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Master’s in Public Policy


The teaching format involves on-campus classes that stimulate students' participation as well as individual tutorials in order to make the relationship with teachers more personal. Students must carry out a personal piece of coursework, tutored by teaching staff.

The course syllabus presents an innovative structure specifically designed to stimulate continuous learning. Courses are taught by IBEI's highly-qualified staff as well as world-class experts from the two universities that jointly offer the degree, the Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and other major international academic institutions.

The syllabus is made up of a combination of core subjects and a wide range of electives that reflect the students' individual interests, comprising a total of 60 ECTS credits. The Master's in Public Policy includes three different types of courses and a final research project: 

  • Core courses: 26 ECTS credits
  • Public Policy specialisation elective: 6 ECTS credits
  • Other elective courses: 20 ECTS credits
  • Final research project: 8 credits

The programme offers two specialisations: European Public Policy and Global Public Policy. Furthermore, and with regard to these subjects, periodically throughout the year, the institute hosts conferences and seminars which are open to Master's students and lecturers. Specifically, there will be seminars with prominent policy-makers, allowing them to transmit their experience. There are also conferences, debates and presentations of recent research from scholars of national and international importance.

To apply for this programme, please complete the online application form.

Application form