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 first day you enter the classroom, you will be amazed by the diversity of the student body, nationality wise and background wise. Do you expect to have a lawyer colleague who is also a pianist? Can you imagine that you say “Guten Tag” when you grab a coffee at a café before your seminar starts and say “Buonasera” when you leave a dinner party the other day? You should be prepared for something more, be prepared for people who open your mind and be prepared for a new prospect for the world. More excitingly you will learn a new research approach that you can apply to your assignments with your colleagues and even to your future career. EMLE is not just another LLM programme in Europe but the LLM."
[EMLE Student 2015/2016]