Master of Laws


  • Master of laws (LL.M.)
  • Starting date: January
  • Tuition Fee: < 5,000 USD
  • Language: English
  • Program type: Part-time; Full-time
  • Duration: 1 year; 2 years
  • Specialization: General law


A student with an LLB degree conferred by this University or any other bachelor’s degree in Law (excluding the BIuris degree) and who has attained an average of 60% in the final year of this degree or a comparable achievement in another qualification (for example at least 6 points in the First German State Examination), or a student who has attained a level of proficiency or accomplishment in Law which, in the judgement of the Senate, is regarded as adequate for this purpose, may apply in writing to read for a Master’s degree in Law. The Senate will consider every application on merit.
International students applying for admission to the LLM Programme are required to submit proof of their current level of proficiency in English (i.e. TOEFL or IELTS scores). 


The curriculum for the general LLM by coursework is not formally organised on a departmental basis, and there is no uniform set of prescribed modules. Instead, students are invited to compile a curriculum from modules offered by the Faculty.

Students may select any four modules of their choice from the following:

  • Advanced Company Law
  • Aspects of Environmental Law
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Comparative Apartment Ownership
  • Comparative Private Law
  • Competition Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Employment Rights
  • Equality in the Workplace
  • Forensic Law
  • Intellectual Property Law in the Digital Environment
  • International Sales Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Law and Children’s Rights
  • International Tax Law
  • Legal Aspects of World and Regional Trade
  • Medical Law
  • Payment and Guarantees in International Contracts
  • Selected issues in Collective Labour Law
  • Selected issues in International Labour and Social Security Law
  • The Law of Patents and Registered Design
  • The Law of Trusts
  • Trademark Law