Student profile and admission’s requirements

Student’s profile


Applicants should hold an EHEA bachelor’s degree in mathematics, or an equivalent qualification, and have a strong academic record.

They should also have an interest in pursuing a career in mathematical research (either at a university or an affiliated research center), or a career in sectors of business or public administration that require a high level of training in mathematics (such as finance, biomedicine, information and communication technologies, etc.). At the master’s degree level we don’t think it is necessary to distinguish between these two possible career paths, as the dividing lines are becoming increasingly blurred.

Since the degree is taught in English, applicants should also possess a sufficient level of comprehension of English to be able to follow the courses.


Admission’s requirements


In accordance with Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, students wishing to be admitted to a university master’s degree must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Official Spanish university degree.
  • A degree issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area framework that authorizes the holder to access university master’s degree courses in the country of issue.
  • A qualification issued by an institution outside the framework of the European Higher Education Area. In this case, applicants must either homologate their degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification,  or request an express approval from the Universitat de Barcelona. In the second case the Universitat de Barcelona will conduct a study of equivalence to ensure that the degree is of a comparable level to an official Spanish university qualification, and that it grants access to university master’s degree studies in the country of issue. Admission to the master’s program does not, in any case, imply that prior qualifications have been recognized as equivalent to a Spanish master’s degree, and does not confer recognition for any purposes other than the admission to the master’s program.


Requirements for academic documents issued outside Spain



This program is open to all those in possession of an EHEA bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics, engineering, economics, or other equivalent official degree.

If the degree is from a non EHEA university, it requires pre-approval from the Master’s Coordination Committee.  The committee will evaluate the students’ potential to assimilate the content of the master’s program and, based on their previous studies, may decide to require these students to take leveling courses (up to a maximum of 30 credits) within the subjects in the bachelor’s degree program in mathematics taught at the UB’s Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science.

The Master’s Coordination Committee will evaluate the students:

  • Transcript of records (80%)
  • English Level, at least B1 (10%)
  • Working Experience (10%)