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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
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
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Open

☛  Places available: 40

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 28 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.


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    Reasons to study master in European Union Law

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ Awarded, for 14 years in a row, as the best Spanish Master in the specialty of EU Law by the report of El Mundo-Expansión (Ranking of Masters 2017-2018) and by professional magazine Derecho News
    • ☛ More than 80 collaborating entities between offices, consultancies and companies
    • 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
  • FACULTY

    UC3M FACULTY

    • BÁEZ MORENO, ANDRÉS
      Departament of Public Law
      Professor of Tax Law
      PhD
    • BERMEJO CASTRILLO, MANUEL A.
      Departament of Criminal Law, Procedure Law and History of Law
      Professor of History of Law
      PhD
    • BONDÍA ROMÁN, CARLOS FERNANDO
      Department of Private Law
      Chair of Civil Law
      PhD
    • CALVO CARAVACA, ALFONSO
      Department of Social Law and International Private Law
      Chair of International Private Law
      PhD
    • FERNÁNDEZ LIESA, CARLOS RAMÓN
      Department of International Public Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy  of Law
      Chair of International Public Law
      PhD
    • MERCADER UGUINA, JESÚS
      Department of Social Law and International Private Law
      Chair of Labour Law
      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
    • RODRÍGUEZ RODRIGO, JULIANA
      Departament of Social Law and International Private Law
      Professor of International Private Law
      PhD
    • RUIZ MUÑOZ, MIGUEL
      Department of Private Law
      Professor 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
    • 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
    • LOBATO GARCÍA-MIJAN, MANUEL
      Partner Attorney
      BIRD & BIRD
    • LÓPEZ, ALFONSO
      Partner Attorney
      SQUIRE PATTON BOGGS
    • MARTÍNEZ LAGE, SANTIAGO
      Partner Attorney
      HOWREY MARTÍNEZ LAGE
    • 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
    • PETITBÒ, AMADEO
      Former President
      SPANISH COMPETITION AUTHORITY
    • RIVAS ANDRÉS, JOSÉ
      Partner Attorney
      BIRD & BIRD, BRUSELAS
    • 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
    • SNELL, JUKKA
      Professor of Law
      PhD
      KING'S COLLEGE
    • 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
    • ULLOA, IGNACIO
      Judge
      GENERAL COURT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
    • 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
    • ADMISSION

      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:

      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

      Language requirements

      You can check the language requirements of the generic language required to study for a Master at UC3M, depending on whether it 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.

    • ENROLLMENT

      Program Price *

      Course 2018-2019

       

      • 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)

       

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      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the course 18/19

      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

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    Rafael del Pino Foundation

    Rafael del Pino Foundation offers a scholarship to the best student of the XXVIII Edition of the LLM in EU Law to enrol at the London School of Economics in the Program: “Efficient regulation and markets: An Excellence Programme at LSE”.

    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

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

       

      Admission period closed. Next opening: March 1, 2018

       

      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 28 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
      • ☛ Awarded, for 14 years in a row, as the best Spanish Master in the specialty of EU Law by the report of El Mundo-Expansión (Ranking of Masters 2017-2018) and by professional magazine Derecho News
      • ☛ More than 80 collaborating entities between offices, consultancies and companies
      • 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
    • SYLLABUS

      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

    • QUALITY

      Legal Practice

      General Information about Master

      Implantation year: 2012

       

      Graduate Profile and Competences

       

      Quality Assurance

      The Academic Committee of the Master complies with 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”.

      QUALITY INDICATORS

      Master's Degree indicators (September Edition)

      Master's Degree indicators (March Edition)

      european union law

      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”.

      QUALITY INDICATORS

      Master's Degree indicators

    • ADMISSION

      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:

      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 the generic language required to study for a Master at UC3M, depending on whether it 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.

      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.

    • ENROLLMENT

      Program Price *

      Course 2018-2019

       

      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:

      • 74,52€ / ECTS - Master in Legal Practice
      • 95€ / ECTS - Master in European Union Law

      Non EU students:

      • 331,20€ / ECTS - Master in Legal Practice
      • 150€ / ECTS - Master in European Union Law

      Enrollment: 75 ECTS in Master in Legal Practice and 48 ECTS in Master 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.

       

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      * Pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the course 18/19

       

      IMPORTANT

      ☛ 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.

      ☛ 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.

      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

    • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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      Academic Calendar

      Academic Calendar 2017/18

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      VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

      Access to Virtual Secretariat (Madrid-Puerta de Toledo)

      Access to Virtual Secretariat (Getafe)

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      complaints and suggestions

      General Registry Office

      OPINA system

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      Employability

      Acces to Employment and internships