The University of Barcelona's Graduate Programme in Economics has been developed for students who intent to pursue a professional or research career in the international arena. The Programme comprises a two-year, taught master's degree MSc in Economics, and a research programme leading to the PhD in Economics. However, these two stages can be coursed separately in case the student meets the requirements.
The MSc programme is designed to extend students' capabilities in using the theoretical and empirical techniques needed to analyse the real world economics problems and to provide students with the chance to undertake independent research. The Programme, which is delivered entirely in English, attracts students from around the world, providing a mix that enhances the international approach to academic life at the University of Barcelona (UB). Over half the students who normally do the MSc programme consider it as a way of beginning their PhD. Some of the students complete their PhD in our Faculty, which is one of only a handful programmes in Spain to have received the Ministry of Education's 'Pathway to Excellence award' for the quality and impact of its research and benefits.
The Graduate Programme is taught at the UB's Faculty of Economics and Business, which is one of the largest in South West Europe and has received outstanding results in the Ministry of Education's teaching and research quality reviews. Moreover, UB's Faculty of Economics and Business is one of the largest economics faculty in Catalonia and also one of the faculties in the Barcelona Knowledge Campus, the most active 'Campus of Excellence' in all Spain. Actually, the University of Barcelona is the second top Spanish University in the URAP's field-based ranking for Social Sciences and also holds a prominent position in the CHE Excellence Ranking. Students enrolled on the Programme are able to attend frenquently held seminars and talks delivered by some of the world's most prestigious academics and professionals and enjoy all the benefits of the Faculty's research services and IT facilities in the heart of the vibrant city of Barcelona.
[Master's Programme Brochure 2013-2014]