The first objective is to enable students to acquire the necessary professional skills as to exercise the professions of lawyer or of solicitor (professional specialisation course type).
Secondly, this master's degree is also aimed at students who wish to gain more advanced academic training than that provided by a bachelor's degree qualification. This would be the case of students who wish to exercise the legal professions subject to specific access tests or that of professionals who need to extend their specialised knowledge.
Thirdly, this master's degree is also aimed at those students who aspire to do a doctorate and who wish to devote themselves to teaching and research.
Although each student, following a tutorial, draws up their own track, the master offers five general tracks:
In the professional specialisation course type, this master's degree includes an internship (250 hours) in the offices of lawyers and other legal practitioners, legal offices and public institutions. Students are to do their internship during the third and fourth term of the course, preferably.
In the academic and research course types, students are to elaborate a piece of research work, supervised by an academic tutor, which must be drafted throughout the course and defended publicly before an academic panel.
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Candidates for acceptance to the Master in Legal Sciences must provide accreditation that they have obtained or are in position to obtain an accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution). Degrees in any academic field of study will be accepted.
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