Barcelona Universities

Tourism and hospitality in Barcelona universities

Bachelor's degree programs at private and public universities in Barcelona

Due to the steady increase in the tourist flow that has taken place in recent years, the demand for qualified professionals who have received higher education in tourism in Spain continues to grow. At the moment, practically in each of the Spanish autonomous communities there are both public and private universities, as well as specialized schools functioning under their auspices, which also issue state diplomas in this specialization. Most of these universities are found in Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Andalusia and the Autonomous Community of Madrid.

The difference is only in the cost of training, which ranges from 3500 to 10,000 euros per year. At the same time, individual universities offer a unique opportunity to obtain the so-called "double diploma" (Doble titulación) - that is, a bachelor's degree in two specialties at the same time.

The standard program of specialization "Service, Tourism and Hospitality in Spain" is designed for four years, and for its successful completion, you need to score 240 points in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) System).

That is, the applicant can choose the language of instruction based solely on his personal preferences.

Service, tourism and hotel business in Spanish universities: subjects studied

Each Spanish university, depending on its status and location, has its own specialization program in Tourism and Hospitality. However, there is a certain set of subjects that are compulsory for anyone wishing to pursue higher education in tourism and hospitality in Spain.

  • General and regional geography;
  • English for tourism (1st level);
  • German or French for tourism (1st level);
  • Introduction to the economy;
  • Organizational structure of tourism firms and management framework;
  • Information systems in relation to tourism;
  • Cultural heritage;
  • Introduction to statistics;
  • Introduction to law;
  • Micro and macroeconomics in relation to tourism.
Second course:

  • Human resource management in travel companies;
  • Analysis of territorial tourism resources;
  • Tourism database management;
  • Economic indicators of tourism;
  • English for tourism (2nd level);
  • German or French for tourism (2nd level);
  • Commercial law of a travel agency;
  • Economic structure of tourism;
  • Basics of marketing;
  • Introduction to accounting.

“This city is full of romance. The night is warm and enchanting. We are alive. Isn't that enough? " - this is how the protagonist of the film "Vicky, Cristina, Barcelona" described Barcelona. And indeed, here, like in no other city on earth, one wants to live. Moreover, live happily.

What do you know about Barcelona? - A city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, from where Columbus sailed to discover America. The city that became the cradle for Picasso, Dali and Miro. The city, which was the first in the world to receive the Royal Medal for Architecture, looks like a time machine: you can travel from one era to another just by crossing the street.

A lot of people come here to find themselves. Indeed, Barcelona is very international. But this is not only because she attracts creative people, but also because she is the perfect mix for life. On all counts: whether it be infrastructure, climate, leisure, education or culture. Let's make sure of this.

Barcelona in numbers

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The Province of Barcelona has 10 districts. According to last year's data, the number of inhabitants of the city of Barcelona, ​​Spain was slightly more than 1,600,000 people, and taking into account the agglomeration, 3,100,000 people. Behind the scenes, the agglomerates include residents of nearby towns such as Badalona and L'Hospitalet de Lloregat. This is explained by the fact that these settlements are covered by the lines of the city metro and other public transport. That is why many consider them not separate cities, but areas of Barcelona, ​​although geographically this is not true.


The climate of Barcelona is one of the main reasons that attracts not only migrants, but also tourists, regardless of the season. It has a classic Mediterranean climate: mild winters with little rainfall and humid hot summers. The average temperature in winter is + 10-12 degrees, in summer +25. The coldest months are January and February, the hottest ones are July and August. Here you can feel the change of seasons, but without stress and sudden changes in temperature.


According to the Global Destination Cities Index, about 9 million travelers visited Barcelona last year. Tourism is an important part of Barcelona's infrastructure. The tourist popularity of the city took off in 1992, when the Summer Olympic Games were held here. Today in Barcelona, ​​Spain there are about 1800 registered hotels for every taste and budget.

The universities of Barcelona are well-deservedly popular at the European and international level. The capital of Catalonia offers a huge selection of private and public universities. In addition to basic higher education, at universities in Spain you can take a master's degree and defend a doctoral degree.

