Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2023-24

“Public International Law” is a compulsory subject delivered during the second semester in year 3 of the Law Degree and the Law & Business Degree Programmes. The subject, together with Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, constitutes the Public Law block. Compulsory subject “European Union Law”, in year 4, is its sequel, to be delivered jointly by the Area of Public International Law and International Relations and the Constitutional Law Area. “Public International Law” intends to present the complexity of the international legal order, characterized by its decentralized nature unlike internal orders. The knowledge acquired through the subject enables students to carry out research, exercise the legal profession, enter the diplomatic corps or hold a position in International Organizations such as United Nations, the European Union or the Council of Europe, among others.




Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Transversal Competences

  • CT1 : Capacidades informáticas e informacionales
  • CT2 : Ser capaz de comunicarse correctamente tanto de forma oral como escrita
  • CT3 : Capacidad de análisis y síntesis
  • CT4 : Capacidad de organización y planificación


Competencias Generales

  • CG1 : Redactar e interpretar textos jurídicos en el ámbito internacional
  • CG2 : Valorar con espíritu crítico la realidad internacional y sus problemas específicos
  • CG4 : Obtener y gestionar la información relativa al ámbito de las relaciones internacionales
  • CG5 : Liderar, organizar y gestionar equipos de trabajo en contextos internacionales
  • CG6 : Saber expresarse oralmente de forma correcta sobre temas internacionales


Competencias Específicas

  • CE1 : Analizar la naturaleza y características de las relaciones entre los actores internacionales y particularmente entre los Estados.
  • CE21 : Conocer los conceptos básicos del derecho que permitan abordar la dimensión internacional de los problemas jurídicos.
  • CE3 : Diferenciar las distintas competencias y funciones del Estado, las organizaciones internacionales y los actores no estatales en el sistema internacional.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2023-24

1. To apply legal argumentation basic contents to the oral and written assignments;

2. To have a critical opinion on the international legal reality;

3. To be able to use the specific language of the international legal order context so as to select the most adequate legal terminology according to the situation;

4. To develop self-learning skills for future studies.





Code: 28212
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,80
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,8
    Practical credits: 0,6
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught