Economics & Law

Transnational Law (Hanse Law School)

Transnational Law (Hanse Law School)

Master

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Modern societies are increasingly formed by social, economic and legal relations that dissolve the traditional boundaries of nation states. Markets have outgrown systems of national regulation and international policy coordination. Transnational corporations and other cross-border organizations and networks interact in new patterns and set new standards of governance. Transnational migration, mobility and IT-driven communication change mindsets and public discourses. Contagion in financial crises, climate change and other critical developments revea... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Standard course length

2 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
60CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

31.05.

Enrolment for advanced students

Contact

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Modern societies are increasingly formed by social, economic and legal relations that dissolve the traditional boundaries of nation states. Markets have outgrown systems of national regulation and international policy coordination. Transnational corporations and other cross-border organizations and networks interact in new patterns and set new standards of governance. Transnational migration, mobility and IT-driven communication change mindsets and public discourses. Contagion in financial crises, climate change and other critical developments reveal an interdependence of modern societies through uncoordinated transnational action that requires new institutional responses. This master’s programme engages the phenomenon of transnationalization and its influence on the development of the law.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

At the end of the master’s programme each students receives the degree Master of Laws (LL.M.) “Transnational Law” (Hanse Law School) that is awarded jointly by the University of Bremen and the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. This accredited master’s degree forms a valuable addition to the undergraduate degree previously obtained. Students who complete our master’s programme work among others as legal counsel or consultant in companies, organizations or administrations. Other job opportunities include scientific services with or without the possibility of receiving a PhD at academia, administrations or companies.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The master programme consists of obligatory modules, compulsory elective modules and the master’s graduation module (seminar on writing a master’s thesis, master’s thesis and oral presentation of the master’s thesis). The exact form of the programme differs according to the selected study track.

  • Study track A (opt. dual degree)
    Study track A offers the possibility to spend the first semester at a foreign university. The programme therefore starts in another country and has to be planned accordingly.
    During the second semester the remaining number of compulsory elective modules has to be studied. The exact number of modules depends on the choice made during the first semester. In total four compulsory elective modules have to be studied during the course of the programme. The second semester also includes the master’s graduation module (seminar on writing a master’s thesis, master’s thesis and oral presentation of the master’s thesis). The oral presentation of the master’s thesis has to take place mid-September at the latest, which means the master’s thesis has to be handed in by the end of July, as the supervisors will need approx. six weeks to grade the thesis, unless a shorter period has expressly been fixed. In any case the subject and supervisors for the master’s thesis should be chosen in February and March at the latest, so that writing of the thesis can commence in April.

  • Study track B
    Study track B does not include a study abroad and has a stronger focus on the phenomena tansnationalization of law.
    During the first semester two obligatory modules “Methodology of Transnational Law” and “Transnational Law I” have to be studied in Bremen, with a third obligatory module “Transnational Law II” taking place in Oldenburg. Additionally at least two compulsory elective modules have to be chosen out of the courses offered in Bremen and Oldenburg. We advise students to take at least one more, i.e. in total three, compulsory elective modules during the first semester in order to focus on the master’s thesis during the next semester.
    During the second semester the remaining number of compulsory elective modules has to be studied. The exact number of modules depends on the choice made during the first semester. In total four compulsory elective modules have to be studied during the course of the programme. The second semester also includes the master’s graduation module (seminar on writing a master’s thesis, master’s thesis and oral presentation of the master’s thesis). The oral presentation of the master’s thesis has to take place mid-September at the latest, which means the master’s thesis has to be handed in by the end of July, as the supervisors will need approx. six weeks to grade the thesis, unless a shorter period has expressly been fixed. In any case the subject and supervisors for the master’s thesis should be chosen in February and March at the latest, so that writing of the thesis can commence in April.

