As with the general LLM offered by the Department, the Master of Laws in European Business Law from University of Malta is mainly a taught course on which students do directed reading and research and write papers for presentation in seminars (group sessions) which are then led by the course professor. It also includes an important dissertation component.
The first aim is that of providing postgraduate specialisation in European Business Law and related comparative law to holders of a good first degree in law. The programme of studies includes three compulsory courses and a free choice of the remaining study units from a list of elective subjects. In principle, the comparative (national law) dimension is worked into most subjects, while also being the principal methodology employed in a number of study units.
The level of the degree compares with the level of leading LL.M programmes in other European universities, this being certified on an annual basis by an external examiner from a European university. The second aim is to prepare the student for a specialist career, whether in private practice in Malta or abroad, in the European Union Institutions, in other international organizations, or as advisors to government and other entities, among other possible careers.
The programme provides an in-depth specialisation in European Business law. It does so against the backdrop of a fast-evolving economic, financial and social environment in Europe and beyond, as also the constant and complex evolution of the European Union itself.
Career opportunities and access to further studies
This postgraduate academic programme in European Business Law provides students with an in depth education in European Business law. It allows for specialisation in a number of areas of Business law such as IT law, Business Enterprise (Company) Law, Consumer Law, Competition law, Financial Services Law, Labour Law, and a number of other areas as indicated in the programme of study.
It follows from the above that Master of Laws graduates in European Business Law will benefit from a distinct advantage in accessing high level practice, national and international, and employment in a large number of positions requiring expertise in European Business Law.
Many graduates will go straight into high level practice with Maltese or overseas law firms, or with other organisations, including companies, banks, financial services firms, the Union institutions themselves, and employers, directly in the field of specialisation on which they focus while on the degree. Others will find that their already existing career has benefited. A student can follow the degree full-time over one academic year while others may prefer to take the degree on a part-time basis over two years. Finally, for those aiming for an academic career, the degree provides an excellent basis for the pursuit of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in law.
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- European and Comparative Company Law
- EU and Comparative Competition Law and Policy
- E-Commerce Law and Policy in the EU
- European Union Tax Law
- EU and Comparative Consumer Law
- EU Information Technology Law
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- 18 months
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DisciplinesEuropean Law Business Law Legal Studies
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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:
- the degree of Doctor of Laws or
- a Bachelor degree in Law as the main area of study, obtained with at least Second Class Honours or Category II or
- a degree from the University of Malta or any recognised overseas institution which the Board considers to be comparable to any of the degrees indicated in the previos paragraphs
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International7200 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10800 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
- Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400
Living costs for Msida
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.