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Master in European Union Law

Graduate School of Law

Graduate Law School
Direction
Porf. Carlos Javier Moreiro González
Language
Spanish, English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
90 ECTS
Campus
Getafe
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Departments
Public State Law, Private Law, Private Social and International Law, International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

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    The Master Programme in European Union Law at Carlos III University trains jurists specialized in consultancy and problem solving issues relating to the international legal traffic.

    The experience achieved in more than 25 years has led to a highly competitive Programme taught by highly renowned professionals and experts in their respective fields and thus focalizing on a practical approach to the legal practice within the context of a globalized economy.

    Among the goals of the Programme, the capability of students to redact legal notes, claims or advisories as well as consultancy, team work skills and professional leadership skills within multicultural backgrounds are to be highlighted. The internships will be supervised and evaluated by international law firms, legal departments of multinational corporations or European Union institutions.

    Meanwhile it is possible to extend achieved education attending the Master of International Legal Studies at Washington College of Law* (Double Degree in International Legal Practice and European Union Law) or specialized courses in Commercial Law and Arbitration, Business and Financial Law or IP Law at the University of Zurich.
     

    • Jones Day Award-Professor Illescas Ortiz
      The Jones Day law firm, has convened a new edition of the Professor Illescas Prize designed to promote academic excellence and professional capacity of the students on the 27th Course of the Master's Degree in EU law at the UCIIIM. 
      See call Competition rules.

    │PERSONALITIES

    fotos de Catherine Barnard, Felix Fernandez Shaw y Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo

    Reasons to study master in European Union Law

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ Assessed, for 13 years in a row as best Spanish Master in the specialty of International Law by El Mundo and Expansión report issued on 15th June 2016. 
    • ☛ More than 80 collaborating entities between offices, consultancies and companies
    • 40 places offered
    • 80% of teaching in English
    • ☛ Employability: more than 90% of students get a stable job within two years of graduation in Spain or abroad; 35% is absorbed by the collaborating entities in which the compulsory practice is developed

     

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  • PROGRAM

    The Study Program is composed of 7 compulsory courses and 12 credits of optional subjects following personal choice, which deepen and apply skills, achieved in common subjects. Students must select 4 optional courses of 3 ECTS credits each. This does not meaning a specialization in specific fields but a more in depth assimilation of specific subjects only.

    Further 30 ECTS credits are intended to be taken in external tutored internships in order to achieve skills and knowledge required by the legal practice and companies advising as a European Union Law Attorney.

    The Programme ends with a “Due diligence” evaluation consisting of 6 ECTS credits. Students shall apply their skills to solve a complex case composed by an international attorney and consisting of trans-national matters, requiring mandatory application of EU Legal framework. The preparation of the case shall be in teams whereas the defense in front of the examining board shall be individual.

    C= Compulsory: 42 ECTS

    E= Elective Course: 12 ECTS

    Interships: 30 ECTS

    Master's Thesis: 6  ECTS

  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • CALVO CARAVACA, ALFONSO
      Department of Social Law and International Private Law
      Chair of International Private Law
      PhD
    • MERCADER UGUINA, JESÚS
      Department of Social Law and International Private Law
      Chair of Labour Law
      UC3M General Secretary
      PhD
    • MOREIRO GONZÁLEZ, CARLOS JAVIER
      Department of International Public Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy  of Law
      Chair of International Public Law
      (J. Monnet ad personam Chair of European Union Law)
      PhD
    • MORENO MOLINA, ÁNGEL MANUEL
      Department of Public Law
      Chair of Administrative Law
      PhD
    • PERALES VISCASILLAS, PILAR
      Department of Private Law
      Chair of Business Law
      PhD

