Leuphana University

International Economic Law LLM

Together with Leuphana University we offer a two-year dual degree study programme that focuses on international economic law. 

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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.

Programme structure

The study programme will be completed in Lüneburg and Glasgow, whereby students will spend the first study year in Lüneburg (October to August) and the second year in Glasgow (September to May). The Masters dissertation taken in the second year of the programme (June to August) can either be written in Glasgow or in Lüneburg.

Please note, applications for the Glasgow-Leuphana dual degree are processed by Leuphana University. For details about the application requirements, please visit https://www.leuphana.de/master-iel or email Claudia Echelmeyer (master-iel@leuphana.de).

Background 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 & Policy or Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy (second study year in Glasgow).

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.

Entry requirements

The Masters programme is aimed at national and international law students who either have a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with distinction (min. grade of 2.5), a Bachelor’s degree with predominantly legal components (min. grade of 2.5), the First State Examination (min. 7.5 points), or an international equivalent.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the awarding universities set a minimum English Language proficiency level.

As mentioned earlier, applications for the Glasgow-Leuphana dual degree are processed by Leuphana University. For details about the application requirements, please visit https://www.leuphana.de/master-iel or email Claudia Echelmeyer (master-iel@leuphana.de).

About Leuphana University

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 (Bachelor in Law, LL.M. and PhD). Combining law and business issues through a special inter-disciplinary approach, research and teaching at Leuphana Law School is both innovative and internationally focused.