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5 Reasons Why Studying a Master's Degree in Barcelona Will Change Your Life

By Chloe Lane

Updated October 18, 2021 Updated October 18, 2021

Sponsored by TBS Education in Barcelona 

Barcelona is a city full of opportunities, particularly in terms of research, technology, and innovation – making it a wonderful place to be a student.   

Studying a master’s degree in the Spanish city will place you at the epicentre of a vibrant ecosystem of start-ups, business movements and knowledge. You’ll surround yourself with a rich culture and a sunny climate.  

Put the city on your radar and find out why studying a master’s degree in the city will change your life for the better and put you on the path to a successful career. 

Enjoy a great lifestyle in one of the world’s most liveable cities  Master programs in Barcelona, Spain, taught in English - 5 benefits, Park Guell

A standout global city for life and work, with a near-perfect climate, Barcelona is consistently ranked near the top of the best cities to live when it comes to innovation, liveability, technology and start-ups.  

Barcelona was awarded eighth place in fDi Intelligence and TNW’s Top 10 Tech Cities of the Future 2020/21 and the Economist named it as one of the top 20 most liveable cities in the world in 2021.  

It’s also a great place to be a student. Barcelona was recently ranked the best student city in Spain, according to the QS Best Student Cities Rankings 2022. Among the city’s extensive educational institutions is TBS Education which attracts more than 600 students to its Barcelona campus.  

Study in English and develop your language skills  Master programs in Barcelona, Spain, taught in English - 5 benefits, La Sagrada Familia

You don’t have to worry about being fluent in Spanish to study a master’s degree in Barcelona. Most of the city’s universities offer English-taught programmes.  

At TBS Education, all six of the school’s Barcelona-based master’s programmes - including the master's in marketing - are taught in English. However, by living in Barcelona you’ll also get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture.  

For many international companies, speaking more than one language is a valuable skill that will set you apart from other candidates, making you more employable. TBS’s courses will develop the practical language skills that you'll need for your day-to-day life as a successful professional. 

Receive top-quality teaching in an innovative environment 

Master programs in Barcelona, Spain, taught in English - 5 benefits

From biotech to tourism, fashion to big data: whatever your specialisation, there will be a master’s programme for you in Barcelona. TBS’s master’s degrees are all extremely flexible, with specialisation tracks available to tailor the programme to your personal and professional aspirations. 

Not only this, but you’ll be studying in one of the most innovative cities in the world and taught by industry experts. 

At TBS, master’s degree students will be taught by internationally renowned faculty members and industry practitioners who are experts in their field. These experts maintain close contact with the business sector, alongside conducting their own intensive research projects.  

Also, TBS is one of the few business schools in the world that has all three international business school accreditations: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, so you can be sure you’re receiving a high-quality education.  

Boost your employability in a global innovation hub  

Master programs in Barcelona, Spain, taught in English - 5 benefits, TBS Barcelona campus

TBS Education offers six Barcelona-based master’s degrees which prioritise practical, hands-on based learning in partnership with global firms. 

If you study a master's degree that incorporates a compulsory or optional internship, such as those at TBS in Barcelona, you will gain practical work experience in the city, working in a renowned national or international company. This is a unique opportunity to start building your network and get used to Barcelona’s business and cultural dynamics. 

TBS’s new Barcelona campus, pictured above, is located in an innovation district, [email protected], which is home to more than 1,500 companies related to information technology, finance, biomedicine, energy, communications and design. Studying alongside these companies gives students greater access to internships and other work experience opportunities. 

Barcelona also hosts technological events - such as the World Mobile Congress - that attract some of the best-known companies in the world. This opens up numerous networking opportunities for students looking to get ahead in their careers. 

Experience a rich lifestyle in an international community 

Master programs in Barcelona, Spain, taught in English - 5 benefits, International community

Choosing to study a master’s degree in Barcelona will change your life forever. Not only will you benefit from a high-quality education, but your personal experiences will also be incredibly memorable.  

Barcelona is a city that welcomes a large international community with its endless calendar of parties, events and festivals. With so many schools and universities, you certainly won’t be the only international student – in fact, TBS has students of more than 60 nationalities.  

While the city has a reputation for being a large, modern, cosmopolitan location, its stunning golden beaches provide an area of relative quiet for you to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean sea.  

If you’re thinking of studying in Barcelona, you should be able to enjoy yourself without spending too much. The city ranks 59th for affordability in the most recent QS Best Student Cities Rankings, with lower costs than other European capitals, such as Paris or London.  

This article was originally published in October 2021 .

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As Content Editor for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com, Chloe creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. Chloe has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Reading and grew up in Leicestershire, UK. 

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