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International Development

University of Barcelona

12 months
186 EUR/credit 11160 EUR/year
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The Master’s in International Development from University of Barcelona is a one-year, interdisciplinary degree intended to educate future professionals in the area of development from a global perspective. 



The Master’s in International Development from University of Barcelona aims to provide students with a comprehensive set of analytical skills, robust training in research methods, and a thorough understanding of key issues such as global governance and development, economic growth and sustainability, conflict over limited resources, new emerging powers and social movements, and ongoing trends in inequalities in livings standards

The Master's programme in International Development combines theory and practice and provides students with both academic rigour and policy relevance. Over 60 courses in international studies are taught every year by leading academics and an international array of distinguished scholars. In addition, students have access to visiting academics, serving officials, government experts and practitioners who give regular public lectures and research seminars at IBEI.

IBEI’s teaching model is organized around lectures, seminars and small tutorials. Modules are capped and candidates are expected to actively participate in the form of presentations, group work and assignment writing. In addition, students are assigned a personal tutor and their progress is monitored throughout the academic year. IBEI also develops transferable skills that students can apply in their future international careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Growth Models and Development Strategies
  • Governance, National and Global Institutions
  • Research Methods in International Development
  • Programme Evaluation in Development
  • Understanding Development: theory and practice
  • East Asian Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to have completed an undergraduate degree or its international equivalent of at least six semesters, preferably in the field of social sciences, with good results from an accredited institution of higher education in Spain or abroad. If you are applying with a degree from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), a minimum of 180 ECTS is required.
  • You are required to provide evidence of your English language skills. IBEI accepts the following language certificates:
  • TOEFL: 90 iBT (IBEI code: 6567)
  • IELTS: 6.5

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    11160 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 186 EUR per credit during 12 months.

The price per credit is €186. The tuition fees for visiting students are stated below:

  • €1,116 for a 6 ECTS credit course
  • €744 for a 4 ECTS credit course
  • €558 for a 3 ECTS credit course

Living costs for Barcelona

770 - 1360 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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