Major fields

A large part of the study programme is compulsory elective, so that students can place their emphasis on different legal subjects. During study track A two compulsory elective modules with 6 CP each have to be selected. During study track B four compulsory elective modules with 6 CP each have to be selected. The courses that can be used to fill those compulsory elective modules in Bremen can be found online in the university calendar. The courses are sorted under thematic headings so that a student can easier decide on which legal area to focus. However, those thematic headings are not binding, courses can be mixed. The following headings exist:

  • Labour and social law in transnational context
  • Information and Health law in their transnational dimension
  • Transnationalization of Economic Law
  • Transnationalization of Public Law
  • Transnationalization of Private Law
  • Transnationalization of Criminal and Security law

Practical

Due to compacted nature of the programme (2 semesters) an internship is not included in any study track. However, there is the possibility to take additional compulsory elective courses during the first semester, so that the second semester only comprises of the master’s graduation module (seminar on writing a master’s thesis, master’s thesis and oral presentation of the master’s thesis). In this situation it may be possible to find a company or organization which allows one to combine an internship with writing a master’s thesis. Interested students should begin the search for such an internship early. This option is a valuable qualification, but requires a lot of effort and organization on behalf of the student.

Foreign language skills

German and English on B2 level. For an overwiev of the accepted certificates check http://www.fremdsprachenzentrum-bremen.de/1072.0.html

Study abroad

During study track A the first semester will take place at the law faculty of a university outside of Germany.

It is possible to achieve a double degree with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen if students study the first semester in Gronignen an complete the courses of the Master program International Business Law. A seperate application for the program via studielink.nl is necessary. Deadline is June 1st. For more infomation see http://www.rug.nl/rechten/education/international-programmes/llm/ibl/. 

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

The master’s programme extends on the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) „Comparative and European Law“ (Hanse Law School). However, it is also open to graduates from other law programmes. A focus towards transnational legal subjects, such as EU law or International law, will be an advantage. Openness towards other legal systems, public or private, and a certain affinity towards learning new languages is a requirement for a successful study.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 31.05. for winter semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Standard course length

2 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

2 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

Private Law, Business and Financial Market Law, European and International Public Law, Administartive Law including Health Law, Labour Law and Criminal Law.

Students

22 students

Collaborations

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Faculty

Departmental counseling

Sandra Gerdes
Building: GW1, Office: C-2082
E-Mail: hls(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 (0) 421 218-66216

Sprechzeiten nach Vereinbarung

Status

20.02.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Modern societies are increasingly formed by social, economic and legal relations that dissolve the traditional boundaries of nation states. Markets have outgrown systems of national regulation and international policy coordination. Transnational corporations and other cross-border organizations and networks interact in new patterns and set new standards of governance. Transnational migration, mobility and IT-driven communication change mindsets and public discourses. Contagion in financial crises, climate change and other critical developments reveal an interdependence of modern societies through uncoordinated transnational action that requires new institutional responses. This master’s programme engages the phenomenon of transnationalization and its influence on the development of the law.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

At the end of the master’s programme each students receives the degree Master of Laws (LL.M.) “Transnational Law” (Hanse Law School) that is awarded jointly by the University of Bremen and the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. This accredited master’s degree forms a valuable addition to the undergraduate degree previously obtained. Students who complete our master’s programme work among others as legal counsel or consultant in companies, organizations or administrations. Other job opportunities include scientific services with or without the possibility of receiving a PhD at academia, administrations or companies.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The master programme consists of obligatory modules, compulsory elective modules and the master’s graduation module (seminar on writing a master’s thesis, master’s thesis and oral presentation of the master’s thesis). The exact form of the programme differs according to the selected study track.

  • Study track A (opt. dual degree)
    Study track A offers the possibility to spend the first semester at a foreign university. The programme therefore starts in another country and has to be planned accordingly.
    During the second semester the remaining number of compulsory elective modules has to be studied. The exact number of modules depends on the choice made during the first semester. In total four compulsory elective modules have to be studied during the course of the programme. The second semester also includes the master’s graduation module (seminar on writing a master’s thesis, master’s thesis and oral presentation of the master’s thesis). The oral presentation of the master’s thesis has to take place mid-September at the latest, which means the master’s thesis has to be handed in by the end of July, as the supervisors will need approx. six weeks to grade the thesis, unless a shorter period has expressly been fixed. In any case the subject and supervisors for the master’s thesis should be chosen in February and March at the latest, so that writing of the thesis can commence in April.

