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The curriculum includes courses such as:
- international commercial arbitration
- investment arbitration
- sports arbitration
- private international law
- international jurisdiction and procedure
- negotiation, mediation, adjudication
Educational organisationFirst semester:
- arbitration (4h/week)
- IDR and international litigation (2h/week)
- choice of law (2h/week)
- specific areas of arbitration (4h/week)
- introduction to academic writing (2h/week)
- ADR methods (3h/week) (mandatory)
Facultative subjects in the second semester (choice of two out of four):
- writing skills for counsel and arbitrator (2h/week)
- oral skills for counsel and arbitrator (2h/week)
- internship I
- internship II
InternshipsTwo internships can be completed. Programme advisers will assist students with finding an appropriate internship.
Forms of assessmentFirst/second semester:
- four written exams in total
- Master's thesis
Language requirementsApplicants must provide proof of their English skills at a C2 level:
- UNIcert III-Certificate with a minimum of 1.3
- UNIcert IV-Certificate with a minimum of 3.0
- IELTS with a minimum of 8.0
- CPE: A-C
- CAE: A
- TOEFL internet based with a minimum of 110
- TOEFL paper based with a minimum of 627
- DAAD language certificate with a minimum grade of "A"
Language certification is not required, if
a) the applicant has studied at a university or college in a country in which English is an official language and the classes at this college or university were taught in English.
b) the applicant only studied in part at such a university or college and obtained a minimum of 20 ECTS credits while studying at those institutions.
c) the applicant attended a school that qualifies its students to enrol at a college or university where the classes were taught in English.
d) the applicant's native language is English. The certificates named above may be substituted by providing a self-assessment of their English language capacity.