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • ADELL DE BERNARDO, ÁNGEL
      Attorney
      Directive Partner
      EURADIA
    • ALEMANY, DOLORES
      Partner Attorney
      ALEMANY & MUÑOZ DE LA ESPADA
    • ALONSO DREGI, ALEJANDRO
      Partner Attorney
      SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS
    • ALONSO DREGI, RAFAEL
      Partner Attorney
      SQUIRE SANDERS HAMMONDS
    • AMO, JAVIER
      CEO
      ALPHA PLUS GESTORA
    • ANDRÉS SAÉNZ DE SANTAMARÍA, PAZ
      Chair of International Public Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
    • ARAUJO BOYD, MARCOS
      Partner Attorney
      GARRIGES
    • ARMENGOL, ORIOL
      Partner Attorney
      PÉREZ LLORCA ABOGADOS
    • AYLLÓN, JOSÉ
      Partner Attorney
      DUTILH ABOGADOS
    • BARNARD, CATHERINE
      Chair of International Public Law and European Union Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIGDE
    • CALLOL, PEDRO
      Partner Attorney
      ROCA JUNYENT ABOGADOS
    • CANTOS, FRANCISCO
      Partner Attorney
      FRESHFIELDS
    • CREMADES GARCÍA, JAVIER
      Partner Attorney
      CREMADES & CALVO SOTELO
    • DE BAERE, PHILIPPE
      Partner Attorney
      VAN BAEL & BELLIS
    • DELGADO ECHEVARRÍA, MARTA
      Of Counsel Attorney
      JONES DAY
    • DÍAZ BARRADO, CASTOR
      Chair of International Public Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS DE MADRID
    • ESCRIBANO, BLANCA
      Partner Attorney
      OLSWANG LLP
    • ESPADAS CEJAS, JUAN
      Deputy Environmental Protection Official
      JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA
    • FERNÁNDEZ, CANI
      Partner Attorney
      CUATRECASAS
    • FERNÁNDEZ DE ARAOZ GÓMEZ-ACEBO, ALEJANDRO
      Partner Attorney
      ARAOZ & RUEDA ABOGADOS
    • FERNÁNDEZ-LASQUETTY, JAVIER
      Partner Attorney
      ELZABURU
    • FOLGUERA CRESPO, JAIME
      Partner Attorney
      URÍA & MENÉNDEZ
    • GARCÍA GALLARDO, RAMÓN
      Partner Attorney
      KING AND WOOD MALLESONS
    • GARCÍA DEL POYO, RAFAEL
      Partner Attorney
      OSBORNE CLARKE
    • GARCÍA MUÑOZ, TERESA
      Official in charge at Library Archive of EU Law
      UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
    • GARRIDO, VICENTE
      Director
      INCIPE
    • GIL ROBLES, JOSÉ MARÍA
      Former President
      PARLAMENTO EUROPEO
    • GISBERT GUTIÉRREZ, JUAN JOSÉ
      Attorney
      MICHELIN ESPAÑA PORTUGAL, S.A
    • GONZÁLEZ-PÁRAMO, CASTO
      Partner Attorney
      HOGAN LOVELLS ABOGADOS
    • HERNÁNDEZ BATALLER, BERNARDO
      Attorney
      CONSEJERO DEL COMITÉ ECONÓMICO Y SOCIAL EUROPEO
    • JOHNSTON, MARK
      Chief Division of Sea and Fishing
      COMISIÓN EUROPEA
    • LOBATO GARCÍA-MIJAN, MANUEL
      Partner Attorney
      BIRD & BIRD
    • LÓPEZ, ALFONSO
      Partner Attorney
      SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS
    • MARTÍN Y PÉREZ DE NANCLARES, JOSÉ
      Chair of International Public Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
    • MARTÍNEZ LAGE, SANTIAGO
      Partner Attorney
      HOWREY MARTÍNEZ LAGE
    • MÉNDEZ DE VIGO Y MONTOJO, PEDRO
      Lieutenant Colonel Estado Mayor del ET. MA.
      UNIVERSIDAD DE OXFORD
    • MILLÁN MORO, LUCÍA
      Chair of International Public Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD PABLO OLAVIDE. SEVILLA
    • MUÑOZ CAÑAS, JULIA
      Partner Attorney
      S. MUÑOZ MACHADO
    • MUÑOZ, MIGUEL
      Attorney
      EY ABOGADOS
    • NAVARRO VARONA, EDURNE
      Partner Attorney
      URÍA & MENÉNDEZ, BRUSELAS
    • O´CONNOR, BERNARD
      Partner Attorney
      O´CONNOR & COMPANY
    • ODRIOZOLA, MIGUEL
      Partner Attorney
      CLIFFORD CHANCE
    • ORTEGA, RAIMUNDO
      Partner Attorney
      JONES DAY
    • PASCUAL, ÁLVARO
      Attorney
      JOSÉ MARÍA BAÑO LEÓN ABOGADOS
    • PASCUAL, JULIO
      Partner Attorney
      ASHURS MORRIS CRISP
    • PÉREZ-ABAD, CRISANTO
      Partner Attorney
      EVERSHEDS NICEA
    • PÉREZ BUSTAMANTE, JAIME
      Partner Attorney
      LINKLATERS
    • RIVAS ANDRÉS, JOSÉ
      Partner Attorney
      BIRD & BIRD, BRUSELAS
    • RODRÍGUEZ IGLESIAS, GIL CARLOS
      Chair of  International Public Law
      Jean Monnet Chair ad personam of European Union Law
      Director of Real Instituto Elcano
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • RODRÍGUEZ-PIÑERO ROYO, MIGUEL
      Chair of Labor Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD HISPALENSE DE SEVILLA
    • RUIZ CALZADO, JAVIER
      Partner Attorney
      LATHAN & WATKINS
    • SANTOS LORENZO, SALOMÉ
      Attorney of Competition Law
      EUROPA/ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOOD
    • SARMIENTO RAMÍREZ-ESCUDERO, DANIEL
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • SOBRINO HEREDIA, JOSÉ MANUEL
      Chair of International Law
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE LA CORUÑA
    • SOLDEVILA FRAGOSO, SANTIAGO
      Judge
      TRIBUNAL DE JUSTICIA PRIMERA INSTANCIA DE LAS CCEE
    • SUÁREZ, PEDRO
      Partner Attorney
      RAMÓN Y CAJAL ABOGADOS S.L.P.
    • SUÁREZ DE LEZO CRUZCONDE, RAFAEL
      Partner Attorney
      ALBIÑANA Y SUÁREZ DE LEZO
    • THOMAS DE CARRANZA, SANTIAGO
      Partner Attorney
      THOMAS DE CARRANZA ABOGADOS
    • VALERO, PASTORA
      Director of EU Public Policy
      CISCO
    • VALLE GÁLVEZ, ALEJANDRO DEL
      Chair of International Law
      (J. Monnet Chair of EU LAw)
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD DE CÁDIZ
    • VELOSO, JULIO
      Partner Attorney
      BROSETA ABOGADOS
    • ZABELL, THERESA
      Olimpic Champion and World Champion of Sealing
      Former European Deputy
  • ADMISSION

