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Master's Degree in Economics

Universitat de Barcelona
2 years
Master's degree
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Barcelona
English
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Master's Degree in Economics

Program description

Master's Degree in Economics

The master's degree in Economics provides students with the theoretical and empirical tools to analyse real economic problems and conduct independent research. Successful students will complete at least two of the five specializations on offer, and will develop the skills to work in fields such as higher education and economic and research consulting in public or private institutions. Students are also given to option of continuing their studies on the doctoral program.

The postgraduate program in Economics is intended for students interested in pursuing a professional or research career at an international level. The program comprises the two-year master's degree in Economics and the doctoral program in Economics, which has received a quality distinction from the Ministry of Education.

The objective of the master's degree is to train students in the use of theoretical and empirical methods for the analysis of real economic problems and for conducting independent research.

The program, which is taught entirely in English, attracts students from around the world and enables them to integrate fully into the academic life of the University of Barcelona. On completion of the master's degree, approximately half of the students join the doctoral program in Economics or enrol in similar programs at other universities.

UB Economics was created in 2011 to foster scientific research and graduate education in the field of Economics at the University of Barcelona (UB). UB Economics is committed to ensuring that students in the Master's Degree in Economics have access to all the support required to guarantee the highest level of academic achievement and to enhance their career development.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:

  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The master's degree in Economics offers advanced, globally-focused training in the skills, techniques and research methodologies required to conduct research oriented toward economic analysis.

The program provides advanced tools for analysing economic problems in order to develop an understanding of the most up-to-date practices in economics from the leading international academic institutions.

Qualification

The advanced training that the master's degree provides will give students the knowledge, skills and competences to:

  • Achieve international excellence in economics research.
  • Research and convey the results of advances taking place in economic science across the world.
  • Undertake doctoral studies in economics, displaying the specialized research skills to achieve excellence in the preparation and presentation of a doctoral thesis (this master's program provides the training required to be eligible for admission to the doctoral program in Economics, which has been granted an Excellence Award by the Spanish Ministry of Education).

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The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...


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Why study at Universitat de Barcelona

Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya
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