Russian and International Commercial Law, Master's Degree

General information about studies

The Master's programme in Russian and International Commercial Law is aimed at German-speaking students and imparts specialist knowledge in Russian 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
  • excursions,
  • one month long internship in Moskau,
  • 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 the Plechanov-Institut Moskau or universities in Ukraine (Poltawa) or Kazakhstan (Almaty).

Content of the studies

The standard period of study is four semesters.

Students complete the third semester at one of the foreign university; the others at the Wismar University of Applied Sciences. During all semesters, the compulsory module component is complemented by an extensive list of elective modules.


Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Master of Science ( M. Sc.)

Start of studies

summer semester

Standard period of study

4 semesters
(1 semester at a foreign university)

Language of instruction

German, English and if you like Russian

The following elective modules can be chosen;

At the partner university;
  • Implementation of marketing projects
  • Intercultural Marketing
  • International marketing of innovative products
  • State innovation policy
  • Investment and innovation risks
At the Wismar University of Applied Sciences;
  • Corporate law 1
  • Corporate law 2
  • Corporate finance
  • Consolidation of contract law
  • Deepening public law
  • Financial controlling
  • International economic law
  • Intellectual property Law
  • Accounting according to national and international accounting standards
  • Banking law
  • European Business Law
  • Corporate crisis law
  • Company auditing

Perspectives after graduation

On graduation from your Master's programme, you will receive both a "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" from Wismar University of Applied Sciences and a "Master of Science (M.Sc.)" from the foreign university .

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.

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.


You will find futher information about the application process here.

Application deadline is on the 15 of January of the admission year.