The ever closer ties between individual Member States of the European Union and between their legal systems have made cooperation between lawyers from different national backgrounds increasingly important. The postgraduate programme "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" offers law graduates from countries outside Germany the opportunity to become acquainted with the fundamentals of German law and to pass an examination on the subject. The LL.M. programme also provides German and non-German law graduates who have received their academic training in a Member State of the European Union with the preparation needed to be able to practice as a European lawyer.

The Master of Laws qualification LL.M is a well-respected and internationally recognized academic qualification that provides law graduates with substantial advantages in the career market. Students on the postgraduate LL.M. programme are taught the fundamental aspects of German law and have the opportunity to extend and deepen their understanding in a chosen area of law. Students take compulsory modules in civil law, two elective modules and participate in a tutorial in which different legal systems are compared. The compulsory modules in civil law cover German private law (general part), the law of obligations and substantive law. Students are also taught the relevant parts of German procedural law as well as the main features of the law of enforcement, debt recovery and insolvency law. Students can select elective modules from the following list: public law, criminal law, family and inheritance law (estate law), commercial law and company law, labour law, competition and antitrust law.

Course of study Master of Laws
Type of programme Conversion Master's degree programme
Standard period of study 2 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Language of instruction German
German language requirements CEFR: B2
Start of programme Winter semester
Application deadline 15.09.2020 for winter semester 2020/21
Where to apply Applications should be sent to the course adviser
Tuition fees €500 per semester
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page Master's programme web page