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The Double Degree Master’s Programs comprise 120 ECTS credits. Of these, 60 ECTS are completed at the Faculty of Law UZH.
At the Faculty of Law UZH, courses and examinations are held mainly in German or exclusively in English, whereas at the partner faculties in their respective language of instruction.
The Student Administration Office or Admissions Office are responsible for the admission to the University of Zurich. Information on admission can be found on the following website:
Admission Master of Law
In addition, the program-specific admission requirements of the respective partner faculties apply. For further information, please check the flyers under "Partner Faculties".
Students in the Double Degree Master's Program can choose between the following two study programs:
MLaw UZH Rechtswissenschaft
MLaw UZH International and Comparative Law
Within these study programs, students at the Faculty of Law UZH must complete the following modules totaling 60 ECTS credits
German-language Double Degree study program Rechtswissenschaft
|Common Subjects Core Elective Pool||6||Core Elective|
|Optional Elective Pool||42||Various|
English-language Double Degree study program International and Comparative Law
|Introduction to Swiss Law*||6||Compulsory|
|Common Subjects Core Elective Module||6||Core Elective|
|Core Elective Modules International Law||18||Core Elective|
Core Elective Modules Comparative Law
|An other (English-language) module of the faculty according to choice||6||Elective/Core Elective|
*For students with a Bachelor of Law degree from a Swiss university the module Introduction to Swiss Law is considered fulfilled upon commencement of the study program. Instead, they complete another (English-language) module of the faculty according to choice in the amount of 6 ECTS credits.
Important: Admission to the Zurich bar examination with the degree in the Double Degree Master's program is possible. However, it should be emphasized that due to its focus on international law, comparative law aspects as well as foreign law, the study program is not specifically geared towards an internship at a Zurich district court (auditoriate) and also not towards the subjects examined in occasion of the Zurich bar exam (§10 Abs. 3 PrüfV, OS 215.11). Graduates of this study program who wish to take the cantonal bar exam must therefore deepen their knowledge of Swiss law on their own responsibility, which involves an additional learning effort.
The module Introduction to Swiss Law and the Master's thesis may be repeated twice. A third failed attempt results in final rejection.
For the other modules, a common maximum of eight failed attempts applies. As long as the maximum number of failed attempts has not been reached, they can be repeated and substituted by other modules, provided they are offered again. When substituting modules, it must be ensured that sufficient modules of the respective module group (compulsory elective modules Fundamentals, compulsory elective modules International Law and compulsory elective modules Comparative Law) are completed. If further compulsory modules (in addition to the Master's thesis) are chosen in the study programme Law, they can be repeated a maximum of two times, otherwise the repeatability is only limited by the maximum number of failed attempts. A final rejection takes place if there are more than eight failed attempts.
The double degree Master's programmes conducted jointly with the partner faculties offer students the opportunity to expand and deepen their knowledge of the Swiss legal system, the legal system of the country of the respective partner faculty and international law. Participants acquire two Master's degrees ("Master of Law UZH" as well as the corresponding academic degree of the partner faculty) after a standard period of study of two years.
If you are applying to the University of Zurich, you will find further information on the following website:
Double Degree Outgoings
If you are enrolled at one of our partner faculties, you will find further information on the following website:
Double Degree Incomings
Currently the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich maintains Double Degree Master's Agreements with the following partner faculties:
King's College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law (Great Britain) (PDF, 462 KB)
Maastricht University, Faculty of Law (The Netherlands)
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Law School (The Netherlands) (PDF, 801 KB)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Law (Belgium)
Université de Strasbourg, Faculté de Droit, Économie, Gestion et Sciences Politiques et Sociales (France)
The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law (People's Republic of China)
Doshisha University, Graduate School of Law (Japan)
University of California, Berkeley Law (USA)
University of Johannesburg, Faculty of Law (South Africa)