    Places available: 40

     

    Requirements

    The main requirements for access to the University Master's  degree in European Union law are to have obtained, or to be in the process of obtaining, prior to commencement of classes, a degree in law or any other degree attesting to their having acquired  the skills and competence established in article 3 of the Regulation on the Law 34/2006 of 30 October on access to the professions of lawyer and court procedural representative, approved by RD 775/2011 of 3 June or to have obtained or to be in the process of obtaining prior to starting the course an official certificate attesting to an advanced level of English.

    Students whose mother tongue is not Spanish should also be able to demonstrate a good level of spoken and written Spanish with at least B2 level of the DELE (diploma in Spanish as a foreign language) issued by the Instituto Cervantes.

     

    Admission criteria

    Candidates will be selected by the Master's Degree Management Committee on the basis of the following criteria:

    ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHTING
    Academic record (examination grades and if appropriate degree final dissertation) up to 3.5 points
    Compulsory language accreditation up to 2.5 points
    Extensive periods (more than three consecutive months) at foreign universities undertaking studies leading to a degree in law and/or an extended period  (more than three consecutive months) with an external work placement in law organisations  or institutions up to 1.5 points
    Participation in competitions and international competitive events with a legal content 0.5 points
    Participation in courses run by internationally renowned legal institutions or centres concerned with knowledge of transnational legal practice up to 0.5 points
    Testimonials and references up to 0.5 points

    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.

     

    Application

    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:

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    General Information about grants and scholarships

    You can find more information about scholarships of UC3M and other agencies or entities.

    Financial aid/scholarships for graduate programs

    Career Services

    University's Foundation (Fundación Universidad Carlos III) holds a careers service ( UC3M Guidance&Employment) which orientates, informs and helps graduates to get through the labour market.

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION
    • CALENDAR/TIMETABLE

      Academic Calendar

      Academic Calendar 2016/17

      Academic Calendar 2017/18

       

      Program course schedule

      Direct access to timetable

      Course 2017/18: classes are given in the afternoons.

       

      Exam Schedule

      Direct access to exam schedule

    • ENROLLMENT

      Program Price

      course 2017/18*

      • Place Reservation: 600€ (It will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master, and deducted from the first tuition payment)

      54 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: 5.130€ (95€/ECTS credit) Three especialities including
      • Non EU students: 8.100€ (150€/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

      Information about credits recognition

    • QUALITY

      General Information about Master

      Implantation year: 2014

      Quality Assurance

      The Academic Committee of the Master complies with the SGIC of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and it is responsible for the quality analysis of the program, it contributes with proposals to improve the program and produces the “Memoria Académica de Titulación”.

      System of complaints and / or suggestions

      Claims, complaints and suggestions received and channeled through the Academic Committee of Quality, so that it is directly informed of all matters related to the quality of qualifications. The seat of that committee are reviewed and processed in accordance with established work schedules and noting in the reports of these committees.

      Furthermore, claims, complaints and suggestions can be made outside the scope of the degree by presenting on paper, through the Registry, and also through the electronic mailboxes (OPINA System) found on the website of the degrees. All questions received, transfer is given to units or services concerned in order to reverse this information to improve the quality offered by the University.

      Also through the University Ombudsman that ensures the protection of the rights, freedoms and interests of all members of the university community, against any violation of the current legislation by the services and bodies of the University.

      Material Resources of the program

      Information about material resources of Getafe Campus

    • MORE INFORMATION

      Professional opportunities

      Description of the stage

      Having successfully completed the first stage of the Master's degree in EU law, students may acquire practical knowledge to complement their theoretical training.
      The location for these "stages"  will depend on their :
      • Career path prior to and during the first stage of the Master's degree,
      • The organisational availability of the collaborating bodies.

      In this regard work experience in legal firms or companies or with public authorities is in any case conditioned on acceptance by the course organisers of the work experience locations.

      Duration

      A period of 3 to 6 months according to the needs of the collaborating bodies. This period may be extended if the interested parties mutually agree.

      Collaborating universities

      There is a possibility of obtaining a Master’s degree in international legal practice at WCL of the AU in USA jointly with the Master's degree in EU law at the UC3M («Double Degree Program»).

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      Collaborating Organizations

       

      The Master's degree in European Union Law is currently pending signature of new agreements with other bodies which will foreseeably extend the current list.

