Universität Hamburg - EMLE Program

Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft
Rothenbaumchaussee 33
20148 Hamburg


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EMLE facts

  • Tuition 5,500

  • Duration 12 months

  • Intakes September

Full Profile

The Program



The master level of the programme is documented through the use of a constitutive method (economic analysis) on a particular subject (law) combined with the fact that this economic analysis is based on a continuous legal comparison.

The programme duration lasts for one academic year with three terms; the first and second terms comprise introductory courses as well as core courses on the major topics in the economic analysis of law, while in the third term, students take specialized courses and write their master thesis:

The programme consists of three kinds of courses. In order to make law students more familiar with basic economic reasoning some courses are more economic in orientation. Some courses deal with comparative law in order to internationalise the legal background of the students. Most courses deal directly with the economic analysis of the most important branches of private, public, international and European law. The references to law in the courses will be of a comparative kind, due to the all-European character of the programme and the international composition of the audience. Students will be confronted with examples of their own and other legal systems.

For the next student intake 2018-2019, the EMLE programme will introduce the possibility of specializations in three tracks:

1) the Public and International Track,

2) the Innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) Track, and

3) the Markets, Corporations & Regulators (MCR) Track.

The University



The unique international and interdisciplinary character of the EMLE Programme is secured through an intensive co-operation between lawyers and economists at no less than ten European and Non-European Universities. In the first term, courses will be offered at the universities of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Haifa. In the second term students will study at the universities of Ghent, Hamburg or Rotterdam. In the third term there is a wide range of courses and thesis topics to choose from. Courses are offered in Aix-en-Provence, Barcelona, Haifa, Hamburg, Mumbai, Rome, Warsaw, and Vienna.


The Law School

Barcelona (UPF)

Barcelona (UPF)

The Erasmus + (Erasmus Plus) European Master Programme in Law and Economics, in short the EMLE Programme, offers you the unique opportunity to study at two or three European and Non-European universities and to obtain officially recognised double or triple degrees. It provides you with advanced knowledge on the economic effects of divergent laws and prepares you for a career in public organisations or multinational law firms.
Each participating university awards an LL.M. degree or a master degree which is equivalent to an LL.M. The EMLE program has received the Erasmus + (Erasmus Plus) label, along with only few other masters courses. One of the implications of the Erasmus + (Erasmus Plus) label is that the EMLE programme is able to grant student scholarships and waivers annually to Non-European and European students. Also mobility grants are available for each student who fulfills specific requirements. In the academic year of 2017/2018 a total of eight scholarships and 16 waivers were available. Whether the scholarships will also be granted in the upcoming academic year 2018/2019 will depend upon a successful reapplication to Erasmus+ funding in spring 2018.

Entry Requirements



The EMLE is a postgraduate course. Preference will be given to applicants who have already a first masters degree. The minimum requirement for admission is a bachelor degree.

Besides graduates in Law or Economics, applicants with a first degree in business administration or in social sciences may also apply under the condition that the completed study programme includes a substantial number of courses in law and/or economics.

Application Procedure



Please have a look at www.emle.org for additional information.
This year's application deadline is the 10th of January 2018!

Tuition and Fees



Tuition fees depend on the way students have been recruited:

* The tuition fee for European students is 5,500 EUR.
* The tuition fee for Non-European students is 9,500 EUR.

Financial Aid




You can have a look at all EMLE Partner universities here:


Programs at Hamburg - EMLE Program


12 months
  • Tuition rate listed refers to cost for domestic / EU students. The rate for international students is 9 500 EUR.
  • The program is offered jointly by seven European and two international universities.
  • Students who participate in the EMLE program will receive a degree from every partner university where they have spent a term.

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