Master of Law (M Law)
The master's degree program provides students with in-depth knowledge and consolidates their associated communication, methodological, and linguistic skills. It enables students to obtain a special qualification in certain areas of law.
The master's degree program consists purely of elective courses. Each student compiles an individual plan of studies from an extensive range of subjects. Students must take performance examinations totaling a minimum of 70 to a maximum of 80 ECTS credits and write a master's thesis worth 20 ECTS credits.
Master's with Special Qualification
There is an option to complete the master's with a special qualification. Students can choose from the following areas:
- International and European Law
- Private Law
- Public Administration Law
- Criminal Law and Criminology
- Economic Law
Students must declare which special qualification they wish to pursue to the Admissions Office. Any changes must be amended on the re-registration form.
The master's thesis can be written during the semester or during the semester break. Rules regarding requirements for scope and form are contained in the corresponding guidelines. All organizational details need to be arranged with the supervising lecturer. All lecturers in the Faculty of Law are authorized to supervise master's theses.
The grade for the master's thesis must be at least 4.0. A failed master’s thesis can be repeated once on a new topic. If the master’s thesis is repeated, it must be graded by two supervisors.
Anyone choosing a special qualification must write the master's thesis in the area of the chosen special qualification.
To be able to graduate in the current semester, the master's thesis must be submitted before the start of the following semester (see Regulations on Procedures and Deadlines for Admission and Matriculation of September 18, 2018 [Document in German]).