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Law and Economics

Subjects: Law and Economics,Law,Economics

E.M.L.E. | European Master in Law and Economics

⏳  Duration
3 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
332 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
5,500 EUR
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

In both law and economics, modern young professionals excel not only in their specific fields but also in working across disciplines. This ability is often called "transversal skills." Imagine a T-shape: the vertical line represents your area of expertise, while the horizontal line symbolizes your capacity to collaborate across geographical and cultural boundaries. Both dimensions are crucial. Transversal skills are essential for success in today’s job market. The EMLE programme, dedicated to graduate education at the intersection of law and economics for over 30 years, helps you develop these skills. Here’s how: First, you’ll understand that laws impact economic outcomes and that economic mechanisms differ based on institutional contexts, including the laws of various jurisdictions. This reveals the world’s complexity. The good news is that the EMLE will teach you to navigate this complexity, not by delving deeper into just law or economics, but by integrating both perspectives. Moreover, you’ll transcend more than just the boundary between law and economics. Studying at two or three international universities and interacting with peers from around 30 different countries, you’ll become a global citizen.

Program Information

Study Location Hamburg
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 3 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester 5,500 EUR
Cost per Semester 332 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Start Winter

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Applicants whose native language is not English must provide original test scores from one of the following standardized English proficiency tests: a. International TOEFL – TOEFL iBT Test: Minimum score of 95 (minimum reading: 13, listening: 12, speaking: 18, writing: 21) – TOEFL Essentials Test: Minimum score of 10 (minimum reading: 6, listening: 6, speaking: 7, writing: 9) b. IELTS (academic module) – Minimum score of 7.0 (minimum per section: 6.0) c. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English – Grades A, B, C d. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English – Grades A, B TOEFL test users can choose institutional code C905 (European Master in Law and Economics – EMLE) when taking their test. Do not choose to send your paper score cards to the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University College or the Rotterdam School of Management! The EMLE directorship is currently hosted at the Erasmus School of Law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. IELTS test results can be checked by us online with the combination of test date and TRF number. If results can be verified online, you will not have to provide us with an original paper score card of your results. Please note that we cannot accept any test results older than two years, calculated backwards from the application deadline (15 January 2024). Reasons for exemption from an English test are: – You have obtained your diploma in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom (with the exception of commonwealth countries and territories) and United States of America. – English was your first language during your secondary school education for at least 2,5 years in one of the above-mentioned countries.

Qualification Requirements

They must have a bachelor's or master's degree in law or economics (degrees in related disciplines with a significant focus on law or economics are also acceptable). If English is not their native language, applicants must submit proof that they are proficient in English (such as test scores or certificates from standard English language exams).

Document Requirements

Each student must provide two documents per degree: – A degree certificate stating that the student has successfully completed the listed programme and obtained the listed degree and – An official degree supplement or transcript listing the grades obtained during the programme. If you have not completed your studies at the time of your application, please attach a full transcript of your grades up to this point. Each applicant should provide an up-to-date CV in English. We require you to use the Europass template, which can be downloaded for free here. Make sure to list any factors that reflect well on your academic successes (academic honours, previous published works, academic teaching experience) or that might have caused your current test scores to be lower than your potential would suggest (extensive charitable work, participation in student bodies, pro bono assignments). The letter of motivation is our most important indicator towards your commitment to and understanding of the study of Law & Economics. In your letter of motivation, addressed to the reviewing committee, please explain why you are interested in Law & Economics in general and in the EMLE Programme in particular (one page). Please keep your answer within one document of one page maximum, titled “Letter of Motivation”. Each student is expected to provide at least one (preferably two) letter(s) of recommendation. Acceptable recommenders are employers or, since this is an academic programme, preferably academic teachers. Recommenders should use the standardized EMLE form, which is included in the application form. Recommendation letters can be requested digitally during the online application process using the recommenders’ professional email address. You will be notified automatically via email once your recommenders have submitted their letter. Letters of recommendation received directly from applicants are not accepted! All applicants need to submit a proof of residence for the country they are claiming residence in. This is needed to evaluate if students’ allocations within the EMLE Programme comply with the basic mobility rules for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Programmes. Therefore they need to provide a document that contains both their full name and current address. This document can be a statement from the current university or employer or the city hall but needs to be issued before the application deadline (15 January 2024) but not longer than 12 months prior to application deadline. A passport cannot serve as a valid proof of residence! All applicants are assessed according to the following criteria: 1. 40% Quality of the university career (including duration, number and quality of the degrees obtained, academic credentials and academic performance) 2. 25% Quality of motivation letter 3. 25% Affinity to law and economics (evaluated by subjects of previous studies and/or the letter of motivation) 4. 10% Letters of recommendation

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