University Master's Degree in the Legal Profession

Type of programme
Official masters
Duration
4 semesters
Credits
90 ECTS
Price
€148.00 / ECTS x 60 = €8,880.00 (+ €480.00 Admissión Fee). *Prices corresponding to the 2021-2022 academic year.
Places
30
Schedule
From Monday to Friday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Language
Spanish and English
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We train jurists, not just graduates in law

This Master's Degree is one of the best of its kind for three reasons: in a single programme you will receive all the possible advice and litigation content from a wholly practical perspective; you will be taught on the basis of case studies, recognised as a highly effective methodology; and finally, you will have the best teaching team, from the legal world and professional practice.

Reasons to study this Master

  1. Practical training
    Case studies as a teaching methodology leads to extremely practical training.
  2. Teaching team
    A high percentage of teaching staff come from the legal world, including lawyers, judges, registrars, notaries and government employees.
  3. Individual attention
    The small class sizes help us better gauge your abilities and potential for personal and professional development.
  4. Bar exam
    You will have the chance to take the fast track course and prepare for the bar exam, which all students from the 2016-2017 graduating class passed.

Presentation

The Master's Degree in the Legal Profession at UIC Barcelona is unique because:

  1. In one programme it covers all aspects of advice and litigation in a practical manner.
  2. Teaching is based on case studies, with the use of role-playing to simulate real professional situations. The Faculty has exclusive facilities such as a mock courtroom. 
  3. The teaching staff come from the legal world and are active professionals. 
  4. The course offers students the option to take the fast track bar exam preparation course. 
  5. You may choose from two optional tracks:
    - Development of professional competences (soft-skills), which range from negotiation techniques to leadership skills and emotional intelligence.
    - Specialised legal training, with a focus on the methodology applicable to the competitive bar exam.  

Developed in collaboration with the Barcelona Bar Association, includes a specific semester of work placements in major legal firms which take part in the programme.

Some of the legal firms involved in the Master's Degree, in both teaching and work experience, include: Amat & Vidal-Quadras Advocats, Baker & Mckenzie, Cuatrecasas, EY, Garrigues, Manubens, Roca Junyent, Uría Menéndezamong others.

Objectives

The main objective of this programme, which is clearly vocational, is to enable students to enter the legal profession. We would like students to be able to apply in daily practice the theoretical knowledge they have acquired from their undergraduate law degree, using real situations of professional counsel and litigation or forensic procedures to help them to pass the bar access examination. The results of recent years show that we are suceeding.

Practical and innovative methodology

  • Dynamic and participatory classes
  • Mock trials
  • Case studies
  • Learning outside the classroom

Who it is aimed at. Applicant profile

The ideal applicant profile is someone with a degree in law, a strong interest in practising in the legal profession and the desire to access professional practice with the best preparation. An undergraduate law degree or equivalent qualification demonstrating that you have the legal competencies stipulated by the regulations is essential.

Competences: Graduates

The Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession will help you develop the competences specific to the profession without forgetting human and personal values. The aim is to provide students comprehensive knowledge of advice and litigation and enhance their ability to work individually and as a team.

Study programme and subjects 2020-2021

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Administrative Litigation Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Administrative and Constitutional Law Consultancy Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Civil Law Consultancy Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 5
Criminal Litigation Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 5
Labour Law Consultancy Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Trade Law Consultancy Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Workplace Litigation Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Civil and Trade Litigation Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 5
Exercising the Legal Profession Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Foundations of Jurisdictional Law Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Mediation and Arbitration Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Professional Ethics Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Professional Work Placement Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Type: OP Term: Annual ECTS: 12
Accounting Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Career Guidance Seminar Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Fundamental Issues in Public and Private Law 1 Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Oral Legal Defence Techniques Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 2
Communication Techniques Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Fundamental Issues in Public and Private Law 2 Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Legal English Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Written Legal Defence Techniques Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 2
Time and Knowledge Management Type: OP Term: Annual ECTS: 2
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Final Master's Degree Project Type: TF Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Professional Work Placement Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 24
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Teachers

