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ECONOMICS, REGULATION AND COMPETITION IN PUBLIC SERVICES

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Candidates ideally suited to this master's degree are economists, lawyers and engineers with expertise and professional experience in various sectors of public services and economic services of general interest (water, telecommunications, transport and energy) or specialized in the promotion and defence of competition. Candidates should be seeking the academic training to consolidate their professional experience and to develop an advanced understanding of the latest developments in research on regulation, competition and public service provision in liberalized markets. Applications will be accepted from any candidate in possession of the necessary qualifications to enrol in a university master's degree in Spain, according to the current regulations. Priority will be given to graduates in economics, public management and administration, law, and public administration, and other bachelor's degrees in related areas. Holders of degrees in science and engineering disciplines will also be given positive consideration.

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

Successful candidates who achieve lower-than-desired scores in the standardized numerical admissions test may be required to complete bridging subjects; specifically, the subjects Introduction to Economics (6 credits) and Statistics for Economics and Business (6 credits) from the syllabus of the bachelor's degree in Economics offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business. Additionally, candidates must use Spanish on a regular basis or be able to demonstrate their ability by passing a Spanish proficiency test.
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