Master's Degree in Local Law and Management (Barcelona)


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Local authorities are an important part of the public administration in Catalonia given that they are the people dealing closest with citizens. According to principles of subsidiarity, they are also the ones who offer the largest number of services, always with the main aim of guaranteeing the welfare of citizens.

The large number of municipalities (over 965) in Catalonia and the corresponding supra-municipal organisations, the existence of counties and other local administration bodies, as well as non-territorial administrations make the need for professionals in the field highly important. This professional body needs adequate training and professional skills to carry out the complex variety of competences and functions they are entrusted with. The Master in Local Law and Management aims to answer the need for trained professionals in this field.

There is the need to establish homogenous training standards throughout Catalonia in local administration matters (law, management, taxes, etc.) with the purpose of guaranteeing the necessary and adequate theoretical and practical skills to those graduates interested in entering this professional field.


- Train senior-level and mid-level officers working in local public administration (in general areas or specific ones like town planning), and graduates wishing to join the Catalan public administration.
- Help the above to take part in the different selection processes for joining the Catalan local administration.
- Train students to analyse specific topic areas in the local context, and relate these to other, more general administrative competences, assessing and re-assessing their application to local organisations (research project).

Access requirements

- Degree holders (minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent) 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, or 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

General and specialised technicians, legal administrators, secretariat staff.


Judith Gifreu Font

Phone: 669482131



UAB-specific Master's Degree

9 Edition
Places: 30
Orientation: Professional
Code: 2382/9
Price: 4620 ¤
Special price: 4158¤
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Modality: Onsite
Location: Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya. C. Girona, 20. Barcelona.
Dates: from 06/10/2020 to 07/07/2022
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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