Social and Legal Sciences

General information

  • 240 ECTS
  • 4 years
  • The Law Degree is designed to provide graduates with enough theoretical knowledge and academic skills to gain an understanding of the legal system that will facilitate professional practise. To achieve this, graduates must acquire the practical, disciplinary, applied and professional know-how that constitutes most of the subjects that comprise the Syllabus and therefore, the Law Graduate must attain objectives such as becoming aware of the importance of Law as the system that regulates social relations, acquire an integral view of the legal system and an inter-disciplinary perspective in the resolution of the different aspects of legal problems and understand and know the different forms of creating Law. Graduates must also know and understand the fundamental public and private legal institution and also interpret and apply the basic principles of the legal system. Apart from these objectives, Law Graduates must be able to analyse and synthesise and be able to communicate both orally and in writing, in Spanish and English. They must show an ability to resolve legal problems by creating and defending arguments within each disciplinary field and show sensitivity towards issues of a social, economic and environmental nature. All this must be accompanied by the ability to learn autonomously and constantly to keep abreast of social and legislative changes.
  • Lawyer
  • Barrister
  • Public Notary
  • Registrar
  • Public servant in the Justice System (judge, public prosecutor, court secretary)
  • Public servant in the Public Administration. Upper Tier (Attorney General, Labour Inspector, Social Security Technician, etc.)
  • Public servant in international agencies and the European Union
  • Teaching Law
    Professional skills
    • It is expected that students acquire some professional skills during their university studies. In this sense, it is possible to talk about “generic-transversal competencies” and “specific competencies”.
    • Generic competencies refer to aspects such as the ability to analyse and to synthesise theoretical information or the capacity to communicate orally and in writing information, ideas and problems.
    • On the contrary, specific competencies have an impact on the student’s professional development. This includes, for example, the capacity to apply legal rules in real cases or the ability to negotiate.

No specific prior training courses are required in order to access this degree in Law. Indeed, its strength and appeal lies in the fact that it is open to students from all branches of baccalaureate studies, although that said, students holding a baccalaureate in Social Sciences and Legal Sciences (the structure and minimum teaching requirements of which are established by Royal Decree 1467/2007, posted in the State Gazette of 2 November) would be most suited to this degree. The following are sought in future students of our degree in Law:
  • English language skills to the same level as those needed for the university entrance exams as at least 12 credits undertaken by students of this degree will be delivered in English
  • A sense of ease when dealing with members of the public
  • Verbal comprehension and fluency
  • Capacity for abstract thought
  • A good memory
  • The ability to concentrate and pay attention
  • Interest in both Social Sciences and Legal Sciences
  • Social and cultural interests
  • Perseverance and responsibility when working
  • An ability to work in a team
  • An ability to resolve problems and make decisions
  • An ability to summerise and argue ideas
  • Good verbal and written expression
  • An ability to understand and analyse of texts
  • Interest in topics related to the legal world
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