What will be the new university degrees 2024/2025? What career opportunities are on offer? Find out all about the new university degrees 2024/2025 and the new labour market trends in our blog.

List of new university degrees 2024 in Catalonia

Depending on demand and supply, social changes and the emergence of new technologies, new professions appear that require specific training and therefore, over the years, new studies related to new social trends are appearing. During the next academic year we will be able to see how the new university degrees are related to the digital field, business, science, engineering, green economy and sustainability. Here is a list of the new university degrees that you will be able to find in the universities of Catalonia:

University of Barcelona

  • Gastronomic Management. This degree will be taught at the Barcelona Culinary Hub, a centre attached to the University of Barcelona. This new degree will train professionals who will be able to lead new opportunities related to gastronomy, culinary traditions or the food identity of each region.
  • Cybersecurity. This degree will be taught by the university’s affiliated centre, ENTI-UB, and will be the first of its kind to be offered in Catalonia. The degree will be structured in 4 academic years (240 credits) like a normal university degree, and will guarantee the growing demand for professionals in this field.

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

  • Satellite Engineering. The new university degree at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia aims to provide students with a complete training in the knowledge, skills and competences needed to develop a professional career in the space sector. Future graduates will be prepared to adapt to the innovations of new technologies such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, advanced electronics or next-generation mobile communications and become key players in the sector.

University of Lleida

  • Business Administration and Management and Business Transformation. This new university degree aims to provide students with the necessary tools to face challenges within the general field of business in areas such as Finance, Marketing and Sales, General Administration, Accounting and Human Resources.
  • Digital Marketing and Communication. The University Degree in Digital Marketing and Communication aims to prepare students to stand out and take a brand to the top. In it, students will learn to develop any function related to 100% digitally oriented marketing.
  • Hispanic Philology. This university degree guarantees the preparation of professionals who will provide society with a solid knowledge of the Spanish language and its literatures.
  • History of Art and Management of Artistic Heritage. This degree is a pioneer in Catalonia and is in tune with the reality of the new expectations of Europe’s historical, artistic and cultural heritage in the 21st century. It aims to train students to be up to date, prepared, skilled, competent, dynamic, enterprising and resolute thanks to a solid training with basic knowledge of the history of general or universal art.
  • Double Degree in Applied Languages and Translation and Degree in Hispanic Philology. This degree is structured over 5 years, with the aim of providing complementary training to students who wish to specialise in Hispanic language and literature, providing them with skills in applied linguistics. In addition, emphasis will be placed on the field of translation. They will also gain knowledge of English and French-speaking literature and culture.
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University of Girona

  • Hotel and Gastronomic Business Management. This university degree adapts the undergraduate studies of the University School of Hotel Management and Tourism of Sant Pol de Mar, updating the contents and adapting them to the needs of the sector. Students will obtain tools related to communication, leadership, critical thinking and problem solving. In addition to more attention to personal and cultural diversity and the sustainability of actions and companies.
  • Human Nutrition and Dietetics. This degree will train professionals with a solid scientific background to develop exercises in key areas such as clinical, research, teaching, sports nutrition, supplementation, food industry, mass catering, public health.
  • Global Studies. This degree aims to train new professional specialists to contribute to explaining and solving challenges and to collaborate in their design and transformation.

University of Vic

  • Global Studies / Global Studies. The university degree in Global Studies will provide students with an understanding of today’s most complex issues and contribute to the construction and improvement of today’s increasingly changing, globalised and connected society.
  • General Audiology. This new degree will provide students with the tools and knowledge to know how to assess, intervene and guide patients with hearing or vestibular deficits of different ages and conditions. In addition, they will learn to guide people together with other specialists to decide on the ideal supports, devices and hearing aids and prostheses to improve patients’ quality of life.

Abat Oliba University

  • Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. This degree will enable students to gain a comprehensive understanding of sport and develop specific skills in teaching, management, entrepreneurship, coaching, health, leisure, entertainment, the natural environment, technology, research and sport innovation.
  • Business Intelligence. The degree in Business Intelligence is aimed at students who are interested in aspects related to economics, business operation and management.

What are the university degrees with the most professional opportunities at the moment?

The university degrees with the most professional opportunities and which are most in demand by companies are the following:

  • Business Administration and Finance. This university degree offers versatile training that can be applied in different sectors such as consultancy, human resources, logistics, marketing, etc.
  • Engineering. There are different engineering fields such as computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and industrial engineering that are constantly developing and demand highly qualified professionals.
  • Health Sciences. University degrees such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy are constantly in high demand due to medical advances that require qualified personnel and the ageing of established personnel.
  • Information and Communication Technologies. With the rise of technology there is a constant demand for departments such as software development, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and data analysis.
  • Education. Education is a key profession, so students tend to find a large number of job opportunities, especially in specialisations such as mathematics, science and special education.
  • Environmental Science and Sustainability. Professionals in this area are increasingly in demand by companies due to the strong growth in sustainability and environmental protection.
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New labour market trends

The development of technology and artificial intelligence has brought about many changes in society and in the labour market. Over the next few years we will see how technologies and artificial intelligence will enter the labour market and with it the emergence of new university degrees.

In recent years, new trends have been appearing in the labour market that both companies and workers will have to know how to adapt to. Here are the most important trends in the labour market:

  • Training and adaptability. Companies are starting to require workers trained in transversal skills such as leadership, critical thinking, communication, change management and digital skills. This training will allow workers to adapt to the different types of work, changes and demands of the sector.
  • Digital transformation. Companies need to digitise their work processes and automate work. As a result, some jobs will disappear and new jobs or new skills and ways of working will appear, to which workers will need to be able to adapt.
  • Elimination of routine and repetitive jobs. With the rise of new technologies and artificial intelligence, companies will have to make decisions in which many jobs will be replaced by machines and the skills of workers will be very important.
  • Temporariness and outsourcing of services. Many companies will require freelance workers, so new employment will be rare.
  • Flexibility. Because of the global pandemic of 2019, teleworking was introduced and is already established for many companies. In addition, flexible working hours will allow workers to better reconcile personal and family life with work.

With these new trends in the labour market, there will appear professional competences that workers will need to have such as:

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication skills
  • Digital competence
  • Adaptability to change
  • Ability to learn
  • Initiative
  • Results-oriented
  • Willingness to be mobile
  • Knowledge of languages
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