The universities of Barcelona are well-deservedly popular at the European and international level. The capital of Catalonia offers a huge selection of private and public universities. A university diploma in the Spanish educational system (Grado in Spanish) is obtained after a bachelor's degree, with which children leave the walls of Spanish schools. The duration of study at the universities of Barcelona is from 3 years, depending on the specialty and educational institution. Further, after receiving the basic higher education, you can continue your studies to obtain more highly specialized knowledge in the Master of Barcelona (in Spanish Máster), lasting from 1 to 2 years, and you do not have to stay in the same university, universities offer a huge selection of master's programs and postgraduate courses. For those who want to get a degree in the same way as in Russian higher educational institutions, at the Graduate School of Barcelona (Doctorado in Spanish), you have to write your own scientific work, which takes from 2 to 6 years.

Specialty Universities Business AdministrationUB, UAB, UPF, UPC, URL, ESADE, EU, EAE, ESEI, ESERP, BBS Marketing, advertising, public relationsUB, UAB, UPF, URL, EU, EAE, ESEI, ESERP, BBSTourism and hospitalityEUROAULA, UB, UAB, UPF, URL, EU, EAE, ESERP, BBSDesign and fashionIED, ESDI, UPC, UPF, UB, UABDesign and architectureIED, ESDI, UPC, UPF, UB, UAB, ESERPEconomyFUB, UAB , URL, ESADE, EAE, ESERP, BBSPsychologyUB, UABInformation TechnologyUPC, UB, UAB, URLMedicineUB, UAB, UPC, URLSpanish culture and artUB, UABPersonnel Management and Psychology in OrganizationsUB, UAB, UPF, URL, ESADE, EADA, EU, EAE, ESERP, BBSDesign and Architecture (Fashion and Interior) IED, ESDI, UPC, UPF, UB, UAB, ESERP

* UB - Universidad de Barcelona, ​​UAB - Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, ​​UPF - Universidad Pompeu Fabra, UPC - Universidad Politécnica deCataluña, URL - Universidad Ramon Llull, EU - European University, EAE - EAE Business School, EADA - Escuela de Alta Administración y Dirección, ESEI - International Business School of Barcelona, ​​ESERP - Barcelona School of Business & Social Sciences, BBS - Barcelona Business School, IED - Istituto Europeo di Design, ESDI - Escola Superior de Disseny, Euroaula - Escuela Universitaria de Turismo

Barcelona's public universities tend to offer more budgetary options, but it will take more effort to get admitted. But when you receive such a diploma, you will have much more advantages, both in the Spanish market and in the European one.

For admission to the Barcelona State University, students studying outside of the European Union must pass the PAU state exam (Municipal Universities Admission Test), administered by a specialized official body and checking the applicant's eligibility for university studies. In the event that a student has undergone partial studies at a university outside Spain and wishes to continue his studies in a specialization at a university in Spain, it is necessary to go through the procedure of confirmation of the passed subjects for admission to the university in order to continue their studies. It should be noted that in public universities, education is mainly conducted in Spanish and Catalan. The degree of use of languages ​​varies from specialty to specialty.

University of Barcelona (UB)

The University of Barcelona is the largest public institution of higher education in Catalonia with the widest range of specialties to meet the needs of as many students as possible. UB is also the main research university at the national level and has become a benchmark for European research activities, both in terms of the volume of research programs carried out and the quality achieved.

The history of the university is closely related to the history of Barcelona and Catalonia, in its position it combines the importance of tradition and innovation in teaching: it is a university that is oriented towards the outer cosmopolitan world and at the same time is the cradle of the research activities of Catalonia. Some of the programs offered by UB:

University degreeMaster's DegreeBusiness AdministrationBusiness AdministrationMarketing, Advertising, Public RelationsMarketing, Advertising, Public RelationsTourism and HospitalityFinanceDesign and FashionTourism and HospitalityDesign and ArchitectureHuman Management and Psychology in OrganizationsEconomics and Interior Design and Art Psychology and Architecture

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