Program European Union Law

Program structure

The Master's program European Union Law comprises a minimum of 60 ECTS:

  • 5┬ácompulsory courses (30 ECTS)
  • 3 elective courses (18 ECTS)
  • Master's thesis (12 ECTS)

For those students applying for the program who have insufficient knowledge of European Union law, an introductory course (3 ECTS) must be completed in addition to the requisite 60 ECTS.


Compulsory courses (all 5 courses must be completed)

Please be aware that the course information is subject to change.

Fall semester (September - December)

  • EU and the Courts
  • European Competition Law
  • Internal Market Law
  • Research Design and Methods of Postnational Lawyers

Spring semester (February - June)

  • Crisis and EU Law

Elective courses (choose 3 courses)

Please be aware that the course information is subject to change.

You can choose between two tracks:

Electives track EU Economic and Competition Law

Fall semester (September - December)

  • EU external Relations

Spring semester (February - June)

  • Advanced EU Competition Law
  • European Intellectual Property Law and Technology
  • Law, Technology and the Environment
  • Trade and WTO Law

Check the study guide for more information about the program structure.

Electives track The EU in Global Legal Context

Fall semester (September - December)

  • EU external Relations
  • European Labour Law and Social Policy
  • European Migration Law
  • International and European Environmental Law

Spring semester (February - June)

  • Climate Law
  • Law, Technology and the Environment
  • Trade and WTO Law

Check the study guide for more information about the program structure.


Master's thesis (12 ECTS)

The main objective of the Master's thesis is the production of a fully-fledged thesis on a particular topic. This entails a number of research and writing tasks and also includes the oral defence of the thesis after it is finalized.


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