Objectives and Competences
The main purpose of the degree is, according to the lines established both in Royal Decree 1393/2007, 29 October (State Official Gazette number. 260 of 30 October 2007) and the White Book of ANECA, to train competent professional in Law. Therefore, the four main objectives for this Grade degree are:
- The graduate should attain general training in Law, intended to prepare experts who can take up a wide variety of professional profiles, reflecting the versatile nature of the degree and the diverse professinal profile mentioned in point 2 of this Report. For this purpose, the syllabus aims for a multidisciplinary and flexible training, which should allow not only to attain a series of specific competences in the different subjects, but also attain a number of generic capacities enabling the graduates to access work in the varied and changing professions. At the same time, it should prepare the future graduates to follow their specialization in posgraduate studies in which they may complete a more specialized training adjusted to particular professional profiles.
- This training inevitably contains the development of the capacity in the graduates to apply their legal knowledge to solving practical problems, approaching them with enough capacity of decision, as well as offering them a solid communicative competence and social ability, that is, the capacity to prepare good quality written statements, professional reports and scientific papers in the field of Law, and also to express themselves orally in the appropriate fora.
- To equip the graduates with the skills, competences and abilities that will offer them a high level of autonomy in their future professional work (autonomous work) and in their Long Life Learning, as well as with those required to successfully integrate in a working team environment, all this with particular emphasis on using and applying new information technology.
- The grade is intended to equip the graduates in Law with comprehensive training as citizens, so it not only aims for attaining the appropriate training in developing their profession but also for their ethical commitment to undertaking their work in full respect for fundamental rights and of equality between men and women; respect and promotion of human rights and principles of universal accessibility and design for all (according the final tenth regulation in Law 51/2003, of 2 December, about Equality of opportunities, non-discrimination and universal accessibility of people with disabilities), as well as in agreement with the appropriate values of a culture for peace and democratic values and the environmental principles, and those of cooperation for development.
Competences are the set of interrelated knowledge, attitudes, values, abilities and skills, which can be identified and evaluated, and which enable the student to undertake the professional activity according to requirements and standards used in the appropriate occupational area.
All grades of the University of Almeria explicitly cover three types of competences:
- Generic Competences included in Royal Decree 1393/2007 of 29 October, establishing regulations for Official University Studies.
- Generic Competences of the University of Almeria (approved in Governing Council 17 June 2008). These are transversal competences appearing in all degrees.
- Specific Competences of the degree. These competences are specified in the degree report, which are related to its own disciplines. Part of these competences may have been agreed at the level of Andalusia, or, in some degrees, they may have been decided at national level.
General competences, for all grade degrees, are defined in the Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, and are intended to lead the student to acquire general training, in one or more disciplines, aimed at training for undertaking professional activities.
- Students should have proved to have acquired knowledge in an area of studies based on general secondary education, and normally at a level which, although relying on advanced text books, it also has aspects which imply knowledge from recent studies in their field.
- Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional manner and have acquired the competences which are normally proved by preparing and defending arguments and solution to problems within their area of studies.
- Students should have the capacity of collecting and interpreting relevant data (normally within their area of studies) to express conclusions including thought about relevant social, scientific or ethical subjects.
- Preparing and defending arguments and solutin to problems within their area of studies.
- Students should have developed the necessary learning abilities to undertake further studies with a high level of autonomy.
The generic competences of the University of Almeria (approved in Governing Council 17 June 2008) are:
- Knowledge, abilities and attitudes which enable understaning new theories, interpretations, methods and techniques within the different fields of disciplines, leading to best satisfy professional demands.
- Using Information and Communication Techniques (ICTs) as a tool for expression and communication, for access to sources of information, as means for document and data files, for presenting results, for learning, research and cooperative work.
- Capacity to identify, analyse and define the significant elements which involve problems for rigorous solutions.
- Understanding and expressing with clarity and conveniency the ideas, knowledge, problems and solutions to a wider public, either specialised or not (and feelings through words, adapting to the features of the situation and the audience to reach understanding and adhesion).
- The mental behaviour is what questions things and takes interest for the grounds on which one's own and other people's ideas, actions and thoughts are based.
- Integrating and actively cooperating in reaching common goals with other people, areas and organizatins, in both national and international contexts.
- Understanding and being understood orally and in writing not using one's own language.
- Capacity to think and act according to universal principles based on people's value and aimed at their full development.
- Capacity to design, manage and undertake a task by oneself.
- Respecting the fundamental rights and those of equality of men and women, Human Rights, democracy and culture of peace values, environmental principles and those of cooperation for development, which promote ethical commitement in a fair, free, intercultural and global society.
Specific competences of the degree are included in the degree report.
In the following link you can see the specific competences of the degree.
Competencias Específicas Grado en Derecho (222 kb)