LLM in International Economic Law (LL.M.)


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Program Description

At a Glance

  • Degrees awarded: Mas­ter of Laws (LL.M.) de­gree from Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüne­burg and Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow or Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies
  • Application period: April 1 - June 1.
  • Type of programme: The­ma­tic re­le­van­ce
  • Start date: Every win­ter term, Oc­to­ber
  • Extent: 120 ECTS
  • Duration: 4 se­mes­ters
  • Language: Eng­lish
  • Location: Lüne­burg and Glas­gow or Bridge­town
  • Cont­ri­bu­ti­on: per year: 720 EUR* at Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüne­burg
  • Fees: per year: 7.000 GBP (EU)* / 15.500 GBP (Non-EU)* at Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow or 10.000 USD Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies
    *sub­ject to chan­ge

The two-year LLM stu­dy pro­gram­me of­fers an in-depth stu­dy of in­ter­na­tio­nal eco­no­mic law with a dou­ble de­gree from Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüne­burg in Ger­ma­ny and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow in Scot­land, or the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies in Bar­ba­dos.

Idea and Aims

In­te­gra­ting pu­blic and pri­va­te eco­no­mic law, the pro­gram­me brings to­ge­ther two are­as of law that are of­ten co­ve­r­ed in­de­pen­dent­ly in le­gal li­te­ra­tu­re as well as in teaching. This di­vi­si­on will be over­co­me wi­t­hin the frame­work of this pro­gram­me to pro­vi­de stu­dents with a ho­lis­tic ap­proach on in­ter­na­tio­nal eco­no­mic law that cha­rac­te­ri­ses this area of law in prac­tice.

The pro­gram­me aims to de­li­ver a broad, sci­en­ti­fic and pro­found en­ga­ge­ment with the play­ers and struc­tu­res of in­ter­na­tio­nal eco­no­mic law (first stu­dy year in Lüne­burg) and, as well as to fa­ci­li­ta­te an ad­di­tio­nal spe­cia­li­sa­ti­on in one of the core sub­jects of in­ter­na­tio­nal eco­no­mic law such as Cor­po­ra­te & Fi­nan­ci­al Law, In­ter­na­tio­nal Com­mer­ci­al Law, In­ter­na­tio­nal Com­pe­ti­ti­on Law or In­tel­lec­tu­al Pro­per­ty Law (se­cond stu­dy year in Glas­gow/​Scot­land or Bridge­town/​Bar­ba­dos). The blend of com­pul­so­ry mo­du­les and elec­tives the­re­fo­re con­sti­tu­tes a uni­que fea­ture of the pro­gram­me en­ab­ling stu­dents to aqui­re

  • in-depth knowledge in the various fields of international economic law
  • basic command of the functions of international markets and relations
  • the ability to analyze the opportunities and limits of global relationships and international regulations concerning international economic aspects
  • ideal preparation for the application of economic issues within the global framework.

On suc­cess­ful com­ple­ti­on of the pro­gram­me, stu­dents will be awar­ded with a Mas­ter of Laws (LL.M.) in In­ter­na­tio­nal Eco­no­mic Law from Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lüne­burg and a Mas­ter of Laws (LL.M.) from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow, or a Mas­ter of Laws (LL.M) from the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies, de­pen­ding on which lo­ca­ti­on stu­dents choo­se for their se­cond stu­dy year.

Programme Structure

The stu­dy pro­gram­me will be com­ple­ted in Lüne­burg, whe­re stu­dents will spend their first year (Oc­to­ber to Au­gust) and the se­cond year eit­her in Glas­gow or Bar­ba­dos (Sep­tem­ber to Au­gust).

In Lüneburg, a to­tal of six com­pul­so­ry mo­du­les have to be com­ple­ted. Each of the fol­lo­wing com­pul­so­ry mo­du­les bear 10 credits: In­ter­na­tio­nal Law, In­ter­na­tio­nal Eco­no­mic Law, Eu­ro­pean Law, Eu­ro­pean Eco­no­mic Law, In­ter­na­tio­nal Pri­va­te Law and Eu­ro­pean Pri­va­te Law.

