Program and Courses

 

Students must complete a total of 24 units (60 ECTS Credits). All core courses (10 units) are mandatory. The remaining 14 units shall be selected by the students among the elective courses according to their individual interests. Some electives may only be offered on a biannual basis.

One elective concentration currently offered is European Union Business Law including its international economic legal implications, another elective concentration is Business, Intellectual Property and New Technologies in the context of European and international law.

The courses of the full-time LLM program are offered during the week from Monday through Friday, in very rare cases also on Saturdays, from October 1 to January 31 (fall semester) and from March 1 to June 30 (spring semester).

Students have the choice, if admitted, to start the full-time LLM program in October or in March. Students typically complete the full-time LLM program in one academic year over a period of two semesters (9 months). Students also have the option to complete the full-time LLM program over a period of four semesters, for example for work-related reasons or for any other reasons.


Core courses

  • The Legal System of the European Union (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European Internal Market Law (2 units, 4 ECTS Credits)
  • European Competition Law (2 units, 4 ECTS Credits)
  • WTO Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • Master Thesis Seminar (4 units, 20 ECTS Credits)


Elective courses

  • European and International Corporate Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions International (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • Drafting and Negotiating Cross-border M&A Contracts (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European State Aid Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European Consumer Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European Labor and Social Security Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European Private International Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • International Business Arbitration (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • International Sales Contracts (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • International Business Negotiation Seminar (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European Common Commercial Policy (EU Foreign Trade Law) (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European and International Tax Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • International Investment Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • International Business and Human Rights (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • The Law and Business of Start-ups International: Silicon Valley's Approach and Strategies (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • EU Intellectual Property Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European and International Patent Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European and International Copyright Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European and International Trademark Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • IP Licensing and Technology Transfer in Europe and international (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European and International E-Commerce Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European and International Communications Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European Privacy Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European and International Biotechnology Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • European and International Business Law, Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law Seminar (2 units, 4 ECTS Credits)
  • Introduction to U.S. Business Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)
  • Introduction to U.S. Intellectual Property Law (1 unit, 2 ECTS Credits)

 

Additional courses

Students are welcome to enroll additional courses offered by the online part-time LLM program. Students can replace this way some courses of the full-time LLM program with courses of the online part-time LLM program. If you wish to do that, please clarify with our LLM program manager, Dr. Maria Sturm (maria.sturm@univie.ac.at), which courses are replaceable.