Master in Damage Law

General

Program Description

The master's degree is designed to build a rigorous investigative profile, based on advanced research on the Law of damages in a European and comparative perspective, and focused in particular on the field of non-contractual civil liability and on the foundations for the analysis of the principles that articulate private law, with special attention to the thesis proposed by the best theory of contemporary law.129557_rsz_man-in-black-holding-phone-618613.jpg

Presentation

Why study this master?

The University Master's program in Damage Law, unlike other programs on this subject offered in some Spanish universities, is of an official nature and verified by the Ministry of Education and Science. It is designed to build a rigorous investigative profile, based on advanced research on the Law of damages in a European and comparative perspective, and focused in particular on the field of non-contractual civil liability and on the foundations for the analysis of the principles that articulate the Private law, with special attention to the thesis proposed by the best theory of contemporary law.

The master's degree is taught continuously from the 2012-2013 academic year in Spanish, although some recommended materials are published in English. The flexible structure of the master, based on modules and two specialties, facilitates the student to adapt the program in their own interests and areas of professional activity. The development and temporalization of the contents are also specially designed to adapt to the needs of students who want to take a university master's degree.

The teaching staff that teaches in the program includes specialists with a long academic career in this area, both in the academic field and in practice. The Law School of the University of Girona also offers easy access to teachers and the support of a complete bibliographic collection and a library equipped with the latest technologies of legal information. A small university city like Girona, less than an hour from Barcelona and southern France, among other advantages, offers students the possibility of having at their disposal all the educational resources of a University without having to support the massification of the large cities In addition, in the city itself and its surroundings the student has at his disposal a complete leisure, gastronomy and culture equipment, with numerous activities to make his stay even more profitable and enjoyable.

The Master's Thesis (TFM), with which the master concludes, can be presented both in person and telematically.

General data

  • Master's Name: Master in Damage Law
  • Scope: Law, Economy and Business
  • Type: Research
  • Unit of affiliation: Institute of European and Comparative Private Law
  • Academic Secretariat: Law School
  • Duration: 60 ECTS (42 teaching and 18 TFM)
  • Calendar and schedule: Intensive program (42 teaching ECTS): 14 weeks, from January to April. Hours: afternoons, from 3pm to 9pm. It is recommended to do the TFM during the following academic year.
  • Regime: Full time
  • Modality: Face-to-face
  • Teaching languages: Spanish
  • Maximum number of places: 30
  • Price: Pre-registration: 30.21 euros. Reservation of place: 500 euros (on account of the registration). Tuition: 46.11 euros / credit (65.87 euros / credit for citizens of countries outside the European Union, not residents of the Spanish State)

Training objectives

The program of the University Master's Degree in Damage Law offered by the University of Girona aims at advanced legal training in the areas most directly linked to civil liability. It has two specialties, one in private law of contractual and extra-contractual liability, and the other in Fundamentals for the analysis of private law; both enable for access to the doctorate. The proposal offers training in European private and comparative law, essential for any researcher specializing in private law, and in the fundamentals of private law, basic for those who want to develop an academic career linked to research in philosophy of private law.

Access, admission and registration

Pre-qualification requirement

Being in possession of a bachelor's or graduate degree in law or related subject that includes a training in private law and that allows postgraduate studies. Taking into account the international approach of the program, there is no specific reservation of places for foreign students (from the EHEA with a bachelor's degree or graduates of foreign education systems outside the EHEA, without the need for approval, with prior verification that accredit a level of training equivalent to the corresponding Spanish undergraduate degrees and which, in the issuing country, allow for access to postgraduate studies). In any case, candidates with university law education will have preferential access.

Admission and registration

To access the master's degree you have to complete the university pre-registration. Candidates from outside the EU are recommended to pre-register during the first pre-registration periods to ensure they obtain a place. Once the pre-registration has been completed, the Master's Admission Council will assess the student's curriculum to ensure the suitability of the candidates in relation to the dedication necessary for the progress of their training. Knowledge of languages will be taken into account as well as previous merits in the field of research or professional experience.

Curriculum

Modules

Module 1: Civil liability

  • Civil liability law: fundamentals
  • Responsibility for risk and vehicle circulation
  • Responsibility for products, medical and health and product safety

Module 2: Damage Law Philosophy

  • Epistemological foundations of the civil liability test
  • Economic analysis of damage law

Module 3: Practical Aspects of Private Law

  • Insurance law
  • Patrimonial responsibility of the administration

Optional (classified by itinerary)

Itinerary: Private law of contractual and non-contractual liability

  • Contract Law
  • Civil protection of fundamental rights
  • Body damage assessment systems: compared bases
  • European consumer law

Itinerary: Foundations for the analysis of Private Law

  • Justification and functions of civil liability
  • Philosophical conceptions of the causal link
  • Distributive aspects of the right of damages
  • Expert evidence in civil liability

Other Optional (both itineraries)

  • Major issues of private law I: European legal tradition
  • Major issues of private law II: professional contingencies and civil liability

Master's Thesis

Professional outings

The training proposed by this master is especially useful for people who want to pursue an international professional career, either in professional offices or in institutions or non-governmental organizations, or towards professional, public or private practice in the field of law Of Damage. From an academic point of view, training in European and comparative private law is also an essential baggage for any researcher specializing in private law, since it gives a critical vision and knowledge about the structural reasons for the differences between the various systems and models.

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

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