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.
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.
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:
•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.
•Introduction to Economics
FIRST QUARTER –Compulsory Courses (20 ECTS):
SECOND QUARTER – Compulsory Courses (20 ECTS):
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
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) http://www.ub.edu/ubeconomics/master-in-economics/%20http://www.tse-fr.eu
•University of Copenhagen (Denmark) http://www.ku.dk/english/
•University of Helsinki (Finland) https://www.helsinki.fi/en
•Aix-Marseille School of Economics (France) http://www.amse-aixmarseille.fr/en/teaching/graduate-studies
The 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.
The credit ECTS price (*) for academic year 2016/2017 is 46’50 eur/credit for European students (and 65,87 eur/credit for non-European students). It means that the total amount for the 2-year master degree (120 credits ECTS) will be: European students: 5.580 eur Non-European students: 7.904,4 eur.
On the first year enrolment, the student will only have to afford the first 60 credits payment (European students 2.790 eur and Non-European students 3.952,2 eur).
In addition, students with an international degree have to pay 218,15€ when they apply for admission in the programme.
(*) Student’s fees for university master’s degrees are decreed on an annual basis by the Catalan government and Universitat de Barcelona.
The Economics of Public Policy Program will prepare you for analytical positions at public institutions, international organizations, consulting firms, research institutions, and think tanks.
The Economics of Public Policy Program provides students with the theoretical and empirical fundamentals to answer questions that impact entire populations.
How and why do particular public policies get implemented? How are they designed? How do we know if they work? Why are some policies more successful than others?
National-level finance and planning involves big numbers: pensions, health systems, income support, social programs, and so forth. Successful public policies can make all the difference for the lives of millions of individuals, with numbers and effects become much larger for developed countries and faster growing in developing ones.
Students will be exposed to the views of experts from fields other than Economics in order to build an appreciation for the multidisciplinary nature of public policy design and evaluation. A master's advisor will guide each student in completing an independent master's project by the end of the program, allowing specialization in a policy topic of the student's choice.
Our graduates will be prepared to take on analytical positions at public institutions, international organizations, consulting firms, research institutions, and think tanks.
Graduates will also be well-prepared to pursue advanced post-graduate study of Policy or Economics.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Specialized Economic Analysis awarded jointly with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The degree requires the successful completion of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits of graduate courses (6 credits are equivalent to a 40 hour course), some compulsory and some elective. The students' final program must be discussed with and approved by the Master Director.
Examples of recent professional placements:
Examples of recent PhD placements:
The Barcelona GSE Economics Program provides rigorous training for admission to top doctoral programs and for technically demanding careers.
Students who complete this program will acquire an excellent grounding and deep understanding of the field's foundations, applications, and policies covering theoretical and empirical approaches.
The Economics Program course listing is broad enough to offer students specialized training in a number of areas:
More than half of our Economics alumni continue their education through GPEFM or in another PhD or graduate program at prestigious schools around the world. Alumni who choose a professional career path are regularly hired by governmental agencies, international banking, consulting and research firms.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Economics and Finance awarded jointly with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The degree requires the successful completion of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits of graduate courses (6 credits are equivalent to a 40 hour course), some compulsory and some elective. The students' final program must be discussed with and approved by the Master Director.
Examples of recent Economics placements: