Programme structure - Master in Laws – University of Copenhagen

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Programme Structure

The master’s programme is characterized by a high degree of choice. It offers a large number of course subjects, which the students can choose freely from. You as a student have the opportunity to construct your education so that it targets the desired legal business function.

To pass the master’s programme students must take an exam equivalent to 120 ECTS credits incl. the thesis. As a student you cannot be enrolled in courses and participate in tests in more than 120 ECTS credits.

A full semester consists of 30 ECTS points and all students are expected to follow a full study load at the University of Copenhagen; law courses with ECTS credits like 10 and 15 ECTS are offered as part of our law programme. Due to the varying ECTS regarding the specific courses offered at the programme, you must, however, also be prepared to accept a study load of 35 ECTS in one semester.

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

30 ECTS points

30 ECTS points

Elective module

Elective module

Year 2

Semester 1

Semester 2

30 ECTS points

30 ECTS points

Elective module

Thesis module

Courses

As a law student, you can choose from more than 80 courses per year in more than 30 disciplines.

Credit transfer

If your degree was assessed by The Danish Agency for International Education to equal more than a Danish LL.B. (for example 4 years of legal studies at a Danish University), you can apply for credit transfer of up to 60 ECTS points.

Study Abroad

It is also possible to study abroad during your degree. You can choose to study abroad one or two semesters or for a shorter period of time; e.g. take a summer school course.

Academic internships

You can take an academic internship (15 ECTS credits or 30 ECTS credits) as part of your study programme.

Thesis

You finish your programme with a thesis of 30 ECTS points.