MLaw UZH International and Comparative Law

ECTS Credits

The Master of Law UZH International and Comparative Law comprises 90 ECTS Credits.

Language

English

Admission Requirements

For admission to a master's program at the University of Zurich, please find information here.

General Description

The Master of Law UZH International and Comparative Law serves to deepen students' knowledge in various areas of international and comparative law. It offers students the opportunity to continue their studies in English and to supplement their legal skills with a view to an international working environment.

The study program International and Comparative Law consists of two variations. Students with a Bachelor of Law degree from a Swiss university complete core elective modules worth 48 ECTS credits, elective law modules worth 30 ECTS credits as well as the compulsory module Master's thesis worth 12 ECTS credits. Students with a Bachelor of Law degree from a foreign university, on the other hand, complete the additional compulsory module „Introduction to Swiss Law“, subsequently reducing the scope of the elective law modules to 24 ECTS credits.
Compulsory modules are mandatory for all students. Core elective modules are selected from a predefined list. Elective law modules are selected from the entire range of English-language modules offered at Master‘s level at
RWF UZH.

Study Program

The study program International and Comparative Law consists of two variations. Students with a Bachelor of Law degree from a Swiss university complete core elective modules worth 48 ECTS credits, elective law modules worth 30 ECTS credits as well as the compulsory module Master's thesis worth 12 ECTS credits. Students with a Bachelor of Law degree from a foreign university, on the other hand, complete the additional compulsory module „Introduction to Swiss Law“, subsequently reducing the scope of the elective law modules to 24 ECTS credits.

While the new Framework Ordinance has been approved by the Faculty Council, the approval process has not yet been completed and the new Program Regulations have not yet been adopted. Thus, changes in the further course of the reform process cannot be ruled out.

Specifically, students must complete the following modules:

Overview of the study program International and Comparative Law

Module ECTS Module
type
Completion cycle Performance record and
evaluation type
Introduction to Swiss Law* 6 Compulsory by announcement by announcement

Master's Thesis

12

Compulsory

no fixed semester allocation

written paper, graded

Common Subjects Core Elective Modules

6

Core Elective by announcement by announcement

International Law Core Elective Modules

24 Core Elective by announcement by announcement

Comparative Law Core Elective Modules

18 Core Elective by announcement by announcement
Elective Modules
(entire Faculty of Law module offer at Master's level in English)

24

various by announcement

various

Total

90      

*For students with a Bachelor of Law degree from a Swiss university the module Introduction to Swiss Law is considered fulfilled upon commencement of the study program. Instead, they complete another (English-language) module of the faculty according to choice in the amount of 6 ECTS credits.  

Degree

Master of Law UZH