• UAB Graduate Diploma
  • Code: 2380/9
  • 9th edition
  • Modality: Onsite
  • Credits: 30 ECTS
  • Start date: 05/10/2021
  • Finish date: 07/07/2022
  • Places: 30
  • Orientation: Professional
  • Price: 1980 €
  • Special price 1782 €
    Group of application: ALUMNI UAB Premium+
  • Teaching language: Catalan (90%), Spanish (10%)
  • Location: Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya, c/ Girona 20, Barcelona
Local institutions make up a major part of the Public Administration of Catalonia given that they are closest to the people and, in line with the principle of subsidiarity, they have to offer a greater number of services, taking welfare as their final objective.

The large number of local councils (more than 965) and the supralocal councils, the existence of counties and other local administrations, as well as non-territorial administrations, means that they employ very large numbers of people. These staff require professional education and training that is adequate for dealing with the complexity and functions that these organisations need them to do.

There is therefore a need to establish homogeneous education throughout the territory of Catalonia in subjects related to local government – law, management and economy, basically – to guarantee the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge for university graduates who want to work there. Among these subjects, the importance that urban law has acquired among local government competencies and its extremely specialised and technical nature, suggests that a specific diploma programme should be designed to offer in-depth knowledge of the discipline.

Career opportunities

Municipal council urban planner, urban architect, lawyers in cases of land disputes, secretariat, financial control department.


UAB masters and graduate diplomas may include or facilitate external academic internships in companies or institutions in order to help the student to achieve a level of expertise that facilitates the insertion or promotion in the workplace.

For this study programme non-curricular (optional) internships are possible:

  • Non-curricular
    As a UAB student, you have access to the University occupation portal, the Occupability Service, through which you can participate in selection processes for non-curricular practices as well as getting a contract. In both cases, you need to sign up to the Nexus application.

Scholarships and financial aid

Chek all the information in the page for UAB financial aids, grants and calls.


Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Coordinating centres

Departamento de Derecho Público y Ciencias Histórico-Jurídicas

Collaborating centres

Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya


Judith Gifreu Font

Phone: 669482131

Programme's Website


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