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Master's Degree in Economics, Regulation and Competition in Public Services

Universitat de Barcelona
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Master's degree
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Barcelona
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Master's Degree in Economics, Regulation and Competition in Public Services

Program description

Master's Degree in Economics, Regulation and Competition in Public Services

The master's degree in Economics, Regulation and Competition in Public Services provides specialized training in the professional area of economics, regulation and competition in public services for engineers and holders of bachelor's degrees and pre-EHEA undergraduate degrees in economics, law and administration.

The degree provides specialized training in the regulation of network services (energy and telecommunications), in the provision of territorial services (water and transport) and, more generally, in the reform of policies on the regulation and introduction of competition in the management of public services.

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, Regulation and Competition in Public Services is a professionally-oriented program designed to prepare holders of an undergraduate or bachelor's degree in economics, law or business administration for careers in the economic and legal areas of public service provision, also known in the European Union as services of general interest or universal essential services.

To this end, the master's program offers specialized professional training in the field of public service economics and law, competition policy, market regulation of network services (energy and telecommunications), the provision of regional public services (water and transport) and public services reform policy.

The course is designed to provide students with the skills and competences to address the problems encountered in public services in a confident and instinctive manner. In particular, the program prepares graduates to deal with problems related to the liberalization of economic public services, leading to freedom of establishment and competition among providers in the provision of certain services.

Tuition fees

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Career opportunities

Among the more than 250 former students of the program are qualified engineers, legal professionals and economists who perform operational or management roles in the following areas:

  • Regulation, corporate strategy and institutional relations, and general directorates of public and private operators providing services of general interest.
  • DGs and education and research sectors in public regulation and market supervision agencies or authorities for the promotion and defence of competition.
  • Legal consultants for public and private operators, regulatory and supervisory bodies and competition authorities.
  • DGs and technical departments of government offices responsible for the planning and regulation of public services.
  • Technical and management areas of economic, legal and strategic consulting firms, and in legal consultancies.

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Universitat de Barcelona 

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.

Contact info

Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya
Spain

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www.ub.edu

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