Students should begin to think about potential thesis topics as early as possible.
They may begin working on the thesis once the title has been agreed on at the Midterm Meeting.
All students will be assigned a supervisor and an external examiner to grade the thesis. The supervisor will be a member of staff at the third term university who is available to guide the students in writing their thesis. Moreover, most third term universities offer thesis seminars in which the students are required to present their ideas for the thesis and to discuss them with their fellow students. The names and contact details of the external examiners will be published in due course.
It is important to point out the relative weight of the thesis. Each of the markers can award a maximum of 30 points, which means that the thesis counts as much as six term exams.
The procedure for evaluating the thesis is detailed in § 6 of the programme regulations.
Before you start working on the thesis, please read thoroughly the Thesis Guidelines. This manual is full of essential information for writing the thesis, such as contents, structure, and submission rules.
The thesis submission deadline can be found in the Academic Calendar.
Each year, the author of the best thesis is awarded a cash prize. A collection of the best theses from recent years can also be downloaded from the Thesis Archive.
It has unfortunately become necessary to issue a very severe warning against the offence of plagiarism in the thesis. Please see the EMLE Board Decision on Plagiarism.
"Dear Prospective EMLE Students, Dear Professors,
I am very happy for being an EMLE student and in particular having had the chance to study in two renowned universities, respectively ILE/Hamburg University-Germany and RILE, Eramus University Rotterdam.
Being a non EU student, I was eligible and lucky to be granted the Eramus Mundus Merit Scholarship from the European Commission for Education and Science.
This programme has enabled me to make use of economic methods to explain the efficiency of laws. I was impressed from the high profile of lecturers and their devotion to this school of thought. EMLE Programme is not like a usual LL.M. programme - it goes beyond by providing new insights and approaches.
Furthermore, the EMLE programme helped me to build up precious friendship with young people coming all over the continents! I miss my EMLE friends.
Last but not least, My special thanks and gratitude go to Prof. Dr. Thomas Eger for his patience, very high teaching performance and kindness.
[EMLE Student 2008/2009]