The Advanced Master in Legal Sciences is an academic master's programme designed to provide an introduction to research and in-depth professional training in each of the main legal disciplines. It is also a general master's programme in law, featuring cross-disciplinary content from all major legal disciplines approached from a highly international comparative perspective.
One of the programme's main draws is the fact that all subjects are optional (the only compulsory subject is the master's degree final project). Students can thus freely choose and design their academic track. All students on the programme, who come from a wide range of countries, have the chance to participate in world-class research activities organized by the Department of Law or any of its specific areas.
The Advanced Master in Legal Sciences has a clear international and global focus. Its content has been adapted to be attractive and interesting for a diverse, international public, and it has forged an extensive network of strategic relations with other international master's programmes, in both Europe and the Americas. Among other things, as a result of this network, the master's programme participates in the CIEL project, which brings together six top-ranking European universities to offer a joint certificate in Comparative International and European Law. The other five participating universities are: University College Dublin (Ireland), Maastricht University (Netherlands), University of Mannheim (Germany), University of Antwerp (Belgium), and University of Toulouse I - Capitole (France).
In order to be admitted to the Master in Legal Sciences candidates must submit the following documents:
Official undergraduate degree/diploma (or a bachelor's degree, a degree in engineering or architecture, diplomas, technical engineering and technical architecture diplomas, or, for foreign qualifications, the equivalent qualification awarded by an accredited higher education institution). Qualifications can be in the following academic areas: social sciences and health sciences.
Academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin.
Curriculum Vitae in Spanish or Catalan.
A letter of motivation in Spanish or Catalan, stating the candidate's interest in following the master's programme (400 to 600 words).
Identity Card or Passport.
Proof of Spanish language (level B2)
Proof of Catalan language(level B2)
Proof of English language (level B2)
Proof of otherforeign languages.
Undergraduate degree in Law.
A letter of recommendation.
Professional experience in any of the fields related to the master's programme.
Additional academic training in areas related to the master's programme.
Additional professional experience.
In addition, the Departments' selection committee may decide to interview the candidate.
The undergraduate degree/diploma and the academic transcript
If you have finished your Bachelor degree when you formalise your application, you will need to send us the following documents:
A photocopy of your undergraduate degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion.
A photocopy of your official final undergraduate transcript.
However, if you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies when formalising application, you will need to provide us with the following documents:
A signed declaration of obtaining your degree before the commencement of the master's programme.
A photocopy of the provisional undergraduate transcript.
If the diploma or the academic transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective sworn translations into Catalan or Spanish.