  •  AGUSTINA SANLLEHÍ, José Ramón 

    UIC Barcelona / Molins&Silva
    Criminal Law Counselin

  •  ALASTRUEY GARCÍA, Rosaura 

Career Guidance Seminar

  •  ALBIÑANA CILVETI, Ignacio 

    Uría Menéndez. Partner
    Private Law Counseling

  •  ALCARAZ ASENSIO, Maria del Mar 

Exercising the Legal Profession

  •  ALCON CARRERAS, Reyes 

Career Guidance Seminar

  •  ALONSO SANTAMARIA, Carlos 

Roca Junyent. Partner
Public Law Counseling
Public Law Litigation

  •  AMAT BADRINAS, Javier 

Amat&Vidal Quadras. Partner
Ethics
Private Law Counseling

  •  ANDINO LÓPEZ, Juan Antonio 

Professional Ethics

  •  ANDREVA DE BARRIO, Maite 

 Exercising the Legal Profession

  •  ASTORGA SANCHEZ, Juan Antonio 

Accounting 

  •  ASTRAY SUÁREZ FERRÍN, María 

Abogado del Estado, TEAR
Litigación Administrativa

  •  AUSET DOMPER, Alejandro 

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira. Socio
Asesoramiento Administrativo y Constitucional
Litigación Administrativa