      News

      • Lecture by the Danish Ambassador, Ms Lone Dencker Wisborg on “The Danish social model as  a reference for social dialogue in the EU"
      • Lecture given by the Croatian Ambassador Mr Zoran Kos, on "Croatia's adhesion to the EU".
      • Lecture given by the Swiss Ambassador Mr Urs Ziswiler, on “Switzerland and the European Union”.
      • Mr Joaquín García Bernaldo de Quirós, President of the National Competition Commission inaugurated the 23rd edition of the Master in EU law on 4 October.
      • Lecture given by the Indian Ambassador Mr. Sunil Lal, on the "The relationship between India and the EU".
      • III International Workshop: "The Treaty on a Reinforced Economic Union" organised by the ad personam J. Monnet Chair of EU law.
      • II International Workshop:  "EU 2020: The Lisbon Process Revisited".  Organised by the ad personam  Jean Monnet Chair of EU law.
      • Closure of the 19th Conference on European and Spanish Competition law.
      • Casto González-Páramo, Professor and collaborator at MDUE has been appointed partner of the Madrid office of Hogan Lovells.
      • Prof. Carlos J. Moreiro Director of the Master in EU law gave a lecture on 1st May: “The Legal and Institutional Consequences of the Financial Crisis in Spain” at Cambridge University.
      • Lecture given by the Belgian Ambassador Mr. Jan De Bock, on “The EU Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020”.
      • 4th international seminar: The European Fund for the Creation of Juvenile Employment: Franco-German initiative, organised by the ad personam Jean Monnet
      • Chair of EU law. On 10 October 2013   Mr Rodrigo Rato Figaredo gave a  keynote speech at the inauguration of the 24th master's degree course in EU law.
      • Closure of the 20th Conference on European and Spanish Competition law.
      • Lecture given by the Dutch Ambassador Mr Kees van Rij, on "Holland facing the challenges of European integration"
      • Lecture by the South African Ambassador Ms Fikile Sylvia Magubane, on "The relationship between South Africa and the EU".
      • Lecture by the Australian Ambassador Ms Zorica McCarthy, on "The relation between  Australia and the EU".
      • The 1st Jones Day -Prof. Illescas prize for the best dissertation by a student of the Master in EU law.
      • program included by the European Commission in their list of Excellent Post Graduate Courses
      • The Program has been included by the European Commission in its list of Excellent Postgraduate courses on European Studies given by the University institutions throughout the world.
      • On 24 October 2011 Ms Benita Ferrero-Waldner, President of the Fundación Euroamérica, gave the keynote address at the inauguration of the 23rd Master in European Union law.   
      • Hugo Roldán Navalón was awarded the 2nd Jones Day- Prof. Illescas prize for the best dissertation by a student of the 22nd Master in EU law.
      • The EU was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in recognition of its contribution to advancing the causes of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe.
      • On 21 December the book "Procedimientos Administrativos y Judiciales de la Unión Europea" was presented, the authors of which are members of our Academic Board.
      • Lecture given by the Finnish Ambassador Mr. Markku Keinänen, on “The future of the Euro zone”

      Jones Day Award - IV Jones Day - Profesor Illecas Ortiz Prize

      The Jones Day law firm, has convened a new edition of the Professor Illescas Prize designed to promote academic excellence and professional capacity of the students on the 26th Course of the Master's Degree in EU law at the UCIIIM. See call Competition rules.

      Jones Day is an international law firm with offices in the major financial and business centres of the world. Surveys have evaluated Jones Day as one of the top most integrated law firms with one of its most enduring and outstanding features being its quality of customer service. Jones Day is one of the main external advisers regularly providing legal advice and other services to more than half the companies in the Fortune Global 500 list.

      Jones Day lawyers are able to work with their colleagues throughout the world representing global clients in some of the most interesting legal issues in the forefront of the legal field.

      This prize, which was a pioneering venture in Spain, is part of Jones Day's policy to support and promote academic excellence throughout the world.

  • DOUBLE DEGREE
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      MASTER IN LEGAL PRACTICE (SEPTEMBER 2017 ED.)
      MASTER IN EUROPEAN UNION LAW

       

      ☛ The application process for academic year 2017/2018 is now closed

       

      The UC3M offers students the possibility of jointly studying the Master's degree in Legal Practice, which will help them to prepare for the professional aptitude assessment examinations in order to exercise the profession of law, and the University Master's degree in European Union Law, thus obtaining a high level of specialization which will place them in an excellent position for entering the job market.

