European and European Legal Studies, L.L.M.

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    Application Deadline
  • 10 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8500
    Tuition (Year)
    8500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English, German (take IELTS)
    Language
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In the course of a one year inter-disciplinary study programme with law, economics and political science courses, you can achieve a "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or to a "Master of Laws (LL.M.)". 

About

You are fascinated by the process of European integration and the way it influences integrative cooperation processes in other regions of the world? You wish to deepen your understanding of European integration and be actively involved in it? You aspire to a career in which well-grounded legal, economic and political science knowledge about European integration is indispensable? You have already completed your first degree preferably in the areas of law, economics or political sciences with an outstanding result? Then you should apply for a place in our Master Programme.

The two-semester Master Programme ‘European and European Legal Studies’ is run by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg in cooperation with the Institute for European Integration (at the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg), an academic institution at the University of Hamburg according to para. 95 of the Hamburg Law on Higher Education. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree ‘Master of Arts (M.A.)‘ or ‘Master of Laws (LL.M.)‘ will be awarded.

We look back on more than 15 years of successful cooperation between the Europa-Kolleg, which in 2013 celebrated its 60th anniversary, and the University of Hamburg. Over the course of time the contents and outlines of the study courses offered to graduates have always been adapted to new developments and challenges on the European level. Today, many of the more than 650 graduates from over fifty countries are successfully employed in international institutions, national administrations, law firms, and in the private sector.

The programme is structured into modules according to the requirements of the Bologna Process. After positive evaluation and decision of the accreditation commission of the accreditation agency AQAS the programme has been accredited.

Accreditation

After positive evaluation and decision of the accreditation commission of the accreditation agency AQAS the programme has been accredited on 22/23 November 2010.

Programme Structure

Contents

The Master Programme is, in its introductory parts, devoted to the legal, economic and political aspects of European integration. Subsequent elective specialisation classes address the EU as a political actor, the external relations of the EU, Companies as economic actors or the law of the EU. The programme is taught in English. A limited amount of elective courses taught in German might be available.

At the beginning of the Master Programme three basic modules devoted to the legal, economic and political aspects of European integration have to be attended by all students collectively.

During the subsequent specialisation phase students have the opportunity to study one of the following elective specialisation fields in depth. Each specialisation field consists of four modules. The range of specialisation fields may vary from academic year to academic year depending on the interests of the applicants.

  • The EU as a Political Actor
  • External Relations of the EU
  • Companies as Economic Actors
  • Law of the EU

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 10 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 160

    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Eligible are students with a degree from a German or foreign institution of higher education (university level) with a grade above average, preferably in law, in economics or in political sciences representing 240 credit points (CP) according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Applicants who have been awarded their first degree qualifying for a professional career with a total of 180 CP have to make up for the missing 60 CP by a good performance in additional educational or practical training programmes relating to the fields covered by the Master Programme. Very good English language proficiencies are required. 

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8500 International
  • EUR 8500 EU/EEA

  • Tuition fees of 8,500.00 euros are charged covering both terms of the Master Programme ‘European and European Legal Studies’. Tuition covers the participation of the students in all lectures, tutorials and excursions.
  • Also extra-curricular activities like tours and attendance of symposia and conferences, as well as teaching materials and participation in the examinations are included in the fee. Not included in tuition however are living expenses and the rent for an apartment in Hamburg.

Funding

For more information, please visit the programme website.

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