The Course follows the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The recognition of ECTS as the result of quality training activities performed by law enforcement authorities is in line with the Communication of the Commission “Establishing a European Law Enforcement Training Scheme” (COM(2013) 172 final). The convenience of ensuring mutual recognition of the education received by judges and prosecutors in other Member States of the EU is clearly stated in the Communication of the Commission “Building trust in EU-wide Justice. A new dimension to European Judicial Training” (COM(2011) 551 final).
This course comprises eight modules (four are mandatory and four are optional) as well as a Final Project in Applied Terminology. The course amounts to a total of 35 credits and the number of credits required to complete the studies is 30 ECTS .
Mandatory modules comprise 2.5 ECTS each, and optional modules comprise 5 ECTS each. The Final Project in Applied Terminology equates to 5 ECTS. To complete the course, students must follow all the mandatory modules (10 ECTS), choose at least three optional modules (15 ECTS) and deliver their Final Project (5 ECTS), reaching thereby the minimum of 30 ECTS required to obtain the degree.
MANDATORY MODULES (10 ECTS)
1. Terminology (In English)
* Ten hours of this mandatory module will be delivered in French if all learners are able to master the language properly. Otherwise, this module will be delivered in Spanish with simultaneous translation into English.
2. Legal Terminology (in English)
3. Introduction to world criminal justice families (in English)
4. “Common law” versus “Continental law” legal systems (in English)
The mandatory modules will be delivered from 19 to 30 October 2015 (see Calendar). Students should register and follow such modules within the expressed timeframe.
OPTIONAL MODULES (15 ECTS)
5. The Spanish and French legal systems. Main legal concepts, similarities and differences (in Spanish and French)
6. The Islamic legal tradition and its terminology: an overall view (in English with a basic vocabulary in Arabic)
7. The Spanish, English and Welsh legal systems. Main legal concepts, similarities and differences (in Spanish and English)
8. The legal systems of the European Union and of the Arabic countries of Middle East. Main legal concepts, similarities and differences (in English, with a basic vocabulary in Arabic)
The optional modules (5), (7) and (8) will be taught over two weekends, including classes from 8:30 to 13:30 and from 15:30 to 20:30 on Saturday, and from 9:00 to 14:00 on Sunday. Module (6) will follow the format of a seminar with the duration of a week (from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:30). for more information, see the Calendar
Attendance to at least 80% of the classes is mandatory.
FINAL PROJECT IN APPLIED TERMINOLOGY (5 ETCS)
The Final Project in Applied Terminology will begin in June 2016.