Home  >  Study > University master's degree courses > E > Education in Rural Areas - General Information

Education in Rural Areas


The master's degree in Education in Rural Areas seeks to train professionals who can recognize the specific characteristics of the rural environment, meet the particular educational requirements of these settings, and contribute to improving the quality of education in rural areas.
The disciplines to which education sciences belongs have traditionally given little attention to education in rural areas and the associated training requirements. Few basic curricula cover the theoretical and practical aspects of rural education and competitive research to build valuable knowledge is even more scarce. As such, there is a pressing need to train competent professionals who understand the demands of education in rural areas, as part of a wider effort to give life in rural settings the consideration and respect it deserves.

Learning objectives

  • To adapt teaching and learning to the needs of rural areas.
  • To develop an awareness of the importance and need for quality education in rural areas.
  • To consider the rural area from an interdisciplinary perspective, and transmit this to teachers.

Basic Information

Main university:
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Barcelona
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
Approximate price:
 46,11 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2020-2021
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Education
Master's degree course homepage:
  Master's degree course homepage
  • Follow us:
  • Button to access University of Barcelona's Facebook profile
  • Button to access University of Barcelona's Twitter profile
  • Button to access University of Barcelona's Instagram profile
  • Button to access University of Barcelona's Linkedin profile
  • Button to access University of Barcelona's Youtube profile
  • Button to access University of Barcelona's Google+ profile
  • ??? peu.flickr.alt ???
Member of International recognition of excellence HR Excellence in Research logo del leru - League of European Research Universities logo del bkc - campus excel·lència logo del health universitat de barcelona campus

© Universitat de Barcelona