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External placements

Academic information

- Contact person, manager and coordinator: Carme Corominola
c.e.: practiquesempresa.dret@udg.edu

External telephone no.: 681187709  Internal extension no: 5475

- Member of the academic staff responsible for bachelor's degree practicals: Esther Blay (Vice-Dean)


External study placements are a subject in bachelor's and master’s degrees, involving an educational initiative carried out by a student in any public or private, national or foreign entity, with the aim of:

  1. Applying and complementing the knowledge acquired during their academic education.
  2. Giving students a close-up of the reality of the professional fields they will work in after graduation.
  3. Developing the skills that favour their incorporation into the job market.
  4. Contrast the acquired academic learning and real situations found in the professional world in such a way that the student is capable of understanding the purpose of the various disciplines that make up the course.
  5. Recognise their aptitudes, attitudes and personal competences, their training needs and analyse their strong and weak points.

Placements at companies are compulsory or optional in the Faculty of Law, depending on the bachelor's or master’s degree in question.

This is a mandatory subject in the curricula of the Bachelor's Degree in Criminology, Master in Advocacy and Master in Administration Management and optional in the curricular of the Bachelor's Degree in Law and Bachelor's Degree in Political and Administration Sciences.

You must be enrolled in the subject linked to the corresponding curriculum before the start date of your placement stay (this means meeting the following academic requirements):

Bachelor's Degree in Law:

  • It is an optional subject worth 3 credits.
  • The placements last between 75 and 150 hours.
  • In order to register, the student will need to have passed 120 credits and fulfil all the necessary requirements to enrol in an optional subject.

Bachelor's Degree in Political and Administrative Sciences

  • It is an optional subject worth 3 credits.
  • The practicals are 75 hours.
  • In order to register, the student will need to have passed 120 credits and fulfil all the necessary requirements to enrol in an optional subject.

Bachelor's Degree in Criminology:

  • It is a compulsory 4th-year subject worth 4 credits.
  • To enrol on the placement course, you will first need to enrol on the 4th-year courses required for finishing your bachelor's degree (only the bachelor's thesis may be left to a later year).
  • Placements are for 120 hours, of which 100 hours are face to face and 20 hours for preparing the report.

Master in Advocacy:

  • It is a compulsory subject divided into two semesters, Placement 1, worth 16 credits and for 400 hours, and Placement 2, worth 14 credits and for 350 hours.
  • In order to register, the student will need to fulfil all the necessary requirements to enrol in a compulsory Master's degree subject.
  • Even if the student has contacted a company in advance, all places will have to be processed through the internship platform and the student will not be able to start their placement until the education cooperation agreement has been signed and the student has completed their enrolment.

Master in Administration Management:

  • It is a compulsory subject worth 6 credits and for 150 hours.
  • To be eligible, students must meet all the necessary requirements for enrolling in a compulsory master's degree subject.
  • Even if the student has contacted a company in advance, all places will have to be processed through the internship platform and the student will not be able to start their placement until the education cooperation agreement has been signed and the student has completed their enrolment.

Enrolments for placements must be formalised within the usual enrolment periods, together with the rest of the student’s subjects, during the enrolment extension periods when the student has a placement assigned.

Information sessions are held in May and June on external-placement subjects in the bachelor's degrees in Law, CPA and Criminology for students interested in doing placements in the following academic year.

The procedure for students to follow at the start of the new academic year will depend on their studies.

All students of the Bachelor's degree in Criminology enrolled on placements are called to an information meeting between October and November where a catalogue of available places for that academic year is shown, explaining the contents and conditions of each of the placements. Students choose from a form the placements they wish to do and which are allocated according to the students’ order of preference and academic record. The final allocation of placement places is published in December. This signals the start to the administrative process for signing placement agreements between students, the organisations taking them on and the Faculty, so the placements can start in February or March.

Available places in the Bachelor's degree in Political and Administration Sciences for the following academic year are presented at the information meeting in May/June. The places are allocated to the students in question, according to order of preference and academic record. Students can therefore enrol with a pre-allocated place. On the other hand, additional placement offers reach the Faculty during the academic year and are published; following the standard procedure described below, the students in question can opt for it, by enrolling on the subject of External Placements outside the regular periods of enrolment.

