Master in Computer Vision

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Program Description

Master in Computer Vision

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

This master has been designed to join the research expertise of four Barcelona universities to offer the students an updated program of methods and foundations of an emerging technology as it is computer vision, whose impact is increasing in a wide range of intelligent systems.

Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for graduates enrolling in master's degrees. A total of 5,000 Euros is offered in one enrolment aid for this master's degree. To apply you must have an excellent student record, a Spanish passport and you must enrol in the course full-time.

This master degree program attempts to tackle the need for qualified personnel in this field, since computer vision is becoming a fundamental component in multiple systems, such as assisting medical diagnosis and cirurgy, car driving, quality control and surveillance applications, or improving interfaces for multimedia data access.

The master as a whole is coordinated by UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), and program has been designed jointly with UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya), UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and UPF (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). Researchers from all 4 universities are participating in this program.

Career options

This master's degree provides skills and expertise that can be used in many fields, allows theoretical knowledge to be quickly applied and produces multidimensional engineering professionals who can work with many systems of various applications, such as image retrieval from content, interpretation and automatic annotation of videos, extracting three-dimensional information from different views and improving the appearance of the image content. It is a technological field that requires highly-trained personnel and is of rapidly increasing scientific interest. Teaching timetable

Afternoon (Monday and Tuesday from 16h to 19h, Wednesday and Thursday from 16h to 18h).

Master description

This is a 1-year master's degree (60 ECTS), taught over 2 semesters of 30 credits each. The contents focus on techniques and problems in computer vision (CV). The master's comprises 9 compulsory modules, of which 8 count for 6 ECTS, and a master's dissertation for 12 ECTS. This master's degree offers no specialisations or tracks, which means that all modules are compulsory.


Access to this master's degree is open to holders of an official bachelor's degree from a Spanish university or from another higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, provided this gives access to postgraduate studies in the country of issue.

Admission requirements

As stipulated in the interuniversity collaboration agreement, the Joint Master's Committee (the general coordinator plus each university's coordinator and the module coordinators) or, if so agreed, a delegated sub-committee, is responsible for evaluating applicants' previous studies and making a selection. This committee presents the list of applicants admitted to the Master's Committee of the UAB School of Engineering, which approves it and refers it to the rector of the UAB for his resolution.

The admission criteria are as follows:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics, or equivalent qualification.
  • English level B1 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Selection criteria

Should the number of applicants be higher than that of places on offer, these will be allocated according to the following criteria:

  • academic transcript (30%)
  • degree in a subject directly related to this field (20%)
  • Professional or research experience in this field, including programming skills in prototyping languages like Matlab or Python (20%)
  • English level B2 or above of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (20%)
  • Degree of motivation towards this field (10%)

Other participating universities:

  • Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
  • Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 30, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
75 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Spain Barcelona
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 75 EUR
per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit).