International Legal Studies (Master)

New Programme starting with winter semester 2022/23!

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The bachelor’s and master’s programmes in International Legal Studies prepare students for a career in traditional legal professions. The focus is on international law and international as well as cross-border issues. As courses are held in German and English, the bilingual degree programmes prepare students for a career in international legal practice.

Based on a relevant bachelor’s programme, the master's programme in International Legal Studies aims to prepare students for a career in traditional legal professions and other legally oriented occupational areas.

In addition to a comprehensive education in the field of law, this programme particularly aims to equip students with the ability to address legal challenges in a globalised world. Therefore, the programme focuses on issues of cross-border relevance and includes a large number of courses held in a foreign language.

Upon completion of the master’s programme, graduates can pursue a career in any legal profession: in advocacy, justice, notary’s offices, companies, NGOs, administration, etc.

Master of Law

Degree Programme Code: tba

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: bilingual (German & English)

NO entrance examination


This programme is starting with the academic year 2022/23.

The curriculum of this degree programme is currently in the process of being approved. The degree programme can only be offered once the curriculum has entered into force.


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.


What can I expect from the degree programme?
What can I do after graduation?

Study Programme

The degree programme comprises the modules Comparative Law, Legal and Political Philosophy, Labour Law and Law of Social Security, Law of Civil Procedure, Tax Law, Economic Competence in Law and one elective module. To complete the master’s programme, students have to write a master’s thesis and successfully complete the master’s examination.

Students are advised to study a semester abroad. You can find further information about the mobility programmes offered at the University of Vienna on the website of the International Office.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Comparative Law
  • Legal Economy
  • Civil Procedure
  • Public Finance
  • Legal Philosophy

... and many more.

After Graduation

Graduates are fit for a European and international future. Graduates have an academic practical pre-education in the field of law. In combination with further education and training, if applicable, they are qualified to work in a legal profession. They have profound knowledge of the subject areas covered by the degree programme. They have legal expertise based on case studies and norms and are able to reflect on the intellectual, societal and economic foundations of law, enabling them to respond to legal challenges in a rapidly changing world. Furthermore, they are able to thoroughly investigate complex legal issues in an academic study carried out independently. In addition, they are particularly qualified to solve cross-border legal issues and to succeed in an international professional environment.