In Glasgow/Scotland, stu­dents have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to choo­se one pa­thway spe­cia­li­sa­ti­on out of se­ven: Cor­po­ra­te & Fi­nan­ci­al Law, In­tel­lec­tu­al Pro­per­ty & the Di­gi­tal Eco­no­my, In­ter­na­tio­nal Com­mer­ci­al Law, In­ter­na­tio­nal Com­pe­ti­ti­on Law & Po­li­cy, In­ter­na­tio­nal Eco­no­mic Law, In­ter­na­tio­nal Law, or In­ter­na­tio­nal Law & Se­cu­ri­ty.

In Bridgetown/Barbados, stu­dents have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to choo­se cour­ses from a wide ran­ge of mo­du­les in the field of Cor­po­ra­te & Com­mer­ci­al Law and Pu­blic Law such as cor­po­ra­te law, fi­nan­ci­al law, in­tel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty law and trans­na­tio­nal com­mer­ci­al tran­sac­tions law.

Ba­sed on the con­so­li­da­ted know­ledge gai­ned in the first stu­dy year and the spe­cia­li­sa­ti­on in one of the core sub­jects of in­ter­na­tio­nal eco­no­mic law in the se­cond stu­dy year, stu­dents com­ple­te their stu­dies at the end of the pro­gram­me by wri­ting their Mas­ters dis­ser­ta­ti­on.

Due to the in­ter­na­tio­nal con­text of the sub­ject mat­ter all mo­du­les of the stu­dy pro­gram­me in Lüne­burg, Glas­gow and Bar­ba­dos are only of­fe­red in Eng­lish. In ad­di­ti­on to the pro­fes­sio­nal qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons, the clo­se part­nership bet­ween the uni­ver­si­ties en­su­res the ac­qui­si­ti­on of lan­gua­ge and cul­tu­ral skills, which are of gre­at si­gni­fi­can­ce to the prac­tise of in­ter­na­tio­nal eco­no­mic law.

Career Prospects

Stu­dents will be pre­pa­red spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for ma­nage­ment po­si­ti­ons in mul­ti­na­tio­nal com­pa­nies, as well as ad­vi­so­ry po­si­ti­ons in both the pu­blic and pri­va­te sec­tor. This will be achie­ved by me­ans of a com­pre­hen­si­ve and in-depth ana­ly­sis of the in­ter­na­tio­nal eco­no­mic law and its em­bed­ding in na­tio­nal law, in com­bi­na­ti­on with a fo­cus on a core area of in­ter­na­tio­nal eco­no­mic law and the ac­qui­si­ti­on of in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry skills, par­ti­cu­lar­ly in lan­gua­ge and in­ter­cul­tu­ral com­pe­ten­ces. The dif­fe­rent op­por­tu­nities for spe­cia­li­sa­ti­on thus al­low em­pha­sis on va­rious pro­fes­sio­nal fiel­ds as well as for pro­fes­sio­nal ca­re­ers in aca­de­mic con­texts in re­se­arch, teaching and ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on.

The Mas­ters Pro­gram­me is ai­med at na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal law stu­dents who eit­her have a Ba­che­lor of Laws (LL.B.), a Ba­che­lor’s de­gree with pre­do­mi­nant­ly le­gal com­po­n­ents, the First Sta­te Ex­ami­na­ti­on, or an in­ter­na­tio­nal equi­va­lent.

For ap­p­li­cants who­se first lan­gua­ge is not Eng­lish, the awar­ding uni­ver­si­ties set a mi­ni­mum Eng­lish Lan­gua­ge pro­fi­ci­en­cy le­vel. All sta­ted Eng­lish tests are ac­cep­ta­ble for ad­mis­si­on for both EU and in­ter­na­tio­nal stu­dents for this pro­gram­me:

  • IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): overall score 6.5 with no subtest less than 6.5, or
  • ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 22, Speaking not less than 23, or
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): B minimum, or
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): C minimum, or
  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 68; minimum 60 in writing.

Even if you have not com­ple­ted your Ba­che­lors de­gree you may ap­p­ly for this pro­gram­me. You have to pro­ve suc­cess­ful­ly com­ple­ted cour­ses at 81% of the re­qui­red to­tal per­for­mance (to­tal per­for­mance of 180 CP or 210 CP de­pen­ding on your stu­dy pro­gram­me).

