*Given the extraordinary global circumstances as a result of Covid-19, the 2020-2021 edition will be taught following a blended methodology with synchronous sessions held online, in accordance with the recommendations of the healthcare authorities.
Law or political science graduates who want to get a solid knowledge of public law, as well as graduates looking to get onto a doctorate course.
Application is via the website and documentation and enrolment is formalised at the University.
From October to June. Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
We are the most experienced private university for teaching law in Catalonia.
The Official Master's Degree in Public Law is an official advanced course focused on giving students specific knowledge of the key elements of Public Law and preparing them for future access to a doctoral programme in Law.
The master's provides all the methodological training needed for rigorous research. This makes it the ideal academic training ground to develop and defend a thesis in legal education.
Abat Oliba CEU University began its law courses in 1973, making it the first private school (later becoming a university) to train lawyers in Catalonia.
The institution's long history, the academic accreditation of its professors and the professional experience of its range of collaborators guarantee educational quality.
The master's is taught through a system combining four simultaneous methodologies:
- Seminars based on real case studies
- Practical workshops
- Master's dissertation with a tutor
The master's is taught following a blended-learning format with online sessions, allowing international students to attend classes in real time by logging onto the University's Online Campus. The lecturers' extensive experience and our high-quality IT infrastructure ensure active participation, with lively debates around the key topics covered.
Students that are able will defend their dissertation in person in Barcelona as part of a 5-day trip, with visits to the most important legal institutions in the city, along with other activities related to the legal world.
The Master's is taught in a blended-learning format. The design and organisation of the course was specifically chosen to make it fully compatible with a job in the legal profession, whether for judges, lawyers, notaries, registrars, tax inspectors, barristers, court clerks for public authorities, etc.
Our teaching staff comprises academics, lawyers, magistrates and other figures from the legal world selected based on their doctorate-level education, career, prestige and educational skills.
The Library Service was created to support study and research with the aim of meeting all educational and scientific demands. It has extensive opening hours, including weekends, and is equipped with the latest technology.
UAO CEU also gives the university community a digital repository containing open-access publications including teaching materials, faculty and institutional research and work by students and alumni of the University.
Advanced study in Spanish law
- Current constitutional law issues EC OB 6 ECTS
- Current administrative law issues EC OB 6 ECTS
Advanced study in financial and tax law
- Current financial and tax law issues EC 6 ECTS
- International tax law EC 6 ECTS
Advanced study in criminal law
- Current criminal law issues EC 6 ECTS
- Historical and philosophical introduction to Criminal Law EC 6 ECTS
Advanced study in European and international law
- Current European and international law issues EC 6 ECTS
- International protection of children and vulnerable adults EC 6 ECTS
Advanced study in procedural law
- Dogmatic basics of procedural law OP 6 ECTS
- Current issues in trial EC 6 ECTS
- Master's Dissertation OB 18 ECTS
Pablo Nuevo. Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at Abat Oliba CEU University. Director of the Legal Science Department.
Students who earn the Official Master's Degree in Public Law from Abat Oliba CEU University are equipped with the necessary tools to work professionally in public law consultancy, in Spain or abroad, whether in public office or in private firms or companies.
They will also be ready to take the next step and pursue a doctorate in the legal sphere, without interfering with their professional development.
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 and assessment tests 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 this were to happen, 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 the place has been reserved, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:
The single payment method entitles students to a 5% discount in tuition fees.
Payment in four instalments throughout the academic year.
In 10 instalments with special, interest-free financing with no admin fee. Also entitles students to a 5% discount on tuition fees.
With Banco Santander, CaixaBank, BBVA and Banc Sabadell. These also include a 5% enrolment discount.
If you book a place and change your mind, you will have until 31 July to change your mind, meaning you can book now and be sure you won't regret it.
Master's and Postgraduate Qualifications
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Tel. +34 93 253 72 03
Candidates for the Official Master's Degree in Public Law must have completed a Spanish or international university higher education qualification equivalent to an undergraduate degree in the British system.
The course is especially aimed at law and political science graduates who require an official master's degree to get onto a doctorate course.
The objective of the Official Master's Degree in Public Law is to teach the key elements that define this branch of law and which are essential to analyse it. It will also give students the tools needed to take the next step in a doctoral thesis in the legal sphere, without any interruption to the regular professional development of active jurists.