Official master's degree in Public Administration

An inter-university and interdisciplinary master's degree offered by top quality lecturers which will allow you to acquire the skills needed to succeed in the public administration sector

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  • Inter-University
  • Credits: 60 ECTS
  • Course begins on 02/10/2020
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 10/01/2020
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  • Places: 30 places
  • Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2020/21 Academic year.
    €75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2020/21 Academic year.

  • Language: Catalan (35%), Spanish (35%) and English (30%).
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning
  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Political Science and Sociology
    Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya (C/Girona, 20 Barcelona)

Are you interested in carrying out administration tasks in the public sector? Would you like to learn the ins and outs of public administrations? Do you want to expand or improve the knowledge and experience you already have? The master's degree in Public Administration is a leading academic programme both nationally and internationally, thanks to:

  • Its vast experience, over thirty years since the first edition was offered.
  • An inter-university programme, given that it is offered jointly by three of the top public universities in Catalonia (UAB, UB and UPF).
  • An interdisciplinary programme, combining aspects of public law, economics of the public sector and the analysis of public policies.
  • Participation of the leading public institutions in Catalonia, such as the Catalan School of Public Administration and the Catalan Institute of Public Policy Evaluation (Ivàlua).
  • Top quality lecturing staff, made up of academics with international prestige and lecturers who also work in different areas of the public sector.
  • The combination of a double professional and academic viewpoint, which works towards a constant exchange of management theory and practice.

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.

Work placements

Coordinator university:


Participating universities

Pompeu Fabra University
University of Barcelona

Collaborating institutions:

Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya

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