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This Double Master's Degree allows student to study the Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession at the same time as the Master's Degree in Tax Consultancy.

What will you learn?

With these studies, on the one hand, the student acquires the mandatory qualification for the practice of the profession and, on the other hand, specialises.

The aim of goal of the double master's degree is to train excellent specialists in taxation, who are able to optimise compliance with tax obligations, plan operations and Structures to achieve efficient taxation, as well as to defend taxpayers before the tax administration and in court, with respect for the ethical and deontological principles that govern the profession. 

The Spanish tax system is studied comprehensively, including all taxes and the tax administration's own procedures. At the same time, notions of European Union tax law and taxation in other international areas are studied in English.

Once the previous subjects have been completed, student takes the subjects focused on learning about tax planning, both at national and international level, taxation of financial products, advice on mergers and acquisitions, wealth management, taxation of strategic sectors, intra-group transactions and anti-avoidance measures against tax fraud.

Learning is complemented by other subjects of an instrumental nature, which are also necessary for the optimal exercise of the profession, from Accounting and Financial Management, which are taught throughout the course, to Legal English classes. The student also learns communication skills, as well as the use of information sources, management software from knowledge and invoicing, all with the aim of improving work performance and efficiency.

The Double Master's Degree lasts 15 months. The first year, which begins in September and ends in July (10 months), is devoted exclusively to face-to-face classes. The second, which includes internships and two Master's dissertations -one per Master-, runs from September to February (5/6 months).

In addition to lectures and Master's dissertations, there will be an intensive course in preparation for the Bar Examination.

You will be able to work in...

Liberal professions (self-employed)

Lawyer, solicitor, advisor tax lawyer, property administrator, real estate agent, administrative manager, industrial property agents, commercial agents, passive class habilitados, customs agent and commission agent, etc.

Companies (employees)

I work in law firms, in legal consultancies of large companies, specialised marketing, Departments of human resources, employee of banking, employee of legal consultancies, consultancies, employee of trade unions, employee of NGOs, vacancies in International Organisations and Agencies, etc.

Oppositions

Called by the different Ministries, Autonomous Communities and local administrations, etc. For example, judicial career, tax career, lawyers of the Administration of Justice, state lawyers, notaries, property or mercantile registrars, labour and social security inspectors, state tax inspectors, entry to the diplomatic career, inspector of the national police corps, senior corps of state civil administrators, secretaries-interventors of the local administration, complementary military attached to the military legal corps, etc.).

And also...

You will attend an International Legal Week at IESE Business School in New York. The course programme goal aims to provide you with advanced knowledge on dispute resolution and international law firm management, taking the American market as a reference.

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Master's Degree in Tax Consultancy + Master's Degree in Access to the Legal Profession

Module I: Face-to-face classes -48 ECTS credit-.

The Master's Degree in Tax Consultancy provides student with adequate training for the development professional tax consultancy. To this end, the disciplines taught refer fundamentally to the tax system, since the aim is to prepare students for the professional performance of tax consultancy. The disciplines taught in the classroom module (legal-tax, economic-business and complementary) are divided thematically and are taught in time, in a way that enables student to perceive the multifaceted significance of the tax phenomenon.

The different subjects address the aforementioned problems from all relevant perspectives: Principles, sources and tax relations, Management and Inspection, Review and Administrative Appeals, Personal Income Tax, Corporate Income Tax, VAT, etc. (legal-tax). The legal-tax training referred to above is complemented by the teaching of disciplines with economic-business content, in order to provide the future advisor tax practitioner with the most realistic and complete possible view of the tax phenomenon. To this end, the Master's Degree includes subjects such as financial accounting, company accounting, financial mathematics, strategy and finance, operations planning and Structures, etc. Likewise, a number of teaching hours are expressly reserved for the teaching of complementary subjects, useful for student (Deontology, International Legal English, etc.). In line with the aforementioned training objectives, the teaching method used is known as the "case method".

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Module II: Intensification module -12 ECTS credit-.

The intensification module aims to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired during the classroom module. The aim is for students to demonstrate their ability to function in the professional environment.

For the same reason, passing the programme requires the defence of a Master's dissertation before a panel of judges, which includes an opinion prepared by student on a complex case of tax law, in which numerous problems are raised in the different areas that have been the subject of learning during the course.

Finally, the programme includes an internship in law firms, companies and consultancies.

Module I: framework -3 ECTS credit-.

It is designed to provide students with knowledge of the different responsibilities linked to the exercise of professional activity; to know how to apply procedures for determining, invoicing and collecting fees; to know the organisational environment as well as to develop skills and abilities for the choice of strategies in the defence of clients' interests.

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Module II: The Figure of the Lawyer -16 ECTS credit-.

Module II (16 ECTS credit) is entitled The Role of the Lawyer. In it, students must pass two subjects. The first, "Professional Deontology of the Lawyer" (3 ECTS credit) will train them in the professional deontological rights and duties related to the profession of the lawyer, in their relationship with clients and the other agents involved in the professional relationship of the practitioner, as well as giving them the ability to identify situations of conflicts of interest and the different responsibilities linked to the exercise of professional activity. The second, "Instruments and Techniques of Action" (13 ECTS credit), is aimed at training in the use of the different techniques for the composition of interests and knowing how to find solutions to problems; to develop oral expression, teamwork and those skills that lead to greater efficiency in their work.

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Module III: The Lawyer's Role -35 ECTS credit*-.

Module III, Acting as a Lawyer (35 ECTS credit) is made up of three subjects; "Areas Materials of defence" (16 ECTS credit); "Systems of Jurisdictional Protection" (16 ECTS credit), and "Alternative Dispute Resolution Systems" (3 ECTS credit). This module provides students with the ability to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired during Degree in Law to the changing reality and multidisciplinary of the practice of the profession in a practical way and multidisciplinary. They will be familiar with the strategy of the different areas of professional practice in the different systems of jurisdictional protection and the methods of conflict resolution as an alternative to the jurisdictional route framework . Module III incorporates the Clinicum methodology, which consists of learning based on the resolution of problems in which the student has a high academic load given that they are resolved in a team at class with a tutor who guides and orients them to propose a solution. It is not enough just to reach a legal conclusion; the student has to use the tools acquired so far in the programme and apply management elements, as the team acts in the same way as a law firm.

In this way, the three subjects address the three facets of the lawyer. Firstly, as advisor (both designing legal solutions to operations or problems and as a strategy to prevent conflicts before they occur), as a litigator and, finally, as a mediator.

*16 ECTS credit of the Specialisation Master's Degree are validated.

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Module IV: Internship -30 ECTS credit-.

Module IV, External Internships, (30 ECTS credit) is designed to give student first-hand experience of professional practice. Internships may be carried out in courts or tribunals, public prosecutors' offices, companies or professional law firms, Departments legal or human resources offices of public administrations, official institutions or companies.

Module V: Master's Thesis -6 ECTS credit-.

Finally, in module V, Final Master's Thesis (6 ECTS credit), students must solve a case in which all the subjects and competences developed in the classroom module are put into practice. The student will have to submit a written report and defend it orally before a Tribunal.

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