Master in Economics - Barcelona

Master in Economics - Barcelona

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Start Date

Program Duration

24 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

Master in Economics

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 2767 EUR

International Fees : 3952 EUR

Comment:

Student’s fees for university master’s degrees are decreed on an annual basis by the Catalan government and Universitat de Barcelona. Please find below the public fees that correspond to the academic year 2020-2021.

  • 2,766.6 euros per academic year (60 credits | 46.11 euros/credit) for students who currently reside in Spain or are EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, China or Andorra nationals.
  • 3,952.2 euros per academic year (60 credits | 65.87 euros/credit) for students who do not currently reside in Spain and are not EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, China or Andorra nationals.

Funding Options

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The MSc in Economics offered by the UB School of Economics is a high-quality master’s programme that prepares economists to undertake cutting-edge research at one of the world’s leading higher education institutions. This programme has been accredited with Excellence by the Universities Council, which recognises outstanding achievements and performance. The programme also achieved the Additional Dimension of Internationalisation with the maximum score of Quality-level Compliant.

The MSc in Economics is the perfect programme for recent graduates looking to develop their research skills through a broad selection of courses entirely taught in English by our top researchers. Since this is a two-year master, students will have the chance to develop strong methodological skills and specialise in areas of particular interest to them.

On successfully completing the programme, students can expect to find employment in a broad range of sectors, including higher education and economic consulting, in institutions such as European Central Bank, Stanford University, Inter-American Development Bank, Bloomberg and Deloitte. The strongest candidates are encouraged to undertake advanced research in the PhD Programme at the University of Barcelona or abroad (University of Arizona, Trinity College Dublin, University of Liège, NOVA School of Business and Economics, University of Chicago, University of Luxembourg, Lund University, University of Kent…)

Overview of the Course

The MSc in Economics is intended to equip students with the tools needed by a professional economist to conduct economic research and analysis.

In the 1st and 2nd terms, students attend the compulsory courses (40 credits) to acquire a solid foundation in economics and quantitative techniques.

In the 3rd, 4th and 5th terms, students have to choose two options from the list below according to their elective courses choice (60 credits), enabling them to specialise in areas of interest for their future profession or research:

  • Public Economics
  • Regional and Urban Economics
  • Growth and Trade
  • Government and Markets
  • Games, Behaviour and Incentives

At the end of the course, in the 6th term, students must plan and write the Master thesis (20 credits), employing the concepts and methods acquired during the course.

International programme

Second-year students have the opportunity to study part of their degree abroad:

  • Toulouse School of Economics (France)
  • University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • Aix-Marseille School of Economics (France)
  • University of Paris-Saclay (France)
  • University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
  • University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Kyoto University (Japan)

Student profile
UB Class Profile 2022

Financial support

Waivers for 50% of the tuition fees are awarded to candidates with an outstanding academic record. Only candidates that complete their application before April 15th 2021 will be considered.

Students will also be able to apply for funding opportunities offered by public institutions during the course (internships, RA…). 

All of them are awarded competitively, on the basis of academic merit. However, students are encouraged to apply for external support for which you are eligible.

Application documents

  • ID/Passport
  • One-page CV
  • BSc transcript of grades (provisional or final version)
  • Proof of English level (not compulsory if you are from or have studied in an English speaking country)
  • Letter of motivation

More Information

Attendance

On-Campus

Posted on

Start Date

Program Duration

24 Months

Application Deadline

Type

Master's programs

Certifications & Titles

Master in Economics

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 2767 EUR

International Fees : 3952 EUR

Comment:

Student’s fees for university master’s degrees are decreed on an annual basis by the Catalan government and Universitat de Barcelona. Please find below the public fees that correspond to the academic year 2020-2021.

  • 2,766.6 euros per academic year (60 credits | 46.11 euros/credit) for students who currently reside in Spain or are EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, China or Andorra nationals.
  • 3,952.2 euros per academic year (60 credits | 65.87 euros/credit) for students who do not currently reside in Spain and are not EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, China or Andorra nationals.

Funding Options

Check the website

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