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Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Av. Catalunya, 35 Tarragona,
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Postgraduate Overview

Universitat Rovira i Virgili offers 48 bachelor's degrees, 50 master's degrees and 24 doctoral programmes, as well as 150 lifelong learning courses aimed at professional development.

UNIVERSITY MASTER'S: Professional specialisation and introduction to research

Master's degrees are official university qualification recognised throughout the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that offers specialised high-level training to enable you to improve your job prospects.  Furthermore, most of them will also provide you with research skills so you can further your studies through a doctoral programmme.

If you have an undergraduate degree you are eligible for admission to a master's degree, although you need to ensure that your degree gives you the right to access postgraduate programmes in the country where it was issued.  If you are a student in the last year of your undergraduate degree, you may pre-enrol before the end of the academic year.

  • Duration:

Between 1 and 2 years according to the number of ECTS credits).  ECTS credits are units used by all universities in the EHEA to measure the amount of time that a student has spent studying a specific subject.  At the URV, each credit equals 25 hours of study time, including both classroom hours and private study.

60 ECTS = 1 year / 90 ECTS = 1,5 years / 120 ECTS = 2 years

The academic year starts in September or October depending on the master's programme.  Generally speaking, the defence of the master's degree thesis will be held in June.

  • Pre-enrolment:

You can pre-enrol through the following website: www.urv.cat/master

The pre-enrolment period starts 1 March and ends 20 July 2018.  If the places on a course are not filled, there will be an additional pre-enrolment period from 3 to 21 September 2018.

  • Fees:

The cost of a master's degree depends on the number of credits that you register for.  To this, you must also add the annual administrative fees (150€) and a foreign qualification fee of 218,15€ when you first register. 

The maximum amount per credit is 46,11€.  Consequently, a full-time master's degree consisting of 60 ECTS has an approximate price of 3.135€ (all fees refer to the 2017-18 academic year and may change slightly in subsequent years in accordance with the prices established every year by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

  • Grants and scholarships:

Every year the URV announces more than 150 grants fro master's degree students with a good academic record. For more information on the grants available, visit: www.urv.cat/en/studies/bachelor/financial-information/grants/index-1/


The URV also offer a wide variety of master's degrees and postgraduate diplomas designed to provide the highest level of university education and meet the needs of professional specialisation in social and economic sectors.  Our courses are valid throughout the EHEA and are specifically aimed at improving your job prospects.  Find out about the courses on offer and more at: www.fundacio.urv.cat/formacion


Develop your research career and join one of our 142 research groups. Find out about the courses on offer and more at: www.doctorat.urv.cat 


University Highlights

Total students - 12,745


International students - 1,677


Total faculty staff - 1,017


Total students - 12,745


International students - 1,677


Total faculty staff - 1,017

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