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Master in Civil Liability

Graduate School of Law

Graduate Law School
Prof. Jesús Mercader
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo


Private Law, Private Social and International Law


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    Do you want to know the new Master in Civil Liability?
    See you on May 29th at 1:00 p.m. in room 11.1.16
    Getafe Campus

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has launched an Official Master’s in Civil Liability with the objective of providing adequate coverage, from a practical and research perspective, of a legal area of extraordinary importance.

    From the interdisciplinary perspective provided by civil, commercial, labor and private international law, and, globally, the rest of the legal areas, the Master’s possesses a double profile: professional, which entails pursuing internships in companies, and academic or research-oriented, which leads to  direct access to the doctoral program.

    The Master’s program addresses topics such as the fundamentals of civil responsibility, civil responsibility and business activity insurance, civil responsibility for damages in labor relations, civil responsibility in international private relations, and patrimonial liability of the public administration, among others.

    biblioteca María Moliner en el campus de Getafe

    reasons to study master in Civil Liability


    • 1 academic year
    • ☛ Maximum 40 students per class
    • ☛ UC3M ranks #20 in the ranking of European Universities
    • ☛ 100% faculty composed by Doctors and specialists in the field
    • ☛ Program with 50% of optativity

    El Máster en Responsabilidad Civil contiene en su programa la realización de 9 créditos ECTS en despachos e instituciones de reconocido prestigio. Con ello, se completa la formación de calidad que se pretende, permitiendo al alumno desarrollar las competencias profesionales en esta materia.

    Syllabus content

    Course 1 - Semester 1

    Basis of Civil Liability in Private Law
    Principles of non-contractual Liability6CSpanish
    La Responsabilidad Civil en el Derecho Mercantil
    Liability of asset managers3CSpanish
    Liability insurance3CSpanish
    Civil Liability in the employment context
    Civil liability in the employment context6CSpanish
    Transnational Conflicts and Civil Liability
    Civil liability in the international private relations6CSpanish
    Métodos de Estudio e Investigación
    Responsabilidad extracontractual y jurisprudencia romana. Casuística de un concepto3ESpanish
    Legal Methodology applied to research3ESpanish

    Course 1 - Semester 2

    Basis of Civil Liability in Private Law
    New approaches to non-contractual Liability6ESpanish
    Intelectual Property and civil Liability3ESpanish
    La Responsabilidad Civil en el Derecho Mercantil
    Liability in transportation3ESpanish
    Liability of digital business3ESpanish
    Liability in competition, industrial property and advertising3ESpanish
    Liability of new intermediaries in the market3ESpanish
    Civil Liability in the employment context
    The system of civil liability for work-related injuries3ESpanish
    Transnational Conflicts and Civil Liability
    International civil liability in special cases6ESpanish
    International non-contractual liability arising from antitrust law infringements3ESpanish
    Public Law
    La responsabilidad patrimonial del Estado3ESpanish
    Medical criminal law3ESpanish
    Compensatory remedies in criminal procedure3ESpanish
    ADR and civil liability3ESpanish
    Métodos de Estudio e Investigación
    Non-contractual liability in its historical configuration between the medieval doctrine (Ius Commune) and the Codification3ESpanish
    Master Thesis
    Master Thesis6TFM

    The master has 60 ECTS divided as follows:

    • Compulsory: 24 ECTS
    • Elective courses: 30 ECTS
    • Master Thesis: 6 ECTS
    El claustro de profesores viene integrado por profesores doctores y reputados especialistas en la materia.
    impartiendo clase en el aula

    Plazas Ofertadas: 40


    Requisitos de acceso

    Para poder cursar este máster será necesario ser Licenciado en Derecho, haber obtenido el grado en Derecho o estar en posesión de un título universitario en Derecho equivalente al grado, en función del país de origen del solicitante.


    Criterios de admisión

    La selección de los candidatos se hará teniendo en cuenta los siguientes criterios:

    Expediente académico 70%
    Nivel de conocimiento de idiomas * 20%
    Motivación, interés y cartas de recomendación ** 10%

    * Se exigirá acreditar, como mínimo, nivel B1 (según el MERC) de inglés o francés. Se valorará positivamente el conocimiento de otros idiomas.

    ** Se requerirá la presentación de, al menos, una carta de recomendación, que ponga de manifiesto la capacidad, responsabilidad y motivación del interesado.

    Language requirements

    You can check the language requirements of generic language required to study a master at UC3M, depending on is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

    Foreign students

    Once admitted to the Master, foreign students with university degree issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EEES, must present, for enrollment, the diploma attesting equivalent training that allows access to postgraduate studies, legalized by diplomatic procedures, or “The Hague Convention Apostille”. More information about Legalization of Documents.

    If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.



    The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process it is important to consult the supporting information that we offer below:


    UC3M Scholarships for the Year 2017/2018 *

    For the academic year 2017-18 has been published a call for a maximum of 2 grants for payment of the net enrollment rates for students accepted into the Master, with the following provision:

    • 2 grants of € 1,500

    Application deadline: 31st May 2017.

    Resolution: June 2017.

    Grant reservation: 1 aid of € 1,500 is reserved for candidates who show an academic study / research profile in the Mäster. The candidates commit themselves (in case of obtaining the aid) to formalize in the period of enrollment, the optional subject "Methods of Research Study" of 9 ECTS that would conform the profile that interests in this place. To request the help offered with this profile you must provide the following declaration form

    The number of grants and amounts specified in the Annex to the notice, may vary depending on the conditions of the candidates who apply to them, can be even deserted as assessed by the Selection Committee for each program.

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    General Information about grants and scholarships

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      Calendario Académico

      Calendario 2017-2018 Postgrado


      Horarios del Máster

      Pendiente de publicación


      Calendario de Exámenes

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      Program price

      COURSE 2017/18*

      • Place Reservation: 450 € (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: 4.800€ (80€/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: 7.200€ (120 euros/ECTS credit)


         *Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the course 17/18


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      Additional information

      • You can register on the Master’s degree program when you have finished the application admission process and you have received your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrollment you can choose between Full-time enrollment or Part-time enrollment.
      • The email address which the University provides to the student upon enrollment will be used principally for communications with said student. For this reason, it is essential that it be actualized and periodically consulted.
      • Failure to make payment shall result in non-admission or termination of enrollment according to that established by the University. In case of annulment of registration because of failure to make payment, Universities can demand payment for previous enrollment in earlier academic years as a previous condition for enrollment.
        Universities shall not issue a diploma or certificate when a student has payments of any kind pending.

      General information for enrollment in official Master’s degrees

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