Local institutions make up a major part of the Public Administration of Catalonia given that they are closest to the people and, in line with the principle of subsidiarity, they have to offer a greater number of services, taking welfare as their final objective.

The large number of local councils (more than 965) and the supralocal councils, the existence of counties and other local administrations, as well as non-territorial administrations, means that they employ very large numbers of people. These staff require professional education and training that is adequate for dealing with the complexity and functions that these organisations need them to do.

There is therefore a need to establish homogeneous education throughout the territory of Catalonia in subjects related to local government – law, management and economy, basically – to guarantee the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for university graduates who want to work there. Among these subjects, the importance that urban law has acquired among local government competencies and its extremely specialised and technical nature, suggests that a specific diploma programme should be designed to offer in-depth knowledge of the discipline.

Access requirements

- Bachelor's degree in Law, Accounting and Business, Political Science, Sociology, Labour Sciences and other areas that give access to the upper ranks of group B or A1.

- Associate's degree in Business Administration and Management, Public Administration and Management, Labour Relations and others that give access to the management ranks of group B or A2.

Career opportunities

Municipal council urban planner, urban architect, lawyers in cases of land disputes, secretariat, financial control department.


Judith Gifreu i Font

Phone: 935814020



UAB Graduate Diploma

7 Edition
Places: 50
Orientation: Professional
Code: 2380/7
Price: 1980 ¤

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Modality: Onsite
Location: Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya, c/ Girona 20, Barcelona
Dates: from 24/10/2017 to 10/07/2018
Teaching language:
Catalan (90%), Spanish (10%)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Coordinating centres:
Departamento de Derecho Público y Ciencias Histórico-Jurídicas
Collaborating centres:
Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya

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