  •  BAUTISTA BLÁZQUEZ, Eduardo 

Notary
Private Law Counseling

  •  BENLLOCH PETIT, Guillermo 

Judge / UIC Barcelona
Criminal Law Counseling
Criminal Law Litigation

  •  BERGOS CIVIT, Georgina 

Manubens. Lawyer
Private Law Counseling

  •  BLÁZQUEZ ALONSO, Noemí 

Uría Menéndez. Counsel
Public Law Counseling
Public Law Litigation
Clinical

  •  BORJABAD TENA, Pablo Alberto 

Prosecuting Court of Instruction
Public Law Counseling

  •  BOSCH CARRERA, Antoni 

Notary / UIC Barcelona
Clinical

  •  BROTONS CARRASCO, Patricia 

Civil and Trade Litigation

  •  CANADELL TORRAS, Inés 

Roca Junyent. Lawyer
Public Law Counseling
Public Law Litigation

  •  CERVERA MARTÍNEZ, Marta 

Civil and Trade Litigation

  •  CONTHE GUTIERREZ, Manuel 

Mediation and Arbitration

  •  CRESPO SEGURA, Manuel 

Labor Public Office (Catalonia)
Labor Law Counseling

  •  DEL ALCÁZAR VILADOMIU, Cristina 

Bataller Balaguer. Abogada
Litigación Penal

  •  DEL REY BARBA, Sebastián 

Registrador de la Propiedad / UIC Barcelona
Civil Law Consultancy 

  •  DE MIRANDA VÁZQUEZ, Carlos 

UIC Barcelona
Civil Litigation

  •  DE ROS RAVENTOS, Iñigo 

Exercising the Legal Profession

  •  DI CIOMMO , Tiziana 

PwC. Manager / UIC Barcelona
Civil Litigation

  •  DIEZ ALGUACIL, Iván 

Roca Junyent. Asociado
Asesoramiento Administrativo y Constitucional

  •  DURANY PICH, Salvador 

UIC Barcelona
Asesoramiento Civil y Mercantil
Trabajo Final de Master

  •  ENRICH PLANELL, Marcel

Baker & McKenzie. Socio
Asesoramiento Civil y Mercantil

  •  ESCANEZ GONZALEZ, Pedro

Gilabert&Bofarull. Socio
Organización de la Profesión

  •  FERNANDEZ SEIJO, Jose Maria 

Litigació Civil i Mercantil

  •  FERNÁNDEZ-OCHOA VARGAS, Paula 

More than Law. Socia
Organización de la Profesión

  •  FERRO MARTI-SENSAT, Carolina 

Seminari d'orientació Professional

  •  FRANQUET ELIA, Pablo Anastasio 

Civil and Trade Litigation

  •  GARCIA-TORRENT CARBALLO, Ramon 

Notario / UIC Barcelona
Asesoramiento Civil y Mercantil
Litigación Internacional

  •  GILABERT GARCIA, Jorge 

Gilabert&Bofarull. Socio
Organización de la Profesión

  •  GAY, María Eugenia

 Mediation and Arbitration

  •  GÓMEZ TABOADA, Jesús 

Notario / UIC Barcelona
Asesoramiento Civil y Mercantil

  •  HAMPSHIRE , Stephen 

Legal English

  •  HERNANDEZ GONZALEZ, Maria Jose 

Civil and Trade Litigation

  •  JIMÉNEZ YÁÑEZ, Ricardo María 

Técnicas de Defensa Jurídica Oral

  •  LEGARRETA FONTELLES, Marta 

Asesoramiento en Derecho Civil

  •  LLULL ROCA, Josep Maria 

Aquit Legal. Socio
Trabajo Final de Master

  •  MARTINEZ MARTINEZ, Roberto 

Trade Law Consultancy

  •  MASSANELLA RODRIGUEZ, Joaquim 

Additio. Socio
Trade Litigation 

  •  MATEOS GAMARRA, Maria 

Career Guidance Seminar

  •  MOÍNA VILLAMAYOR, María Carmen

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira
Organización de la Profesión

  •  MOLINA ALEGRE, Pablo 

Garrigues. Socio
Asesoramiento Administrativo y Constitucional
Litigación Administrativa

  •  MORENO MEYERHOFF, Javier 

Career Guidance Seminar

  •  MUT BOSQUE, Maria 

UIC Barcelona
Litigación Comunitaria

  •  NEBRERA GONZÁLEZ, Montserrat

UIC Barcelona
Litigación Constitucional

  •  OLMOS MARTINEZ, Juan Ignacio 

Final Master's Degree Project

  •  PARRA PÉREZ, María Jesús 

Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira. Socia
Asesoramiento Laboral
Litigación Laboral

  •  QUINTANO RUIZ, Ramon 

Asesoramiento en Derecho Civil

  •  REY GONZÁLEZ, Carlos

Rey Abogados. Socio
Litigación Penal

  •  REY PEÑA, María Pilar 

UIC Barcelona
Litigación Penal

  •  RUIZDELGADO BALSACH, Isabel 

Ruizdelgado Abogados / UIC Barcelona
Asesoramiento Laboral
Litigación Laboral

  •  RUSCA NADAL, Josep Oriol 

Decano ICAB / Abogado
Litigación Penal

  •  SALIDO BELLMUNT, José Luis 

Asesoramiento en Derecho Laboral

  •  SÁNCHEZ BALBOA, Vanessa 

Garrigues. Asociada principal
Asesoramiento Laboral
Litigación Laboral

  •  SANZ TOMÁS, Aurora 

Grant Thornton. Sòcia
Asesoramiento Laboral

  •  SANZ-GADEA GONCER, Ricardo 

Fiscal
Asesoramiento Penal
Litigación Penal

  •  SEGURA WALLIN, Federico 

Roca Junyent. Socio
Asesoramiento Civil y Mercantil

  •  SERRAMALERA CERCOS, Xavier 

Roca Junyent. Soci
Private Law Counseling

  •  SERRANO ALBA, Jose Maria 

Bufet Serrano. Partner
Ethics

  •  SORRIBAS MARGELI, Silvia 

Telam Global Partners. Partner
Private Law Counseling

  •  YÚFERA RODRÍGUEZ, Alejandro 

Trade Law Consultancy

  •  YÚFERA SALES, Pedro Luis 

Yúfera Abogados. Partner
Arbitration

Internship

It includes course-related work experience, which has a high weighting in the final grade (30 ects). The students spend several months on a work placement in legal firms or organisations and companies that partner with the Faculty of Law of UIC Barcelona.

The work placement rounds off an extremely practical course, in line with the teaching plan.

The Faculty of Law conducts provides personalised advice to ensure each student has a successful work placement, with specific training sessions, tutorials and events attended by the partner entities.

The following are some of the firms and entities which are working with the Faculty of Law to provide work placements:

  • AGM
  • Amat & Vidal-Quadras
  • Aquit Legal
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • BM&A
  • Bufete Buigas
  • Cases Lacambra
  • CHR Legal
  • Clifford Chance
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Cuatrecasas
  • DAS Seguros
  • Fermín Morales
  • Garrigues
  • EY
  • Gilabert & Bofarull
  • Grant Thornton
  • Grupo Gispert
  • Laboratorios Menarini
  • Manubens
  • Martell Abogados
  • Molins & Silva
  • Oleart Abogados
  • PwC
  • Ramón y Cajal
  • Rey Abogados
  • Ribas Asociados
  • Roca Junyent
  • Rousaud Costas Duran
  • Toda & Nel-lo Abogados
  • Uría Menéndez
  • Yúfera abogados

Prerequisites & admissions

Admission requirements

The requirements for enrolling are as follows:

  • Degree in law, from Spain or recognised in Spain
  • Good academic record
  • High level of English

Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate intellectual curiosity and determination in performing tasks, good argumentation skills and ability to work hard, as well as capacity for working in a team, showing initiative and being supportive of others.

Admission process

If you have decided to apply, follow these steps to complete your admission process. We recommend you do not wait, as places are limited

1. Online application
2. Send the following documentation (*)
  1. Certified photocopy of degree certificate or document recognising degree, or original certified photocopy of receipt for payment of degree certificate issue costs.
  2. Certified original photocopy of academic transcript for university studies completed, with average grade (1-10).
  3. Two passport-sized photographs.
  4. Photocopy of national identity card or passport.
  5. Professional CV.
  6. Letter stating student's personal reasons for choosing the master's degree, with special reference to applicability of the knowledge acquired (maximum 500 words).
  7. B2 level certificate, equivalent or higher, in English.
  8. If the original language of the documentation is not Spanish, provide original sworn translation into Spanish of degree or certificate.

(*) Students with an official degree from outside the European Union will be informed in due time of the additional documentation necessary

3. Interview

Interview with the Master’s degree coordinator.

 

Once accepted, you can begin the reservation and enrolment process.

Admission criteria

Students are admitted on the basis of a weighted assessment by the Admissions Committee of the following documentation:

  • Academic record.
  • Personal interview.
  • Letter stating student's personal reasons for choosing the master's degree.
  • Professional CV.
  • Level of English.

Reservation and enrolment

Once through the admission process, the student admitted must pay 20% of the total price of the Master's Degree to reserve a place, after receiving the official admission letter. Once enrolment is completed, the student must pay the remaining 80% for the first year in one instalment.

At the end of the first academic year, the student will receive an enrolment form corresponding to the second year, and must make the payment by the stipulated deadline.

Reservation

Those who have been accepted on the course will receive an admission letter, subject to payment to reserve a place.

A place must be reserved by paying 20% of the total amount for the first year into a La Caixa bank account, within 15 calendar days from receipt of the admission notification.

Once a place is formally reserved as stated, if a person does not meet the course admission requirements in accordance with the national or autonomous community legislation in force at any time or does not have the qualification required, or if the course is not formalised due to low enrolment, UIC Barcelona will return the amount paid to reserve the place in full.

If the student voluntarily withdraws from the course for any reason, UIC Barcelona will retain in full the sum received to reserve the place, with no reimbursement obligation, as compensation for the damage and loss caused.

If the student does not follow up the place reserved, it will be understood that they are withdrawing, and UIC Barcelona may then cancel and void the application made.

Enrolment

During the enrolment period, the persons admitted and who have reserved a place will be notified once all places are filled. Once official enrolment is completed, the student will have 15 natural days to pay the rest of the enrolment cost in a single payment.

Grants & financial aid

Grants

UIC Barcelona has a commitment to its students: to ensure that no one with the aptitude to study loses the opportunity to study for financial reasons.

Student Services offers the information and assistance that undergraduate, postgraduate and masters students may require to access these grants and financial aid.

Contact

Chariti Jaureguízar
beques@uic.es

 

Contact

Information and Admissions
Marta Subiñas
msubinas@uic.es
Phone number / WhatsApp: +34 651 82 61 57

Faculty of Law
Barcelona Campus
Immaculada, 22
08017 Barcelona
Tel. (+34) 93 254 18 00