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This double degree programme is a research-focused postgraduate programme in German and Russian Law with a fully integrated study-abroad component. Read more

This double degree programme is a research-focused postgraduate programme in German and Russian Law with a fully integrated study-abroad component. As a student enrolled in this programme, you will study towards your double Master's degree at two universities – the University of Passau (Germany) and Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk (Russia). The programme carries a total workload of 120 ECTS credits and is directed at students who have an undergraduate degree in law or in a subject with a strong legal focus.

The programme acquaints German students with the principles of the Russian legal system, allowing them, for instance, to put the focus on the economic and tax laws in Germany and Russia. This requires knowledge of Russian (legal) language, which is taught as part of the degree programme.

As a student enrolled in this degree programme, you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to work as a jurist in the area of German and Russian law, while simultaneously developing the competencies required for independent scholarly work.

Features

– The first fully integrated Russo-German law degree programme in Germany

– Students spend two semesters at the partner university in Krasnoyarsk

– No tuition fees whatsoever

– The same module catalogue at both universities

– Joint colloquia with German and Russian students

– Compulsory internship abroad as part of the programme

– Previous academic achievements at other German or Russian universities are eligible for recognition

– The University of Passau and Siberian Federal University each award a final certificate making reference to the respective opposite

university (double degree)

Contents

The degree programme consists of five areas of study:

A) General Scientific Foundations

You will attend lectures on the philosophy of law and complete one foreign language course. This part of the degree programme allows you to engage in advanced study of the theoretical underpinnings of law at the beginning of your Master's programme, while the language course imparts the language skills you will need for studying in Russia.

B) Professional Cycle

Module group B.I – Legal Methods and History of Law

Module group B.I is composed of the following foundation courses: methods and history of comparative legal studies; history of political and legal science; history and methods of law; beginner's colloquium: current problems of law. These modules provide the research-methodological and theoretical foundations for comparative legal studies and working with foreign law. The primary purpose of the beginner's colloquium is to help students on the course to identify more closely with the degree programme. All students complete the beginner's colloquium in Krasnoyarsk.

Module group B.II – Principles of foreign law

Students enrolled in the programme complete this module group during their stay at the partner university. This involves courses on the principles of German and Russian law, as well as other courses. The required electives include courses on the core areas of the respective foreign law: Russian students in Passau will complete one two-semester foundation course in either civil law, public law or criminal law, and at least one additional course from this list for a duration of one semester.

Module group B.III – Specialisation

Students will study the courses taught in this module group upon their return to their home university. This module group allows you to set your own specialisation by choosing a sub-discipline which you will study in greater depth. The module is designed to maximise your choice, allowing you to focus on selected questions of (public) economic or (civil) business law, tax law, or international and European law. In addition, German students can complete courses with an East-Central-European focus offered by the University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

C) Research

In this segment of the programme, you will apply the theoretical knowledge accumulated over the previous semesters. In a variety of courses, you will gain the ability to write shorter academic papers. You will also use this module group to write up a synopsis of your Master's thesis, which you will present and discuss in the group. The research colloquium is open to all students in Passau.

D) Professional Preparation

This part of the programme prepares you for legal work in an international context. The practical module consists of a six to eight-week internship, which you will usually complete abroad.

E) Final Assessments

At the end of the degree programme, you will undergo an oral examination. In addition, all students are required to write a Master's thesis (preferably on comparative law) in German, English or Russian and undergo an oral defence.



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The master's degree in German Law for foreign graduates is a research-focused degree that imparts professional legal expertise and allows you to develop your legal skills. Read more

About the programme

The master's degree in German Law for foreign graduates is a research-focused degree that imparts professional legal expertise and allows you to develop your legal skills.

Unlike most other disciplines, laws are unique to the societies that brought them forth, and therefore vary significantly from country to country. There is a steadily growing demand for legal practitioners with in-depth knowledge of the German legal system.

Building on a previous law degree earned abroad, this degree programme gives you essential skills and specific expertise in German law, while placing special emphasis on research.

The Scientific Methods module enables you to leverage your methodological and systematic competences developed over the course of the degree programme when conducting independent research – skills you will apply when writing your master's thesis, which forms part of the programme.

Features

The Faculty of Law of the University of Passau has an excellent reputation in Germany and regularly achieves top results in the various university rankings
A multicultural environment owing to the international orientation of the University and the Faculty of Law in particular
German Courses Passau offers German language courses specially designed for law students, which are open to students enrolled on this LL.M. programme
Attend modules together with German law students
Previous academic achievements at other German universities may be counted towards the degree.

Programme syllabus

The degree programme consists of three modules:

1) Foundation module
2) Scientific Methods module
3) Elective module

The degree programme consists of three modules:

1) Foundation module: this consists of the foundation courses in Civil Law and Constitutional Law (both courses include a lecture and a tutorial). You will choose one of these two foundation courses, each of which is taught for a period of two semesters (Foundation Courses 1 and 2).

2) Scientific Methods module: This module, which takes place in the winter semester, consists of a seminar for master's students, in which you will write a seminar paper and give a presentation.

3) Elective module: You will choose three of the following five electives: Civil Law, Public Law, Criminal Law, International Aspects of German Law and Principles of Law. Two courses are held in the winter semester and one in the summer semester. Instead of the two winter-semester courses, you may study the foundation course (Civil Law 1 or Constitutional Law 1) not already completed in the foundation module.

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The competition and regulation Masters offers a unique opportunity in Germany to specialise in competition and regulation law. Students build up extensive legal and economic expertise over the course of three semesters. Read more

The competition and regulation Masters offers a unique opportunity in Germany to specialise in competition and regulation law. Students build up extensive legal and economic expertise over the course of three semesters. There is a strong focus on practice with a range of practitioners involved in the programme.

The Masters programme, which is taught entirely in English, is a 18 months distance-learning programme with 3 classroom sessions for about 2 weeks each in Lüneburg. Students will be supported by an online tutor who will answer academic questions, support the students during the learning process and will try to stimulate and moderate online discussions.

Modules

In nine modules, students learn how law and economics interact. The LL.M. has a strong focus on research as well as on practice. Practitioners from major law firms and representatives of competition and regulatory authorities share their knowledge so that students get a first-hand insight into both sides of work in competition and regulation law.

Learn more about the modules in the Masters programme Competition and Regulation

Admission

The programme is directed at university graduates holding a first university degree with one year of qualified professional and advanced English language skills.

Learn more about the admission requirements



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The Master Governance and Human Rights empowers students in their critical understanding and the tools required to assess and apply legal and political governance theories and human rights norms and standards. Read more

The Master Governance and Human Rights empowers students in their critical understanding and the tools required to assess and apply legal and political governance theories and human rights norms and standards. Students will apply good governance tools in order to establish, implement and protect human rights through applied project learning.

The Masters programme is a 2 years distance-learning programme with 3 classroom sessions for 2 weeks each in Lüneburg. Students will be supported by an online tutor who will answer academic questions, support the students during the learning process and will try to stimulate and moderate online discussions.

Modules

In seven modules, students learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance as well as international and national human rights regimes. Learn more about the modules in the Masters programme Governance and Human Rights

Admission

The programme is directed at university graduates holding a first university degree with one year of qualified professional and advanced English language skills. Learn more about the admission requirements



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