Master’s Programme in European Business Law
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Application and admission
Jean Monnet Modules
In 2012, the European Commission recognised the
efforts and focus on EU law and legal developments within the EU legal order
of the Master’s programme in European Business Law and thereby awarded the
Law School with several so-called Jean Monnet Modules. These include 'EU Law
Evening Lectures' to which distinguished EU lawyers are invited to discuss
their particular area of expertise, and the legal challenges and problems
therein. Also, the course in EU Environmental Law falls within the umbrella
of Jean Monnet Modules, as well as a forthcoming student-run conference on EU
Law, organised in Lund.
The Swedish National Agency for Higher
Education (Högskoleverket) has deemed the Master’s Programme (two years) in
European Business Law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University, to be of the
highest quality. The Agency evaluates all higher education course programmes
leading to degrees and designates them to be either of a “very high quality”,
“high quality” or “poor quality
Article about the education at the law faculty
Programme in European Business Law is an academic programme in English and open
to Swedish and foreign students with at least a three year degree in Law
(Bachelor, LL.B, or equivalent).
The students have the possibility to conclude the studies after one year and
obtain a degree of Master (One Year) of Laws in European Business Law –
Magisterexamen i Europeisk handelsrätt.
The 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. The 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. The Master in
European Business Law provides training in technically specialized areas within
European law, such as free movement law, competition law, contract law, tax
law, and state aids law.
The teaching also involves guest lecturers coming from
private practice e.g. the law firm Vinge Brussels, and the EU institutions.
The students involved in the programme may also participate
in the European Moot Court competition during the
second year of the programme Lund’s teams have been successful in reaching the
semi-finals of the competition during the last five years. Lund won the competition
in 2010 as an Advocate General and also reached the final in Luxembourg in
A combination of compulsory courses (75 credits) and
optional courses (45 credits) is offered.
EU Constitutional Law (1st term), 7,5 credits
Principles of European Business Law (1st term), 7,5 credits
Internal Market Law (1st term), 15 credits
Methodology and Argumentation (1st-2nd terms), 3 credits
EU Competition Law (2nd term), 12 credits
Master thesis, 30 credits, (4th term / alternatively, Master
thesis, 15 credits, 2nd term)
After you graduate from this Master’s programme you will be
adequately prepared for all careers involving legal advice and consultancy on
business location decision in a cross-border perspective. Future employers can
be law firms, EU institutions, Governmental Organizations or private companies.
You can also continue your academic career based on legal research in EU law.
Master's Programme, 1 or 2 Years, Full time
60 or 120 credits
Next study period: 2 Sep 2013 – 7 Jun 2015
Degree awarded: Master of Laws in European
Business Law (LL.M)
Tuition fees: 130,000 SEK per study year for
non-EU/EEA students (approx. 13,700 EUR). EU/EEA students do not pay tuition
For questions about the programme, contact Programme
Coordinator Anders Tröjer
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