University of Barcelona

Pure and Applied Logic (biennial)

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Students applying to the master's degree must have:

- An interest in the field of logic.
- An analytical mind and the capacity for rigorous, abstract reasoning (for instance, having successfully completed modules in mathematics or formal logic at undergraduate or postgraduate level).
- A good level of spoken and written English.

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

The bachelor's degrees that grant direct access to this master's degree are Mathematics, Computer Science, Philosophy and Physics, as well as degrees in related disciplines.

In principle, graduates of any of the official degrees that grant access may apply. Candidates who do not hold any of these degrees may also be considered for admission, if they show that they fit the recommended profile and that, in the opinion of the Coordination Committee, they have sufficient knowledge of logic.

At the discretion of the Coordination Committee, philosophy graduates may be required to take the bridging subjects Mathematical Language and Reasoning, Arithmetic, and Linear Algebra from the UB bachelor's degree in Mathematics.

Candidates should have a level of English equivalent to B1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. They will be required to understand lectures and complete written exercises and assignments in English.