🎓 Grado en Ciencias Políticas

Grado en Ciencias Políticas

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Degree in Political Sciences
Course title

Degree in Political Sciences

Academic field

Law and Political Science

Duration

4 years

OFFICIAL STAMP OF QUALITY - AQU

Places / Format

20 / Blended

Double qualification

With the Degree in Law or Journalism

Student profile

Students must be interested in organisational systems within society, the inner workings and planning within political communities and the principles and norms that underpin personal and social relationships. Similarly, they should have an interest in trends, people and activities from the world of politics.

Admission and enrolment

Application is via the website and documentation and enrolment formalisation is at the University.

Calendar and timetable

Academic calendar

 

Timetable

Double qualification

With the Degree in Law and the Degree in Journalism

Why UAO CEU?

1. Double qualification

Abat Oliba CEU University is a pioneer in the methodology that allows students to combine two qualifications and gain two degrees in five years. The Degree in Political Science is taught in a blended learning format, allowing students to combine it with their Law or Journalism studies. 

We offer these double qualifications to train future law and journalism experts who also have a solid knowledge of political science. With a theoretical and practical understanding of the subjects, they will be fully competent in both.

This degree gives UAO CEU Law and Journalism students extra-curricular education that contributes to their unique profile, improving their expertise and by extension, broadening their range of job opportunities. With this training, they will become experts in political movements, figureheads and activity, as well as current organisations and their policies.

2. Methodology

A practical, personalised educational model with lectures, seminars, workshops and practical case studies, as well as other activities, such as:

  • Practical seminars
  • Rhetoric workshops
  • Visits to local and international institutions
  • Debating Society
3. International outlook

We offer all law students the chance to study the Master's in US Law at the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota.

4. Further education

The Wolters Kluwer Certifica programme aims to boost studies in both law and technology.

5. Research

The Gift & Task Foundation on Bioethics and Law.

 

Careers and internships

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Students who earn the Official Degree in Law + Political Science (International Relations) from Abat Oliba CEU University can pursue their careers in the following areas:

  • Lawyer in public law: specialised in administration, environment or city-planning
  • Training to enter civil service on a state level (state lawyer, diplomat, civil administration expert, etc.), regional level (regional government lawyer or administration expert) or local level (local government secretary, auditor in local corporations, etc.)
  • Political parties, cultural associations, NGOs or public sector consultancy

Students who earn the Official Degree in Journalism (bilingual degree) + Political Science (International Relations) from Abat Oliba CEU University can pursue their careers in the following areas:

  • Press officer for political parties and organisations
  • Specialist in political and international journalism
  • Specialist in analysis of current or future communication phenomena and procedures for all kinds of public and private organisations
  • Press and communication offices for public institutions, private companies, associations and NGOs
  • Communication media: newspapers, magazines, news agencies, radio, television, online journalism etc.
  • Electronic publications, internet portals and community managers
  • Creation and management of companies in the field of journalism and information
  • Communication consultancy

INTERNSHIPS

In the final year of the degree, students will do an obligatory placement year, or internship, in businesses, offices or institutions in the student's preferred industry.

These practical training programmes, included in the course structure, allow students to apply and enhance what they've learned in the course while acquiring the professional skills that will make their future transition to the workplace much easier.

The work that each student will undertake during the programme will be mutually agreed between the tutor in the business and the Work Placement and Employment Service coordinator in charge of the internship.

Furthermore, students have an academic tutor who provides follow-up and evaluation of the internship to get the most possible out of the placement.

For more information, visit the Work Placement and Employment Service.

 
  • List of companies
    PDF

International outlook

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

LAW

ARGENTINA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad Católica de Argentina4*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Católica de la Plata1*AR UCALPSpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish

BÉLGICA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
EPHEC (École Pratique des Hautes Études Commerciales)4B BRUXEL82French B2/English B2

CHILE

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad de Santo Tomás4*CL USTSpanish
Universidad Finis Terrae2*CL FTSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo4*CL UDDSpanish

ALEMANIA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen)4D FRIEDRI01English B2/German B2
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Muenchen1D MUNCHEN01German B1

FRANCIA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens)1F AMIENS01French B1
ICES. Institut Catholique d'Études Supérieures4F LAROCHE01French B1/English B1
UPEC. Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne2F PARIS012English B1/French B1

IRLANDA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Maynooth University7*IRL MAYNOOT01English B2

ITALIA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Università degli Studi di Ferrara3I FERRARA01Italian A2
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore6*I MILANO03Italian B1/English TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.0
Università Suor Orsola Benincasa6I NAPOLI04Italian B2/English B2
University of Padova2I PADOVA01Italian B1
Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA10I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1
Università degli Studi di Siena2I SIENA01Italian A2/English B1

MÉXICO

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad Anáhuac México4*MX UAMNSpanish/TOEFL 89 o IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana2*MX UPSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac2*MX UNIVASpanish

HOLANDA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Radboud Universiteit (Nijmegen)3NL NIMEGE01English B2

PERÚ

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad de Lima2*PE LIMASpanish
Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPSpanish
Universidad Católica San Pablo2PE UCSPSpanish

PORTUGAL

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias3P LISBOA52Portugese B2/English B2

POLONIA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin6PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
Nicolaus Copernicus University1*PL TORUN01English B1
Lazarski University1*PL WARSZAW14English B2

REINO UNIDO

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Liverpool John Moore University4*UK LIVERPO02English B2

