Total credits: 60
Places offered: 30 places
Credit fee: €39,27 (1st registration); €62,79 (2nd registration and successive).
Teaching modality: Face-to-face
Language of instruction: Spanish
Field of study: Social and Legal Sciences
Faculty involved: Faculty of Law
Name of the undergraduate coordinator: Germán Valencia Martín
Program jointly shared with: Only taught at this university
The general objectives of the Master’s degree can be summed up in the following two points:
To provide students with advanced and specialized training in environmental law which is theoretical, practical, systematic, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and multifunctional, applicable to various legal or environmental protection professions, or research into environmental law.
To help students find their vocations and to train researchers in the field of environmental law, providing them with the stimuli, examples, contents, and methodological tools necessary.
Students can expect:
Specialized, systematic, and comprehensive training in the field of environmental law.
Legal training that is both interdisciplinary and open to other areas of knowledge.
Broad theoretical and practical teaching.
A comparative perspective, key in Environmental law. Specific focus on Latin America.
Advanced, critical, and high-quality learning.
Training researchers in the legal-environmental field.
Preparation and motivation for continuous learning, teamwork, and a cooperative spirit.
Type of subject
Final project (OB)
To be admitted to this Master’s Degree, applicants must hold an officially recognized Degree in Law issued by an institution of higher education forming part of the European Space for Higher Education, which qualifies the holder for admittance to a Master’s Degree in the issuing country. Similarly, in accordance with article 16.2 of Royal Decree1393/2007, a non-homologated degree issued by a university outside the European Space for Higher Education may also be valid for admission purposes, providing the respective university verifies that the level of training is equivalent to the corresponding official Spanish university degree and that the degree qualifies its holder for admittance to postgraduate studies in the issuing country. Admission via this route does not result in the homologation or official recognition of the previous qualification held by the applicant, it only confirms that the academic title is valid for the purposes of studying for the Master’s Degree.
Since the Master’s Degree is taught in Spanish, a further prerequisite for admission is for applicants to demonstrate a command of the Spanish language to at least B1 level (threshold level), as defined in the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages” (CEFR), compiled by the Council of Europe and published by the Spanish Ministry for Education in 2002. In the case of foreign students who do not come from Spanish-speaking countries, accreditation of their level of Spanish will be by presenting a certification of Spanish courses at an equivalent level from a language school or other evidence of the required language level from within the context of their officially recognized studies. In the absence of any such documentation, applicants’ command of the Spanish language will be assessed directly through personal interviews and tests or other written examinations.
According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied with to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:
To be in possession of a Spanish official graduate degree certificate or other issued by an institution of higher education within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access to Master’s degrees in the issuing.
To be in possession of an officially approved foreign higher education degree certificate that had been recognized as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
To be in possession of a university degree certificate obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of countries outside the EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
Non-recognized degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.
Academic and research.
Master’s degree specialization profile
Academic and introduction to research activities.