Bachelor of Laws
The main aim of the Bachelor of Laws is to educate professionals within the framework of legal disciplines and provide knowledge of the structure of the national legal system and the regulatory contents of the different branches of law. It is education of a generalist nature that facilitates the acquisition of the basic concepts of the science of law and the skills and abilities required to continue in the future in second cycle education.
These studies provide global and multi-purpose education with high academic and inter-disciplinary rigour with the study of subjects such as the economy, philosophy and human rights, placing emphasis on the new forms of work resulting from the intensive use of information and knowledge technologies.
The Bachelor of Laws is evaluated and accredited by the AQUA (Andorran Agency for the Quality of Higher Education), which ensures its quality and European recognition. Students who pass these courses can obtain a Bachelor of Laws, a state qualification issued by the Andorran Government.
EHEA’s first cycle
online, in partnership with the UOC
180 European credits
Start in September or February
The qualification, which is offered in partnership with the UOC (Open University of Catalonia), is adapted to bachelor’s degree studies (3 academic years) and includes specific contents on Andorra to understand its legal system.
The possibility of obtaining the UdA-UOC double degree with the completion of 60 additional credits.
The education includes subjects to perfect English and French and to reinforce the student’s communicative competencies in these languages.
Passing the Bachelor of Laws provides direct access to the UdA‘s Master of Laws required to gain access to the legal profession in Andorra.
The online modality of this qualification can be suited to each student’s lifestyle and allows them to combine studies and professional activity.
Applicants must hold one of the following qualifications:
- Andorran high school diploma
- Andorran Advanced Professional Diploma
- Access test to higher education for people aged over 25
Or an equivalent qualification, recognised by Government of Andorra.
Students who obtain the Bachelor of Laws at the University of Andorra will be able to achieve the following competencies, among others:
- To search for and obtain legal sources (legal, jurisprudential and doctrinal) and use them.
- To understand the different ways of creating law, its historical evolution and its current reality.
- To understand and comprehend the sources of Andorra’s law and the specificities of its legal system.
- To identify the legal principles and specific legal institutions for each disciplinary field.
- To understand and interpret legal texts from an inter-disciplinary perspective, using legal principles as a tool for analysis.
- To apply the principles of law and legal regulations to alleged facts.
- To argue in the professional environment.
- To properly develop a structured legal discourse, both orally and in writing.
- To analyse social reality from the point of view of law as a regulatory system for social relations.
The syllabus of the Bachelor of Laws consists of 180 European credits, all of them compulsory.
This syllabus is offered in partnership with the UOC (Open University of Catalonia). The teaching of most of the subjects (168 European credits) is conducted in the other university’s virtual learning platform, except for the specific subjects on Andorra (12 European credits), which are taught in the University of Andorra’s virtual learning platform.
The specific subjects on Andorra are:
|SEMESTERS||SUBJECTS (taught in Catalan)||CREDITS||TOTALS|
|1||Use and functions of ICT||6||30|
|Introduction to Law||6|
|Spanish constitutional system||6|
|Introduction to Economics||6|
|Expression, argumentation and negotiation techniques||6|
|2||Modern language I: English / French||6||30|
|Civil Law I||6|
|Criminal Law I||6|
|Public International Law||6|
|3||Modern language II: English / French||6||30|
|Civil law II||6|
|Constitution and other sources of Andorran Law||6|
|Administrative Law I||6|
|Criminal law II||6|
|4||Civil Law III||6||30|
|Administrative Law II||6|
|Financial and Tax Law||6|
|Commercial Law I||6|
|Labour Law I||6|
|5||Civil Law IV||6||30|
|Commercial Law II||6|
|Procedural Law I||6|
|Economic Penal Law||4|
|6||Procedural Law II||6||30|
|Private International Law||6|
|Andorran Civil Law||6|
|Philosophy of Law||6|
The Bachelor of Laws offers a wide range of career opportunities. The degree allows students to practise law in the following professional fields:
- Justice administration
- Public function
- International organisations
- Private companies: consulting, human resources, banking, insurance companies and others.
The Bachelor of Laws provides access to second cycle studies (master’s degrees) in the countries in the European Higher Education Area. In addition, it provides direct access to the Master of Laws at the University of Andorra required for the professional practice of law in Andorra.
This bachelor, with 60 additional credits, allows students to obtain the qualification of the corresponding Spanish degree of the Open University of Catalonia, provided that the requirements for access to the qualifications of the Spanish State are met.
Pre-enrolment from November to January and from March to August.