🎓 Double Degree in Law + Political Sciences | Universitat Abat Oliba CEU

The double degree in Law + Political Science is designed to complement the Law studies adding knowledge of the Political Science field.

Double degree in Law + Political Sciences
Course title

Double Degree in Law + Political Science
Law and Political Science

Academic field

Certificate in Digital Law and Legal Tech


5 years


405 ECTS


81.8% (AQU employability survey 2017)

Professional international development

A new plan for international experience

Student profile

Students must be interested in organisational systems within society, the inner workings and planning within political communities and the principles and norms that underpin personal and social relationships. Similarly, they should have an interest in trends, people and activities from the world of politics.

Admission and Enrolment

Application is via the website and documentation and enrolment formalisation is at the University.

Calendar and timetable

Academic Calendar

Current timetable
Previous timetable
Legal Tech timetable

Training lawyers since 1973

We are the most experienced private university for teaching law in Catalonia


1. Course satisfaction

86% of our students are satisfied with their law studies, the second-highest level out of all Catalan universities (AQU 2017).

2. Employment quality

82.3% of our students are satisfied with the employment quality associated with their degree, 15 points above average (AQU 2017).

3. Double qualification

Abat Oliba CEU University is a pioneer in the methodology that allows students to combine two qualifications and gain two degrees in five years. The Degree in Political Science is taught in a blended learning format, allowing students to combine it with their Law studies.

This double qualification aims to train future law professionals who also have a solid knowledge of political science. With a theoretical and practical understanding of the subjects, they will be fully competent in both.

This degree gives UAO CEU Law students extra-curricular education that contributes to their unique profile, improving their expertise and by extension, broadening their range of job opportunities. With this training, they will become experts in political movements, figureheads and activity, as well as current organisations and their policies.

4. Methodology

A practical, personalised educational model that sees students study cases, resolve cases with law firms and attend real trials at the Provincial Court. As well as other activities such as:

  • Practical seminars on maritime law
  • Workshops on rhetoric and legal debates
  • Legal behaviour and negotiation role plays
  • Debating society
  • The Jurist's Club
5. International programmes

We offer all law students the chance to study the Master's in US Law at the University of Saint Thomas in Minnesota.

6. Legal Tech

Students in their fourth year of Law are trained in the application of new technologies to law through the Wolters Kluwer Certifica programme. Students enrich their education by building their legal and technological capabilities regarding management, public speaking and networking.

7. CEU ePlus skills programme

A teaching model based on practical, personalised education that links theory to professional practice through case studies and real experiences, workshops and practical seminars.

It includes visits to national and international companies and production centres through internships.

8. Progressive International Development

A new plan that encourages students to think internationally from their first year to their fourth.

1: Students will get experience interacting and researching online with other European universities.
2: We explore the meaning and the effects of international politics and law through short trips to Brussels (EU) and Geneva (UNESCO).
3: We prepare students for the international law environment through conferences with MEPs and international experts.
4: We widen students' horizons through the Erasmus programme or through semester-long stays in our partner universities in the United States, Mexico and the Netherlands.

Students also have the advantage of being able to study the Master of Laws LL.M. in US Law at the University of Saint Thomas, Minnesota.

9. Complete programme

With the career-focused Official Master's Degree in Legal Profession, students get additional skills that are required by law.

10. Research

The Gift & Task Foundation on Bioethics and Law.


Careers and internships


Students who earn the Official Degree in Law + Political Science (International Relations) from Abat Oliba CEU University can pursue their careers in the following areas:

  • Lawyer in public law: specialised in administration, environment or city-planning
  • Training to enter civil service on a state level (state lawyer, diplomat, civil administration expert, etc.), regional level (regional government lawyer or administration expert) or local level (local government secretary, auditor in local corporations, etc.)
  • Political parties, cultural associations, NGOs or public sector consultancy


In the final year of the degree, students will do an obligatory placement year, or internship, in businesses, offices or institutions in the student's preferred industry.

These practical training programmes, included in the course structure, allow students to apply and enhance what they've learned in the course while acquiring the professional skills that will make their future transition to the workplace much easier.

The work that each student will undertake during the programme will be mutually agreed between the tutor in the business and the Work Placement and Employment Service coordinator in charge of the internship.

Furthermore, students have an academic tutor who provides follow-up and evaluation of the internship to get the most possible out of the placement.

For more information, visit the Work Placement and Employment Service.

  • List of companies






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Universidad Católica de Argentina4*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Católica de la Plata1*AR UCALPSpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish


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EPHEC (École Pratique des Hautes Études Commerciales)4B BRUXEL82French B2/English B2


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Universidade de Ribeirao Preto2BR UNAERPPortugués


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Universidad de Santo Tomás5*CL USTSpanish
Universidad Finnies Terae- Santiago2*CL FINNISSpanish
Universidad del Desarrollo2*CL UDDSpanish


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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Seccional Cali2*CO JAVESpanish


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Zeppelin University (Friedrichshafen)4D FRIEDRI01English B2/German B2


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Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens)1F AMIENS01French B1
Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV 4F  BORDEAU58French: B1
ICES. Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures 4F  LAROCHE01French B1, English  B1
UPEC. Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne 2F  PARIS012English B1, French B1
Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP)2F PARIS052French B1, English B2


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Maynooth University12*IRL MAYNOOT01English B2


