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Access and admission

Student Profile

Previous legal knowledge is strongly recommended. Master’s students will be expected to build on many of the competences and skills acquired in their undergraduate studies. Preference is given, therefore, to students who hold a Degree in Law.

However, applicants with other educational backgrounds in the Social and/or Legal Sciences are encouraged to apply, specifically those applicants with degrees in the following subjects:

  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Labor Relations and Human Resources
  • Labor Science
  • Social Work
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Economics
  • Tourism
  • Criminology

Educational complements

Depending on the applicant’s profile, he or she may be required to take additional courses in law in order to meet academic requirements. These courses are intended to complement students’ prior knowledge and to prepare them for advanced course work in the Master’s program.

  • If holding a degree in Political Science, the courses are: Introduction to Civil Law, Persons and Family Law (12 ECTS)
  • If holding a degree in Public Administration, the courses are: Introduction to Civil Law, Persons and Family Law (12 ECTS)
  • If holding a degree in Labor Relations and Human Resources, the courses are: Constitutional Law II (6 ECTS) and European Union Law (6 ECTS)
  • If holding a degree in Labor Science, the courses are: Constitutional Law II (6 ECTS) and European Union Law (6 ECTS)
  • If holding a degree in Social Work, the courses are: Introduction to Civil Law, Persons and Family Law (12 ECTS)
  • If holding a degree in Business Administration and Management, the courses are: Constitutional Law II (6 ECTS) and European Union Law (6 ECTS)
  • If holding a degree in Economics, the courses are: Constitutional Law II (6 ECTS) and European Union Law (6 ECTS)
  • If holding a degree in Tourism, the courses are: Constitutional Law II (6 ECTS) and European Union Law (6 ECTS)
  • If holding a degree in Criminology, the courses are: Constitutional Law II (6 ECTS) and European Union Law (6 ECTS)

Admission requirements - Access routes

Pursuant to the Academic Regulations for the UdL’s Official University Master’s Degrees, admission into a Master’s Degree requires:

Admission requirements for the official Master’s Degrees, according to the Royal Decree 1393/2007
RequirementsRemarks
1) Official university degree from Spain:
- Bachelor’s degree (formerly called “licenciaturas,” and currently known as “grados,” in accordance to the EHEA).
- Degree in engineering, architecture, technical engineering, or technical architecture. 
 
2) Recognized foreign university degree.  The recognition of foreign degrees and other qualifications is assumed by the Ministry.
3) Degrees not recognized but equivalent to a Spanish undergraduate degree. The country issuing the degree must allow its holder to enroll in postgraduate studies.
Candidates must submit a document issued by the university awarding the degree or by the competent authority of the foreign country, certifying that the degree held by the candidate grants access to postgraduate studies.

The University of Lleida is in charge of the verification process. The Master’s Degree coordinator and the body responsible for the Postgraduate Official Program (POP) shall verify the fulfillment of the requirements before admitting any student holding a non-recognized degree. 

Candidate selection criteria

A maximum of 20 candidates will be admitted.

Due to the limited number of candidates, the selection process to be admitted as a student of the Legal Sciences Master’s Degree will be conducted according to the following criteria:

1. Candidates holding a Law Degree will have priority.

In case the number of applicants holding a Law Degree exceeds the number of vacancies offered, the following criteria will be taken into account in the selection process:

  1. Academic record: 4 points max.
    • Pass (1)
    • Good (2)
    • Excellent (3)
    • With honors (4)
  2. Other degrees: bachelor’s degree, official master’s degree, PhD: 1.5 points max.
  3. Work experience: 1 point max.
  4. Other merits (accredited knowledge of languages, publications, teaching experience, etc.): 2 points max.
  5. Personal interview: 1.5 points max.

If two or more candidates obtain the same punctuation and only one vacancy is left, candidates will be required to take an exam consisting of general questions related to the Spanish legal system and an oral defense of a legal case. The candidate with the best grade (resulting from the average of the exam’s two parts) will be admitted.

2. In case the number of candidates holding a Law Degree does not exceed the number of vacancies offered, other candidates may be admitted when holding the following bachelor’s degrees in:

  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Labor Relations and Human Resources
  • Labor Science
  • Social Work
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Economics
  • Tourism
  • Criminology

In the selection process of these candidates, the following criteria will be taken into account:

  1. Academic record: 4 points max.
    • Pass (1)
    • Good (2)
    • Excellent (3)
    • With honors (4)
  2. Other degrees: bachelor’s degree, official master’s degree, PhD: 1.5 points max.
  3. Work experience: 1 point max.
  4. Other merits (accredited knowledge of languages, publications, teaching experience, etc.): 2 points max.
  5. Personal interview: 1.5 points max.

If two or more candidates obtain the same punctuation and only one vacancy is left, candidates will be required to take an exam consisting of general questions related to the Spanish legal system. The candidate with the best grade will be admitted.

The Master’s Degree Studies Commission will assess the applications and admission processes of these cases. The Postgraduate Commission of the Faculty of Law and Economics will settle any conflicts arising from the selection processes.

If any of the candidates have special educational needs derived from any disability, the selection process shall include support and advice services, which shall assess the adequacy of amending the syllabus, the itinerary, or alternative studies. In order to do so, the service UdLxTothom (“UdL for everyone”) shall be included in this process. The goal of this service is to promote higher education and participation among people with disabilities at the University of Lleida.