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Course 2023-2024 / FACULTAD DE DERECHO



This official postgraduate course on the European Union offers students a high-level training that allows them to achieve optimal conditions to develop in the professional and academic field. The aim is to provide students with a high-level training that will place them in optimal conditions to work in the professional or academic field.

The primordial role of this degree in the countries of the European Union is a consequence of the central place that university studies must have for a better understanding of the integration process itself. For this reason, the various degrees in European Union studies are a priority objective for the European institutions and for the Member States.

The Master prepares students for access to competitive examinations and competitions in all areas of the institutions and bodies of the European Union and also mainly for access to Spanish institutions and bodies, both of the central State and of the Autonomous Communities and local authorities.

This Master's degree offers the multidisciplinary approach required for scientific and technical education, transversal skills and lifelong learning that require greater permeability between the different elements and levels of the university education and training systems. It offers four specialisations in particular: Economics/Politics (in Spanish language), Law (in Spanish language), Multilevel European Integration and Fundamental Rights (in English language) and Economy of the EU: Challenges for the 21st Century (in English language).

The most important job positions related to this Master are listed below:

European Union Civil Servant: The European Parliament, like the other Institutions, recruits through competitions. There are several types of competitions, which in turn cover different levels, allowing citizens to apply for different functions, such as administrators, lawyer-linguists, interpreters, translators, assistants, secretaries, qualified agents, etc. ..... Competition notices are published in the Official Journal of the European Union and in the national press. Information on the publication of competitions and timetables is available on the website of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO). All the provisions governing the European Union civil service are laid down in the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities.

Diplomat: Professional in the service of the state administration, who officially represents his or her country abroad, either on a permanent mission (to another state or to an international organisation) or on a special mission. Apart from the function of representation, he/she must also assume the function of informing and negotiating, especially in conflict situations. To become a diplomat, one must pass a competitive examination organised annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Diplomatic School.

Public Manager: Professional who uses the appropriate decision-making mechanisms for the allocation and distribution of public resources, and coordinates and stimulates public agents to achieve collective objectives. He/she must apply principles of organisational economics and classical microeconomics to solve problems and achieve social objectives in public organisations. The criteria for good public management are, from the economic and organisational point of view, maximisation (optimal relation between profit and cost), and from the political and administrative point of view, legitimacy and legality.

Foreign trade technician: Professional responsible for the international trade area of an exporting company. Their activity is related to the prospecting and opening of new markets abroad, so they need to have knowledge of foreign investment, international contracting, international marketing, international transport of goods, customs and banking operations, market research, and be fluent in other languages, mainly English. These professionals may work, in addition to exporting and importing companies, in international organisations, banks, customs agencies or foreign trade consultancies.

Forwarding agent: Professional who, with extensive knowledge of the international transport sector, plans, coordinates, controls and directs all the operations necessary to carry out the international transport and logistics of goods. In order to carry out his activities, he has branches, subsidiaries or a network of correspondents abroad, which allows him to plan and provide his services at the territorial level required by the needs of his clients. It knows the characteristics of the goods to be transported, studies the most appropriate routes and the different means of transport and chooses the best solutions in terms of cost, time and safety. Your quote can include all transport costs from the point of departure of the goods to their final destination.

Grants and Subsidies Advisor Manager: Professional who is in charge of the search for information, processing, collection and justification of aid and subsidies granted by the European Union, the Central Administration, the Autonomous Communities and other regional and local entities.