Objectives and competences

The interuniversity master's degree Advanced Studies in Catalan Language and Literature provides specialized and applied training in Catalan linguistics and literature. It is designed primarily to provide students with the skills to conduct research into specific aspects of Catalan language and literature and to apply the skills and competences acquired to a range of related professional activities. These include secondary school teaching, the publishing sector (consultative and advisory roles for publications or special collections), language advisory and promotion services, and language correction for a wide range of companies and institutions.
The course is intended for holders of undergraduate degrees in philology and languages, or, more generally, in arts and humanities disciplines, with previous academic training in Catalan language and a particular interest in continuing their studies to doctoral level or in acquiring complementary training in professionally-focused skills.

Basic information

TypeMaster's degree
Faculty or schoolFaculty of Philology and Communication
Branch of knowledge
  • Philology, classical studies, translation and linguistics
Mode of delivery
  • Face-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Course detailsIndicators
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Open enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesYes
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualificationNo
Main university information Master's degree course homepage
Main universityUniversitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat Barcelona
Bridging coursesNo
  • Catalan Linguistics
  • Catalan Literature

Objectives and competences



Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

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.



Pre-enrolment is carried out at the coordinating university.

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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


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.

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Career opportunities

What can you work on ?

This master's degree provides the necessary training both for PhD studies and for teaching-related professions, publishing (consultancy for publications, or collections, or treatment of originals), language consultancy and promotion or revision of originals fro all kinds of businesses and institutions.

Access to the labour market

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