Master in European Business Law - Lund University
This Master provides an in-depth understanding of both the practical and the theoretical aspects of business law within the European Union and of how the Internal Market operates in a global context. Students will also acquire knowledge in EU constitutional law as a necessary basis for the understanding of European business law. The programme ranges from a basic exploration of the European Union’s constitutional foundations to extensive study of topics central to the business environment or to economic analysis.
Lund University seeks to be a world-class university that works to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition. Its researchers tackle complex problems and global challenges and work to ensure that knowledge and innovations benefit society. The University provides education and research in engineering, science, law, social sciences, economics and management, medicine, humanities, theology, fine art, music and drama. Its Faculty of Law has built a reputation second to none in Scandinavia with an extensive international network. Law students rank Lund highly, testifying to the dedication and professionalism of its teaching faculty.
Location: Lund, Sweden
Number of Places/Students per year: not specified yet
Start Date: end of August
Duration: 2 years
Price/Fee: For citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, tuition fees of 130,000 SEK (13.836 EUR) per study year - 260,000 SEK (27.672 EUR) for a full two year programme.
Scholarships: Lund University awards a number of scholarships to fee-paying international students each year.
Accommodation: Non EU/EEA students are guaranteed accommodation by LU Accommodation.
Application to this programme is open to students with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) or an equivalent degree of at least 3 years, with law/legal studies and the main subject, and including at least 2 years of law studies. Applications are made online, following the process that has been described in the International Human Rights Law LLM.
Programme Structure (120 ECTS)
The Master's Programme in European Business Law can be finished in one or two years’ time. The first year consists of mandatory courses. The second year consists of one term with elective courses and finally one term of master thesis.
The first year of the Master's Programme consists of mandatory courses equivalent to 45 credits. During the final part of the second term students at the two year Master's Programme study one elective course of 15 credits, while students at the one year Master Programme will be writing their Master Thesis.
During the first term of the second year the two year Master's Programme students will be studying elective courses equivalent to 30 credits. The final term consists of the Master Thesis, 30 credits.
• Mandatory courses: EU Constitutional Law; Business Negotiations; Internal Market Law; Argumentation and Methodology; EU Competition Law
• Elective courses: European Private International Law; New Challenges of the Internal Market in the EU; Professional Research Work; European Design and Trademark Law; Licensing in an International Context; Corporate Social Responsibilities; European Law Moot Court Competition; HR Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law; State Measures Distorting Competition; Advanced Competition Law: Competition and Innovation; Environmental Law, Markets and Trade; EU External Trade Law
• Master Thesis (30 ECTS): The fourth term consists of a compulsory course on writing an individual and independent Master Thesis in a specific field of European business law. The thesis is written in English. It is recommended that the topic of the Master thesis corresponds to one of the areas of specialisation chosen by the student during the programme.
Career prospects: With a unique combination of traditional legal studies in business law (i.e. contract law, company law, tax law and competition law) and economic and trade-related issues, this programme is ideal preparation for a career within private practice, national/EU institutions or legal research. It also provides a good grounding for students interested in pursuing an academic career within the University.
Programme coordinator: Anders Tröjer
Mailing address: Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 4-6, Box 207, 221 00 Lund
Tel.: +46 46 222 10 00