Objectives and competences

The postgraduate diploma in Bookselling offers training in the legal, administrative and accounting aspects of bookselling, the technical aspects of print and digital publishing, distribution and business strategies, stock management, customer service, and bibliographic information tools.

The programme is aimed at anyone with a university degree or who, regardless of their initial training, has a professional interest in the field of bookselling.

Basic information

TypePostgraduate courses
CertificateSpecialization diploma
Faculty or schoolFacultat d'Informació i Mitjans Audiovisuals
Branch of knowledge
  • Economic sciences, business administration and management, marketing, commerce, accounting and tourism
  • Cultural industries: design, animation, cinematography and audiovisual production
  • Interdisciplinary
Mode of deliveryFace-to-face
Length of course1 academic year
Language(s) of instructionCatalan
Enrolment fee:First year: 600,00 €
An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
In-company placement(s):Yes
Classes begin:13/09/2023
Master's degree course homepage https://www.ub.edu/portal/web/informacio-mitjans-audiovisuals
ManagmentAgustí Ruiz, Lluís
Open pre-enrolmentNo
Lead to doctoral studiesNo
Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:Sí, amb crèdits pendents (10% o menys)

Objectives and competences


- To learn about the Catalan, Spanish and European legal framework that affects the bookshop sector.
- To understand administrative and accounting issues related to the bookshop sector.
- To learn about the technological details involved in the production of printed books.
- To understand the technological aspects of the production of digital books.
- To learn about the book distribution and production chain, from conception to sale and consumption.
- To learn about the bookshop economic sector and its main elements: general bookstores, specialized bookstores, large supermarkets, neighbourhood or local bookstores, stationer's, rare book and antique bookstores and digital bookstores.
- To learn about the computer programs and systems used to manage a bookstore's stock.
- To learn about resources and tools for bibliographic information, localization and selection.
- To become familiar with the basic principles of customer care, particularly in the bookstore sector.
- To acquire the skills required to work in a team with other professionals.
- To gain the ability to develop a specific project for a bookstore, from a marketing perspective.
- In short, to acquire the knowledge and skills required to immediately join any kind of bookstore-related business.

Access and admission

Applicant profile and access requirements

Recommended applicant profile

People who work or intend to work in the area of bookshops.

Admission requirements:
Academic transcript and professional curriculum vitae, which must be submitted with a cover letter.
- Personal interview with all short-listed candidates.

Access requirements and conditions

The course is also open to students with no prior university education, who will acquire the same knowledge and skills and receive a specific qualification for their learner group. Information on the access requirements and other conditions can be obtained from the course directors.


Contact us

Faculty or school where the course is taught

Address:Facultat d'Informació i Mitjans Audiovisuals
Melcior de Palau, 140

08014 - Barcelona
Email address:sed.informacio.audiovisuals@ub.edu
Observations:Monday and Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m.

For further enquiries

Address:Secretaria d'Estudiants i Docència de la Facultat
Melcior de Palau, 140

08014 - Barcelona
Email address:bibdoc@ub.edu
Observations:Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Monday to Thursday, from 4 to 6 p.m.