The Barcelona Summer School in Survey Methodology is a two-week intensive program covering diverse topics on survey methodology and advanced statistical analysis of survey data. Participants can create their own program choosing from 12 courses covering different topics. The Barcelona Summer School in Survey Methodology is organized by the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM), located at the Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona. All courses are taught in English, by leading experts. They also offer two introductory courses on the software Stata and R. 

The Department has signed an agreement with the RECSM whereby students can select one or two courses depending upon the number of applications received (a maximum of 40 applications are financed each academic year).

Course withdrawal

Students who wish to withdraw their participation to an enrolled course before its starting date must duly notify to the RECSM ([email protected]with copy to Anna Salas Bernaus ([email protected]). Participants must inform of their course withdrawal by sending an e-mail at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the course.


Students who do not show up in an enrolled course, or who drop out a course before completing 50% of its sessions will be automatically charged for the cost of the course as we understand that this is a misused of public resources.

Editions of the RECSM courses:

Note:  The Department supports students to the best of its ability, within its budgetary limits, for their training in the speciality of their thesis. Once the thesis has been submitted for external assessment, the training period is understood to be over and no financial support will be granted for methodological courses, conferences and other expenses related to the completion of the doctoral thesis. In the specific case of RECSM courses (summer and winter courses), students who have already submitted the thesis for external evaluation or have made the deposit must finance the courses themselves, but may benefit from the student discount.