Universities and schools
As it provides a service complementary to education aimed at both the Spanish and international markets, Melon District has links with a number of different organisations. As such, it has established partnerships with various universities, colleges and language schools, as well as companies (to accommodate students carrying out internships and work placements).
The UPF is committed to the values of public institutions. It is an urban university that is steeped in the activity and energy of the city of Barcelona, with its doors open to the world.
Its fundamental objectives are to nurture responsible professionals and citizens committed to civic values, and to contribute to the advancement of research, technology transfer and innovation as the drivers of social progress in the 21st century.
The University of Barcelona is the top public university in Catalonia, with the largest number of students and the most extensive, well-rounded range of courses.
It is also the leading university research centre in Spain and one of the most important in Europe, both in terms of the number of research programmes it offers and the excellence attained in this field.
Intimately tied up with the history of Barcelona and Catalonia, the UB combines the values of tradition with a commitment to innovation and excellence in terms of teaching. Like Barcelona itself, it is urban, open-minded and cosmopolitan.
The UAB is a leading university providing quality education that is diversified, multidisciplinary and flexible, tailored to the needs of society and the new European knowledge models.
Its pledge is to satisfy the educational demands of people at different stages of their lives.
It offers diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, engineering diplomas and postgraduate courses in all disciplines.
With 7 faculties and a host of university and professional colleges, the Universitat Ramon Llull is one of the most innovative, pioneering universities in Spain.
El éxito de la URL radica en una formación de calidad que da respuesta a las actuales necesidades de la sociedad.
Los grupos de trabajo reducidos, la relación estrecha entre alumnos y profesorado, y el dominio de las nuevas tecnologías, conforman la metodología propia de esta universidad, que entiende la internacionalización como un aspecto clave de la formación de los profesionales del futuro.
Bau is a university college offering higher education courses in design. Its mission is to produce designers able to understand the social, cultural and economic changes that make design a strategic value for addressing the needs
of today’s society.
Bau, Escola Superior de Disseny is located in the 22@, Barcelona’s innovation and design district, and offers undergraduate, Masters and postgraduate courses in various disciplines related to graphic design, audiovisual technologies, interior design and fashion. It also offers other programmes like the "Bau Night" Design Diplomas in graphic design and interior design and the Summer University, as well as a broad variety of specialised single-subject courses.
Altogether close to 1000 students attend one of the various programmes at the school, creating a dynamic atmosphere founded on constant exchange.
ISM - ESIC is considered one of the top 4 business schools in Spain, and the top school specialised in marketing.
It has been teaching courses in marketing, communication, sales and business management for over 40 years.
Recognised nationally and internationally, it is accredited by the likes of EMBA Council and is a member of AEEDE, EFMD and AACSB, amongst other organisations.
ESCI was founded on the initiative of the Generalitat de Catalunya (the Catalan regional government) and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
The School of International Trade was established in Barcelona in 1993, with the objective of training experts in international business, thereby responding to the increasing demand for directors at Spanish companies embarking on internationalisation. Prior to its creation, there was no other university programme on the market that met this growing business demand.
The European University (EU) is one of the most highly renowned business schools in the world thanks to the excellence of its students and the quality of its faculties.
It provides BBA and MBA courses of the highest quality, all in English, and has an extensive network of campuses in different countries.
It has a total of 10 campuses worldwide and students from more than 95 different countries.
ESERP is a prestigious institution with a proven track record on the national and international stage. It is officially authorised to provide university-level education.
ESERP has campuses in Madrid, Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. It offers its own university degree programmes and official qualifications through the most prestigious national and international universities and business schools to which it has links, as well as MBA and Masters degrees.
ESERP provides quality education and content, based on constant research and development of theoretical and empirical analyses of the current business reality.
EADA is a Barcelona-based independent executive development centre with international recognition, as shown by the EQUIS and AMBA quality accreditations it has obtained.
EADA offers a range of Masters programmes, including Executive Masters, Specialised Masters and International Masters, in various areas of management: general management, marketing, human resources, finance and operations.
The Instituto Europeo de Diseño (IED) has been operating in the training and research sector in connection with all facets and disciplines of design and communication since 1996.
These include graphic, digital, virtual, fashion, industrial and interior design, plus marketing and advertising.
The school has become a national and international benchmark for design teaching. It is a major observatory for trends and research founded on a project-based culture, offering students the opportunity to carry out numerous projects with companies.
Barcelona Business School is a young and dynamic private international business school.
It is renowned for its practical approach to today’s professional education in business management and administration.
It provides academic education aimed at students in a cross-cultural environment through various American-style courses (undergraduate, graduate and Masters degrees).
At ESEC you will learn something essential: the ability to adapt to an increasingly multicultural and ever-changing world.
This ability will give you sufficient confidence to always be efficient and prepared to perform and lead the operations of the organisations you join.
ELISAVA is the pioneering design school in Spain.
Affiliated to the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), it offers undergraduate,
Masters, postgraduate and continuing education courses in the fields of design, technical architecture and technical engineering for industrial design, all geared towards addressing demand for professionals in emerging markets.
It also offers vocational programmes in design. All of its programmes are distinguished by their quality and distinctive character that have cemented its reputation both locally and internationally.
ESBL, European School of Business & Language is a British business school with a Barcelona campus.
It is accredited as an examination centre for business studies by the University of Cambridge CIE, attached to the British Council. It is also a fully accredited examination centre for Trinity College London, and the newest and only fully accredited centre for completing British postgraduate courses in Spain, through the NCC.
It is fully accredited for teaching towards and scheduling University of Cambridge IDB exams at standard and advanced level. It offers NCC-approved postgraduate business courses for students interested in gaining a qualification (MBA and MSc) from one of three highly respected British universities. These include a core curriculum of 120 credits.
The Mediterrani University School of Tourism has been working for more than two decades to help people like you become successful tourism professionals (DOG 910 of 4 November 1987).
It has been affiliated with the University of Girona since 1996 and has been authorised to teach an official degree in Tourism (Royal Decree 1438, BOE 232 of 28 September 1999).
Mediterrani offers you the best education in the tourism sector in Barcelona.
The training opportunities at ESCAC are designed so that each student can choose their own path.
These range from beginners’ courses offering an introduction to the audiovisual industry to constantly evolving Masters and postgraduate courses, as well as four-year undergraduate degrees. All with top teachers who are active professionals and facilities that are more than equipped to host even the most demanding exercises. And, above all, the opportunity to have direct contact with the professional world thanks to the role played by the film producer associated with the school.
The teaching content and set-up of the curriculum are based on a joint theoretical and practical vision of the students’ education, always bearing in mind that they aim is to provide them with the most useful knowledge and practical experience for their future career in any and all of the areas encompassed by the audiovisual sector.
Founded in 1962, EAE has extensive experience teaching MBA courses, continually adapting them to current needs and combining academic learning and a thoroughly practical approach. This allows it to offers the participants in
its programmes a well-rounded education, bringing them closer to the social, economic and business reality in each specific course.
Thanks to the organisation’s members’ work and constant drive for improvement, EAE was the first business school in Spain to receive and retain the ISO 9001 International Quality Certificate.
Barcelona’s Industrial School was created in 1851 as a result of the merger of the science and technology faculties that had been created by the board of trade in 1769.
It is the only continually running industrial school left in Spain.
In 1873 the school relocated to the old university building in Plaça Universitat, and in 1927 it moved into part of the former Can Batlló factory, on Carrer Urgell. Finally, in 1964 it moved to its present site on Avinguda Diagonal.
Brother, the school of creatives Latin America has just moved to Barcelona. The chosen place is Palo Alto, a creative place in Poblenou where the famous studio designer and artist, the photographer Jordi Bernardo, the renowned
architect Alex Gasca and Jaume the multifaceted creative collective of Laiguana work all together.
