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Master in European Union Law

Graduate School of Law

Graduate Law School
Direction
Prof. Carlos Javier Moreiro González
Language
Bilingual
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
90 ECTS
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
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☛  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 European Union Law

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ The LLM is the only one on its field that has been included in the ranking of Best Masters in Law in Spain issued by El Mundo - Expansión for 15 times in a row.
    • ☛ 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
    • BARNARD, CATHERINE
      Chair of International Public Law and EU Law, University of Cambridge
      Honorary Profesor UC3M
      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
    • ALBORS, ALBERTINA
      Chair of International Public Law and EU Law, University of Cambridge
    • 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
    • AYLLÓN, JOSÉ
      Partner Attorney
      DUTILH ABOGADOS
    • BAENA, RAFAEL
      Partner Attorney
      ASHURST
    • 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
    • DE BLAS, JAIME
      Attorney
      PEREZ-LLORCA
    • DE LUCAS, MARIANO
      General Director
      SAINT GOBAIN
    • 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
      EY
    • 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
    • MUÑIZ, PABLO
      Partner Attorney
      VAN BAEL & BELLIS
    • MUÑOZ CAÑAS, JULIA
      Partner Attorney
      S. MUÑOZ MACHADO
    • MUÑOZ, MIGUEL
      Attorney
      EY ABOGADOS
    • NAVARRO VARONA, EDURNE
      Partner Attorney
      URÍA & MENÉNDEZ, BRUSELAS
    • ODRIOZOLA, MIGUEL
      Partner Attorney
      CLIFFORD CHANCE
    • ORTEGA, RAIMUNDO
      Partner Attorney
      JONES DAY
    • 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
      LATHAM & 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
      Former Judge at the GENERAL COURT OF THE EU
      Judge in charge at AUDIENCIA NACIONAL
    • SUÁREZ, PEDRO
      Partner Attorney
      RAMÓN Y CAJAL ABOGADOS S.L.P.
    • SUÁREZ DE LEZO CRUZCONDE, RAFAEL
      Partner Attorney
      CMS
    • 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
    • VÉRGEZ, CARLOS
      Partner Attorney
      CMS
    • 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.

       

      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

      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.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EEES, must provide, for enrollment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or “The Hague Convention Apostille”. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      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

       

      • Reservation fee: €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)
      • Non EU students: €8,100 (€150/ECTS credit)

       

      ✎│Masters prices


      * The price of enrollment does not include in any case the rate of expedition of the Master Degree Certificate.

      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.

      ✎ Enrollment master's programs

      ✎ ECTS 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

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    Academic Calendar

    Academic Calendar 2018-2019

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    Program course schedule

    Direct access to timetable (Academic Year 2018/2019)

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    VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

    Access to Virtual Secretariat

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    Material Resources of the program

    Material Resources of Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus

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    complaints and suggestions

    General Registry Office

    OPINA system

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    Employability

    Acces to Employment and internships

  • 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»).

     

    work practice statistics

    Based on the available data, in relation to the last 3 editions of the LLM. in EU Law, the internship was allocated as follows:

    • 60% in law firms in Spain and abroad;
    • 22% in public institutions, especially in Brussels;
    • 18% in companies and advisories of international profile.

     

    job placement

    Based on the information collected from our alumni, the working ratio has been shaped as follows:

    • 90% finds a permanent job within 2 years from graduation;
    • 35% is engaged by the entities where the internship took place;

    Referring to the last 3 editions of the LLM. in EU Law, current job condition of our graduates is as follows:

    • 41% work as a lawyer in law firms located in Spain and abroad, among the latter especially in Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands;
    • 20 % is working or professionally engaged by public institutions in Spain and Europe;
    • 32 % works in private companies, at national and multinational level;
    • 5% decided to perform further studies or undertake alternative activities
  • DOUBLE DEGREE
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      MASTER IN LEGAL PRACTICE (SEPTEMBER ED.)
      MASTER IN EUROPEAN UNION LAW

       

      Admission period 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 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
      • ☛ The LLM is the only one on its field that has been included in the ranking of Best Masters in Law in Spain issued by El Mundo - Exansión for 15 times in a row.
      • ☛ 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 (28 ECTS in total, in the mornings) and a first part of the European Union Law specialization (17 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 (11 ECTS in total  in morning classes) and a second phase of the specialization (26 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

      Check the requirements of the Master in Legal Practice.

      Check the requirements of the Master in European Union Law.

       

      Admission criteria

      Check the admission criteria of the Master in Legal Practice.

      Check the admission criteria of the Master in European Union Law.

      Language requirements

      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.

      STUDENTS with foreign university degrees

      Check the requirements of the Master in Legal Practice for students with foreign university degrees.

      Check the requirements of the Master in European Union Law for students with foreign university degrees.

      Important

      To be admitted to the Doble Master Degree you have to be admitted by the Academic Committee of the Master in Legal Practice. If your application for admission to the Double Master Degree is Not Accepted, you can still apply for admission to the Master in European Union Law if you want.

      On the other hand, the admission to the Master in European Union Law doesn’t imply the admission to the Master in Legal Practice.

      In any case, the resolution will be communicated to the applicant.

    • 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: €800

      EU students:

      • €70.79 / 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 49 ECTS in Master in European Union Law.

       

      ✎│Masters prices


      * The price of enrollment does not include in any case the rate of expedition of the Master Degree Certificate.​

       

      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.

      ✎ Enrollment master's programs

      ✎ ECTS credits recognition

    • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

      titulo cabecera para sección quejas, reclamaciones y sugerencias

      complaints and suggestions

      General Registry Office

      OPINA system

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      Employability

      Acces to Employment and internships