The document of reference for the new official master's programs is the Spanish Government's Royal Decree 1393/2007, October 29.
The purpose of these programs is to provide advanced, specialised or multidisciplinary training oriented along academic or professional pathways, and to provide an introduction to research.
The programs will comprise studies in theory and practice in the form of mandatory and optional course units, seminars, placements, teacher-guided assignments and a variety of assessment activities. At the end of each program, the student prepares and publicly defends a final assignment or project.
Applicants must be in possession of one of the following qualifications:
an official university certificate from a Spanish university;
a certificate issued by an institution in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which entitles the applicant to admission in an official master's degree program (officially translated).
a non-EHEA issued degree certificate which has been granted validation or which has been officially recognised by the UB as equivalent to a Spanish qualification.
The applicant's admission in an official master's degree program in the UB does not entitle him or her to the recognition or validation of a previous degree certificate.
Papers to be submitted by student applying without prior validation:
* application for authorisation;
* official copy of the degree certificate or equivalent (authenticated and officially translated by the appropiate diplomatic channel)
* official copy of the certificate listing the course units completed (authenticated and officially translated by the appropiate diplomatic channel)
In all cases, the Coordination Committee will be the authority completing the procedure.
The University of Barcelona's admission procedure considers specific criteria, the assessment of the applicant's individual merits and his or her specific previous training.