Brother is here to provide a unique and innovative working and learning method, created by world-class professionals who have gone through the school. A method already proven in the other school headquarters: Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Bogota, Santo Domingo, Montevideo, Caracas, Mexico and Guayaquil.
Complot is a school for creatives run by creatives. It was founded in 2005 by two Argentinian creative directors, Yvonne Gindre and Dan Peisajovich, who revolutionised the Spanish education industry,since as that point no other
school existed that specialised in advertising creativity which could guarantee every student that they would leave with a portfolio full of high-quality, creative works produced under the supervision of professionals.
The Col•legi Oficial de Metges de Barcelona (Barcelona Medical Association) is a public professional corporation founded in 1894 which aims to defend the collective interests of the medical profession and improve healthcare
In recent years the Col•legi has diversified into the following areas: civil liability, legal, tax and labour advice, and economic services including insurance brokerage, amongst others..
ESAME is an international institution dedicated to training and communication in the medical-pharmaceutical field with a global focus and an enterprising outlook.
It has over 300 teachers who currently teach students in Masters programs and executives through its DAF-Functional Area Management programs.
As of today, the Fundación ESAME is the only institution focused on all areas of the medical sciences and specialised in developing medical and pharmaceutical professionals for the pharmaceutical industry.
CETUC (Centre d’Estudis Tècnics Universitaris del Clot) is the leading official private adult education centre in Barcelona, authorised by the Generalitat de Catalunya’s Department of Education to teach the
Graduado Escolar (Basic Education Certificate). Over the course of time it has earned significant recognition for its work preparing over-25s for university entrance examinations.
BES La Salle represents a new type of school offering innovative, comprehensive programmes in management, engineering, architecture and business.
It provides practical, innovative training whose contents and methodologies harness the latest technology in business innovation and a distinctly international outlook.
Rigour and a distinctive approach are the hallmarks of the education provided at the university, which boasts over 300 years of history, more than 70 university centres on 5 continents and a professorship made up of nationally and internationally renowned active professionals and academics.
ISEP is an institution specialized in the training and the clinical intervention of psychological, educational and health fields.
It is the first and only european private institution of its kind which is dedicated to both teaching and intervention.
For over 25 years, ISEP has become an institution with the highest number of awards from professional and official organizations. ISEP has trained over 20,000 professionals of up to 27 different countries and has offices in different Spanish cities.
The mission of IQS is to provide well-rounded education covering all business and human aspects.
IQS provides highly practical training that will enable you to perform from the very first day you set foot in the business world.
We believe that the dual technical and economic focus presented to our students in the spheres of business and industry is fundamental with a view to the nature of the business world in which they wish to work. Other highlights at the IQS are:
- The international profile of its teaching and research activities.
- The prestige of its alumni association.
- Ongoing education through specialised courses.
- The research and technical services contracts the school carries out, which allows it to remain in touch with the needs of the business world.
- The moral and economic support received from the Fundación Empresas IQS, made up of more than a hundred national and international companies that are leaders in their respective sectors.
TSI-Turisme Sant Ignasi is a university centre affiliated with the Universitat Ramon Llull, promoted by the Fundación Esade and the Compañía de Jesús, whose mission is to encourage teaching, research and the
dissemination of knowledge in the fields of hotel and tourism business management.
Its main mission is to at once nurture people in scientific, social and human terms, in order to produce competent professionals who are aware of their responsibility, so as to aid a humanised development of tourism within a context of intercultural dialogue.
It is a young university that is open to the active participation of its students through a culture of dialogue and responsibility, a spirit of self-improvement and an interest in social transformation, within the framework of intercultural coexistence that fosters their personal and professional development.
Blanquerna is one of the founding institutions behind the Universitat Ramon Llull. With over sixty years of history, it has trained several generations of top professionals.
