Masters Courses Offered by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | Top Universities

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The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a public university offering:

More than 500 programmes which include:

  • Official Master's Degrees, which provide you with advanced interdisciplinary training and are divided into programmes offering practical training for employment and others specialising in initiation to research. Our official master's degrees are valid in all of Spain and equivalent to the master's degrees programmes in Europe. The research-oriented programmes give access to PhD programmes.

  • UAB-Specific Master's Degrees and Graduate Diplomas. The aim of these programmes is to provide students with an advanced-level, specialised, multidisciplinary education oriented towards professional specialisation. In order to guarantee their academic rigour, they are subject to similar quality control processes to those used for official programmes taught at the UAB. Professors, professionals and external institutions take part in graduate teaching to make sure that courses offer the practical approach that the labour market demands.

 
Almost 70 PhD programmes in 5 areas of knowledge: Arts and Humanities, Health Sciencies, Sciencies, Social Sciencies and Law and Technological Sciencies.

The aim of these programmes is providing advanced training in research techniques, culminating in a doctoral thesis. They involve preparing and defending a thesis and usually last three years, with the aim of producing top-level academic and professionals.

Some of the UAB’s PhD programmes have received an Excellence Award. The European Doctoral Research Component includes stays in different European countries and the participation of lecturers from foreign universities.

Approximately 30-40% of students come from other countries in both master's degrees and graduate diplomas, as well as PhD programmes.

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is located only 25 minutes in public transport from Barcelona’s city centre, a cosmopolitan metropolis lying on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The main campus is located in Bellaterra, in the heart of one of the main industrial and technological poles of Mediterranean Europe. The university is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty: 263 Hectares of campus surface area with 60% covered in woodlands and green areas.

The UAB campus offers all types of services for the university community: 

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) caters to all aspects of university life. The campus is organised as a true of knowledge with almost 50,000 inhabitants: students, lecturers, researchers and administration staff.

The international dimension of the UAB can be seen by the number of students enrolled from abroad, more than 8,000 international students from 90 countries worldwide.  Every year, the UAB reaches new mobility agreements with universities from around the world. It also has specific programmes which welcome and aid international students once they arrive at the UAB. The UAB campus provides a framework for intercultural co-existence, where different university realities and cultures from around the globe can be seen side by side.

The UAB is a sustainable university. It strives to improve the health of the university community, promote healthy environments and lifestyles and, moreover, is committed to responsible consumption and has pioneered the implementation of sustainable actions.

The university actively encourages the involvement and participation of its students in volunteering activities and community service, and has been recognised by several institutes for these tasks. It also carries out awareness-raising campaigns among the university community.

The Plaça Cívica is the reference point for campus involvement, a space of meeting, leisure, solidarity, demand… A public place for the community to share and enjoy. 

Admission criteria varies according to the academic degree level. Please click on the following links for more information:

The UAB promotes innovation, employability and entrepreneurship. It strives to foster research and transfer in all areas of knowledge and works closely together with the surrounding business and industrial community, as well as with scientific centres such as the Alba Synchrotron Light Facility, located five minutes away from campus.

The UAB campus includes: 

many of which were created in collaboration with important scientific institutions, and all of which conduct a large amount of research activities.

Research activities are also carried out in the five UAB-affiliated hospitals, three of which have been awarded the Carlos III Health Institute’s seal of excellence.

Helping graduates enter the labour market is one of the main objectives of the UAB. All bachelor's degrees offer external work placements in prestigious firms and institutions. The UAB yearly manages over 4,000 work placements included in its academic study plans. Students can also take advantage of more than 2,000 extracurricular work placements, job offers, professional mobility abroad and support to entrepreneurs.

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The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is a public university offering:

More than 500 programmes which include:

  • Official Master's Degrees, which provide you with advanced interdisciplinary training and are divided into programmes offering practical training for employment and others specialising in initiation to research. Our official master's degrees are valid in all of Spain and equivalent to the master's degrees programmes in Europe. The research-oriented programmes give access to PhD programmes.

