The University of Barcelona's new Master of Laws in International Economic Law and Policy (LL.M. IELPO) features 9 months of learning from many of the most renowned experts drawn from leading law and economics faculties, international organizations, and research centres around the world. The IELPO programme revolves around 7 teaching modules whose aim is to equip participants with in-depth knowledge and the analytical tools required of cutting-edge practitioners in all major fields of international legal and economic governance today. While the programme's core foundation remains legal in character, a unique feature of the IELPO LL.M. is to provide students with the means of applying a pluri-disciplinary approach to problem solving, allowing them to draw on the key insights of legal, economic and international political economy the issues covered by the programme. A unique feature of the programme also lies in its emphasis on comparative dynamics, providing students with a robust understanding of the various forces shaping international economic governance in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The IELPO LL.M. will prove attractive to students with a background in law, economics and/or international relations and whose professional interests include international legal practice, economic diplomacy, public sector consulting as well as careers in leading regional and international organizations.Back to Top
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and the second city of Spain, offers the best possible setting for an innovative programme like the Master of Laws in International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO LL.M.).
Indeed, the recent Spanish experience provides one of the best examples of a five decade-long process of sustained and outward-oriented economic growth. Such a process has transformed Spain from a poor country to one of the world's ten leading economies. Spanish society, and the country's political system, was also able to design and manage a democratic transition recognized as a model worldwide.
Catalonia and Barcelona, its capital, has always been the most internationally open corner of Spain. Barcelona has been at the crossroads of international trade since the Middle Ages and became a thriving industrial town in the early XIXth century. The city is currently undergoing yet another major transformation in becoming a leading centre of knowledge-based activities, particularly in services. The city's unique cultural and culinary heritage - in particular the richness of its museums and world-renowned architecture, its sea-side location and mild Mediterranean climate - all combine to make it one of the leading tourist destinations in the world.
The IELPO programme will also be extremely positive for Barcelona. It will enhance the city's burgeoning offer of specialized higher education services and further confirm its rank as one of Europe's leading learning centres.
The above considerations found our conviction the relationship between Barcelona and the IELPO programme, with its outstanding international faculty and student body, will soon establish itself as a highly sought-after graduate degree preparing participants for exciting careers in international economic governance.
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