The Dual Degree in Laws & International Relations offers a comprehensive and practical program focused on the fundamentals of international affairs and global law. You will acquire a multicultural viewpoint, crisis management skills and conflict resolutions skills, allowing you to provide solutions that address issues on a global scale. If you want to practice in the legal public field, this demanding program will prepare you to play a leading role in the areas of international law and the global political arena, addressing today's most challenging issues. The program combines the expertise of two prestigious schools: the IE Law School and the IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs.
**Students who complete a Dual Degree at IE University receive two undergraduate diplomas upon graduation. Both programs are fully compliant with the Bologna Process and are accredited by the Spanish Government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This IE University Dual Degree is taught in Madrid at CES IE.
able to solve complex problems by understanding different cultures, economic challenges and political interests within different legal frameworks. Students should also be able to understand the legal context surrounding social changes, innovation and emerging technologies.
a challenging academic program with a focus on public law. This program will prepare students to enter the world of law, building on their critical thinking abilities to aid in defending human rights and building a better world.
You can study the Dual Degree in Laws & International Relations in Segovia and Madrid. If you decide to start in Segovia, you will spend the first two years at the campus in Segovia, before moving to Madrid for your third, fourth and fifth years. If you start the program in Madrid, however, you will spend all five years of the program in the Spanish capital.
Dual Degree in Laws & International Relations
Bachelor in Laws & Bachelor in International Relations
Centro de Estudios Superiores IE (Madrid)
Bachelor in Laws – 100 places
Bachelor in International Relations – 160 places
Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y de Comunicación (Segovia)
Bachelor in Laws – 60 places
Bachelor in International Relations – 60 places
Total number of credits: 480 (240 + 240) ECTS*
Distribution of credits and subjects**:
Core subjects – 120 ECTS
Mandatory subjects – 237 ECTS
Elective subjects – 99 ECTS
Final Project – 24 ECTS
Law and Legal Specializations
Social Sciences, Social Work, Labour Relations and Human Resources, Sociology, Political Science and International Relations
*European Credit Transfer System
**The character of the subjects is defined by the Spanish legislation
***Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Castilla y León
You will learn to understand globalization and understand the diplomatic relations between different regions. You will develop strong persuasion and negotiation skills, to address multicultural problems and craft solutions. In this program you will learn the skills to analyze and understand how law impacts the economical, international and public fields. You will have a global mindset prepared to take actions within the different jurisdictions and regions. You will have the skills to manage a multicultural corporation and harness the different legal systems.
This program is vanguard and in constant development to keep up with the changing reality of today’s legal framework. Law is constantly being redefined by advances in fields like economics, politics, and tech. You will be prepared to face the challenges of the future and bring effective solutions.
IE University’s faculty is comprised of excellent academics and experienced professionals who bring real-world expertise to the classroom and have close ties to the legal world. You will have classes with outstanding lawyers, influential leaders and prestigious academics. Allowing you to be on-hand to legal and global affairs and providing a real-world context.
Customize your study path to reach your career goals. Our faculty provide guidance and resources to help you realize your full potential. You have the flexibility to choose internships, exchange programs, and initiatives, like Law Unplugged, which prepare you to face real-world professional challenges.
Both bachelor’s degrees in Laws and International Relations are fully compliant with the Bologna Process and accredited by the Government of Spain and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Start your career with a competitive edge by earning two bachelor’s degrees upon graduation.
Based on core modules that lead students through an integrated study plan, this degree merges the disciplines of law and international relations. Students will undertake a range of courses that are specifically designed to ensure a coherent and integrated learning experience. In the first year, you will undertake foundation modules that teach a broad understanding of both disciplines. From the second year onwards, you will then take a closer look at topics related to globalization, international affairs, conflict resolution and public law.
This is a challenging program that will give you a unique and competitive profile in the legal field. You will acquire the complete knowledge of comparative law and international relations. This program will prepare you to understand global complexities and will help you develop strong persuasion and negotiation skills. The program takes a comprehensive look at international relations as a global discipline, drawing on many fields such as political science, economics, law, and the role of multilateral organizations, states, and the corporate world in shifting the international order. With the in-depth view of the legal rules and the knowledge underpinning the legal global economic thinking, you will become a disruptive leader in this field.
At IE University we believe that innovation and technology play a fundamental role in redefining today’s world. We strive to implement the most recent trends within our academic community, providing our students with the best tools available to adapt to today’s fast paced world. The legal industry is facing significant advancements due to up and coming technologies, and at IE we provide our students with the necessary skills to face and adapt to these changes.
During this program you will learn to approach global complex problems from a holistic point of view. You will have a comprehensive understanding of the legal and global issues that are happening in today’s world. You will be prepared to face the multicultural and international challenges present in the world today, allowing you to reach the best possible solution. You will become a citizen of the world with classmates and connections from all areas of the world. Having a worldwide view will offer endless opportunities to practice law in the global arena.
At IE University, more than 75% of our student body comes from outside Spain, representing an average of 130 nationalities on campus each year. We take great pride in these numbers—and in the individuals behind them.
Our students are natural go-getters with a global outlook and a dream of a better future. Regardless of their degrees or passions, they strive every day to unleash their innovative potential and reach their goals. Driving this shared vision are people from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. They are both united and entirely unique. These are our students. Discover their stories.
Daniel Kselman, Vice Dean of IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs at IE University, explains in-depth the Dual Degree in Laws & International Relations.
Our 500-strong faculty guides students to unleash their potential day in, day out. Their influence across all five Schools can’t be overstated, inspiring young, energetic minds as they define their personal and professional trajectories.
But what kind of person does it take to create such impact? The individuals that make up the IE University faculty are special. Coming from diverse, global backgrounds, they each bring distinct perspectives and innovative ideas that embody what makes IE University stand out. Their stories are personal and unique—but don’t take our word for it. Read their stories to see for yourself.