Master Programme in European Business Law
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The oldest programme covering European economic law in Scandinavia at the best-ranked law faculty in the Nordics provides an in-depth understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of European economic law, and the operation of the rules of the European market in a global context.
The programme provides an excellent foundation in the EU constitutional framework and in the workings of the most important European rules governing how businesses operate in Europe. The programme is directed and taught by expert teachers from Lund University, supported by leading academics from other top-ranked universities, and with input from practitioners in key EU institutions, such as the EU Commission or the Court of Justice of the EU, in national authorities and in leading law firms.
Students are able to pursue a one-year or two-year programme. If the students choose to continue for the second year, they have extensive possibilities to tailor their studies in order to suit their interests and future career ambitions.
- EU Constitutional Law (12 credits)
- Business Negotiations (3 credits)
- Internal Market Law (12 credits)
- Argumentation and Methodology (3 credits)
- EU Competition Law (15 credits)
- Students who do the one-year Master’s will in addition do a Master’s Thesis (15 credits)
- Students taking a two-year Master’s will take an elective course (15 credits)
- Elective courses (30 credits)
- Master’s Thesis (30 credits)
Elective courses for the two-year programme
Students have a very wide range of courses to choose from, in areas such as competition law, the law of the internal market, mergers and acquisitions law, copyright law, patent law, blockchain and fin-tech law, corporate social responsibility and big data law. Students also have the opportunity to be selected to represent Lund in the European Law Moot Court Competition or to experience a placement in a law firm or public authority.
With a unique combination of traditional legal studies in EU business law (e.g. the law of the internal market, competition law and constitutional law of the EU) 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 an excellent basis for students interested in pursuing an academic career.