The Barcelona GSE Economics Program provides rigorous training in economics. It aims to endow students with a deep understanding of the field and a powerful set of analytical tools. Students who complete the program will have acquired an excellent grounding in their field and the analytical skills required for a technically demanding job or admission to the most prestigious doctoral programs.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Degree in Economics and Finance awarded with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
The Master program is a full-time nine-month program structured in three terms: Fall term (from September to December), Winter term (from January to March) and Spring term (from April to June). For more information, please download the academic calendar.
Students are strongly advised to take the Math and Statistics review course and the Computer Tools course offered in September. More information is available on the Economics courses page.
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 their Master Director.
The academic performance of each student is reviewed regularly. Attention is given to the maintenance of normal academic progress, through a combination of formal written examinations and coursework. Core courses will award grades. Some optional courses may be evaluated on a pass/fail or pass with honors/pass/fail basis.
The Economics Program is located at the Ciutadella campus at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in central Barcelona. The campus is within walking distance of both the beach and the city's financial, cultural and governmental centers. Students can take advantage of a wide array of services and activities offered by the UPF.
page on the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics website for more details!
Financial aid at the Barcelona GSE can consist of:- Full or partial tuition waivers - Scholarships - Teaching Assistantships (TA)A small number of teaching assistantships are available only to students in the Economics and Finance programs. These positions are competitive and available to a limited number of top students. TA's are responsible for 30 or 60 contact hours of teaching (to be distributed any way throughout the year) plus other duties.
Value of Scholarship(s)
In an effort to attract outstanding students, the Barcelona GSE offers several types of financial aid. Financial aid is awarded based solely on academic merit. Applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid are advised to apply as early as possible.
There is no separate application process for scholarships. When you submit a complete master program application, you will be automatically considered for all available financial awards.Further information: Please contact the Barcelona GSE Admissions Office at [email protected]