University Master's Degree in the Legal Profession (MUA)

Type of programme
Official masters
Duration
3 semesters
Credits
90 ECTS
Price
Tuition fee of the University Master's Degree in the Legal Profession (22-23): 13.980€
- 1st year – 60 ECTS*: 9.000€ (9.000€+480€ registration fee)
- 2nd year - 30 ECTS*: 4.500€
*(150€/ECTS)
*Subject to change each year.
Places
30
Schedule
From Sep 22 to Jun 23: from Mon to Fri from 14-18h; and from Jun to Dec 23: full-time internships.
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.

Presentation

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

  1. 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. 
  2. The teaching staff consists on professionals from the legal world.
  3. Development of professional competences (soft-skills), which range from negotiation techniques to leadership skills and emotional intelligence.
  4. The course offers students a fast track bar exam preparation course. 

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: AVQ, Baker & Mckenzie, Cuatrecasas, EY, Garrigues, Roca Junyent, Pérez-Llorca, among 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 2023-2024

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
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

  • ALASTRUEY GARCÍA, Rosaura
    Experta en Networking profesional
  • ALBIÑANA CILVETI, Ignacio
    Socio. Uría Menéndez
  • ALCARAZ ASENSIO, Maria del Mar
    Asociada. Ramon& Cajal fiscalista
  • ALCON CARRERAS, Reyes
    Coordinadora de Posgrados y Prácticas profesionales. Abogado. UIC Barcelona
  • ALONSO SANTAMARIA, Carlos
    Socio. Manubens
  • AMAT BADRINAS, Javier
    Socio. AVQ Legal
  • ASTORGA SANCHEZ, Dr. Juan Antonio
    Profesor externo. UIC Barcelona
  • AUSET DOMPER, Alejandro
    Socio. Cuatrecasas
  • AZAGRA MALO, Jorge Alvaro
    Asociado Principal. Uria Menendez
  • BARRERA MORALES, María del Carmen
    Letrada. Administración de Justicia
  • BAUTISTA BLÁZQUEZ, Eduardo
    Notario 
  • BENLLOCH PETIT, Dr. Guillermo
    Magistrado Juez. Administración de Justicia
  • BERGOS CIVIT, Georgina
    Abogado. Jefe de equipo. Manubens
  • BLÁZQUEZ ALONSO, Noemí
    Counsel - Abogado. Uría Menéndez
  • BORJABAD TENA, Pablo Alberto
    Fiscal. Administración de Justicia
  • BOSCH CARRERA, Antoni
    Notario 
  • CANADELL TORRAS, Inés
    Socia. Area Pública
  • CONDE GARCIA, Alba
    Asociada Senior. Grant Thornton
  • COROMINAS, Dr. Sergi
    Profesor colaborador. UIC Barcelona 
  • CRESPO SEGURA, Manuel
    Secretario General de la Inspección de Trabajo y Seguridad Social en Cataluña TGSS 
  • DE ROS RAVENTOS, Dr. Iñigo
    Asociado Senior. Cuatrecasas
  • DEL ALCÁZAR VILADOMIU, Cristina
    Socia. Balaguer Bataller Advocats
  • DEL REY BARBA, Dr. Sebastián
    Registrador de la Propiedad de Olot. Director RSC Colegio de Registradores de España. Registro de la Propiedad de Olot
  • DI CIOMMO , Dra. Tiziana
    Abogada. PwC
  • DIEZ ALGUACIL, Iván
    General Counsel. Moventia
  • DURANY PICH, Dr. Salvador
    Profesor colaborador. UIC Barcelona
  • ENRICH PLANELL, Marcel
    Socio. Pérez Llorca
  • ESCANEZ GONZALEZ, Pedro
    Socio. Gilabert & Bofarull Abogados
  • FERNÁNDEZ-OCHOA VARGAS, Paula
    Consultora. Especialista en Marketing Jurídico y Marca Personal. More than Law
  • FERRO MARTI-SENSAT, Carolina
    Directora de RRHH. Garrigues
  • FRANQUET ELIA, Pablo Anastasio
    Socio. FIELDFISHER Jausas
  • GARCIA-TORRENT CARBALLO, Ramon
    Notario  
  • GILABERT GARCIA, Jorge
    Socio. Gilabert&Bofarull
  • GILI CANTARELL; Gabriel
    Socio. Bazla
  • GÓMEZ TABOADA, Jesús
    Notario 
  • JAUREGUIZAR DUCABLE, Fernando
    Asociado. AVQ Legal 
  • JIMÉNEZ YÁÑEZ, Dr. Ricardo María
    Profesor colaborador. UIC Barcelona
  • LÁZARO PALAU, Dra. Carmen María
    Profesora adjunta. UIC Barcelona 
  • LEGARRETA FONTELLES, Marta
    Socia Yufera. Asociados
  • LLULL ROCA, Josep Maria
    Socio. AQUIT LEGAL
  • MARTINEZ MARTINEZ, Roberto
    Socio fundador. Global Pacta
  • MASSANELLA RODRIGUEZ, Joaquim
    Socio. Addensis
  • MATEOS GAMARRA, Maria
    Coach ejecutiva y de liderazgo 
  • MOÍNA VILLAMAYOR, María Carmen
    Abogada - Área de Conocimiento e Innovación. Cuatrecasas
  • MOLINA ALEGRE, Pablo
    Socio. Garrigues
  • MORENO MEYERHOFF, Javier
    Headhunter. Socio fundador. IURISTALENT
  • MORTE SALVADOR, Elena
    Senior Manager. EY
  • MURO OLLÉ, Montserrat
    Socia. Almazor&Espuny
  • MUT BOSQUE, Dra. Maria
    Profesora adjunta. UIC Barcelona
  • NEBRERA GONZÁLEZ, Dra. Montserrat
    Profesora agregada. UIC Barcelona 
  • OLMOS MARTINEZ, Juan Ignacio
    Socio. CECA MAGÁN
  • OÑA BARES, Lene
    Responsable del área de Cumplimiento Normativo. Guillén Bécares, Legal, Fiscal & Laboral
  • PARRA PÉREZ, María Jesús
    Socia. Crowe
  • PEREZ LOPEZ, Arturo
    Notario  
  • PIERA BRESCA, Maria
    Técnico de Selección. Cuatrecasas
  • QUINTANO RUIZ, Ramon
    Socio. Tulsà &Quintano
  • REXACH VILA, Nuria
    Manager RRHH. Responsable de Selección. Cuatrecasas
  • REY PEÑA, Dra. María Pilar
    Profesora colaboradora. UIC Barcelona
  • RONCALES SAMANES, Lucia
    Letrada. Administración de Justicia
  • RUIZDELGADO BALSACH, Isabel
    Abogada. Profesora asociada UIC en el área de Derecho del Trabajo. 
  • RUSCA NADAL, Josep Oriol
    Socio. Rusca Defensa Penal
  • SALIDO BELLMUNT, José Luis
    Socio. SB Abogados
  • SÁNCHEZ BALBOA, Vanessa
    Asociada principal. Garrigues
  • SANZ-GADEA GONCER, Ricardo
    Fiscal. Fiscalía A.P. de Barcelona
  • SEGURA WALLIN, Federico
    Socio. Roca Junyent
  • SERRAMALERA CERCOS, Xavier
    Socio. Roca Junyent
  • SERRANO ALBA, Jose Maria
    Socio. Serrano Hatero Advocats
  • URIOS APARISI, Francisco Javier
    Director general de Asuntos Contenciosos. Generalitat de Catalunya
  • VALLES BOTEY, Martin
    Socio. Ramos & Garcia Valles Abogados
  • YÚFERA RODRÍGUEZ, Alejandro
    Abogado. DAUSS Abogados

