Ph.D. Possibilities (EDLE)
The EMLE is a fully recognized Master Programme and as such enables its graduates to pursue a Ph.D. at all institutions of higher education.
Please note however that the EMLE can not convey unrelated additional qualifications required by the host university beyond the Master degree itself. Most EC countries require a minimum of 300 ECTS for participation in a Ph.D. programme. Since the EMLE is a one year (60 ECTS) Master programme only graduates with four years of previous studies (in addition to the EMLE) would be eligible for those Ph.D. programmes. Applicants interested in postgraduate work are encouraged to check out the admission requirements of their target Ph.D. programme.
The European Doctorate in Law & Economics
A core selection of EMLE partner Universities (Bologna, Hamburg and Rotterdam) also offer a specialized Ph.D. programme in the field of Law & Economics, the EDLE (European Doctorate in Law & Economics).
All EMLE graduates automatically qualify for application to the EDLE, providing a connection between the two programmes that allows for a continued focus on Law & Economics through the doctoral thesis.
"The EMLE program is a unique chance to broaden one's focus and to dive into interdisciplinary research. Having studied political science before, I wanted to learn more about the economic rationales behind the rules that are governing our everyday life as well as about the potentials to improve them. My expectations were more than fulfilled! With the new tools at hand I was able to start a Ph.D. program at the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation.
Apart from the outstanding academic quality of the program I cannot think of a better way to get to know energetic people from all around the world. Sitting in a Hamburg dorm and enjoying dinner in a 20sqm kitchen with friends from Italy, Russia, Mexico, Bangladesh, India, China, the Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Ireland, Israel, Taiwan and Argentina is what makes the EMLE program an experience of a lifetime."
Thimo Pascal Stoll
[EMLE Student 2008/2009]