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Dual Bachelor in Law and Economics

Derecho economía
Duration
5 and a half years (375 ECTS credits)
Centre
Language
Bilingual, Spanish

Presentation

The Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Economics is geared towards students who wish to receive a competitive education in the areas of law and economics at the national as well as international level.

This dual degree completes the specialization in the exercise of entitled legal professions with solid knowledge with which to tackle increasingly complex economic situations and evaluate their possible effects on different public or private policies.

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

These studies are taught in a bilingual mode and include all the content that is taught in both degree programs separately. At the end of the program, students will receive two degrees, one in Law and another in Economics, 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)
Erasmus+

Program

Mobility

  • 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

Profile and career opportunities

  • Entry profile

    Entry profile

    The dual degrees or double degrees in Law-Economics and Law-Business Administration aim to offer students an education that is comprehensive but mixed or heterogeneous. Thus, due to this mixed or heterogeneous component, in the previous educational stage, students need to have had a mixed focus: both humanities oriented (especially useful for the subjects corresponding to the Law degree, although not absolutely essential), and a solid education in mathematics (for later development and extension in the various subjects corresponding to the degrees in Economics and Business Administration). In any case, students must possess a capacity for logical and abstract reasoning and a clear capability for critical reasoning.

    It is of no less importance that students enter University with an entrepreneurial spirit and clear enthusiasm for learning and applying knowledge. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that the students are aware that their day to day work (and not just class attendance) is what will enable them to reach the objectives of the dual degrees. Also a clear capacity for oral and written expression and analysis and synthesis are required.

    Application for a place in the degree

  • Graduate profile

    Graduate profile

    Due to the mixed component of the Dual Degrees or Double Degrees in Law-Economics and Law-Business Administration, this comprehensive education the Graduate profile is tremendously versatile.

    Dual Degree graduates can work professionally both in the public and private sectors. In this regard, they have the advantages inherent in holding two official degrees, and, depending on their preference, they can orient their professional career towards the fields of law or economics-business or both, as they have knowledge that those who only hold one degree do not have.

    Thus, the profile of graduates, on the one hand, is identical to that of Law Degree graduates and, with the exception of lawyers or prosecutors (given that as of 2011 Law graduates will no longer be able to enter these professions directly from an undergraduate degree, but will have to do a postgraduate degree), they can carry out all those professional activities related to the legal world. The enormous number of competitive examinations open to graduates is especially noteworthy. These are examinations in areas such as judicature, notaries, prosecution, state legal service, etc…. for which, in some cases, knowledge in Economics and/or Business Administration can prove very useful and place them in a privileged position in comparison with their competitors.

    Furthermore, focusing on the economics-business branch, graduates leave the University with the possibility of carrying out any job within the area of business management or management of public institutions, and that is not including the fact that they also have sufficient capability to create and manage companies of their own. And, in the same way, the rigorous legal knowledge they have makes it possible for them to professionally advise companies on legal matters from a privileged position in comparison with their competitors.

    General skills of the Bachelor’s Degree in Law

    Basic Skills: 

    CB1        Students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study

    CB2        Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study.

    CB3        Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements which include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.

    CB4        Students should be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

    CB5        Students will have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.

                   

    General Skills:          

    CG1    Know how to develop personal criteria in the selection and application of knowledge.

    CG2     Know the necessary skills to search for information in different sources and media.

    CG3     Know the dynamics of participation in seminars, tutorials and other academic activities.

    CG4       Know the skills of organisation, analysis and synthesis.

    CG5       Know how to express oneself orally and in writing on specific subjects.

    CG6       Have collective discussion skills.

    CG7       Develop social, economic and environmental awareness.

    CG8      Acquire a civic, ethical and deontological commitment.

    CG9      Know and integrate the principles and values of the culture of peace and of democratic political systems.

    CG10    To become aware of the importance of the recognition and defence of fundamental rights.

    CG11    Acquire a personal and collective commitment to the respect and protection of the principles of equality between men and women, equal opportunities and universal accessibility for people with disabilities.

                   

    Tranversal Skill:

    CT1        Be able to work in multidisciplinary and/or international teams and to organise and plan the work, making the right decisions based on the information available, gathering and interpreting relevant data to make judgements and critical thinking within the area of study.

    CT2        Be able to present and write correctly a topic or compose a discourse following a logical order, providing accurate information and in accordance with established grammatical and lexical rules.

    CT3        Be able to assess the reliability and quality of information and its sources, using such information in an ethical manner, avoiding plagiarism, and in accordance with the academic and professional conventions of the area of study.

    CT4        Acquire basic humanistic knowledge that will enable the student to complete their cross-disciplinary training profile.

    CT5       Knowing and being able to handle interpersonal skills on initiative and responsibility, negotiation, emotional intelligence, etc. as well as calculation tools that allow the consolidation of the basic technical skills required in any professional field.