  • Study track B
    Study track B does not include a study abroad and has a stronger focus on the phenomena tansnationalization of law.
    During the first semester two obligatory modules “Methodology of Transnational Law” and “Transnational Law I” have to be studied in Bremen, with a third obligatory module “Transnational Law II” taking place in Oldenburg. Additionally at least two compulsory elective modules have to be chosen out of the courses offered in Bremen and Oldenburg. We advise students to take at least one more, i.e. in total three, compulsory elective modules during the first semester in order to focus on the master’s thesis during the next semester.
    During the second semester the remaining number of compulsory elective modules has to be studied. The exact number of modules depends on the choice made during the first semester. In total four compulsory elective modules have to be studied during the course of the programme. The second semester also includes the master’s graduation module (seminar on writing a master’s thesis, master’s thesis and oral presentation of the master’s thesis). The oral presentation of the master’s thesis has to take place mid-September at the latest, which means the master’s thesis has to be handed in by the end of July, as the supervisors will need approx. six weeks to grade the thesis, unless a shorter period has expressly been fixed. In any case the subject and supervisors for the master’s thesis should be chosen in February and March at the latest, so that writing of the thesis can commence in April.

Major fields

A large part of the study programme is compulsory elective, so that students can place their emphasis on different legal subjects. During study track A two compulsory elective modules with 6 CP each have to be selected. During study track B four compulsory elective modules with 6 CP each have to be selected. The courses that can be used to fill those compulsory elective modules in Bremen can be found online in the university calendar. The courses are sorted under thematic headings so that a student can easier decide on which legal area to focus. However, those thematic headings are not binding, courses can be mixed. The following headings exist:

  • Labour and social law in transnational context
  • Information and Health law in their transnational dimension
  • Transnationalization of Economic Law
  • Transnationalization of Public Law
  • Transnationalization of Private Law
  • Transnationalization of Criminal and Security law

Practical

Due to compacted nature of the programme (2 semesters) an internship is not included in any study track. However, there is the possibility to take additional compulsory elective courses during the first semester, so that the second semester only comprises of the master’s graduation module (seminar on writing a master’s thesis, master’s thesis and oral presentation of the master’s thesis). In this situation it may be possible to find a company or organization which allows one to combine an internship with writing a master’s thesis. Interested students should begin the search for such an internship early. This option is a valuable qualification, but requires a lot of effort and organization on behalf of the student.

Foreign language skills

German and English on B2 level. For an overwiev of the accepted certificates check http://www.fremdsprachenzentrum-bremen.de/1072.0.html

Study abroad

During study track A the first semester will take place at the law faculty of a university outside of Germany.

It is possible to achieve a double degree with the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen if students study the first semester in Gronignen an complete the courses of the Master program International Business Law. A seperate application for the program via studielink.nl is necessary. Deadline is June 1st. For more infomation see http://www.rug.nl/rechten/education/international-programmes/llm/ibl/. 

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

The master’s programme extends on the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) „Comparative and European Law“ (Hanse Law School). However, it is also open to graduates from other law programmes. A focus towards transnational legal subjects, such as EU law or International law, will be an advantage. Openness towards other legal systems, public or private, and a certain affinity towards learning new languages is a requirement for a successful study.

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 31.05. for winter semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

Standard course length

2 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

2 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

Private Law, Business and Financial Market Law, European and International Public Law, Administartive Law including Health Law, Labour Law and Criminal Law.

Students

22 students

Collaborations

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Faculty

Departmental counseling

Sandra Gerdes
Building: GW1, Office: C-2082
E-Mail: hls(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 (0) 421 218-66216

Sprechzeiten nach Vereinbarung

Status

20.02.2019