Master in Labour and Social Security Law


Start of classes:
07 October 2021 (to be confirmed)
End of program:
01 July 2022 (to be confirmed)
Class times:

Thursdays and Fridays from 16:00 to 21:00h

Program type:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:

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The Master in Labour and Social Security Law trains you specifically, from advising companies and public institutions to the legal defence of different subjects of employment relations, whether individual or collective. 

The Master Program is characterized mainly by three reasons: 

  1. A complete agenda: beyond simple updating, complementation or review, training specialists in the social branch of law.
  2. A subject strictly consisting of Employment and Social Security Law: a master program to train specialized lawyers and, therefore, different from other programs in Human Resources, social promotion, or business consulting in general.
  3. A diverse teaching staff: The composition in the last two editions consists of 19 university lecturers belonging to 13 different universities, 9 magistrates, 7 lawyers from the Public Administration, 4 professional practicing lawyers and 2 Employment and Social Security Inspectors.

You can choose how to finance your studies between 3 and 59 months by consulting our simulator and receive an answer in less than 24 hours. You can also check the special bank loans available to participants in the UPF Barcelona School of Management.


Why this program?

Employment relations have always presented a high degree of judicialisation, so there is a sustained demand for specialists in this field (lawyers and social graduates): every year in Catalonia, more than 62,000 employment and social security law cases are filed in the courts. Of these, about half, more than 30,000, go to trial and the corresponding sentence is handed down, while the others are reconciled and some are withdrawn, which gives a clear idea of the social need of a large number of legal specialists in this area.

At the end of the program, in addition to being prepared to successfully take the entrance examination, you will get specific and in depth knowledge of this branch. The Master Program in Labour and Social Security Law has all the necessary elements to become the reference program in the training of lawyers: 

  1. Because we have 22 years of experience training specialists in the social branch of law, subject to continuous reforms, both in employment and social security matters.
  2. Because we offer an extensive program that meets diverse needs: preparation for examinations, change of legal specialty, preparation for free practice as a specialist lawyer, recycling all material after years of dealing with a few subjects, etc.
  3. Because we provide a diverse teaching staff that comes from many different universities as well as specialists from all legal professions (magistrates, inspectors, lawyers, Administration lawyers, etc.). 
  4. Because you will have the opportunity for professional practice specialised in the field of study.


  • Master Employment and Social Security Law.
  • Further study the main interpretive problems posed by the latest regulatory changes and applied criteria.
  • Provide up to date knowledge on constitutional jurisprudence and the Supreme Court, highlighting the reference to the unification of the doctrine and, if applicable, that of the high courts of justice of the autonomous communities, especially in the case of Catalonia. 


Who is it for?

This Master in Employment and Social Security Law is addressed mainly to students and graduates of Law or Labour Relations, interested in specializing or furthering their knowledge in the legal field of Employment and Social Security Law.

Exceptionally, students and graduates of other fields (for example Economics, Labour Sciences or Political Sciences) can have access, as long as they have a minimum legal-labour bases to have studied Employment Law subjects. 

Our students mostly want to become legal professionals in Employment and Social Security Law, either by acquiring this specialty for the first time when they have recently joined a law firm or because they change their specialty due to the current demand of specialists in the employment field, in particular, recent graduates who are now lawyers or social graduates who show us that they are interested in broadening their training without rejecting themes they had previously judged to be of little relevance, together with the natural attention to the most recent legislative reforms.