A catalogue of placements in law-firm offices and placements offered under the standard procedure is offered in the Bachelor's degree in Law, as the offers arrive, through the app.

Standard procedure for obtaining a placement place:

All internship offers will be processed through the in-company internships app, where each of the offers will be published together with information about the kind of training involved, the associated skills and other conditions to be met. Having uploaded their curriculum to the app, students can opt for the placements of interest to them.

The selection can be made directly by the companies/organisations or through the placements office.

Once a student has their place confirmed and specified an agreement and educational are generated and sent to the parties to be digitally signed. Once student’s enrolled subject is confirmed and these two procedures completed, the placement can start.

The placements app enables placements to be monitored and tracked for each of the parties: companies, students and teachers/tutors.

In the case of pre-allocated placements (catalogue placements for Criminology and for Political Science and Administration, placements in law-firm offices for Law), places will need to be managed through the app, and as in the standard case, students will not be able to start their stay until the relevant educational cooperation agreement has been singed and they have enrolled.

In addition to the above-mentioned placement-allocation procedures, students, on contacting the placements officer, can propose a placement place with an organisation of their choice; the academic in charge of placements at the Faculty will verify the educational content of the proposal and its suitability in skills associated with the studies it deals with and, if appropriate, validate the placement; these are self-management placements that do not appear in public offers but which likewise need to be processed through the app.

Please note that placements cannot be carried out unless the Educational Cooperation Agreement has been signed and the student enrolled.

Once the above-mentioned procedures have been carried out, the following will need to be taken into account:

1.- The student contacts their tutor at the company and their academic tutor to specify the details of their allocated placement. If any information changes with respect to the information published in the proposal (e.g. placement start and end dates), the student must inform us by e-mail at practiquesempresa.dret@udg.edu

2.- If the student receives any financial grants:

  • They will need to make their corresponding Social Security contribution, asset out in Royal Executive Order 1493/2011, of 24 October and Royal Executive Order 8/2014 of 4 July (100% subsidised curricular placements)
  • 2% of the income will be retained as Income tax (IRPF).

3.- Students are covered by school insurance, except for those over the age of 28, who will have to take out a supplementary insurance policy when they enrol on their subject.

4.- School insurance only covers Spain. When travelling abroad, students must take out a voluntary travel policy and a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC - providing health care in countries in the European Community), or an E-AND-4 if travelling to Andorra.

5.- Student will have to contact their University tutor to monitor and assess their placements.

6.- Student’s compilation of a report and presentation on the placements website. This document must include a brief summary of the activities carried out and the results obtained. It must likewise be signed by the tutor at the company and by the student. The Faculty of Law will provide the student with report guidelines.

7.- The company or institution will send the centre the assessment report.

8.- The tutor at the University of Girona evaluates and grades the subject.

9.- The assessment will be given numerically in the corresponding study's subject records.

10.- Aimed at continually improving the company or institution's placement offer, the Faculty of Law will prepare an internal follow-up report on the placement in which they ask the student to complete a questionnaire about the tasks and conditions under which they completed their placement.


  • The company makes their placement offer through the internship platform.
  • Offers are reviewed by the academic in charge of placements at the Faculty, bearing in mind the skills associated with the proposed tasks; if appropriate, the offers are validated by the Faculty and published.
  • The deadline for assignment of places is opened and students select the placements they would most like to complete.

  • This requires a minimum dedication in the professional activity of one full-time year or the equivalent, if it is part time, and the employment contract will have to valid when the application is submitted.
  • You will need to submit your application, which you will find attached, duly filled in. You can do this in the Procedures section of "La meva UdG". Choose the “Application to the administration” procedure and the “Practicals” sub-procedure. Applications must be accompanied by: employment contract, summary of contributory working life, certificate of tasks issued by the company’s manager, if necessary, and a description of the improvement project to be implemented as the placement report.
  • The academic in charge at the Dean's Office will examine each proposal, ensuring that the skills acquired and duration of the placements are compatible with those of the placement's subject.
  • If the application is validated and therefore accepted, a tutor will then be assigned from the Faculty and the enrolment of the subject formalised with the Academic Secretary’s Office. 
  • The recognition will be registered in the placements app.
  • The student will present the report, within the established time frame, which develops the project presented in the application.

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