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 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 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 Lüne­burg in Ger­ma­ny and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow in Scot­land, or the Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies in Bar­ba­dos.

Idea and Aims

International Economic Law is crucial for the majority of transnational activities. Become an expert in this field!

This double degree masters program brings students from all over the world together. It combines private and public international economic law and offers a holistic approach to this area of law.

During your first year of study in Lüneburg, you learn how to engage scientifically with the structures and most important players of international economic law. During your second year in Glasgow or Bridgetown, you can focus on more specific subjects such as Corporate & Financial Law, International Commercial Law, International Competition Law or Intellectual Property Law.

The mixture of compulsory modules and electives is a unique feature of the program. It enables you to acquire profound knowledge in different fields of international economic law, a basic idea of the functions of international relations and markets as well as the skills to analyze the chances and risks of global relationships and international economic regulations.

Prepare yourself for the legal challenges of globalization!

Program Structure

You will spend the first year (October to August) in Lüneburg and the second year (September to August) either in Glasgow or Barbados.

In Lüneburg, you complete six compulsory modules. For each of this modules you receive ten credit points: In­ter­na­tio­nal Law, In­ter­na­tio­nal Eco­no­mic Law, Eu­ro­pean Law, Eu­ro­pean Eco­no­mic Law, In­ter­na­tio­nal Pri­va­te Law and Eu­ro­pean Pri­va­te Law.

In Glasgow, you can choo­se one spe­cia­li­za­ti­on 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, you have the op­por­tu­ni­ty to choo­se cour­ses from a wide ran­ge of mo­du­les in the field of Cor­po­ra­te & Com­mer­ci­al Law and Pu­blic Law, for example cor­po­ra­te law, fi­nan­ci­al law, in­tel­lec­tu­al pro­per­ty law and trans­na­tio­nal com­mer­ci­al tran­sac­tions law.

Ba­sed on the con­so­li­da­ted know­ledge gai­ned in the first year and the spe­cia­li­za­ti­on in the se­cond year, stu­dents com­ple­te their stu­dies by wri­ting their Mas­ters dis­ser­ta­ti­on.

All modules in this international program are in English. The close cooperation between the three universities allows you not only to acquire professional qualifications, but also cultural and language skills, which are of great importance in international economic law.

Career Prospects

If you want to work in management positions of multinational companies or in advisory positions in both the private or the public sector, this is the ideal program for you. You will be well prepared for these positions because of the profound knowledge of international economic law that you gain in the core area of the program as well as the interdisciplinary and intercultural competencies you aquire during your specialization.

The dif­fe­rent op­tions for spe­cia­li­za­ti­on also al­low em­pha­sis on va­rious pro­fes­sio­nal fiel­ds and ca­re­ers in aca­de­mic con­texts in re­se­arch, teaching, and ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on.


The Mas­ters Pro­gram­me is intended for interna­tio­nal and na­tio­nal 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 pro­gram­:

  • 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 yet com­ple­ted your Ba­che­lors de­gree you may ap­p­ly for this pro­gram­. You have to pro­ve suc­cess­ful­ly com­ple­ted cour­ses at 81% of the re­qui­red to­tal per­for­mance (to­tal per­for­mance of 180 credit points or 210 credit points de­pen­ding on your stu­dy pro­gram­me).

Last updated May 2020

About the School

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

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 further education programmes. Read less