiative and Responsibility, Negotiation, Emotional Intelligence, etc. All of them are think to be hold with a practical focus.

It is possible to check which Campus and for what Bachelor’s Degree these courses are available by following this link:

Soft Skills


This subject is intend to give the students the calculus tools needed to consolidate the basic technical abilities required on every professional field.

The Spreadsheets are adapted to the level of detailing and development that requires each Bachelor’s Degree. They can be Medium Level Spreadsheets or Advanced Spreadsheets. During the subject, the student will learn concepts the management and organization of information, the use of formulas, manipulation and data counting, as well as ordering, filtering, comparisons, etc.


Humanities Courses

They provide the student with basic humanistic skills, and competences in areas so as History, Art, Literature, Performing Arts, Geography, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Digital Contents, Cinema, Politics and Society, etc.

It is possible to choose between a wide-open offer of courses. The credits that the student will acquire will be take into account to complete the Program. The way of completing the 6 credits needed for this area is by coursing two subjects of 3 credits each. The student can choose the subjects to course according to the offer for each Degree.

You can check all the information related to the offer, center, language and semester by following this link:

Humanities Courses


Information Skills

It focus on the importance of learning and investigation based on information resources, and achieve a truthful information by identifying trustful resources. These resources can divide in general information resources and specific resources of each knowledge field.

Furthermore, it is teach the ability of recovering information, achieving precision and efficiency in the results. Also, to use these information resources on an ethical way, avoiding plagiarism and according to the academic and professional conventions on each field.


Writing and Communication Skills

The methodology of this subject has a theoretical basis, necessary for a correct use of language, but gives priority to the practical application of these communication skills.

It is intended that each student distinguish their own specificities, both spoken and written communication, and be able to apply them to a topic in which they adequately and orderly expose ideas, with a precise coherence and language. The subject also emphasizes in the use of non-verbal communication and the use of diverse resources in public expositions.


Bachelor Thesis

The Bachelor’s Thesis is a subject intended to get the students to complete their studies by elaborating an original project in which they collect the contents and skills acquired during their years of Bachelor’s Studies.