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Double Degree with Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Combine a year of study in the heart of England and a year studying by the sea in Cataluña at two of Europe's leading politics departments, through two exciting pathways offered jointly by Warwick and the Political and Social Sciences Department at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona.

Studying in two different countries is inherently beneficial: in addition to exploring your subject from two different starting points, you will develop your intercultural skills and experience and enhance your ability to adapt to new situations. Furthermore, you will be able to improve your prospects beyond the MA course as employers and reputable universities worldwide recognise the academic excellence of Warwick and UPF graduates.

Programme content

As a student on the Warwick-UPF Double Degree programme, you will have the unique opportunity to follow one of two exciting pathways:

  • Politics & International Studies: During your year at Warwick, you can choose from 10 specialisms by following any of our MA programmes. During your year at UPF, you will follow the Master in Current DemocraciesLink opens in a new window. At the end of the degree, you will earn an 'MA in Politics, International Studies and Current Democracies: [your specialism title] (double degree with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)' from Warwick as well as a corresponding Masters from UPF.
  • Political Philosophy: If you want to really specialise in the theoretical and philosophical aspects of politics, then you have the opportunity to follow a double theory-philosophy programme by taking the MA in Political & Legal Theory at Warwick as well as the Master in Political PhilosophyLink opens in a new window at UPF. At the end of the degree, you will earn an 'MA in Political Philosophy: Political and Legal Theory (double degree with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)' from Warwick as well as a corresponding Masters from UPF.

With either Double Degree option you’ll have the choice of starting at Warwick and completing your degree at UPF, or starting at UPF and finishing at Warwick. The programme is taught in English at both institutions.

Read more about the year at Warwick and the year at UPF

Further information

About the course

Programme Director:

Tom Parr

Entry requirements

How to apply


The student experience


I chose to study at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Barcelona because I knew that the university was well known throughout Spain for its specialism in economics and business, and also because I had been told that Barcelona was an extremely cosmopolitan city. During my time studying in Barcelona I learnt about many different cultures; I remember in the first meeting that we had, there were students from Germany, Japan, Latvia, literally from all over the world.
Furthermore, studying at the UPF really enriched my learning experience as it taught me about the micro-side to politics; we often looked at individual country profiles, which was helpful in building my knowledge of politics within the overall structure of the international political system that I had studied at Warwick. Overall Barcelona is an amazing city and I would highly recommend any student to study there!
- Dymphna Murphy, Erasmus Exchange at UPF