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 (former) EMLE partner Universities (Bologna, Hamburg and Rotterdam) also offers a specialised Ph.D. programme in the field of Law & Economics, the EDLE (European Doctorate in Law & Economics).
We strongly encourage EMLE graduates to apply to the EDLE, which allows for a continued focus on Law & Economics through the doctoral thesis. For more information about the programme and application procedure please see www.edle-phd.eu.