Choosing modules and courses

Foundation programme for Erasmus exchange students

We recommend that Erasmus exchange students consider taking the following modules (in German): 

 

Winter semester

Foundation programme for Erasmus Plus students and students on other exchange programmes – Winter semester (15 ECTS):

  • Rechtsvergleichung (Comparative Law)                                                                                                                                                                    This lecture takes a look at different legal systems and examines the question of how it processes a legal issue with a view to the parallel process in German law.
  • Deutsche Rechtsterminologie für ausländische Juristen (German Legal Terminology for Foreign Law Students)                                  This lecture is about learning the most important legal terms of German law as the basis of every legal activity.
  • Einführung in das deutsche Recht für Erasmus-Studierende I (Introduction to German Law for Erasmus Exchange Students I)    This course gives a first introduction to the areas and basic questions of German law that are essential for understanding and practical handling.

 

Summer semester

Foundation programme for Erasmus Plus students and students on other exchange programmes – Summer semester (15 ECTS):

  • Einführung in das deutsche Recht für Erasmus-Studierende II (Introduction to German Law for Erasmus Exchange Students II)


and two of the following modules:

  • Internationales Privatrecht (Conflict of Law Rules)                                                                                                                                              The course deals with the interfaces between the german and other legal systems in cross-border situations.
  • or Deutsche Rechtsterminologie für ausländische Juristen (German Legal Terminology for Foreign Law Student)              
  • or Allgemeine Staatslehre (General Principles of Political Theory)                                                                                                                  The formation and central elements of a state are examined in more detail in this course.
  • or Europarecht II (European Law II)
  • or Völkerrecht II (International Law I)
  • or Internationales Strafrecht (International Criminal Law)


We also recommend that you sign up for the study groups or tutorials that accompany the lecture courses: Bürgerliches Vermögensrecht (Civil Law), Staatsrecht (Constitutional Law)  and Strafrecht (Criminal Law). For example, if you attend the lecture course Property Law (8  ECTS credits) and one of the accompanying study groups (4 credits), you can, after successfully completing only one oral examination at the end of the semester, acquire a total of 12 ECTS credits.

Information on application deadlines and procedures for the various study groups and tutorials are normally published at the beginning of the semester on the relevant departmental websites or here.