Official Master's Degree in Public Administration


The master's Degree in Public Administration (UAB-UB-UPF) is orientated both to research and to professional practice. This programme originates from the UAB-specific master's degree of the same name launched in 1989-90, which became an inter-university degree in 1997. The 19th edition (2007-08) was the first to be classified as an official master's degree, after adapting the syllabus in line with the Bologna process. Over these years it has been supported by the Catalan School of Public Administration (EAPC), where classes have been taking place since the 16th edition.

The master's Degree in Public Administration offers advanced and specialised training for graduates in all areas of the Social Sciences or in other subjects if they have a specific interest in public administration. Students who take the research track will be able to continue on to a PhD programme.

Over these 26 editions (plus 5 more delivered part-time between the 9th. and the 13th.), over 400 students have taken the master's degree. Many of them have gone on to work in various public administrations and in all kinds of institutions and public services spanning different sectors and policy areas. The Catalan Association for Improving Public Administration (ACGP) was created by ex -students of the MGP. This association has held two extremely well-attended conferences on public administration.
Since the 2016/17 academic year, it also includes the participation of the Catalan Institute of Public Policy Evaluation (Ivàlua).

Career options

Professional career options can be found mainly in public and para-public organisations: in different levels and areas of public administration departments, state-run companies, private enterprises working for the public sector, non-governmental organisations, institutions and political parties, consultancies, research centres, academic institutions and analysis organisations.

Teaching timetable

In morning and/or afternoon sessions


30 places
Classroom-based learning
Credits: 60 ECTS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2019
See the calendar
Pre-enrolment open
Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2019/20 Academic year.
€75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2019/20 Academic year.
Course begins on 02/10/2019
Faculty: Faculty of Political Science and Sociology

Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya (C/Girona, 20 Barcelona)
Language: Catalan (35%), Spanish (35%) and English (30%).
Coordinator university: UAB
Other participating universities:

Pompeu Fabra University
University of Barcelona

Collaborating institutions:Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya

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