Master in International Law, Foreign Trade & International Relations

Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Barcelona

Program Description

Master in International Law, Foreign Trade & International Relations

Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE) Barcelona

This Master has been developed for recent graduates in Law, lawyers who want to improve their law knowledge and practice in an increasing global economy scenario and other persons with interest in developing their career in the International Law framework.


The Master in International Law is an international postgraduate Law degree for recent graduates in Law, lawyers who want to improve their law knowledge and practice in an increasing global economy scenario and other people interested in developing their career in the International Law framework.

The applicants must be able to attend and dedicate one year to the programme as a full-time student. It is also mandatory for all the students to have an outstanding knowledge of the English language, as English is the official language of the programme and therefore all the lectures are given in English.

Thinking globally is the aim of the Master in International Law: globalization and economic crisis is transforming the practice of law becoming more international. Nowadays, even family business are likely to face complex issues involving employment and immigration law, international trade issues and sophisticated tax and health law regulations. Thus, the programme is designed to appeal to both local and foreign students who wish to obtain a specialist qualification in International law, international relations and foreign trade.

The knowledge of International law is important to graduates for different reasons: public international law has taken into account the effects of globalization and the necessity of protecting general and common international interests; it is also a reality the importance of the International Community, and in consequence of international relations and foreign trade. The Master in International Law wants to reflect this broader perspective.

In order to practice law with enough guarantees, it is necessary for the lawyer to acquire practice knowledge and the correct application of it. This learning mechanism can only be acquired in the Centres which are in actual contact with the main local and international Law Firms.

With this simple but at the same time innovative principles, ISDE launches the Master in International Law (International relations and Foreign Trade).


The total duration of the programme exceeds 1200 hours. The programme is divided in two phases:

The first phase begins in March and ends in June. It takes place at our academic headquarters. The method is based on a combination of study of cases and case study.

The study of cases gives students a general approach to the different subjects of the program. At the same time this particular method develops students’ agility for legal reasoning.

On the other hand, the case study consists in analyzing, deeply and precisely, those particular aspects which are especially relevant in international legal practice.

This combined method aims at providing students with a work method which will allow them to face any kind of legal problem in future.

This specific programme in International Law is completed by different common subjects that are essential for a lawyer and paying special attention to the International relations and Foreign Trade.

The second phase begins in July and ends in November. Each student completes this phase at the premises of one of the collaborating entities of the Master, under the conditions and rules set by those entities. For this reason, the schedule for the Second Phase is subject to further modifications.

Location and calendar

The first phase of the Master in International Law Trade & International Relations. takes place in our Academic Headquarters in Barcelona. The students are obliged to attend lectures everyday plus the additional classes that can take place during also the mornings. The students shall take practical cases and exams related to the classes they have each week. Furthermore, the students could visit different departments of the top law firms in Spain and other institutions and companies. These legal offices and institutions are partners to ISDE.

The second phase takes place in the law Firms, institutions or companies that have collaborated in teaching the program in the first phase. ISDE collaborates and works closely with institutions in the following countries: Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Canada, USA, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica, etc. The critera used to appoint the institution that will receive the student consists in a detailed case by case analysis of the academic performance of the student, personal profile, and the previous acceptance from the receiving institution of that particular student.

Admission process

The selection process developed by ISDE aims to ensure the uniformity of the participants’ level in order to allow them all to perform a similar work rate adapted to the program requirements.

Once a candidate has expressed his/her wish to apply for a position in one of ISDE’s Masters and therefore has submitted to ISDE a pre-requested set of personal data, a coordinator within ISDE’s Department of Admissions will be assigned to the candidate. This professional will be the in charge of the following-up along the whole admission process providing the candidate of any requested information as well as solving any doubt that may arise.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 2, 2016
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