Objectives and competences

The general objective of the master's degree in Professional Administrative Services is to provide social science graduates with comprehensive, vocationally-focused training that will enable them to specialize as administrative services professionals.
This master's degree trains skilled professionals to intervene in the preparation, execution and resolution of administrative dealings with government bodies on behalf of natural and legal persons and entities without legal personality, requiring specialized knowledge but not the accredited technical competences of qualified legal professionals.

The master's degree is strongly oriented toward professional practice, preparing students for professional activities in the management of administrative services. When students complete their master's degree, they will receive accreditation from the Consell de Col·legis Oficials de Gestors Administratius de Catalunya (the Council of Official Colleges of Administrative Management of Catalonia), the leading professional body in the field within Catalonia.

The degree also offers a research pathway, which comprises initial academic training following by hands-on research work.

Basic information

TypeMaster's degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Law
Branch of knowledge
  • Law and legal specializations
  • Social sciences, social work, industrial relations and human resources, sociology, political science and international relations
Mode of delivery
  • Face-to-face
Number of places available30
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan and Spanish
Approximate price per credit27.67 euros per credit (82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2023-2024
Course detailsIndicators
Open pre-enrolmentYes
Open enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesYes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualificationNo
Bridging coursesYes

Objectives and competences


The master's degree in Professional Administrative Services is designed to train skilled professionals to intervene in the preparation, execution and resolution of administrative dealings with government bodies on behalf of natural and legal persons and entities without legal personality.
Given the extensive and mandatory use of IT in the administrative dealings between individuals, companies and government bodies, the course includes training in a range of technology solutions and specific tools required for professional practice in this field.
The course syllabus has been structured to reflect the needs of administrative services professionals and therefore provides integrated and systematic training in the essential techniques required for daily practice. Similarly, the subjects that make up the course have been designed to meet the official requirements on access to the administrative services profession.


Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
  • Display a range of basic, specific and transferable skills.
  • Apply their knowledge, handle the complexity of formulating judgements, and assess the legal and economic consequences of their decisions.
  • Make decisions in complex situations.
  • Communicate their conclusions publicly.
  • Inform, advise and consult in relations with public authorities.
  • Design and plan processes and strategies for professional practice, anticipating and assessing the legal and economic consequences.
  • Apply conflict resolution techniques typically required in administrative services, considering various alternatives to a financial or legal problem.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

The course is primarily addressed to candidates with a degree in the social sciences, particularly law, political science and public administration, public administration and management or labour relations.
It may also be suitable for graduates in economics and sociology, as research shows a growing interest in professional administrative services among those with training in these disciplines. The degree provides the additional legal training that candidates with these profiles would need to work as administrative services professionals.

Access requirements and conditions

General 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 request homologation of the degree to its equivalent official Spanish university qualification or obtain express approval from the University of Barcelona, which 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 study in the country of issue. Admission shall 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 that of admission to the master's degree course.

Specific requirements
Access to the course is typically granted to candidates holding a degree or equivalent qualification in:
  • Law
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Political and Administration Sciences
  • Public Management and Administration
  • Labour Relations



First period: from 1 March to 30 April 2024
Second period: from 1 May to 30 June 2024.

15 May (applications submitted from 1 March to 30 April)
15 July (applications submitted from 1 May to 30 June)


  • Pre-enrolment fee: A pre-enrolment fee of 30,21 euros is charged. Students who apply to more than one master's degree must pay the fee for each pre-enrolment request. Pre-enrolment requests cannot be processed until this fee has been paid.Fees will only be refunded if the master's degree in question is suspended.
  • Reserved places: A maximum of 5% of the new places of the master's degree are reserved for students who meet the general and specific access requirements and accredit the recognition of a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.

Required documentation

Selection criteria

Candidates are selected on the basis of the following criteria:
  • Academic record for the qualification granting access to the course (60%).
  • Statement of interest: candidates should attach a written statement outlining the reasons for their application to the degree (20%).
  • Curriculum vitae: candidates should attach a full curriculum vitae outlining their academic and professional experience (20%). The following aspects are viewed favourably:
    • Professional experience.
    • Additional training related to the subject of the master's degree.


The Committee will consider all documentation submitted up before each deadline.

Successful candidates must pay a fee of '300 to reserve their place on the course.


As a general rule, at the UB you will be required to enrol online. Remember that you can lose your place if you do not enrol on the day you have been assigned

Course curriculum

Subjects and course plans

Distribution of credits

Compulsory 42
Optional 6
Compulsory placements 0
Compulsory final project 12

List of subjects

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: BC for admission to the master's degree in Professional Administrative Services
Introduction to Private Law Optional 1st semester 6

Bridging courses

Subject Type Language Credits
Specialization: Professional Administrative Services
Accounting Analysis and Analysis of Balances Compulsory 1st semester 6
Administrative Law and Statutory Law Compulsory 1st semester 6
Business Organization Optional 2nd semester 3
Business Taxation Compulsory 2nd semester 3
Civil Law Dynamics in Personal and Family Law Compulsory 1st semester 3
Companies Compulsory 1st semester 3
Final Cross-Disciplinary Activity Compulsory 2nd semester 6
Final Project Compulsory 2nd semester 6
Informació i Assessorament Financer Compulsory 2nd semester 6
Labour Relations and Social Security Compulsory 1st semester 6
Noves Àrees de Negoci, Màrqueting i Tecnologia en les Gestories Optional 2nd semester 3
Pràctiques Acadèmiques Externes Optional 2nd semester 6
Property Law Compulsory 1st semester 3
Tax Procedures Compulsory 1st semester 3
Taxation of Individuals Compulsory 2nd semester 3

Previous years


Placements in a company or another type of organization are an integral part of university studies, providing first-hand experience of working methodologies in students' chosen professional fields. They offer invaluable practical experience for the transition into work after graduation.

Placements are supervised by tutors and subject to assessment. They are therefore included in the academic record.  There is also an option to complete non-curricular placements of up to 500 hours, which can be extended to 900 hours. For both curricular and non-curricular placements, an educational cooperation agreement is signed between the UB and the company, institution or other organization at which the placement will be carried out.

Institutional information

Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

The master's degree is specifically designed to prepare candidates for professional practice in administrative services, either in a freelance capacity or in the employment of an agency. Students will develop the skills to intervene in the preparation, execution and resolution of administrative dealings with government bodies on behalf of natural and legal persons and companies.

Access to the labour market

Data from the university system in Catalonia

Contact us

Coordination: Mariola Rodríguez Font 

Faculty of Law

Diagonal, 684 - 08034 Barcelona

Secretary: 934 020 127