Study Programme Structure

UALS last is a four-year (eight-semester) programme amounting to 240 ECTS points. It is designed as a general academic studies programme (covering the entire legal profession) and focuses at acquiring of Bachelor in Law (Honors) academic title (BA in Law (Hons); professional qualification level 6.2).

The study programme focuses on students actively involved in the educational process. Teaching in small groups contributes to a quality and efficient cooperation between students and teachers, as well as to monitoring of students’ progress. The process is interactive, with ex cathedra lectures relying on the case study method as a starting point for discussions or debates aimed at building students’ legal reasoning skills, instigating critical thinking, perfecting their general academic writing and oral presentation competences, equally important as the specific legal competencies.


The UALS has been designed to meet the academic and professional goals of a university-degree legal studies programme. Its structure encompasses subjects by semesters, the total No. of active teaching and ECTS score for each subject. Students must pass all of their 35 exams during the course of their studies, nine of which are from elective subjects (out of the total of 18 elective subjects, students choose one of the two offered). A semester bears 30 ECTS points, a school year 60 ECTS points. Internship is an integral part of the study programme and is also expressed in ECTS points.

UALS have been designed exclusively as a single-semester-based programme. The total student engagement during one semester is around 30 ECTS points. It comprises of active teaching (lectures, practice and other forms of teaching), pre-exam mandatory colloquia, exams and other forms of student engagement.

Foreign language – Students choose to attend one of the two languages (English or Italian) as a mandatory subject. They are also more than welcome to take the other foreign language as an elective subject.

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