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This Master's degree program aims to provide students with deeper knowledge in different areas of international and comparative law. It consists of two study programs and can be commenced as of Fall Semester 2020.
One study program is for students who completed their previous education outside of Switzerland. The aim is to allow these students to continue their studies in English and expand their legal knowledge for use in an international career. The other study program is for students who completed their previous education in Switzerland. The aim is to provide them with the necessary language skills and field-specific knowledge to pursue legal careers in an international environment.
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- Bachelor of Law or an equivalent degree from a Swiss university
- Bachelor of Law from a foreign university (additional requirements may be imposed)
Sufficient knowledge of English is also required for admission. Students whose first or main language is not English must prove language proficiency equivalent to at least the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The Student Administration Office and the Admissions Office are responsible for granting admission to the University of Zurich. Please refer to the general admission requirements of the University of Zurich and the special admission requirements for Master's study programs.
The Master of Law UZH degree program in International and Comparative Law is intended to prepare graduates for careers at European or international institutions, international companies or government agencies, or international non-governmental organizations.
The Master of Law UZH International and Comparative Law program comprises of 90 ECTS credits.
Master of Law UZH in International and Comparative Law (M Law UZH International and Comparative Law)
This degree will be offered starting in Fall Semester 2021.
Guidance on this topic will be published here at a later date.
Part-time study is possible for students who are employed or have caregiving obligations. The duration of the program is correspondingly longer. Further information is available from the Mobility Office.
Examination and assessment regulations
Each module is concluded with a student assessment.
Performance is graded on a scale from 1 to 6, with 6 denoting the highest and 1 the lowest grade. Half grades are permitted. A grade below 4 indicates insufficient performance. Performance can also be graded on a „pass“ or „fail“ basis.