The first semester in Hannover is characterised by the intimate atmosphere of a small student group (20 persons at most). Students may choose one seminar and three courses (lectures) from one of the basic modules and four courses from one of the specialisation modules. Optionally, students may also visit other courses. Teaching in small groups quickly creates a pleasant atmosphere which encourages discussions and invites close contact with the tutors.
During the second semester, students will stay abroad at one of our ten European partner universities. Optionally, students may also undertake an internship in their area of specialisation. Finally, students will write their Master's thesis. The topic can be influenced by the students' own proposals.
Study abroad unit(s)
Participants spend the second semester at one of our partner universities:
- Università degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
- Strathclyde University Glasgow (Scotland)
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
- Queen Mary University of London (England)
- Université Notre-Dame de la Paix Namur (Belgium)
- Universitetet i Oslo (Norway)
- Lapin yliopisto Rovaniemi (Finland)
- Aristotle University Thessaloniki (Greece)
- University of Vienna (Austria)
- Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)
- University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
- Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina (Argentina)
- Kyushu University (Japan)
The "Double Degree Oslo-Hannover" programme is an programme in which students can obtain two degrees: LLM (Hannover), LLM (Oslo). The study phase at Universität Hannover is followed by a study period at Universitetet i Oslo. It comprises an integrated curriculum, supplemented by a jointly-taught seminar and a final exam (Master's thesis).
A four-week internship can be completed during the programme. It will be rewarded as a practical module with 3 to 6 ECTS credit points, depending on the working hours per week. Programme advisers will assist students in finding an appropriate internship.
Forms of assessment
All lectures are concluded with exams (as a rule, paper-based); together with the result of the final thesis, their results form the final mark. All partner universities use ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) in order to ensure that the results produced during the stay abroad are acknowledged without difficulty.
For students in Hanover, the EULISP conditions of study and the examination regulations determine how many ECTS points need to be achieved in order to fulfil the admission requirements for the final exam. In total, 40 points from study courses must be achieved; at least 22 ECTS points in Hanover (including 6 ECTS points in a seminar) and 15 ECTS points during the stay abroad. The final thesis is assessed with 20 ECTS points. A minimum of 60 ECTS points must be acquired to successfully complete the course of studies.
The postgraduate study programme aims at conveying theoretical and practical legal knowledge in the field of IT, IP and Media Law. As many legal questions can be answered only with basic technical knowledge, the conveying of technical foundations within the field of information technology constitutes another important component of the course programme, with lecturers who are both scientifically- and practice-oriented.
Furthermore, the expert knowledge gained in the one-year course of studies covers the requirements for the theoretical part of the apprenticeship to become a specialist solicitor in IT Law and therefore offers an excellent opportunity for additional qualification.