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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Economics

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    2 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    €2,790 for EU students / €3,952.20 for non-EU students

  • Last Updated

    09 January 2019

Course content

The MSc in Economics at the University of Barcelona (UB) is a high quality Master Program intended to train and educate economists to undertake top research in one of the best places to study worldwide.

The MSc in Economics at UB is the perfect program for new graduated students 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, you will have the chance to get very solid methodological foundations and get specialized in some areas of interest at the same time.

On successfully completing this course, students can expect to find employment in a broad range of sectors, including higher education and economic consultancy. The strongest candidates are encouraged to undertake advanced research on the PhD Programme.

Who should apply

YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED ON APPLYING IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

‌•Solid foundations to initiate independent research in economics.

‌•A wide range of advanced tools in the analysis and resolution of complex economic problems.

‌•Improvement on your skills to evaluate the effects of economic policies.

‌•Improvement on your decision making, leadership and teamwork skills.

‌•Better understanding and research communication skills.

‌•A programme that enables you to pursue a PhD programme.

Programme Overview

During the 1st and 2nd terms, students study a number of core subjects (40 credits) including Mathematical Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics.

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

‌•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 a dissertation (20 credits) in a subject of interest to them, employing the concepts and methods acquired during the course.

Introductory/Complementary course:

‌•Introduction to Economics

FIRST QUARTER –Compulsory Courses (20 ECTS):

‌•Mathematics

‌•Microeconomics

‌•Macroeconomics

‌•Econometrics

SECOND QUARTER – Compulsory Courses (20 ECTS):

‌•Mathematics II

‌•Microeconomics II

‌•Macroeconomics II

‌•Econometrics II

For a full syllabus outline and to view elective courses, please follow this link http://www.ub.edu/ubeconomics/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/MSc-in-Economics-Syllabus-Outline-2016-2017.pdf

Student Exchange

This Master in Economics degree offers to second-year students the chance to take up ERASMUS mobility placements at world-class universities:

  • 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)
  • Kyoto University (Japan)

Fees

he MSc in Economics is a two years Master. Students need to obtain a total of 120 credits ECTS (60 per year) to be awarded the MSc in Economics.

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 2018-2019:

  • 2,790 euros per academic year (60 credits | 46.50 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.

Pre-sessional introductory courses:

  • 139.5 euros each introductory course (3 credits | 46.50 euors/credit) for students who currently reside in Spain or are EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, China or Andorra nationals.
  • 197.61 euros each introductory course (3 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.

More information (in Catalan and Spanish): http://www.ub.edu/acad/es/matricula/precios.html


Visit the MSc in Economics page on the University of Barcelona website for more details!

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