ESTADOS UNIDOS

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Catholic University of America10*US CUATOEFL 80 IBT
Florida International University4*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/80 (IBT)/ IELTS 6,5
Regent University (Virginia)1US RUTOEFL o certificado del British Council
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT)/173 (CB)/ IELTS 5.5

POLITICAL SCIENCE

ARGENTINA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad Católica de Argentina4*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Católica de la Plata1*AR UCALPSpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish

FRANCIA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
ICES. Institut Catholique d'Études Supérieures4F LAROCHE01French B1/English B1

IRLANDA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Maynooth University7*IRL MAYNOOT01English B2

ITALIA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA10I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1

MÉXICO

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Universidad Anáhuac México4*MX UAMSpanish/TOEFL 89 o IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana2*MX UPSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac2*MX UNIVASpanish

POLONIA

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Jagiellonian University2PL KRAKOW01Polish B2/English B2
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow2*PL KRAKOW19Polish B2/English B2
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin6PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
Lazarski University2*PL WARSZAW14English B2

ESTADOS UNIDOS

universidadplazasCod. UniversidadRequisitos de idioma
Catholic University of America10*US CUATOEFL 80 (IBT)
Florida International University4*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/80 (IBT)/IELTS 6,5
Manhattan College10*US MCTOEFL 80 (internet based exam), 213 (computer based exam), 550 (paper)
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT)/173 (CB)/IELTS 5.5
Saint Thomas University Houston2*US USTTOEFL 550
*: Places are split between different courses.

Fees and funding 

TOTAL COST 1ST YEAR

Law + Political Science: €9720

Law + Journalism: €9945

*Price valid for the 2020-2021 academic year. Price for the 2021-2022 academic year yet to be confirmed.

Tuition fees correspond, solely and exclusively, to the provision of teaching as part of the programme enrolled on, and this is the only service offered in exchange for the payment of those fees. By enrolling, the student accepts that decisions made by the competent authorities may, directly or indirectly, render it necessary to carry out teaching, tutoring, work placements or assessment tests either in person or via distance learning.

The student accepts that they remain obliged to pay any such fees in full even if, for reasons beyond the control of the University, some of the educational activities included in the degree cannot be carried out as initially provided for in the course guides at the beginning of the academic year. If restrictions are part in place, the University will provide the student with a guarantee that the activity will be rescheduled when possible, taking into consideration the interests of the student and any other applicable academic criteria.

 

RESERVING YOUR PLACE

It is possible to reserve your place at Abat Oliba CEU University, which guarantees you a place on the course, before you pass the “selectivity” university entrance exam or other entry requirements. You can do this by making a payment of €1500 (which will be deducted from the total price of the course).

Cancelling your place after reservation: Students have until 31 July to cancel their reserved place. This means you can book now and change if your circumstances change later on.

PAYMENT METHODS

Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

  • One-off payment

    A one-off payment entitles you to a discount of 5 % of the tuition fees.

  • Payment by instalments

    5 instalments per year.

 

  • Monthly payments

    10 instalments with special 0% interest financing. This also entitles students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.

  • new special financing

    New financing agreements with banks with special conditions.

    - Banc Sabadell

    - CaixaBank

    - Banco Santander

    All options entitle prospective students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.
     

MORE INFORMATION

Please contact the Information Service to arrange personalised economic plans.
Tel. +34 932 53 72 00
futurosalumnos@uao.es

Quality and regulation

APPLICANT PROFILE

Students must be interested in organisational systems within society, the inner workings and planning within political communities and the principles and norms that underpin personal and social relationships. They should demonstrate an interest in learning about the historical, philosophical and dogmatic essentials of legal systems and a desire to implement legal ideals in their purest form.

Students must be interested in societal communication, current affairs and the way media works and is managed, as well as trends, people and activities from the world of politics. They should also be able to express themselves both when speaking and writing to analyse and identify problems and propose solutions. Furthermore, they must be able to analyse, synthesise and work in a team, understand and abstract ideas, express ideas clearly, be social, broaden their world view and have a perspective on their own possible evolution.

Knowledge of another language (preferably English) is desired and required, as is a flair for communication.

OBJECTIVES

  • To be equipped with refined legal language - a solid understanding of legal dogma and interpretation.
  • To be equipped with a full understanding of the Spanish legal code and the origins of the environment it applies to and where it was established.
  • To develop the abilities and skills needed to apply the Spanish legal system and be prepared to carry out public and private roles – trials, consulting, defence, prosecution, mediation or equivalent – of a law graduate.
  • To be able to express themselves clearly and precisely, to transmit information effectively.
  • To have a detailed understanding of techniques to look for, identify, gather and process information and to know how to apply them to work with sources and generate information that reflects the current state of affairs and gives it meaning.
  • To be able to evaluate, criticise, discuss, build on and present legal ideas based on an understanding of social, economic, international and other contexts.
  • To become an impartial, responsible and diligent jurist who understands the commitment involved in performing tasks that are so crucial for the common and individual good.
  • To have a solid understanding of the field of political science, both in theory and in practice, and to maximise competency in both areas.
  • To understand and critically evaluate the present to be able to communicate events as accurately as possible, as well as having a cultural and historical framework to contextualise and explain precedents, causes or foreseeable consequences.
  • To have sufficient knowledge of the most relevant concepts, categories, theories and aspects of the different branches of research in information communication.

REGULATIONS FOR CONTINUATION OF STUDIES

MONITORING INDICATORS

ACTION PLAN FOR TUTORS