  • UAB-Specific Master's Degrees and Graduate Diplomas. The aim of these programmes is to provide students with an advanced-level, specialised, multidisciplinary education oriented towards professional specialisation. In order to guarantee their academic rigour, they are subject to similar quality control processes to those used for official programmes taught at the UAB. Professors, professionals and external institutions take part in graduate teaching to make sure that courses offer the practical approach that the labour market demands.

 
Almost 70 PhD programmes in 5 areas of knowledge: Arts and Humanities, Health Sciencies, Sciencies, Social Sciencies and Law and Technological Sciencies.

The aim of these programmes is providing advanced training in research techniques, culminating in a doctoral thesis. They involve preparing and defending a thesis and usually last three years, with the aim of producing top-level academic and professionals.

Some of the UAB’s PhD programmes have received an Excellence Award. The European Doctoral Research Component includes stays in different European countries and the participation of lecturers from foreign universities.

Approximately 30-40% of students come from other countries in both master's degrees and graduate diplomas, as well as PhD programmes.

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is located only 25 minutes in public transport from Barcelona’s city centre, a cosmopolitan metropolis lying on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The main campus is located in Bellaterra, in the heart of one of the main industrial and technological poles of Mediterranean Europe. The university is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty: 263 Hectares of campus surface area with 60% covered in woodlands and green areas.

The UAB campus offers all types of services for the university community: 

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) caters to all aspects of university life. The campus is organised as a true of knowledge with almost 50,000 inhabitants: students, lecturers, researchers and administration staff.

The international dimension of the UAB can be seen by the number of students enrolled from abroad, more than 8,000 international students from 90 countries worldwide.  Every year, the UAB reaches new mobility agreements with universities from around the world. It also has specific programmes which welcome and aid international students once they arrive at the UAB. The UAB campus provides a framework for intercultural co-existence, where different university realities and cultures from around the globe can be seen side by side.

The UAB is a sustainable university. It strives to improve the health of the university community, promote healthy environments and lifestyles and, moreover, is committed to responsible consumption and has pioneered the implementation of sustainable actions.

The university actively encourages the involvement and participation of its students in volunteering activities and community service, and has been recognised by several institutes for these tasks. It also carries out awareness-raising campaigns among the university community.

The Plaça Cívica is the reference point for campus involvement, a space of meeting, leisure, solidarity, demand… A public place for the community to share and enjoy. 

Admission criteria varies according to the academic degree level. Please click on the following links for more information:

The UAB promotes innovation, employability and entrepreneurship. It strives to foster research and transfer in all areas of knowledge and works closely together with the surrounding business and industrial community, as well as with scientific centres such as the Alba Synchrotron Light Facility, located five minutes away from campus.

The UAB campus includes: 

many of which were created in collaboration with important scientific institutions, and all of which conduct a large amount of research activities.

Research activities are also carried out in the five UAB-affiliated hospitals, three of which have been awarded the Carlos III Health Institute’s seal of excellence.

Helping graduates enter the labour market is one of the main objectives of the UAB. All bachelor's degrees offer external work placements in prestigious firms and institutions. The UAB yearly manages over 4,000 work placements included in its academic study plans. Students can also take advantage of more than 2,000 extracurricular work placements, job offers, professional mobility abroad and support to entrepreneurs.

Available programs

University highlights

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is one of the top Public universities in Barcelona, Spain. It is ranked #=209 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #176
  • 2014
    #177
  • 2015
    #=173
  • 2016
    #=190
  • 2017
    #=203
  • 2018
    #=195
  • 2019
    #=193
  • 2020
    #188
  • 2021
    #213
  • 2022
    #=209

Ranking criteria

42.6
Overall
60.8
Academic Reputation
52.7
Citations per Faculty
32.3
Employer Reputation
13.6
Faculty Student Ratio
8
International Faculty Ratio
23.2
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
31,674

24%
76%

International students
4,069

68%
32%

Total faculty staff
2,132

237
1895

Total students
31,674

24%
76%

International students
4,069

68%
32%

Total faculty staff
2,132

1895
237

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.