Pompeu Fabra University

Barcelona , Spain
Our primary aims are to educate responsible professional people and citizens committed to the values of civic life, and to contribute to the development of research, the transfer of technology and the cultivation of innovation as the driving forces behind progress for society in the twenty-first century.

About

History

On 18 June 1990, Catalan Parliament gave the go-ahead for the creation of a new public university in Catalonia, Pompeu Fabra University, inspired by the principles of freedom, democracy, justice, equality, independence and plurality. From its beginnings, this young academic institution set itself this main objective: to train responsible professionals and citizens fully committed to civic values.

Education

The primary aims are to educate responsible professional people and citizens committed to the values of civic life, and to contribute to the development of research, the transfer of technology and the cultivation of innovation as the driving forces behind progress for society in the twenty-first century. Continuous innovation and improvement in teaching and in technology, the good academic performance of our students, the successful passage of our graduates into the professional world, the university´s high internationalisation index, and its high standing in the sphere of research.

Research

Teaching work at the UPF is currently focused on the social sciences and the humanities, health and life sciences, and communication in its twin aspects of content and technology. As regards research, aside from its consolidation in the social sciences and humanities, the UPF is leading two outstanding projects: the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park, and the Barcelona Media Park, the latter being a large-scale infrastructure for education, research and production work in the spheres of communication and technology, and both projects serving to complement and complete the University´s research map.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (14)
Medicine & Health (6)
Computer Science & IT (4)
Humanities (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Business & Management (3)
Journalism & Media (3)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Law (2)
Engineering & Technology (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Pompeu Fabra University!

Services

Student services

University services

  • Student card
  • Insurance
  • Housing and accommodation
  • Support for people with special needs
  • Support for performance athletes
  • Psychological Counselling Service (SAP)
  • Services for graduates
  • Advantages
  • UPF merchandising
  • Bookshop and stationery
  • Cafeteria and refectory
  • Lost and found

Housing services

Since 1997, UPF, together with the rest of the universities in the Province of Barcelona, the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), has been collaborating with the Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU) , an organism offering services relating to extracurricular university life for the community of foreign students studying in Barcelona. This housing service allows you to search its database and make reservations online for free, can assist you in different languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French and Italian) and rounds off its services with free legal advice on rental contracts. It also provides short-term rental contract service.

ICT services

All you need to develop and maintain Web content easily and swiftly. They offer personalized attention to all campuses to answer questions, advise you and train you. They put at your disposal manuals, guides, tutorials and documentation work on your websites.

Student Life

Campus life

Since 1997, UPF, together with the rest of the universities in the Province of Barcelona, the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya), has been collaborating with the Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU) , an organism offering services relating to extracurricular university life for the community of foreign students studying in Barcelona. This housing service allows you to search its database and make reservations online for free, can assist you in different languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French and Italian) and rounds off its services with free legal advice on rental contracts. It also provides short-term rental contract service.

Sports facilities

UPF organizes a plan of theory sessions, which is the Sports Workshop, whose main goal is to offer a debate forum about sports and physical activities to the University Community.

Student clubs

Social responsibility activities

  • PACS, Social Commitment Activity Programme (PACS)
  • Solidarity and volunteering
  • Inclusion
  • Equality
  • Health promotion
  • Sustainability
  • Services to companies and institutions

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Other Degrees