      You will attend morning and evening classes in both master's courses on a full time basis so that the two qualifications can be obtained by the end of the third quarterly term which is spent on an external work placement  and on writing up the two final dissertation projects.

      Admission and registration on the double master's degree course will provide exemption* from ECTS credits which will be validated according to the curriculum (see program). Having obtained credits from both syllabuses, together with validation of 56 ECTS you will be able to obtain two official master's qualifications in little more than a year and a half.


      * Exemption from payment of fees for validating ECTS credits shall only be applicable to students registered on the Dual Master's degree from the start.

      Master in Legal Practice

      In its current guise, the Master’s degree in access to Law Practice has developed in response to the requirements of the Law 34/2006 of 30 October regulating access to the professions of lawyer and court procedural representative (procurador), and it also provides an opportunity to improve training in legal practices for law graduates thus facilitating access to the job market.

      The Master's degree is carried out jointly, taking advantage of the resources and experience of the ISDE School of Legal Practice approved by the General Law Council which with its justly merited prestige has extensive and  long experience in training programs for the practice of law.

      Master in European Union Law

      Furthermore, the Master's Degree in European Union Law at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, will prepare you for work as a specialist lawyer able to assess and resolve problems typical of international legal traffic and trade.

      The experience accumulated over 25 years has resulted in an extremely competitive program taught by renowned professionals with a practical approach to the customary techniques employed by legal practitioners in a globalised economic environment.

      One of the main goals of the course tis to achieve linguistic fluency of students so that they are able to draw up legal documents or correctly advise their clients in both English and Spanish, encouraging team work and a capacity for professional leadership, accustoming students to a multicultural environment.

      reasons to study Double Master's Degree Legal Practice (September Edition) and European Union Law

      │MASTERS IN NUMBERS

      Legal Practice 
      • ☛ 100% pass rate at the final evaluation test access to professional law degree (2016)
      • ☛ Best results between public and private Universities of the Community of Madrid in the first official examination exam 2016
      • ☛ More than 55% of teaching is in charge of legal professionals
      • ☛ Access call report February 2016

       

      European Union Law
      • ☛ Assessed, for 13 years in a row as best Spanish Master in the specialty of International Law by El Mundo and Expansión report issued on 15th June 2016. 
      • ☛ More than 80 collaborating entities between offices, consultancies and companies
      • 40 places offered
      • 80% of teaching in English
      • ☛ Employability: more than 90% of students get a stable job within two years of graduation in Spain or abroad; 35% is absorbed by the collaborating entities in which the compulsory practice is developed
    • PROGRAM

      The syllabus for this Double Master's degree is structured around three teaching terms and a compulsory work placement for which students will obtain 75 ECTS corresponding to the University master's degree in Access to Law Practice and 49 ECTS of the University Master's degree in European Union Law. The 124 total credits on the dual syllabus are broken down as follows:

      • In the first term, compulsory subjects on the Law Practice course  corresponding to the main part of this degree (29 ECTS in total, in the mornings) and a first part of the European Union Law specialization (13 ECTS in total, in afternoon classes).
      • In the second term some compulsory subjects will be studied, completing the technical training in Legal Practices and Professional Activity of the Master's degree in European Union Law (10 ECTS in total  in morning classes) and a second phase of the specialization (30 ECTS in total taught in the afternoons).
      • The third and final term is dedicated to the guided external work placement designed for students to acquire the skills and abilities needed to exercise the profession of law and to completing the two final dissertations for the master's degrees.
      • 56 of your ECTS credits will be recognized and at the end of the course you will have obtained two official Master's qualifications.