Its three faculties constitute a unique educational environment combining tailored work, professional immersion and the cultivation of a Christian humanist tradition. Its courses seek to address students’ educational and specialisation while catering for demands in emerging professional sectors.
Its three faculties comprise: The Faculty of Psychology, Educational Sciences and Sport; the Faculty of Healthcare Sciences, and the Faculty of Communication.
The Borja Bioethics Institute was established in 1976.
After spending 8 years attached to the Catalan Faculty of Theology, became
a private foundation in 1984, joining the Generalit de Catalunya’s Registry of Foundation as number 125.
It has been a university institute since 2000, when it was incorporated into the Universitat Ramon Llull.
It is one of Europe’s pioneering bioethics centres, with 30 years of teaching and research experience in this discipline.
ESDAP, Escola Superior de Disseny i d’Arts Plàstiques (School of Design and Art) is a public art college offering courses in the field of design within the first cycle in line with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
The school is based in seven centres affiliated with art and design schools run by the Generalitat de Cataluña.
It offers EHEA-approved diplomas in:
- Graphic design
- Interior design
- Fashion design
- Product design
These programs are structured like undergraduate degrees and include the European Diploma Supplement (EDS).
Founded in 1928, the Felicidad Duce School of Design and Fashion is proud to help forge a new generation of professionals in the fashion sector every year through an innovative creative, cutting-edge teaching methodology
and thanks to its teaching staff and team that is versed in the market and the latest trends and technical advances.
Over the years, it has created a valuable educational and human project reflected in the recognition afforded to the professionals who have studied at the school, who are renowned for their excellence, integrity and open-mindedness.
Students in the school’s undergraduate and Masters programs complement their education through placements at companies and exchange programs as per the Erasmus Charter.
Bande à Part is a Film School founded by practising professionals from all areas of film making, with a teaching experience of over 18 years.
Teachers at Bande à Part have direct contact with the professional world and know very well what you need to train in the different film disciplines and to get a job in the field.
Their students are present in Film and TV productions as Directors, Camera Operators, Screenwriters, Directors of Photography, Production Managers, Editors, Sound technicians, Machine Operators, Art Directors, Props Masters, Assistant Directors and Lighting Technicians among others.
Their teaching proposal is the result of the many hours dedicated to their students and their profession, hands on, during years of shootings and classes.
Bande à Part orients your training as film maker and enhances your talent through the study of the art of cinema, through learning the techniques, through hands on practice with the tools and through shooting experience.
Bande à Part A School that teaches Film Thinking.
C/ París, 143. Local. 08036 Barcelona
Teléfono: +34 93 444 76 78
Language 4 all is an academy specialising in English, French, Chinese, German and Spanish courses in Barcelona.
It offers weekly and intensive courses, as well as private classes for foreigners who want to learn Spanish or any of the above languages.
The centre also runs Catalan classes for foreigners, camps abroad, business classes and classes to prepare students for official exams, as well as itself being an authorised examination centre for Cambridge exams for children up to 12 years old. It can cater for MEC grant holders.
Berlitz Eixample is situated right on the bustling Avinguda Diagonal, between Calle Bailén and Passeig de Sant Joan.
This location aims to make it highly accessible, with extra-spacious, comfortable and welcoming facilities where Berlitz works with the same passion for teaching that its founders began with, based on the following saying:: Loqui loquendi discitur ("you learn to talk by talking").
The Catalan College of Music (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) is a higher education institution with a commitment to public service.
Conceiving music as a multidisciplinary phenomenon, it seeks to serve as a driving force within the Catalan musical and cultural scene.
The school opened its doors in Barcelona in 2001. Now, with over 700 undergraduate and postgraduate students from 28 countries, ESMUC provides an inspirational environment in which to grow as a musician. It is also becoming an international benchmark for its teaching excellencea.
It is the only official public school in Catalonia offering the Bachelor of Music, as part of the new restructuring of artistic education and its insertion within the European Higher Education Area.