University of Barcelona

Advanced Legal Studies

Introduction

 

The master's degree in Advanced Legal Studies is addressed to lawyers from Spain and abroad, including recent graduates and experienced professionals, who would like to receive additional research-oriented training and to refresh their knowledge of recent and innovative trends in law.

Some 18 credits are dedicated to fundamental knowledge and methodology, 24 credits to a specialization (e.g. Public Law, Private Law, European Law, International Law, Criminal Law, Procedural Law or International Economic Law), and 18 credits to the final project.
The master's degree in Advanced Legal Studies is a university master's degree course offered by the University of Barcelona, one of the top 100 universities in the world according to the Shanghai ranking. It is designed for lawyers from Spain and abroad, including recent graduates and experienced professionals, who would like to receive additional research-oriented training and to refresh their knowledge of recent and innovative trends in law. It comprises 18 credits of core training in fundamental knowledge and methodology: in terms of knowledge, comprehensive, cross-disciplinary training in comparative law and the foundations of law; in terms of methodology, since the master's degree grants access to doctoral studies, the course teaches the skills required to complete a research project or doctoral thesis.

Additionally, 24 credits correspond to a specialization, which is chosen from among a number of key areas at the cutting edge of the discipline: Public Law, Private Law, European Law, International Law, Criminal Law, Procedural Law, and International Economic Law (taught in English).

Finally, 18 credits correspond to the final project, in the chosen specialization.

Teaching staff for the course meet the required levels of excellence, skill and expertise, and belong mainly to the University of Barcelona's Faculty of Law. The teaching methodology is both theoretical and practical. Classes are held in the afternoon where possible.
Basic information
Interuniversity No
Credits 60
Professional practice No
Mode of delivery Presencial
Bridging courses Yes
Specializations
  • Criminal Law
  • European Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Law
  • Private Law
  • Procedural law
  • Public Law
Faculty or school Faculty of Law
Number of places available 30
Language(s) of instruction Catalan, Spanish and English (for the International Economic Law specialization only)
Approximate price per credit 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2017-2018
Coordinador JOSE ANDRES ROZAS VALDES
E-mail master.meja@ub.edu