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Aufbaustudiengang Grundzüge des deutschen Rechts / Postgraduate Course Foundations of the German Legal System (Master of Laws)

Program: Aufbaustudiengang Grundzüge des deutschen Rechts / Postgraduate Course Foundations of the German Legal System
Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Program length: 1 years / 2 semesters (120 ECTS points)

The "Aufbaustudiengang Grundzüge des deutschen Rechts / Postgraduate Course Foundations of the German Legal System" master program is directed to students who have already obtained skills in a jurisprudential program abroad. The program provides them with a better understanding of the German legal system. They not only gain insight into the subject matter, but can also independently choose their major focus. The objective of the program is to impart skills in German law. With these skills, successful graduates will gain a first entry into German legal subject matter.

The master program is comprised of subjects from the three fundamental areas of civil law, criminal law and public law. A study focus can be set according to one's own interests in these three fundamental areas - in connection with local options. In addition, the master student must complete a master's thesis (approx. 50 - 70 pages). After successful completion of the master's thesis and the oral master's examination, the master's student is granted the title Master of Laws – Postgraduate Course Foundations of the German Legal System by the designated master representative of the department.

Major topics

The in-depth area enables students to set their major topic. The in-depth studies are divided into the areas of public law, public law and civil law, civil law and criminal law. They provide students with deeper insight into German law.

Objectives

Professional fields can be found in the legal departments of national and international companies, among others.  Work in the independent environment or at NGOs is also possible.

Furthermore, a subsequent doctorate or work at scholarly research institutions are also possible.

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