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  • Duration: 8 semesters
  • Degree Award: Bachelor of Laws
  • Language: German/English
  • admission limited
  • Special admission requirements

Comparative and European Law - Bachelor's Programme

Orientation and Goals

The Hanse Law School (HSL) is an international law programme based at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, the University of Bremen, and the University of Groningen (NL). The main focus of law studies includes the content, origin, creation, and application of binding norms in social and economic relationships. Traditionally, law programmes are limited to the analysis of law within one country. However, this narrow perspective does not correspond to the demands of a globalised knowledge and information society. In the case of international economic relationships in particular, settlements in courts are less important than the general prevention of costly disputes through intelligently designed contracts. For this reason, it is important that graduates have the ability to work from the perspective of various bodies of national law, as well as a thorough knowledge of EU law and its effects on national law. Graduates should also be familiar with international treaties and the practice of arbitration, which are increasingly viewed as an alternative to positive national law in international economic relationships. What is essential for this is the study of the conditions surrounding the creation and formation of law.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

English Language Proficiency see admissions regulations
You can proof your English language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B2
  • if applicants are native speaker or they have university entrance qualification or a university degree obtained in English (within the last two years).

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. Applicants who need a preparatory German course before commencing their studies must present their knowledge of English with their application. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

With this degree, you are predestined for legal activities in international and European organisations and in international companies. Career fields also include consultancy or positions as a qualified consultant in law firms. The LL.B. also opens the door to further study at the master's level in a domestic or foreign university. The master's programme in 'Transnational Law' is offered jointly by the Universities of Bremen, Oldenburg and Groningen. After successfully completing the programme, students receive the degree award 'Master of Laws' (LL.M.).

Find out more about the professional field of Business Administration, Economics and Law (in German).

Target Group/Admission Requirements

International applicants who received their prior education abroad should apply online through uni-assist. For further details see: Application for international students

Evidence of English language skills on level B2 of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or comparable tests.

Application/Admission Procedures

This course of studies accepts a limited number of applicants, and application is only possible in the winter semester.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 20 August.
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