Participating Universities

Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Leuphana University of Lüneburg is a young and dy­na­mic pu­blic uni­ver­si­ty re­now­ned for its in­no­va­tiven­ess and uni­que uni­ver­si­ty mo­del wi­t­hin the Ger­man aca­de­mic land­scape. Ba­sed on a com­pre­hen­si­ve and ho­lis­tic edu­ca­ti­on phi­lo­so­phy it con­siders its­elf a hu­ma­nist and sustainable uni­ver­si­ty. Alt­hough Em­peror Fried­rich III al­re­a­dy gran­ted per­mis­si­on for foun­ding a Hig­her School for Law in Lüne­burg in 1473, it took over 500 ye­ars to open the Leuphana Law School, which was only es­ta­blis­hed in 2013.

Leu­pha­na Law School is the first Law School in a Ger­man pu­blic re­se­arch in­sti­tu­ti­on that of­fers in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry stu­dy pro­gram­mes main­ly con­duc­ted in Eng­lish. It brings to­ge­ther all Leu­pha­na-ba­sed le­gal scho­lars to de­li­ver teaching and su­per­vi­si­on lea­ding to un­der­gra­dua­te and gra­dua­te de­grees. Com­bi­ning law and busi­ness is­su­es through a spe­cial in­ter-di­sci­pli­na­ry ap­proach, re­se­arch and teaching at Leu­pha­na Law School is both in­no­va­ti­ve and in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly fo­cu­sed.

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is the fourth-ol­dest uni­ver­si­ty in the Eng­lish-spea­king world and is ran­ked in the top 100 of the world's uni­ver­si­ties (QS World Uni­ver­si­ty Ran­kings). It is a foun­ding mem­ber of the pres­ti­gious Rus­sell Group of lea­ding Bri­tish uni­ver­si­ties and is con­side­red a re­se­arch power­hou­se. Law has been taught at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow sin­ce the 15th cen­tu­ry and to­day the School of Law is top-ra­ted in Scot­land and in the UK.

Drawing on the ex­per­ti­se of its in­ter­na­tio­nal staff, the School of Law pro­mo­tes aca­de­mi­cal­ly ri­go­rous re­se­arch that cont­ri­bu­tes to the theo­re­ti­cal and prac­tical ad­van­ce­ment of the di­sci­pli­ne. Its post­gra­dua­te pro­gram­mes of­fer a broad ran­ge of spe­cia­li­sed cour­ses in core fiel­ds of law, in­clu­ding In­ter­na­tio­nal Law, In­ter­na­tio­nal Com­pe­ti­ti­on Law, In­ter­na­tio­nal Com­mer­ci­al Law, Cor­po­ra­te and Fi­nan­ci­al Law. Every year, they bring stu­dents from all over the world to Glas­gow for a uni­que pro­fes­sio­nal and per­so­nal ex­pe­ri­ence.

University of the West Indies

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is the lar­gest and most long­stan­ding, hig­her edu­ca­ti­on pro­vi­der in the Eng­lish-spea­king Ca­rib­be­an with main cam­pu­ses in Bar­ba­dos, Ja­mai­ca and Tri­ni­dad and To­ba­go.

UWI is an in­ter­na­tio­nal uni­ver­si­ty with fa­cul­ty and stu­dents from over 40 coun­tries and col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve links with over 100 uni­ver­si­ties around the world. The UWI Alum­ni net­work in­clu­des one No­bel Lau­rea­te, do­zens of Rho­des Scho­lars and more than 18 cur­rent and for­mer Ca­rib­be­an Pri­me Mi­nis­ters and Heads of Sta­te.

The Faculty of Law was es­ta­blis­hed in 1970 with head­quar­ters at the Cave Hill Cam­pus in Bar­ba­dos. The fa­cul­ty is well equip­ped to pro­vi­de le­gal post­gra­dua­te edu­ca­ti­on in the field of Cor­po­ra­te and Com­mer­ci­al Law and Pu­blic Law with mo­dern day tech­no­lo­gies ac­com­pany­ing well qua­li­fied ex­pert staff, with both aca­de­mic and prac­tical ex­per­ti­se.

The con­cen­tra­ti­on in com­mer­ci­al law and cor­po­ra­te law has been de­si­gned to meet the nee­ds of stu­dents in­te­rested in an ad­van­ced le­gal stu­dies pro­gram­me fo­cu­sed on cor­po­ra­te law, fi­nan­ci­al law, in­tel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty law and trans­na­tio­nal com­mer­ci­al tran­sac­tions law.

Last updated Jan 2020

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Leuphana University established Germany’s first public college. Its Graduate School merges the academic demands of masters and doctorates, and its own Professional School offers highly regarded furthe ... Read More

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