In 2000, the universities of Lleida and Girona, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona agreed to begin joint university training in youth studies. The resulting programme, the Master’s in Youth Studies and Policies, was offered until 2004.


This very positive initial training experience encouraged the continuation of the project and the preparation of the first official master’s in Spain focused on youth. Initially offered in 2008-2009, more universities are now involved and the programme has been adapted to the new guidelines of the European Higher Education Area.


The Joint Master’s in Youth and Society is an official master’s programme recognised by the governments of Catalonia and of Spain, officially valid throughout Spain and adapted to European guidelines. As such, it meets the current regulations for this type of training in Spain, and the fees for initial access and per registered credit are regulated through subsidies.


Credits: 60 ECTS credits


For guidance, 1 ECTS credit equals 25–30 hours of work. This means the master’s programme will require some 1500 hours of work, some of it face-to-face and the rest completed by students on their own.