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.
"Dear Prospective EMLE Students, Dear Professors,
I am very happy for being an EMLE student and in particular having had the chance to study in two renowned universities, respectively ILE/Hamburg University-Germany and RILE, Eramus University Rotterdam.
Being a non EU student, I was eligible and lucky to be granted the Eramus Mundus Merit Scholarship from the European Commission for Education and Science.
This programme has enabled me to make use of economic methods to explain the efficiency of laws. I was impressed from the high profile of lecturers and their devotion to this school of thought. EMLE Programme is not like a usual LL.M. programme - it goes beyond by providing new insights and approaches.
Furthermore, the EMLE programme helped me to build up precious friendship with young people coming all over the continents! I miss my EMLE friends.
Last but not least, My special thanks and gratitude go to Prof. Dr. Thomas Eger for his patience, very high teaching performance and kindness.
[EMLE Student 2008/2009]