German and International Commercial Law, Master's Degree
General information about studies
The Master's programme in German and International Commercial Law is aimed at Russian-speaking students and imparts specialist knowledge in German and International Commercial Law.
It is geared to the special features of German-Russian legal relations and prepares you for senior level specialist and management tasks.
This is achieved through;
- application-oriented course content,
- practice-oriented problem solutions, based on good academic foundations
- one month long internship in Germany,
- courses in the form of lectures, seminars or exercises in small groups,
- complex interdisciplinary and international case studies based on real-world problems in business practice.
The course is are carried out in partnership with a foreign university.
- [Translate to English:] Russische Plekhanov-Wirtschaftsuniversität (Moskau, Russland)
- Sankt-Petersburger staatliche Wirtschaftsuniversität (Sankt-Petersburg, Russland)
- Kaspische Universität (Almaty, Kasachstan)
- Al-Farabi Kasachische Nationale Universität (Almaty, Kasachstan)
- Jaroslaw der Weise Nationale juristische Universität (Charkiw, Ukraine)
- W.-N.-Karasin-Universität Charkiw (Charkiw, Ukraine)
- Staatliche Universität für Innere Angelegenheiten Odessa (Odessa, Ukraine)
Content of the studies
The standard period of study is three semesters.
Students complete the first and third semesters at the partner university; the second at Wismar University of Applied Sciences. During the third semester, when the students are back at their home university, lessons take place in the form of e-learning as part of the study programme at Wismar University.
There is a compulsory subject component, and also the opportunity tp specialise by choosing appropriate elective modules.
The following elective modules can be chosen;
- Philosophy of Law/Methodology of Law
- Consumer protection
- Corporate governance
- Intellectual property
- Private international law
- Civil procedure
- International Management
- Financial analysis
- Investment calculation
- Public Law (Regulation)
- Administrative procedural law
- European law
- Property law
- Public international law
- Company Law Consolidation
- Investment protection law
- Transport law
- Banking law
- International procedural law
- Arbitral jurisdiction
Notice; The contents of the study programme may vary in individual cases.
Perspectives after graduation
On graduation from your Master's programme, you will receive the degree "Master of Laws (LL.M.)". If the study and examination regulations of the partner university allow for this, the degree can be obtained as part of a joint degree programme.
This qualifies you for activities in all areas in which legal and business skills are required. The degree opens up opportunities for you to work in business enterprises, associations and other national and international organisations that are active in German-Russian or international legal relations.
Based on your knowledge of transnational and international contexts, you will be able to work as a manager and specialist in a wide variety of functions.
In addition, a German university degree enables you to apply for a further residence permit to look for work in Germany for up to 18 months. All you have to do is prove that you have sufficient means of subsistence. This is also possible through gainful employment in Germany. If you find a job that is appropriate for your qualification as a Master of Laws within the 18 months, your residence permit can be converted into one for the purpose of employment.
It is only possible to become a judges, public prosecutors or lawyers in Germany, if you have passed two state examinations in law. A Bachelor's or Master's degree is not sufficient.
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Start of studies
summer semester at the partner university
Standard period of study
(1 semester at the University of Wismar)
Language of instruction
English and Russian
Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Wismar Business School
Campus / Distance learning
Studies on campus
Start of studies
to the summer semester
- erster berufsqualifizierender Studienabschluss der in einem Bachelorstudiengang oder einem Studiengang mit mindestens vergleichbarer Qualifikation im Fach Rechtswissenschaften oder einem wirtschaftsrechtlichen Fach einer nationalen oder internationalen Hochschule mit mindestens 210 Leistungspunkten
- Bewerber_innen mit einem Studienabschluss von insgesamt 180 Leistungspunkten wird das an der Partnerhochschule abgelegte 1. Fachsemester im Masterstudium oder einem Studiengang mit vergleichbarer Qualifikation mit 30 Leistungspunkten, sofern in entsprechendem Umfang Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen nachgewiesen werden
- Kenntnisse der englischen Sprache sind nachzuweisen
Details zur Zulassung finden Sie in den entsprechenden Ordnungen.