Teaching plan for the course unit

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General information


Course unit name: Research Assignment on Company and Business Law

Course unit code: 569357

Academic year: 2021-2022

Coordinator: Francisco Jose Cańal Garcia

Department: Department of Administrative Law, Procedural Law and Financial and Tax Law

Credits: 30

Single program: S



Estimated learning time

Total number of hours 750


Face-to-face and/or online activities



-  Lecture





-  Lecture with practical component





-  Document study





-  Student presentation and discussion





-  Seminar




Supervised project


Independent learning




Learning objectives


Referring to knowledge

Students undertake their first piece of research, by drafting and presenting a study in one of the areas of Company and Business Law, applying the methodology of academic investigation, employing technical instruments of study and formulating expert opinions in relation to Company and Business Law.


1. Explain critically and relate advanced legal concepts in the field of Contract and Consumer Law, Company Law, Labour and Social Security Law and Tax Law.

2. Formulate expert opinions on Company and Business Law.

3. Analyse the structural changes experienced by companies, the state and the law in the globalized world in accordance with the philosophical and legal tenets that govern them.

4. Identify and describe the basic legal concepts of private law in common law systems in accordance with original legislative, judicial and bibliographical sources.

5. Apply the methodologies and didactic strategies of the classroom.


In general, students should bear in mind that to complete a successful dissertation (TFM), they should demonstrate the following:

— Design an original and viable research proposal that meets the requirements of the TFM, providing an appropriate justification for their study, their objectives, hypotheses, structure, methodology and planning of the various phases of the study.

— Identify the theories that will underpin the thesis and the methodological tools needed to achieve its objectives.

— Conduct a literature search for relevant documentation and manage the corresponding database.

— Undertake the dissertation in accordance with the objectives established, explaining the theories on which the study is based and developing the methodologies required.

— Engage in dialogue with appointed tutor in relation to the TFM and demonstrate the ability to collaborate in university research, with the aim of creating and transmitting knowledge.

— Show good project management skills, including adhering to the research time line and the deadlines set, resolving any setbacks that might occur during the completion of the study and revising objectives as needed.

— Draw a series of conclusions that are coherent with the objectives set and that emerge naturally from the research work undertaken.

— Present research findings in accordance with the formal criteria that govern published research in the academic community. The regulations of the Faculty and the University governing TFMs can be considered as valid guidelines in this respect.

— Defend the TFM orally (objectives, findings and implications) before a public committee, using the resources needed to provide a clear summary of the research undertaken.

— Defend the decisions taken in completing the TFM in response to the points raised by the evaluation committee and be capable of evaluating their suggestions for improving the study.



Teaching blocks


1. Given the characteristics of the subject, no specific thematic blocks are defined for the Master’s dissertation (TFM), the students having to undertake a supervised piece of research related to one or more of the subjects taught on the Master’s Degree .

*  The tutor of each TFM indicates the subject areas that each student should study based on the particular objectives of their TFM.