Admission calls

Application Process Deadlines for 2023-2024

First call for applications

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 16 December 2022.
  • Skype interviews with preselected candidates: 23 January – 2 February 2023* 
  • Communication of results: 3 February 2023
  • Deadline to reserve a place: 17 February 2023

Due to the Christmas holidays, the period between the deadline for submitting documents and the interviews is longer than in the rest of application periods.

Second call for applications

  • Deadline for submitting documents: 17 February 2023.
  • Skype interviews with preselected candidates: 20 February – 2 March 2023 
  • Communication of results: 3 March 2023
  • Deadline to reserve a place: 17 March 2023 *Deadline for the 20% discount for UIC students

*Following each step, the applicants will be notified if they have been:

a) Accepted: You will receive your acceptance letter along with instructions on how to pay the deposit and reserve a place. Acceptance will only be confirmed upon payment.

b) Placed on a waiting list: Your application will be reviewed again during the next call.

c) Not accepted

Documents submission must be complete in order to include the applicant in each admission call. If some documents are missing, your application will be kept until completed and reviewed during the next admission call.

Open days

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

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. Attendance to the on-line information sessions

Attending and participating in at least one of the information sessions is part of the admission process. This way, we get to know you and answer all your possible questions about the Master’s Degree and the process of admission from the very beginning.

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 or fractionated.

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.

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.

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.

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 (9.000€ the first year and 4.500€ the second one) in a single or fractioned payment.

Grants & financial aid

Take a look at our grants programme

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.

We want to make the MUA accessible to all talented candidates who are motivated by the programme, but who find themselves facing financial hardship.

That’s why we offer a limited number of grants, for a limited time only, for students with an outstanding academic record & accredited financial need. The deadline for applying to a grant is the 23rd of April of 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Aurora González (agonzaleza@uic.es).

Contact

Information and Admissions
Aurora González
agonzaleza@uic.es
Tel. / WhatsApp: +34 651 82 61 57

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

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