FAQ COVID-19 - Master degrees
Faced with the current situation of extraordinary measures to deal with COVID-19, BAU remains firm in its commitment to and defence of face-to-face courses and experimentation as a guarantee of full and satisfactory learning processes. In order to offer and promote university teaching adapted to current circumstances, BAU has significantly increased the technological capacity of its physical and virtual environment. Instead of perceiving technology as a tool for dispersion and isolation, BAU uses it to reinforce face-to-face training, a constantly evolving challenge.
How is the 2021-2022 academic year developing?
The current academic year is running as normally as it can be expected, taking into account the COVID-19 situation, with all master's and postgraduate classes taking place on site.
BAU has adopted all sanitary measures in accordance with the regulations and recommendations of the competent authorities: use of masks, hand disinfection, reduced groups, adequate spaces to comply with social distancing, disinfection and ventilation of the classrooms, among others.
In addition, the centre has a direct COVID-19 counselling service that personally attends to all cases based on the recommendations issued by the health authorities.
What happens if there is a case of COVID-19 at the Centre?
When isolated cases of COVID-19 have occurred, the Epidemiological Surveillance Emergency Service of Catalonia (SUVEC) has determined that, by definition and taking into account the strict application of the contingency plan of the centre, the students, professors and staff of the centre who have been in contact with the positive person do not meet the conditions of being close contacts, but they do meet the conditions of being casual contacts.
For this reason, following the recommendations of the SUVEC, the students, professors and staff of the centre, with the exception of the affected person, have been able to continue with their normal activities, taking extreme individual protection measures, minimising social contacts and paying attention to any symptoms for a period of ten days.
The beginning of the 2022-23 academic year
BAU plans to start the 2022-23 academic year as of October, offering eminently in-person courses with all the guarantees of safety and university quality through classes in small groups in adequate/hygienic spaces, complying with all the prevention protocols established by the competent health authorities. BAU guarantees the correct development of teaching and the acquisition of competencies established in each training course.
External internships in companies
BAU master's and postgraduate students can apply for and carry out extracurricular internships in companies. Within the COVID-19 pandemic framework, internships, which are not compulsory in master's and postgraduate courses, will be carried out in accordance with the criteria established by the regulations in force and following the guidelines of the company in which they are carried out. In some cases, and depending on the conditions offered by the contracting companies, internships may be carried out remotely.
What happens if I cannot start the course in person at BAU due to restricted mobility reasons generated by COVID-19?
In the event of not being able to start a Master's or Postgraduate course at BAU due to official COVID-19-related restrictions, and as long as an official certificate can be presented, the centre will offer the possibility of starting the programme online by following the sessions through the virtual platform until the course can be resumed on site.
In the event that the authorities do not permit the start of on-site classes in October and impose temporary confinement, the classes and the use of BAU's facilities will be adapted to the type of confinement decreed by the authorities.