Frequently asked questions

Application process questions:

Who can enroll on the master?

To enroll on this master you only need to hold a degree from a European University (more precisely, from a university that belongs to the European Higher Education Area). Degrees from outside the EHEA (including non-European universities) will be examined before acceptance to the master. There are no other formal requirements, but applicants should consider whether their previous studies will allow them to follow the courses with positive assessment results.

What factors are considered in the admission decision?

The Admissions Committee will evaluate all applications on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Nature of degree held (between 0 and 3 points).
  • Performance and average grade in the undergraduate degree (between 0 and 6 points).
  • Professional experience in the fields of economics or tourism (between o and 1 point).

I do not have an academic background in Economics or Tourism, but I want to study in this master. Can I apply for it?

Although preference will be given to applicants with a degree in Economics, Business Administration or Tourism, other degrees in the fields of Mathematics, Engineering or Environmental Science will be considered. Applicants will be evaluated according to the appropriateness of their previous education.

What level of English language proficiency do I need for admission?

The language of instruction of the master is English. Consequently, all academic documents will be  routinely issued in English and all lectures will be also conducted in the same language. For this reason, all candidates must be in command of the language skills of a B2 level in English to be confident that they will be able to participate fully in the program.

 

What level of Mathematics and Statistics is required?

The required level of Mathematics and Statistics is that of a standard undergraduate degree in Economics or Business Administration.

 

How do I apply for admission?

First, research the programme design and content of the programme by carefully reading the information provided on this webpage. Pay particular attention to the content of the modules and subjects by looking at their study guides (syllabus), and make sure that your academic background, capabilities, objectives and needs are consistent with the master.

Once you have taken an informed decision, you can submit your application on-line.

 

Which is the pre-enrolment deadline?

The on-line pre-enrolment will open between April and September.

 

Which documents should I send (on-line) for the pre-enrollment request?

You have to send on-line the following documents:

  • ID or Passport
  • Accademic degree
  • Academic transcript
  • Accreditation of knowledge of English language
  • Curriculum Vitae

I am an international graduate applicant. Do I need to submit an evaluation of my academic credentials?

Applicants whose degree is from a foreign university must have their credentials evaluated prior the pre-enrollment process. You can find more information about the evaluation of credential on the webpage of the Center for Posgraduate Studies.

 

 

Questions about other topics:

Which is the teaching/working language?

It is English. All academic documents are routinely issued in English and all lectures are also conducted in this same language. You will also be required to give presentations and write your Master Thesis in English so a proper command of the language is expected from all prospective students.

When do lectures start?

The academic course starts in the first week of October. More information about lectures, exams and vacation periods can be found in the academic calendar of the master.

What is the timetable for classes?

METME courses take place between 4pm and 8pm between Monday and Friday. Here you can access the teaching timetable for the current academic year (note that the timetable is always subject to change at short notice).

 

Duration of study

Full-time students at normal progress shall finish the programme in one academic year.

May I attempt the master on a part-time basis?

The courses of the master are offered in the evening so it is possible to structure your studies in a part-time way. Part-time students should finish the programme in two academic years.

What is the ECTS?

ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System and is the standard adopted by all the universities of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) to guarantee the homogeneity and the quality of the studies on offer. 1 ECTS is approximately equivalent to 25 hours of student work, including class time (between 6 and 9 hours per ECTS, at master level) as well as all the academic activities carried out during the course (hours of study, completion of assignments and practical work).

How much does the degree cost?

The University of the Balearic Islands is a public university, so the prices of the master’s degrees are set every year by the Spanish government.

To calculate the price of the master’s degree you must take into account the number of credits (60 ECTS credits per full-time course) and the price of each credit. For instance, in the academic year 2014-15, the price of each credit for first registration was €29.09 (please, note that for non EU-students the tuition is increased by 30%). In addition, you have to add the payment of some administrative taxes and the compulsory insurance (taxes and insurance will amount to approximately €50).

As orientation, a one-year master’s programme costs approximately around €1,800 for EU-students and around €2,300 for non EU-students.

You can see the updated list of prices on the webpage of the Center for Posgraduate Studies.

What financial aid is available?

You will find more information about the grants, awards and general aid for master degree students on the webpage of the Centre for Postgraduate Studies.

You can also find useful information on the webpage of the UIB Exchanges programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Are internships available in the master?

Yes, students can obtain an internships in a public or private institution (approximately 150 hours), worth 6 ECTS (equivalent to two elective courses). In any case, the internships do NOT represent an offer of employment.

What are the career opportunities for graduates of the METME program?

METME programme graduates are expected to hold jobs in a variety of fields. The master will give the necessary qualifications to take up positions such as:

  • High level specialist in the public administration or in a company
  • Project manager for R&D or strategic management departments in private companies
  • Researcher for R&D or strategic management departments in private companies and public institutions
  • Researcher/Professor at a university or business school
  • Assistant researcher in public and private institutions
  • Freelance consultant on strategic project management
  • Freelance consultant on design of policies and projects
  • Expert in M&E of projects and policies for international institutions (WTO, European Union, etc.)
  • Expert in M&E of projects and policies in a private company in the tourism sector