UB-specific master’s degree courses and postgraduate diplomas* are postgraduate qualifications that provide specialized and advanced knowledge. They are mainly focused on ensuring that the skills and competences acquired in previous studies can be applied to professional work and enable students to specialize or to refocus their professional activity.
In addition, the University of Barcelona offers courses with a more academic objective that provide knowledge for specialization or for comprehensive training and personal progress.
UB-specific master’s degree courses and postgraduate diplomas can be classified as follows, according to the study load:
During the academic year 2011/2012, some UB-specific master's degrees will still be offered with a study load of fewer than 60 credits.
The UB’s faculties and university school, the Institute for Lifelong Learning (IL3-UB) and UB-affiliated centres offer over 400 UB-specific courses each academic year. These courses are wide-ranging and multidisciplinary and are classified into 15 basic subject areas. Face-to-face, distance or blended learning formats are used.
*The University of Barcelona offers UB-specific master's degree courses and postgraduate diplomas as provided for in Article 34.3 of the Organic Law on Universities. These courses do not carry the official status of university master's degrees, specified in Article 34.1 of the same Law.