Program Description

In general, the Law Track takes three years to complete and includes modules of at least 30 ECTS Credits in addition to the composition of a dissertation. The dissertation must be a monography and should make an independent contribution to research. A record of study must be obtained for each module. If the record of study states a "pass" for the module, the ECTS Credits designated in the doctorate regulations will be granted.

The curriculum contains modules from the fields of law and ethics as well as further modules that may be chosen individually. Moreover, a wide selection of educational offers exists both within and outside the university.

Sufficient knowledge of the German language (approximately level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required to successfully attend the lectures and thus gain ECTS Credits. If the required language level has not yet been attained, there is a possibility to apply for Associated Participation to complete the modules in English whilst the necessary German skills are acquired.

The duration of the program may be reduced by requesting credit for work and credit points already completed before the beginning of the PhD program (Fast Track). The doctorate committee BmEL RWFwill decide whether to approve such work or credit points.