University Master's Degree in Economic History

It orientates towards research preparing professionals to solve the different problems related to the economic development of society from the analysis of historical economic facts


  • Inter-University
  • Credits: 60 credits
  • Price: Please check with the coordinating university.

Are you interested in understanding the long-term evolution of economics and the inequalities it has generated? This inter-university master’s degree will provide you with the training needed to study the phenomena determining economic development and understand the dynamics of how it operates.

The master’s degree in Economic History is a research-focused inter-university programme offered by the University of Barcelona and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona: it aims to prepare researchers so that they can analyse, comprehend and solve problems realted to economic development in different societies based on the analysis of historical economic events. At the same time, it aims to create new knowledge in the areas of long-term economic history and economic development.

To achieve these general objectives, the master’s degree provides students with ample knowledge of advanced (theoretical and empirical) economic analysis tools, and the historical perspective needed to understand, analyse and solve societies’ economic development problems.

Career options

Students develop the general and specific competences needed to become professionals engaged in high-quality research in universities or research centres, both public and private. Students not wishing to take a PhD, preferring to work in public administration, business or the third sector, will be well-equipped for tasks with a sizeable research component, for example in consultancy or analysis services, or for providing economic advice to governments, non-governmental organisations devoted to economic cooperation projects, and public and private institutions. 

Coordinator university:

Universitat de Barcelona

Participating universities

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

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