Master's Degree in Parliamentary Law, Elections and Legislative Studies

General

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Program Description

  • Type of education: Face-to-face.
  • Number of new places offered: 30
  • Total credits: 60
  • Languages taught: Spanish.
  • Guide price: € 45.02 per credit.
  • Master's Scholarship: see relevant information here .

About

The Master in Parliamentary Law, Elections and Legislative Studies is aimed at both recently graduated students in the field of Social and Legal Sciences, and legal professionals who, after having acquired professional experiences, wish to obtain additional training in Parliamentary Law subjects , Elections and Legislative Studies. The Master is specially designed to receive European and Latin American students. Through the blended teaching modality (in which face-to-face teaching periods are combined with others in which an online activity program is followed), the aim is to reduce the number of weeks that students must stay in Madrid. It also offers the possibility of studying full time (in a single course) or part time (spread over two courses), to adapt to the needs of different types of student.

The Master opens with a first module of contents on the "Foundations of the parliamentary system". All students will take the following subjects: Division of Powers, Political Representation and Relations between the Government and Parliament; Organization of the Chambers, functions and parliamentary procedures; Electoral systems: in Spain and comparative models; Procedure, Administration and electoral guarantees; Legislative technique and sources of Spanish and European Law; and ordinary and special legislative procedures.

Subsequently, students may choose between three specialization itineraries. The specialization in one of the three subjects of the Master will depend on the choice of the compulsory subjects and the Final Master's Project.

Academic year 2020-21

Course 1

Code

Subject

Character

Credits

Offered

600177

Parliamentary Control

Optional

6.0

Yes

600171

Powers Division, Political Representation and Relations Between Government and Parliament

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

600175

Control of Laws and Parliamentary Decisions by Constitutional Jurisdiction

Optional

6.0

Yes

600170

Sources of Parliamentary Law. Statute of Parliamentarians. Organization of the Chambers. Func

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

600 180

New technologies. Consulting and International Observers

Optional

6.0

Yes

600178

Parliament and Society

Optional

6.0

Yes

600183

Practicum

Optional

6.0

Yes

600173

Procedure, Administration and Electoral Guarantees

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

600185

Ordinary and Special Legislative Procedures

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

600172

Electoral Systems: In Spain and Compared Models

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

600174

Legislative Technique

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

600184

Master's Thesis (Parliamentary Law, Elections and Legislative Studies)

Final Master's Project

6.0

Yes

goals

Offer advanced and specialized training in three large areas, interconnected, multidisciplinary and connected with professional practice: "Parliamentary Law", "Elections" and "Legislative Studies". The teaching method is focused on the student and tries to promote their capacity for analysis and reflection. It offers a specialization for professionals who carry out advisory tasks or carry out public functions, or want to carry out this type of function in the future, in fields related to parliamentary, electoral and governmental matters.

Recipients

Recently graduated students in the field of Social and Legal Sciences, as well as professionals who carry out advisory tasks or exercise public functions and wish to obtain additional training in the subjects of Parliamentary Law, Elections and Legislative Studies. The University Master's Degree is specially designed to receive European and Latin American students. The program is flexible, to adapt to the needs of each student.

Why study this master?

Students who complete the University Master's Degree will obtain an official title adapted to the European Higher Education Area and which gives access to the research period of the Doctoral programs to obtain the Doctor's degree from the UCM. Likewise, it offers a specialization for all those professionals who carry out advisory tasks or exercise public functions or are interested in developing such tasks in public organizations.

Admission requirements for masters

Non-enabling university masters

  • Be in possession of any of the following titles:
    • Spanish official university degree.
    • Title issued by an institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and empowering in the country of issue for access to Master's education.
    • Title of educational systems outside the EHEA that empowers in the country of issuance for access to Master's education, homologated or declared equivalent to the degree and academic level of Degree or Degree by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training . In case of lacking the mentioned homologation or equivalency, it will be necessary to have authorization or access permission granted by this University.
  • Or be carrying out during the course in which you pre-enroll studies leading to the obtaining of any of the previous degrees and be in a position to prove the obtaining of the same before September 30, 2020 .
  • In addition, students from foreign educational systems, whose mother tongue is different from Spanish, must prove level B2 of the Spanish language (or higher) .
  • Specific requirements that any of the requested masters may have. You can consult it by accessing the website of the Master itself.
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