MIPE’s main goal is to train students to conduct research at the highest level by providing them with a deep understanding of empirical topics in Economics, Political Science and Economic History, state-of-the-art quantitative skills and a first-hand research experience in the Master Dissertation.
Thanks to their advanced training, MIPE graduates will be perfectly equipped to competitively apply to the top international PhD programs and research centers in the various fields covered by the program, including those at University of Barcelona. Additionally, the multidisciplinary nature of MIPE will allow students to access programs with different academic profiles.
MIPE graduates will also acquire skills that are highly sought in other fields of employment outside academia: strong analytical and statistical tools, the ability to design research projects from the ground and the capacity to engage with complex information related to current economic, social and political debates.
As Economics and Political Science are inherently linked in the analysis of the most pressing current debates —from globalization and inequality to environmental protection and digital rights— MIPE graduates will be able to transition smoothly to jobs focused on these fields in public administration, international agencies, regulatory authorities and consulting firms.