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 agreement, which brings together seven top-ranking European universities to offer a joint certificate in Comparative International and European Law. The other six participating universities are: University College Dublin (Ireland), Maastricht University (Netherlands), Universität Mannheim (Germany), Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium), and Université Toulouse 1 Capitole (France).
One of the programme's main draws is the fact that all subjects are optional (only two subjects are compulsory, including the master's thesis). Thus, students can 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.
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 law.
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).
For those candidates whose native language is not Spanish or have not studied in that language, it is necessary to submit a B2 of Spanish level certification (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), in addition the academic direction may decide to interview the candidate.
Identity Card or Passport.
Catalan language(level B2) or English language (level B2), or otherforeign languages certification (only official certificates are accepted).
Undergraduate degree in Law.
At least two letters 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.
*If it is necessary, additional documents can be requiered. During the enrolment, in September, orginal documents have to be submitted.
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.