Do you want to study the interaction of law and economics? The joint European Master of Law and Economics (EMLE) is recognized by the European Commission as an Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Master Programme of “outstanding academic quality”. As a student, you will become familiar with the economic effects of legal rules. You will be able to understand the economic implications of the core branches of law, such as contracts, property, corporate, torts and competition law.

  • the unique opportunity for interdisciplinary studies of law and economics at two or even three European and Non-European universities
  • an advanced understanding of the economic effects of divergent laws.
  • an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach
  • the perfect boost for an international professional career, for example, in public organizations, in multinational law firms or consultancy firms.
  • the possibility to apply for several scholarships of Erasmus Mundus

What aspects does the programme cover?

The European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) is a joint programme organized by the EMLE Consortium, of which seven European universities and two non-European universities are full members.

The programme covers one academic year. The courses start in the beginning of October and end in July. The academic year is subdivided into three terms. In the first term, courses are offered in Bologna, Hamburg, and Rotterdam. In the second term, students will study in Rotterdam, Ghent or Hamburg. In the third term, there is a wide gamut of courses and thesis topics to choose from. Students can spend their third term in Aix-en-Provence, Haifa, Hamburg, Mumbai, Vienna or Warsaw.

In order to make law students familiar with basic economic reasoning, some courses are more economic in orientation. Other courses deal with comparative law in order to internationalize the legal background of the students. Most courses are devoted to the economic analysis of the most important branches of private, public and European law. The references to law in the courses will be of a comparative kind, due to the all-European character of the programme and the international composition of the audience. Students will be confronted with examples of their own and other legal systems.


Program taught in:
  • English

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10 months
5,500 EUR
EU/EEA students €9500: non-EU/EEA students.
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