University of Barcelona

Information for the student – Labour Economics (currently being phased out)



The interuniversity master's degree in Labour Economics aims to respond to the growing demand for analysts and researchers who have a solid understanding of theories, methods and quantitative tools for studying the different aspects of the labour market (supply, demand, setting of wages and unemployment rate) as well as understanding the design of economic and social policies aimed at improving the well-being of society and studying their impacts with a view to enhancing their functioning.

The master in Labour Economics (MiLE) offers theoretical training and quantitative tools for studying labour markets, understanding their dynamics, and analysing policies that affect their functioning. The MiLE is the fruit of a collaboration between the University of Barcelona, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Girona and is the ideal programme for anyone interested in training as a specialist in labour market analysis. The lecturers involved in teaching the master's degree are internationally renowned researchers who will bring you closer to the frontier of research and the practice of applied labour market analysis. The MiLE is intended for graduates in economics or related disciplines, and is taught entirely in English, as it has a markedly international focus. This master's degree is a good starting point for careers in local and international public and private institutions that analyse phenomena related to labour markets, as well as in the human resources departments of large multinational companies. It is also a potential pathway to doctoral studies and a career in research.

Basic information

Main universityUniversitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Girona
Mode of deliveryPresencial
Bridging coursesYes
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Economics and Business
Approximate price per credit27,67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU or China nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2022-2023.