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Università degli Studi di Ferrara1I FERRARA01Italian A2
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore6I MILANO03Italian B1/English TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.0
Università Suor Orsola Benincasa3I NAPOLI04Italian B1
University of Padova2I PADOVA01Italian B2, English B2
Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA10I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1
Università degli Studi di Siena2I SIENA01Italian A2/English B1


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Universidad Anáhuac México2*MX UAMNSpanish/TOEFL 89 o IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana2*MX UPSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac1*MX UNIVASpanish


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Radboud Universiteit (Nijmegen)3NL NIMEGE01English B2


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Universidad de Piura2*PE UDEPSpanish
Universidad Católica San Pablo2*PE UCSPSpanish


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Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias3P LISBOA52Portugese B2/English B2


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John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin6PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
Nicolaus Copernicus University1*PL TORUN01English B1


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Liverpool John Moore University10*UK LIVERPO02English B2



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Universidad Católica de Argentina4*AR UCASpanish
Universidad Católica de la Plata1*AR UCALPSpanish
Universidad Fasta2*AR UFASTASpanish


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Universidade de Ribeirao Preto2*BR UNAERPPortugués


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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Seccional Cali2*CO JAVESpanish


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ICES. Institut Catholique d'Etudes Supérieures 4F  LAROCHE01French B1, English  B1


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Maynooth University12*IRL MAYNOOT01English B2


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Libera Università Maria Assunta LUMSA10I ROMA04Italian B1/English B1


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Universidad Anáhuac México2*MX UAMSpanish/TOEFL 89 o IELTS 7.0
Universidad Panamericana2*MX UPSpanish
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac1*MX UNIVASpanish


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Jagiellonian University2PL KRAKOW01Polish B2/English B2
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow2*PL KRAKOW19Polish B2/English B2
John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin6PL LUBLIN02Polish B1/English B2
Lazarski University2*PL WARSZAW14English B2


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Catholic University of America10*US CUATOEFL 80 (IBT)
Florida International University4*US FIUTOEFL 550 (PBT)/80 (IBT)/IELTS 6,5
University of Missouri - St. Louis4*US UMSLTOEFL 61 (iBT)/500 (PBT)/173 (CB)/IELTS 5.5
University of the Incarnate Word2*US UIWTOEFL iBT 79/ Cambridge English Advanced Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)  C1/ TOEIC 650/ IELTS 6.5
*: Places are shared between different degrees.

Fees and funding



*Price for the 2021-22 academic year

Tuition fees correspond, solely and exclusively, to the provision of teaching as part of the programme enrolled on, and this is the only service offered in exchange for the payment of those fees. By enrolling, the student accepts that decisions made by the competent authorities may, directly or indirectly, render it necessary to carry out teaching, tutoring, work placements or assessment tests either in person or via distance learning.

The student accepts that they remain obliged to pay any such fees in full even if, for reasons beyond the control of the University, some of the educational activities included in the degree cannot be carried out as initially provided for in the course guides at the beginning of the academic year. If restrictions are part in place, the University will provide the student with a guarantee that the activity will be rescheduled when possible, taking into consideration the interests of the student and any other applicable academic criteria.



It is possible to reserve your place at Abat Oliba CEU University, which guarantees you a place on the course, before you pass the “selectivity” university entrance exam or other entry requirements. You can do this by making a payment of €1500 (which will be deducted from the total price of the course).

Cancelling your place after reservation: Students have until 30 June to cancel their reserved place. This means you can book now and cancel if your circumstances change later on.*

*Deadline for cancelling is subject to changes in the official enrolment calendar.


Once you have formalised reservation of your place, the remaining amount can be paid in the following ways:

  • One-off payment

    A one-off payment entitles you to a discount of 3% on tuition fees.

  • Payment by instalments

    5 instalments per year.


  • Monthly payments

    10 instalments with special 0% interest financing from CaixaBank. This also entitles students to a discount of 3% on tuition fees.

  • new special financing

    New financing agreements with banks with special conditions.

    - Banc Sabadell

    - CaixaBank

    - Banco Santander

    All options entitle prospective students to a discount of 3% on tuition fees.


Please contact the Information Service if you want us to offer you a personalised economic plan.
Tel. +34 932 53 72 00

Quality and regulation 


Students must be interested in organisational systems within society, the inner workings and planning within political communities and the principles and norms that underpin personal and social relationships.

They should demonstrate an interest in learning about the historical, philosophical and dogmatic essentials of legal systems and a desire to implement legal ideals in their purest form.

They should also be able to analyse and understand social phenomena, identify them and put forward solutions. Furthermore, they must be able to analyse, synthesise and work in a team, understand and abstract ideas, express ideas clearly, be amicable, broaden their world view and have a perspective on their own possible evolution.

Knowledge of another language (preferably English) is desired and required, as is a flair for communication.


  • To be equipped with refined legal language - a solid understanding of legal dogma and interpretation.
  • To be equipped with a full understanding of the Spanish legal code and the origins of the environment it applies to and where it was established.
  • To develop the abilities and skills needed to apply the Spanish legal system and be prepared to carry out public and private roles – trials, consulting, defence, prosecution, mediation or equivalent – of a law graduate.
  • To be able to evaluate, criticise, discuss, build on and present legal ideas based on an understanding of social, economic, international and other contexts.
  • To become an impartial, responsible and diligent jurist who understands the commitment involved in performing tasks that are so crucial for the common and individual good.
  • To have a solid understanding of the field of political science, both in theory and in practice, and to maximise competency in both areas.





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