Official 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.

This master's degree has been awarded an AQU Seal of Excellence and an AQU Favourable Seal of Interaction between University-Level Research and Teaching.

The inter-university master's degree in Economic History is a research-oriented programme designed to produce researchers capable of examining, understanding and solving problems related to the economic development of societies through important events and trends in economic history, and who can generate knowledge in the fields of economic history and long-term economic development.

Students will acquire in-depth knowledge of advanced theoretical and empirical techniques in economic analysis and the historical perspective required to examine, analyze and solve problems related to the economic development of societies.

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

Additional information


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