Tuition fees have risen significantly over the past few years and are set to rise annually.

This would be a great opportunity to study 8th UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA COURSE ON SPANISH LAW TAUGHT IN ENGLISH: GLOBAL STUDY at UNIA at a much lower cost than in UK universities or other international Universities.

Students have an option to study this course in their own country via online. This is an online course which students can access anywhere in the world, and is only 4-5 hours a week.

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the program

FEATURED INFORMATION!!TEACHING PERIOD: 25th January 2022 - 14th June 2022
30 credits ECTS
This Diploma course is available by distance
Registration fee: 944,50 €
Coordinating UniversityUniversidad Internacional de Andalucía / International University of Andalusia (Malaga Technological Campus) Málaga. Spain
Co-directorsCarmen Rocío Fernández Díaz and Flor Carrasco Gómez
Module CoordinatorsModule I: Jesús Martin Fuster
Module II: José Manuel Martin Fuster
Módule III: Jesús Martin Fuster
Academic ComissionCarmen Rocío Fernández Díaz, Flor Carrasco Gómez, José Manuel de Torres Perea and Jesús Martin Fuster
Number of credits 30 Credits ECTS
Teaching MethodsOnline course
Taught Period CalendarFrom January to June 2022. Each Tuesdays and Thursdays will be available a new recorded session.
Target PopulationLegal students, Lawyers, legal professionals, translators, interpreters

The Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, Spain (UNIA – Andalucian International University) offers this Expert University Course on Spanish Law taught in English. This course is available by distance learning. The scope of the course is to offer legal professionals a programme which will provide them with an accurate knowledge of the Spanish law as applied to institutions and regulations. In addition, a comparative study of the legal systems closest to the Spanish one is offered. In this way, comparative learning is achieved which can be very useful for professionals who work with people and companies in this field. The aim is to enable the candidates with the ability to offer their clients the broadest possible view and knowledge of Spanish Law (private and public law) and comparative Law of other European Legal systems. This will provide the students with an overall better understanding and also the ability to make the best use of; Spanish, Latin-American and Philippine Laws (which are cognate Laws).

The programme will also assist professionals in carrying out their activities in foreign trade or dealing with multinational companies. The university is offering this course as a way of improving attorneys´ training as well as providing developing their practices in Spain and Latin-America.

This course is also suitable for Spanish speaking legal professionals that wish to improve their legal English level in an efficient, interactive and pleasant way. The need to train legal professionals to be proficient in English has increased because of the growing relevance that the English language is acquiring in different areas of legal practice, both at the level of international commerce, and because of the growth of foreign residents in Spain. In this context, English has become the new lingua franca. This means generally, but especially in certain tourist areas, that the professional who wants to be efficient and competitive must have a level of technical English (legal English) sufficient enough to enable them to interpret written documents and communicate with non-national clients at the same level as colleagues in other territories in the European Union.

The scope of this course is to provide legal professionals with a program which will provide them with an accurate knowledge of the English language as applied to our institutions and regulations. The aim is to enable them to offer their clients the highest possible level of linguistic skills, in addition to their professional qualifications, when assisting nationals and non-nationals whose rights are, or might be violated. The program will also assist professionals in carrying out their activities in foreign trade or dealing with multinational companies.

Therefore, throughout the course there will be a strong emphasis on the practical application of knowledge. In this context, the lessons will take a ‘case-study’ teaching approach following the case law method that is generally used in British and North American law studies

Legal English will be studied along with specific teaching on the different legal subjects considered. This will allow the participants the possibility of updating their knowledge on the applicable law and will offer them an insight into the current issues in their different fields of practice, especially in Private Law; both international and national. However, the program only considers some of the institutions and subjects within Spanish Law, some in more depth than others. The aim is to provide a general perspective, though the program offers a more detailed vision of those topics that have been considered to be of greater relevance. Clearly the program can not attempt to include all the fields of Spanish Law, but it will offer sufficient linguistic skills in the most important topics. We believe that these topics will contribute to the training of a lawyer who is used to dealing with English speaking clients.

This program has been prepared with online learning in mind. This means that each subject will make the most of the time available. However, special emphasis will be placed on those topics with greater relevance to participants, or greater legal controversy. In parallel, some topics may be the subject of more in depth study using the UNIA Virtual Campus – this digital platform will play a crucial role during this course. 

Each week the students will carry out an online exercise identified by the teacher during the class session of that week. This exercise will have a practical dimension, and though it may also focus on specific case law, it may deal with those subjects that have been considered in the in-class session or in the materials that each teacher will provide through the UNIA Virtual Campus.

Moreover, the students will have to follow the sessions that will be transmitted interactively, in order to allow them to take part in every section of the course. This Diploma Course is co-organized by the bar association of Málaga(Spain), and thanks to the sponsorship of the Colegio Notarial de Andalucía and the Spanish Genaral Council of the Judiciary (Consejo General del Poder Judicial).

General Competencies and specific objectives

This program aims to provide an insight into certain aspects of the Spanish legal system and also improve the proper use of legal English for professional

Methodology and learning strategies

The course can be taken on-line or by part-time attendance. The maximum number of students that can register each year is 20, and this figure includes

Useful advice. Quality criteria

Before attending the lectures of each module, the student is advised to have previously downloaded the session materials from the course available in the

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