1. Check the admission dates and documentation needed


  • Official university bachelor's or master's degree from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) or equivalent foreign degree allowing access to a postgraduate degree in the country that issued the degree. Should the applicant have not finished yet their studies at the time of application, they will be asked to sign a statement certifying that they will have completed them before the start of the master degree program. Qualifications can be in the following areas: Law, Labour Relations, Criminology, Political Sciences, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Economics, Administration and Business Management, Philosophy, Sociology, or equivalents.
  • Academic transcript of the accredited official training with the average grade at the university of origin.
  • Proof of English language (B2 level)*   
  • cover letter explaining the candidate’s international vocation for global law or comparative law.
  • Identity Card or Passport.
*In case you would like to be exempted from accrediting any language because you are a native speaker or you have studied in that language, it is necessary for you to upload a brief letter justifying the reasons why you request to be exempted from this requirement.


  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Professional experience in any of the fields related to the master's programme.
  • Research experience.
  • Teaching experience.


In addition, the Departments' selection committee may decide to interview the candidate. 



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:

  • 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.

Acces, admission process and application dates are standard for all the UPF Masters. Please check the application round calendar to know when you can apply and verify your application status. 


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2. Proceed to online application

If you are eligible for this Master and you have all you need, you can proceed to apply on-line and complete the standard process for all the UPF Masters. There you will also find information on application dates, scholarships and grants, etc.

3. Selection process and Admission criteria

The Master’s Selection Committee of the Law Department, composed of three Law Faculty members, will consider applications and select candidates according to the following criteria:

  • Academic background: transcript of records from undergraduate studies -and graduate studies if done.
  • Candidate global profile and suitability for the programme: background studies, university of origin, global assessment of the CV (including professional experience and other relevant activities), assessment of the motivation letter, etc.​
  • Professional experience: It will be considered if such experience exists in relevant legal or political areas.
  • Support by recommendation letters: references from former professors, employers, etc.

Scholarships and grants