      * This course is imparted along the 1st. and 2nd term

      C= Compulsory: 76 ECTS

      E= Elective Course: 6 ECTS

      Interships: 30 ECTS

      Master´s Thesis in Law Practice: 6 ECTS

      Master's Thesis in Due Diligence: 6 ECTS

    • ADMISSION

      Applications: CLOSED

       

      Entry requirements

      The main prerequisite for admission to the course is for candidates to have either obtained a law degree or to be about to obtain one prior to undertaking the Master's degree. Graduates from other disciplines may also be admitted  provided that they are able to attest to having the legal competence established in article 3 of Royal Decree  775/2011, of 3 June , approving the regulation of the Law 34/2006 of 30 October 06 regulating access to the professions of lawyer and court procedural representative (procurador).

      In accordance with university regulations, applications from foreign students will be considered, however, successful completion of the master's degree will not guarantee their access to the assessment examination for professional aptitude to practise law in Spain.

       

      Admission Criteria

      The Academic Committee will consider the following criteria for admission to the course.

      • Academic record (examination grades and, if appropriate, degree final dissertation ).
      • Calibre of the university of origin, based on national and international rankings.
      • Relevant practical experience during the first degree course.
      • Participation in national and international competitions and legal events .
      • Linguistic ability. Spanish speaking students should have an excellent written and spoken knowledge of English. Spanish speaking students should also be able to demonstrate a good level of spoken and written Spanish with at least B2 level of the DELE (diploma in Spanish as a foreign language) issued by the Instituto Cervantes. Applicants who have basic language ability but at a level below  the minimum requirements yet who are able to demonstrate high academic potential may be admitted on condition that they undertake an intensive language course in order to achieve the requisite levels of competence.
      • Professional and/or research experience consistent with the content and aims of the Master's degree.
      • Other study experience within the scope of the Master's course, in particular additional academic training linked to the practice of law.
      • Testimonials and references
      • Personal motivation

      Apart from the above requirements for admission, the Academic Committee will assess the possibility of a personal interview with candidates if it is deemed necessary in order to make a final decision on a student's eligibility for the course.

      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 accepted into the program students who do not belong to the Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES), must present their diplomas legalized by diplomatic procedures, or “The Hague Convention Apostille”. More information about Legalization of Documents.

      If necessary this document should be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

      Note for international students: enrollment and completion of the Master does not guarantee access to the official entrance exam to practice law for being a matter entirely unrelated to the Carlos III University of Madrid. Requirements of the applications are fixed and organized by the Ministry of Justice.

       

      Application

      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:

      IMPORTANT:

      Students are expressly notified that admission to the Master's degree in European Union Law does not presuppose nor does it automatically lead to admission to the master's degree in Law Practice.

    • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

      Academic Calendar

      Academic Calendar 2016/17

      Academic Calendar 2017/18

       

      Timetable

      Legal Practice Timetable

      Eiropean Union Law Timetable

      The Master's degree in Law Practice is taught in the mornings in Madrid-Puerta de Toledo Campus.

       

      Exam Schedule

      Direct access to exams schedule

       

      Program Fees 2017/18 academic year**

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

      • Master in European Union Law: 600€
      • Master in Legal Practice: 450€

      EU students:

      • 82,80€ / ECTS - Master's degree in Law Practice
      • 95€ / ECTS - Master's degree in European Union Law

      Non EU students:

      • 331,20€ / ECTS - Master's degree in Law Practice
      • 150€ / ECTS - Master's degree in European Union Law

      Enrollment: 75 ECTS in Master's degree in Law Practice and 48 ECTS in Master's degree in European Union Law

      *Exemption from payment of fees for validating ECTS credits shall only be applicable to students registered on the Dual Master's degree from the start.

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

       

      Enrollment

      Once you submit the application for admission, you will have to wait for the official acceptance in the Master program, before starting the enrollment process.


      You must perform 2 enrollments, one for each degree, within the deadlines published for that purpose on the website.

      See  General information for enrolment in official Master’s degrees


      Registration implies effective entry to the master's course as a student.

      The availability of optional subjects shall be conditioned on a minimum registration of 25 students for each subject.