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About

The Economics of Public Policy programme at Barcelona Graduate School of Economics provides students with the theoretical and empirical fundamentals to answer questions that impact entire populations.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Some new policies have been announced regarding course delivery, deferral and refund options for 2020-21 academic course intake, as well as flexibilization of dates -Application period extended until September 1, 2020- to allow all prospective students to make the most informed decision possible about joining the Barcelona GSE this year. Please visit the official website for more information.

How and why do particular public policies get implemented? How are they designed? How do we know if they work? Why are some policies more successful than others?

National-level finance and planning involves big numbers: pensions, health systems, income support, social programs, and so forth. Successful public policies can make all the difference for the lives of millions of individuals, with numbers and effects become much larger for developed countries and faster growing in developing ones.

Students will be drilled in commanding advanced empirical public policy evaluation tools, and will be ready to use these tools in practice.

Courses held at:

  • Fall and Spring Terms: Ciutadella (UPF)
  • Winter Term: Bellaterra (UAB)

Career opportunities

Who hires graduates of the   Economics of Public Policy programme at  Barcelona Graduate School of Economics ?

  • Consulting Firms
  • Financial Services
  • Government & Authorities
  • International Organizations / Non-profits
  • Research & Academic Institutions
  • Other Industries

Examples of recent professional placements:

  • Banco de España - Research assistant (Madrid, Spain)
  • Clinton Foundation - Regional Associate (Washington, USA)
  • HM Treasury - Senior Policy Advisor, Head of Agriculture (London, United Kingdom)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics (Markets, Strategies and Information)
  • Public Economics: Market Failures, Taxation and Social Insurance
  • Macroeconomics: Public Finance
  • Quantitative and Statistical Methods 
  • Public Policy: Health and Education
  • Foundations of Data Science
  • Labor Markets
  • Public Economics: Incentives and Equity

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate/bachelor/grado/laurea, or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university (for Bologna degrees, a minimum of 180 ECTS are required).
    • A typical applicant would hold a University Diploma in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Business Administration. See our Student Profile for more detailed information.
    Not required but highly recommended:
    • GRE General Test

      Candidates will also be evaluated on the following admission criteria:

    • Outstanding academic record
    • Quantitative skills
    • Reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 EUR per year and a duration of 10 months.

Funding

Each year, the Barcelona GSE awards around 800,000€ in merit-based financial aid to Master's students. On average, 36% of matriculated students in the cohort receive full or partial financial aid. This funding comes from generous public and private sponsors and from the Barcelona GSE's own funds. 

Types of financial aid that may be offered to students include:

  • Waivers for 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% of tuition fees
  • A limited number of fully-funded scholarships

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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