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Master's degree in Diagnosis and Intervention Techniques in Building Construction

Barcelona School of Building Construction (EPSEB)

The master’s degree in Diagnosis and Intervention Techniques in Building Construction (master's degree website) equips students with the knowledge and skills to pursue careers in a field of the construction sector that requires a high degree of specialisation. In the current context, intervention in built heritage, whether it involves rehabilitation or restoration, requires professionals with rigorous training in specific aspects of this work.

The new paradigm that has emerged as a result of the climate emergency and sustainability principles requires us to rethink how buildings evolve, increase their adaptation to various demands and improve existing building stock while reducing interventions that involve new construction. Consequently, intervention in built heritage is a fast-growing area of employment that offers a range of new career opportunities.

This master’s degree offers training that complements that provided in bachelor’s degrees in Architecture, Architectural Technology and/or Civil Engineering, covering fundamental aspects of rehabilitation and restoration, as well as developing the competencies required for a deeper understanding of the construction process. The programme also provides advanced professional and research training.

Teaching revolves around the study of specific cases, which are approached from a professional perspective.
Duration and start date
1 academic year, 60 ECTS credits. Starting September
Timetable and delivery
Afternoons. Face-to-face
Fees and grants
Approximate fees for the master’s degree, excluding other costs (does not include non-teaching academic fees and issuing of the degree certificate):
€1,660 (€6,331 for non-EU residents).
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General requirements
Academic requirements for admission to master's degrees
Specific requirements
Direct admission
Applicants who have completed an official bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the field of architecture, building construction or civil engineering may be admitted directly and do not need to take any bridging courses.

In the case of applicants with other backgrounds, the academic committee for the master's degree will review their academic and professional curriculum, and those who receive a positive assessment may be admitted to the programme. If there is any doubt, the committee may request further details or a personal interview with the applicant.
Admission criteria
  • Academic record of the applicant (45%)
  • Correspondence between the competencies of the entrance qualification and the competencies of this master’s degree (15%)
  • Curriculum vitae (10%)
  • Letter of motivation (5%) • Other merits (5%)
  • English-language level (B2) (5%)
Pre-enrolment period open.
Expected deadline:  31/05/2024.
How to pre-enrol
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Legalisation of foreign documents
All documents issued in non-EU countries must be legalised and bear the corresponding apostille.
Check the degree’s main quality indicators in the University Studies in Catalonia portal of Catalan University Quality Assurance Agency. Find information on topics such as degree evaluation results, student satisfaction and graduate employment data.
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