University of Barcelona

Information for the student – Research in Behaviour and Cognition

Recommended applicant profile and admission requirements

Recommended applicant profile

Applicants should hold a llicenciatura degree/EHEA bachelor's degree in Psychology, have a strong academic record, a basic knowledge of English at level B1, and possess the motivation and discipline required to undertake a research career in the various disciplines of the behavioural sciences.

The program is directed at two types of students:
1) Professionals in the behavioural sciences who wish to complete their research training.
2) Recent graduates interested in embarking on a research career.

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

Applicants must hold a llicenciatura degree, an EHEA bachelor's degree or an equivalent university degree issued outside Spain. In the case of applications from graduates in disciplines other than psychology, the Coordination Committee will determine whether additional bridging credits are required, which would be taken from the core subjects of the EHEA bachelor's degree in Psychology at the UB.