Designed for practising lawyers and students of the master's degree in the legal profession looking to train in order to be able to provide their services. Legal experts who require specialised training in EU and international law.
The enrolment process is now open. Contact the Postgraduate Information Service to apply.
Official Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession: from October to December (of the following year). Afternoons from Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Master's Degree in the International Law: from February to July. Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and one Saturday a month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The private university with the most experience in the field of law in Catalonia.
Law 34/2006, of 30 October, which regulates access to the professions of lawyer and court attorney, introduced the requirement of a professional qualification in addition to a degree prior to registration with Professional Associations.
This additional training consists of taking an entrance exam (qualifying exam), after passing 60 ECTS credits of training courses accredited by the Ministry of Justice and 30 ECTS credits of supervised placements.
In order to adapt to this new regulatory framework for the teaching of Law and preparation for the practice of the legal profession, Abat Oliba CEU University provides the additional training now required by the law, integrating subjects directly related to the practice of the profession and other cross-cutting subjects that are particularly important (such as deontology, negotiation and training in the values of equality and respect for human rights).
The Master’s gives students personal access to the online Legal Quiz by the legal publishing house Lefebvre, with access to a database of more than 1500 questions adapted to the format of the bar exam. In addition, they will have access to the Professional Practice of Law and Access to the Law Profession sections.
The phenomena of Europeanisation and globalisation have helped expand businesses and other activities beyond traditional national borders. Evolutions in new technologies and digitalisation have only exacerbated this trend. Even within our borders, a good lawyer needs a thorough knowledge of EU and international law.
This is why we have seen such a large increase in the demand for legal advisors and professionals who not only know domestic law, but who also have specialist knowledge of European and international law and who are comfortable in such settings.
The combination of in-person classes with autonomous (but guided) work by the student allows for great flexibility with ample opportunity to explore subjects in all their complexity.
We have been training legal experts since 1973. The private university with the most experience in the field of law in Catalonia.
The master's degree is taught using a careful combination of three simultaneous methodologies: lectures by renowned jurists, case study discussion seminars based on real-life examples, and activities designed to develop students’ practical and communicative skills and abilities. Classroom activities are complemented with autonomous (but guided) work by the student.
Real work placements at major firms. We also offer a national and international job’s board with more than 2,300 collaborating companies with work placements in over 20 countries.
Teaching staff comprising academics, lawyers, judges and other legal professionals selected for their background, prestige and teaching skills.
The average employment rate for those who have completed postgraduate studies at CEU is 95.8% (AQU 2020 Survey).
The Library Service is designed to support study and research with the primary objective of meeting students’ educational and scientific needs. It has ample opening hours, even on weekends, with the best IT facilities.
UAO CEU also offers a large digital repository containing open-access publications derived from the teaching, research and institutional activities carried out by the university’s teaching staff, students and alumni.
Classes in the Official Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession are taught by experts and professionals with proven teaching or professional experience, and have been chosen for their recognised prestige and specialisation in the field of the legal profession.
María Jesús Pesqueira Zamora
PhD in Procedural Law at UAO CEU and substitute judge at the Barcelona Provincial Court. Dean of the Faculty of Law and Business at UAO CEU.
Isabel Arias Díez
Degree in Law from the UB. Master’s Degree in Business Law from UAO CEU. Lawyer at Tornos Abogados
Cristina Torres Fajarnes
Degree in Law and Criminology from UB. Substitute judge attached to the Courts of Barcelona
Jesús María Sánchez García. Member of the ICAB Governing Board, Regulations and Delegations Committee.
Prof. Dr Jerónimo Maillo. Professor of EU and International Law, International Relations, CEU San Pablo University. Jean Monnet, Professor of European Law
Sergio Prats Jané. Lawyer. Associate Professor of International Private Law and European Union Law at UAO CEU, UB, URV and tutor professor at UOC.
Students who obtain the Official Master’s Degree in the Legal Profession from Abat Oliba CEU University will be able to pursue a career in the practice of law in various fields, either in law firms or providing legal consulting to businesses.
Upon completion of the Official Master’s in the International Legal Profession at Abat Oliba CEU University, students will be able to pursue a career in the following fields:
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.
Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:
A one-off payment entitles you to a discount of 5 % of the tuition fees.
10 instalments with special 0% interest financing. This also entitles students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.
In three instalments in the first year and two instalments in the second year.
With Banco Santander, CaixaBank and Banc Sabadell. This also entitles students to a discount of 5% on tuition fees.
Students have until 30 June to cancel their reserved place. This means you can book now and cancel if your circumstances change later on.*
*Deadline subject to changes in the official registration calendar.
Master’s and Postgraduate Department
Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
Undergraduate degree in Law (or equivalent)
The goal of the Official Master's Degree in Legal Profession + International Legal Profession is to train specialists in EU and international law to practise law and other legal professions.
The master’s degree has the following specific objectives: