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.
"For me, the EMLE programme was a superb experience. The academic standards were rigorous and the quality of the student cohort was excellent. Having previously studied at two top English Universities, I have no doubt that that the teaching I received at: Rotterdam, Aix-Marseilles and UC Berkeley; was of an equally world-class standard.
Law graduates (like myself) will benefit from studying Law and Economics. The economic perspective brings a wealth of new ideas to the table. I have found these invaluable as I now proceed through my training in London as an environmental and public-law Barrister."
[EMLE Student 2015/2016]