University of Barcelona

Teacher Training in Obligatory Secondary and Upper Secondary School Education, Vocational Training and Languages

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

The master’s is addressed to holders of a doctorate or any type of degree qualification who wish to become teachers of compulsory secondary education, upper secondary education or vocational training.

Given the nature of the course, candidates are expected to display the following characteristics:

  • An interest in education and teaching.
  • Sufficient knowledge in the subject matter of the chosen specialization.
  • An interest in culture in the broadest sense.
  • Interest and aptitude for interpersonal communication and group leadership.
  • Interest and experience participating in projects of social intervention, socioeducational or other projects, primarily targeted at adolescence and youth.
  • Knowledge of and aptitude in the use of foreign languages.

Admission requirements

In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/29 October 2007, students must hold one of the following qualifications to access university master's degree courses:
  • An official Spanish degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification from outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, the qualification should be recognized as equivalent to an official Spanish degree. If it is not recognized, the University of Barcelona shall verify that it corresponds to a level of education that is equivalent to official Spanish degrees and that it authorizes the holder to access university master's degree courses in the country of issue. Admission shall not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master's degree and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements

Paragraph 4.2 of the Annex to Order ECI/3858/2007 of 27 December establishes that admission to the master’s degree requires demonstrable accreditation of competences and skills relevant to the specialization of choice, which will be verified by means of a test, from which candidates in possession of a university degree corresponding to this specialization will be exempt.
Relevant degree qualifications must have been issued by a university in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). In cases of degrees issued by universities not included in the EHEA, the qualification must be certified to have provided a level of education equivalent to the corresponding official university degrees in Spain, and entitle the holder to access postgraduate studies in the issuing country.
Furthermore, paragraph 4.2 of the Annex to Order ECI/3858/2007 of 27 December establishes that access to the master’s degree requires demonstrable knowledge of a second language equivalent to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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