With 8 prestigious universities, rich culture and remarkable coastal quality of life, Barcelona righteously holds its place among the most attractive European cities for both students and adult learners alike who seek to study in a quality-oriented, open-minded, international environment.
Spanish educational system is adapted to Europe and based on three cycles: degree, Masters and PhD. They are divided into 5 branches of knowledge: Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Health Sciences, Legal and Social Sciences and Engineering and Architecture. Catalan universities are among the 100 best schools worldwide in all ratings.
There are 8 universities in Barcelona (4 public, 3 private and 1 online) offering 1369 qualifications spread across various campuses and locations around the city, whilst some of them are located in architectural heritage sites. The programs are constantly updated to keep up with the demands of the job market and international requirements of the modern world.
When deciding between Catalan universities, one might assume that private will be better than public. In Barcelona this is not necessarily the case. Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, both public, rank among the global top 200 in the QS World University Rankings® 2014/15. Additionally, Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya are among top 5 best Spanish universities, while Pompeu Fabra de Barcelona is considered the most productive one.
The quality of education, research centers and the facilities in those universities have been recognised by the Ministry with the designation Campus of International Excellence. Some universities of Barcelona and many business schools offer tuition in English, and even give opportunities for students to obtain double diplomas with a chance to study abroad simultaneously.
Yearly ranking tables by the Financial Times and The Economist put 3 of Barcelona’s business schools in the European Top 25 (Esade, IESE and EADA). Such international recognition makes the city a European leader in the sector, and confirms the superior quality of MBA degrees and business training programs in Barcelona.
The great variety of offered courses, timetables and learning methods provides excellent opportunities for the professionals in different sectors, and the number of former students occupying executive positions worldwide is the best proof.
Whether you are a recent graduate and anticipating the next step in your education in Barcelona, or a professional evaluating options for boosting your career with a reputable set of skills, our experts at BLL will help you choose the right program at the right university.
We will take care of all the formalities regarding the enrolment, visa and residence permit in Spain for the time of your studies, assist in choosing the apartment, and help your family members to join you in here if necessary. Contact us today to get a personalised professional advice about education in Spain and universities in Barcelona.