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Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Law

internacional derecho
5 years (372 ECTS credits)


The Dual Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and Law fuses the most competitive education in law with the multidisciplinary nature that inspires degree programs in International Studies at outstanding world universities.

This dual degree completes the specialization in the exercise of the entitled legal professions with other areas that are especially important at an international level. These might include the functioning of the world economy, the economic policy of poverty and inequalities, causes and consequences of migration or climate change policy, among others.

Students can also participate in the Legal Clinic, where they will work on legal assessment free of charge for individuals in situations of special social vulnerability, and in international competitions between law students (MOOT).

These studies include all the content that is taught in both degrees separately. At the end of the program, students will receive two degrees, one in International Studies and another in Law, with the professional advantages that this entails.

Employability and profesional internships

UC3M has agreements with over 6000 companies and institutions in which students can undertake internships and access job openings.

A total of 92.3 % of graduates from this University enter the job market the first year after finishing their studies, according to the 2018 XXII Estudio de Inserción Profesional (Professional Placement Study)

International Excellence

QS Top 50 Under 50
Times Higher Education (THE)



  • Exchange programs

    Exchange programs

    The Erasmus programme permits UC3M first degree and post graduate students to spend one or several terms at one of the European universities with which UC3M has special agreements or take up an Erasmus Placement, that is a work placement or internship at an EU company. These exchanges are funded with Erasmus Grants which are provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.

    The non-european mobility program enables UC3M degree students to study one or several terms in one of the international universities with which the university has special agreements. It also has funding from the Banco Santander and the UC3M.

    These places are offered in a public competition and are awarded to students with the best academic record and who have passed the language threshold  (English, French, German etc..) requested by the university of destination.

  • European mobility

    European mobility

  • Non european mobility

    Non european mobility

Student profile

  • Entry profile

    Entry profile

    Student should have a solid education in history, geography, mathematics, economics and environmental sciences. Additionally, although there is no entrance exam, we recommend a B2 (MCERL) level of English, given that the almost whole courses are taught in English.

    We also appreciate students with initiative, flexibility, organizational working skills, a positive attitude to working in groups, ability to complete tasks under pressure, responsibility and curiosity to apply acquired knowledge in practice. Students should also have sensitivity and curiosity towards the legal, economic, political and social problems of the world today, interest to understand and discuss these problems and challenges from a critical point of view and using, both orally and in written form, distinct qualitative and quantitative skills.

  • Graduated profile

    Graduate profile

    The double degree in International Studies and Law is oriented to preparing graduates to pursue careers in these professional fields:

    • Business intelligence and corporate strategy in multinational firms, nation brands, strategic planning for cities and metropolitan areas, etc.
    • Public administrations
    • Political policy analyst
    • International Organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations
    • Political parties
    • Political analyst
    • Think-tanks and national and international research centers and observatories
    • Political consulting and strategic communication
    • Investigative journalism
    • Education and research and consulting related to both
    • Practice of law as lawyers, after completing an additional one year Master and the assessment examinations for practicing the profession of law.

    The double degree in International Studies and Law will provide students with the necessary skills to pursue a dynamic and versatile career, with a high capacity to adapt to changes in the labour markets with the profiles we have indicated above and those that are still to be consolidated in the years to come.

Study in english

Bilingual studies

This degree courses in English and Spanish. In the courses taught in English there aren't groups in Spanish, so there isn't possibility to choose the language in which you will carry out your studies. You must take into mind that:

  • In groups in English, all works (classes, drills, exercises, tests, etc.) will be conducted in English.
  • Along the first year, it must be established an English B2 level, performing a test, providing one of the supported official certificates or any way determined by the university. In the first weeks of the course will inform students how they can prove their level.
  • After completing the studies, in your DS will appear a mention of bilingual studies.

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Facts about this bachelor's degree

Year of implementation: 2015

Places offered:

  • Getafe Campus: 35

Link to publication in Official universities, centres and degrees registry 

Evaluation and monitoring

Memoria verificación del Grado en Derecho  Grado en Derecho (UC3M)

Memoria de verificación (UC3M)  Grado en Estudios Internacionales (UC3M)

Informe de verificación del Grado en Derecho  Grado en Derecho (ANECA)

Informe de verificación  Grado en Estudios Internacionales (ANECA)


Informe de seguimiento (Fundación madri+d)

Teaching staff and teaching plan