                   

    Specific Skills:           

    CE1      Knowing the techniques of public speaking and legal argumentation.

    CE2      Possess data evaluation and processing skills.

    CE3      Apply organisational and critical knowledge management skills.

    CE4     To develop critical thinking skills

    CE5     Solving complex legal problems.

    CE6     Knowing research techniques.

    CE7     Mastering the fundamental concepts and principles of the different sectors of the legal system.

    CE8     Knowing and coming into contact with professional legal practice.

    CE9     Develop skills related to the handling of legal sources (legal, jurisprudential and doctrinal).

    CE10    Knowing how to write legal documents and reports.

    CE11    Knowing how to deal with and resolve legal issues in one or more foreign languages.

    CE12   Mastering the legal techniques required for holding positions of responsibility in the different public administrations.

    CE13    To develop legal knowledge adapted to the areas of business and commercial relations.

    CE14    To develop the necessary knowledge and skills in the fields of management, auditing and consultancy.

    CE15    Knowing the phases, formalities and procedural principles specific to the different jurisdictional orders.

    CE16    Acquire the knowledge and skills required for the development of a professional activity in international and community spheres, organisations and institutions.

    CE17    Know how to analyse, develop and defend individually a problem in the disciplinary field of the degree, applying the knowledge, skills, tools and strategies acquired or developed in it.

    General skills of the Bachelor's Degree in Economics

    Basic Skills

    CB1        Students have demonstrated possession and understanding of knowledge in an area of study that builds on the foundation of general secondary education, and is usually at a level that, while relying on advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the cutting edge of their field of study

    CB2        Students are able to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and possess the competences usually demonstrated through the development and defence of arguments and problem solving within their field of study.

    CB3        Students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their field of study) in order to make judgements which include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.

    CB4        Students should be able to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

    CB5        Students will have developed the learning skills necessary to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.

     

    General Skills    

    CG1       Understand the functioning of the economy as the efficient allocation of scarce resources, without forgetting the importance of equity

    CG2       Identify economic problems and provide creative solutions from their rigorous theoretical and empirical analysis.

    CG3       Know how to relate the results of the analysis with public and private policies taking into account incentives and institutions.

    CG4       Entrepreneurship and willingness to take risks.

    CG5       Acquire quantitative knowledge necessary for the approach and resolution of economic problems.

                   

    Transversal Skills             

    CT1        Being able to work in multidisciplinary and / and international teams as well as to organize and plan the work making the right decisions based on the available information, gathering and interpreting relevant data to make judgments and critical thinking within the study area.

    CT2        To be able to correctly expose and write a topic or compose a speech following a logical order, providing accurate information and in accordance with established grammatical and lexical norms.

    CT3        Motivation and ability to devote themselves to lifelong autonomous learning that allows them to adapt to new situations.

    CT4        Know and be able to manage interpersonal skills on initiative, responsibility and negotiation that allow consolidating the basic technical skills that are required in every professional field

    CT5        Critical attitude to look for the answers to big economic problems analyzing them with rigor and precision and without prejudice.

                   

    Specific Skills    

    CE2        Being able to assess the economic and social impact of various public policies.

    CE3        Being able to design economic and social programs that respond to the needs of economic agents.

    CE4        Understand the economic variables that regulate the economy and govern the behavior of agents.

    CE6        Understand economic institutions.

    CE7        Formally represent the economic decision processes.

    CE8        Derive relevant economic information from the data, and be able to process it to answer the questions of interest.

    CE9        Being able to issue and write advisory reports to the relevant economic agents for decision making.

    CE10      Establish and plan the economic framework for the activity of the various social agents

    CE11      Understand the fundamental elements of the economic environment from the perspective of different economic theories

    CE12      Know how to analyze, develop and defend individually a problem of the disciplinary scope of the Degree applying the knowledge, skills, tools and strategies acquired or developed in it.

    CE13      Acquire the knowledge and quantitative methods that facilitate the understanding of economic problems

    CE14      Know how to describe and analyze economic problems in a social environment.

    CE15      Know how to model and interpret economic issues in a quantitative environment.

    CE16      Solve the main economic models from a theoretical and numerical perspective.

    CE17      Understand the operation of the main markets from the point of view of economic agents.

    CE18      Use the main statistical and econometric tools to raise and solve economic problems.

    CE19      Interpret the solutions obtained by computer means in an economic context, necessarily broader and more complex.

    Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor's Degree in Law

    1. Haber adquirido conocimientos avanzados y demostrado una comprensión de los  aspectos teóricos y prácticos, así como de la  metodología de trabajo en el campo del Derecho, con  una profundidad que llegue hasta la vanguardia del  conocimiento

    2. Poder, mediante argumentos o procedimientos elaborados y sustentados por  ellos mismos, aplicar sus conocimientos, la comprensión de estos y sus capacidades de  resolución de problemas en ámbitos laborales complejos o profesionales y especializados  que requieren el uso de ideas creativas e innovadoras

    3.Tener la capacidad de recopilar e interpretar datos e informaciones sobre las que fundamentar sus conclusiones, empleando el sistema de fuentes del Derecho y su metodología de interpretación e incluyendo, cuando sea preciso y pertinente, la reflexión sobre asuntos de índole social, científica o ética en el ámbito de su campo de estudio;

    4.Ser capaces de desenvolverse en situaciones complejas o que requieran el  desarrollo de nuevas soluciones tanto en el ámbito académico como laboral o profesional dentro de su campo de estudio;

    5.Saber comunicar a todo tipo de audiencias (especializadas o no) de manera clara y precisa, conocimientos, metodologías, ideas, problemas y soluciones en el ámbito de su  campo de estudio;

    6.Ser capaces de identificar sus propias necesidades formativas en su campo de estudio y entorno laboral o profesional y de organizar su propio aprendizaje con un alto grado de autonomía en todo tipo de contextos (estructurados o no).

    Learning Outcomes of the Bachelor's Degree in Economics

    RA1: They must acquire both basic and advanced knowledge and demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects and the methodology of work in the area of economics.

    RA2. They must master oral and written communication. Make exhibitions, know how to keep the audience's attention, following a logical and orderly structure of exposure, with clear objectives and precise conclusions.

    RA3: They must show ability to work in a team and skills to interact in a work environment.

    RA4. They must be able to identify ethical problems and be able to solve them according to current regulations. In their labor relations the student must demonstrate a responsible and ethical attitude.

    RA5. They must identify the problems in the economic field, analyze them and synthesize them to make the appropriate decisions that can finally solve them.

    RA6. They must have the ability to collect and interpret, based on theoretical foundations, data and information on which to base their conclusions on problems in their field of study.

  • External internships

    External internships

    External Internships for the Degree in Law:

    Public Organizations:

    • Secretaría General Técnica del Ministerio de Justicia
    • Gabinete Técnico del tribunal Supremo
    • Audiencia Nacional
    • Juzgados de primera instancia (Getafe y Léganes)
    • Consejería de Economía, Empleo y Competitividad de la CAM
    • Abogacía General de la CAM
    • Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid. Servicios de Orientación Jurídica. Extranjería

    Law firms and private entities:

    • Catrecasas
    • Sánchez Blanco y Ruiz-Giménez
    • International Lawyers and Legal Advisors
    • Schiller Abogados y Rechtsanwaelte
    • Boston Consulting Group
    • Ramón y Cajal Abogados

    Legal departments of NGOs:

    • CEAR
    • CERMI
    • Fundación Secretariado Gitano

    External Internships for the Degree in Economics:

    • Acciona S.A.
    • Accenture S.L. Soc Unipersonal
    • Aegon Administración y Servicios A.I.E.
    • Afi Analistas Financieros Internacionales S.A.
    • Allianz Compañia de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A.
    • Amazon Spain Services S.L.
    • Banco de España
    • Banco Santander S.A.
    • BBVA Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Agentaria S.A.
    • BME Bolsas y Mercados Españoles Servicios Corporativos
    • Cámara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Servicios de Madrid
    • Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia CNMC
    • Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores CNMV
    • Telefónica de España S.A.U. / Movistar
  • Career opportunities

    Salidas profesionales

    Career Opportunities for the Degree in Law:

    Graduates of the degree can perform their professional activities in the following areas:

    • Lawyer
    • Industrial property agent
    • Legal advisor
    • Labor advisor
    • Labor auditor
    • Family mediator
    • Solicitor
    • Human resources technician
    • Compliance manager
    • Senior technician in ocupation risk prevention
    • Property, mercantile and movable property register
    • Administrative manager
    • State lawyer
    • Public prosecutor
    • Judge or magistrate
    • Notary public
    • Court clek
    • Civil administrator of the State
    • Diplomat
    • Inspector of the National Police Corps
    • Military legal corps
    • Labor inspector
    • Treasury inspector or technician

    This degree allows access to the master's degree, wich qualifies for the practice of law in Spain.

    Career Opportunities for the Degree in Economics:

    Graduates of degree can carry out their professional activities in the following areas:

    • Study and planning services
    • Market research technician
    • Corporate social responsability technician
    • Analyst in international trade studies
    • Specialist in baking regulation
    • Specialist in baking transparency and market conduct
    • Tax inspector
    • Tax and acconsulting consulting

Study in english

Studies with bilingual option

In this degree, the university offers the opportunity to study in English more than half of the subjects of the studies program. Once you have been admitted, you will choose, at the time of enrollment, the language in which you will study in accordance with the following conditions:

  • 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.
  • The courses offered in English are in the studies program.
  • In case there are more applications than places available in English, interested persons will be ranked according to their admission grade.
  • If you are enrolled in English and exceed at least 50% of the credits offered at the UC3M, in the DS appear a mention of bilingual studies.

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