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Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Law

internacional derecho
5 years (372 ECTS credits)

Bachelor's Degree in Law prepares, together with the Master and the aptitude test, to practise the Lawyer profession in Spain. (Law 34/2006)


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 3000 companies and institutions in which students can undertake internships and access job openings.

A total of 93.4 % of graduates from this University enter the job market the first year after finishing their studies, according to the 2019 XXIV 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.

    Application for a place in the degree

  • 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.

    Competencias que otorga el Grado en Estudios Internacionales


    CG2 - Ser capaz de abordar y analizar los valores inherentes a la igualdad de oportunidades, el multiculturalismo, el pluralismo político, ideológico y cultural, y los Derechos Humanos, en la sociedad internacional.

    CG1 - Conocer la realidad económica, jurídica, política y social desde una perspectiva comparada.

    CG4 - Ser capaz de gestionar información, identificar, organizar y analizar información relevante de forma crítica y sistemática en el contexto de las relaciones internacionales.

    CG5 - Ser capaz de debatir y formular razonamientos críticos, empleando para ello terminología precisa y recursos especializados, sobre los fenómenos internacionales y globales, utilizando tanto los conceptos y conocimientos de las diferentes disciplinas como las metodologías de análisis, paradigmas y conceptos de las Ciencias Sociales.

    CB1 - Que los estudiantes hayan demostrado poseer y comprender conocimientos en un área de estudio que parte de la base de la educación secundaria general, y se suele encontrar a un nivel que, si bien se apoya en libros de texto avanzados, incluye también algunos aspectos que implican conocimientos procedentes de la vanguardia de su campo de estudio

    CB2 - Que los estudiantes sepan aplicar sus conocimientos a su trabajo o vocación de una forma profesional y posean las competencias que suelen demostrarse por medio de la elaboración y defensa de argumentos y la resolución de problemas dentro de su área de estudio

    CB3 - Que los estudiantes tengan la capacidad de reunir e interpretar datos relevantes (normalmente dentro de su área de estudio) para emitir juicios que incluyan una reflexión sobre temas relevantes de índole social, científica o ética

    CB4 - Que los estudiantes puedan transmitir información, ideas, problemas y soluciones a un público tanto especializado como no especializado CB5 - Que los estudiantes hayan desarrollado aquellas habilidades de aprendizaje necesarias para emprender estudios posteriores con un alto grado de autonomía.


    CT1 - Capacidad de comunicar los conocimientos oralmente y por escrito, ante un público tanto especializado como no especializado.

    CT2 - Capacidad de establecer una buena comunicación interpersonal y de trabajar en equipos multidisciplinares e internacionales.

    CT3 - Capacidad de organizar y planificar su trabajo, tomando las decisiones correctas basadas en la información disponible, reuniendo e interpretando datos relevantes para emitir juicios dentro de su área de estudio.

    CT4 - Motivación y capacidad para dedicarse a un aprendizaje autónomo de por vida, que les permita adaptarse a nuevas situaciones.


    CE2 - Conocer y comprender los procesos de cambio político, social, económico y cultural en la sociedad y la política contemporáneas.

    CE3 - Conocer el sistema de fuentes del Derecho

    CE4 - Conocer el modelo de libertades públicas y derechos fundamentales en los ordenamientos jurídicos español e internacional.

    CE12 - Saber plantear y resolver problemas básicos de contenido económico, social, político y en el contexto internacional.

    CE14 - Saber diseñar y evaluar programas políticos y socio-económicos viables y sostenibles dirigidos a la mejora social.

    General skills in Law

    Basic skills:

    • Mastery of individual study techniques.
    • Capacity for oral and written expression
    • Use of books and other complementary materials.
    • Management of computer and audiovisual resources.
    • Performance of practical activities.
    • Personal  compilation of works and exhibitions.
    • Teamwork practice.
    • Development of social, economic and environmental sensitivity.
    • Acquisition of a civil, ethical and deontological commitment.

    General Skills:

    • Development of personal criteria in the selection and application of knowledge.
    • Skills in seeking information from various sources
    • Participation in seminars, tutorials and other academic activities.
    • Ability to organise, analyse and synthesise.
    • Capacity for oral and written expression in specific matters.
    • Collective discussion skills
    • Development of social, economic and environmental sensitivity.
    • Acquisition of a civil, ethical and deontological commitment.
    • Identification with the main principles and values of the culture of peace and democratic political systems.
    • Awareness of the importance of recognition and defence of fundamental rights.
    • Acquisition of a personal and collective commitment to respect for and protection of the principles of gender equality and equal opportunities and universal accessibility of disability.

    Specific skills:

    • Oratory and techniques of legal argument.
    • Data evaluation and processing skills.
    • Organisational skills and critical knowledge management.
    • Capacity for critical thought.
    • Resolution of complex legal problems
    • Initiation to research techniques.
    • Mastery of fundamental concepts and principles of the various sectors of the legal system.
    • Contact with professional legal practitioners.
    • Ability to handle legal sources (legal, case law and doctrine).
    • Drafting of legal documents and reports.
    • Ability to address and resolve legal questions in one or several foreign languages.
    • Knowledge of legal techniques required to hold responsible posts in various Public Authorities.
    • Legal knowledge adapted to the  business sphere and commercial relations.
    • Knowledge and skills in the fields of management, auditing and consultancy.
    • Familiarity with the procedural phases, formalities and principles specific to the various jurisdictional orders.
    • Acquisition of knowledge and skills required to  act professionally in international and Community spheres, organisations and  institutions.
    • Negotiating and reconciliation skills between conflicting interests.

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: 40

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