Master of Laws

7 Programme structure The approach in the programme is problem-based. Law is not studied in isolation, but courses focus on contemporary problems that need to be tackled by examining different fields of law and different disciplines. We consider the interaction between different fields of law. We take account of other social sciences and humanities. The programme will start with a number of mandatory courses that should provide you with a sound academic foundation for the other courses, your Master’s dissertation and your professional career. Some of these courses are practice-oriented and will increase your research and communication skills. Such methodological courses will introduce you to a variety of theoretical and epistemological approaches to legal research and legal research methodologies, and the requirements of academic writing by focusing on the development of your research skills and on the writing process. Other more substantive courses are meant to create a level playing field and focus on a wide range of subjects, such as EU institutional law, EU internal market law, EU external relations, constitutional principles and human rights, private international law, public international law and international dispute settlement. The five course modules are also problem-oriented and case-based, require active participation in class and include assignments that prepare you for your career. Each module consists of two advanced courses and two basic courses. The advanced courses have a larger workload and are typically taught via lectures and seminars. Most are assessed on the basis of continuous assessment - assignments or exercises, case studies, and your participation in classroom activities - and a final assignment or group project, usually with an oral

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