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Price of URV master’s degrees

To calculate the price of a master’s degree you must take into account the number of credits – normally 60 ECTS credits per full-time course, or between 20 and 46 if you study part time. To this you should add the taxes and the compulsory insurance, which amount to approximately €150.

The prices are reviewed every year in the month of July. If you would like to know the exact price of the enrolment for this year, see the table Prices of master degree programmes.

The pre-enrolment fee is €30,21 (non-returnable), which is not discounted from the final cost of enrolment.

The price per credit set by the Catalan government is €46 for the academic year 2015-2016, so a one-year master’s programme cost approximately €2,910.

Master's Degrees that have standard prices

 60 ECTS Master's Degree
  • 60 ECTS x 46 € = 2.760 €
  • Academic Fees = 150 €

Total = 2.910 € 

90 ECTS Master's Degree
  • 90 ECTS x 46 € = 4.140 €
  • Academic Fees = 300 €
Total = 4.440 €
 120 ECTS Master's Degree
  • 120 ECTS x 46 € = 5.520 €
  • Academic Fees = 300 €

Total = 5.820 €

Master's degrees that have a special status

Master’s degrees that have a special status

Master’s degrees that prepare students for regulated professional practice:
  • General Health Psychology
  • Law
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Teacher training for compulsory secondary education and upper secondary education, vocational training and language teaching
Master’s degrees that have recommendations agreed to by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports:
  • Computer Engineering: Computer Security and Intelligent Systems
  • Chemical Engineering

Approximate price (each academic course)


Erasmus Mundus:

  • Master’s degree in Archaeology of the Quaternary and Human Evolution

Approximate price (each academic course)


  • On-line master’s degree in Computational Engineering and Mathematics

The cost of each credit is increased by €12.23 (4% VAT not included) to cover the UOC’s learning resources. Sending the learning resources abroad has no extra cost. The payment of this fee is per semestre depending on the subjects enrolled. The student will pay the fee directly to the UOC, following the instructions received by email.

Approximate price (each academic course)


Students with foreign qualifications: In your first enrolment fee, you will be charged the Academic tax for university graduates from foreign education systems, set by the Catalan government at €218,15€ for the academic year 2015-2016.
Therefore, the approximate cost of the first year of the master’s degree will be €3,128.

The completion of the masters' degrees of 90 and 120 ECTS lasts more than an academic year. For this reason, the second year of master you have to enroll the remaining credits, in most cases, 30 or 60, respectively and pay the fees and the mandatory insurances.

If you are required to do any Bridging courses, remember that they count as extra credits, on top of the 60 ECTS, and should therefore be added to the total cost of the enrolment..

Payment of enrolment fees

Generally speaking payment is made at the same time as you do the enrolment. However, there are other forms of payment that may help you to pay the fees more comfortably.

There are a variety of situations – such as students from large families or who are handicapped – in which students are exempted from paying enrolment fees.

You may be able to get a URV collaboration grant, which will give you some income and help you pay for the cost of the master’s degree.