LL.M. blended-learning programme: Competition and Regulation Masters

Competition Law - Regulation Law - Business Law

The LL.M. blended-learning competition and regulation Masters was launched by Leuphana Professional School in 2013. This programme offers working professionals a unique opportunity to specialise in competition and regulation law in Germany. Students in the LL.M. degree programme will build up extensive legal and economic expertise over the course of three semesters. The Masters programme, which is taught entirely in English, is also recognised as a qualification for the title of Fachanwalt or Fachanwältin für Vergaberecht (procurement lawyer).


The blended-learning LL.M. Competition and Regulation programme is designed to teach specialist competition and regulation law expertise in the light of the economic aspects of the field. There is strong focus on practice, with a range of practitioners involved in the programme.

You will find full information on the content covered by the blended-learning LL.M. Competition and Regulation in the curriculum.

Pioneering competition law qualification with the blended-learning LL.M.

Graduates of the blended-learning LL.M. Competition and Regulation

  • have in-depth knowledge in the law of competition and regulation
  • have a basic command of the function of markets
  • have the ability to analyze the opportunities and limits of state interventions in markets, and
  • are ideally prepared for the application of economic questions within the framework of the law of competition and regulation
  • have a unique legal specialism that opens up a wide range of career prospects

Admission requirements and application

To whom is this programme directed?

The continuing-education Masters programme resulting in an LL.M. in Competition & Regulation is intended for jurists, lawyer trainees, assessors and attorneys interested in further qualifications in the areas of competition and regulation law. Those successfully completing the Masters programme have an opportunity to continue on to the doctoral degree.

Special feature for lawyer trainees

With our innovative study concept, you can pursue an LL.M. in Competition & Regulation parallel to your traineeship.

Five months prior to the exams for the second state examination in law, legal trainees can interrupt their studies at Leuphana and continue them following the examination.

Please bear in mind that this programme does not qualify you for a student visa as there are no classroom session times.

How does the application process work?

Applications for the Competition and Regulation LL.M. can be submitted online at any time. The deadlines are 10 December for programmes commencing in the following April and 31 May for programmes commencing in October. Our online application system allows you to complete your application simply and easily online and upload any accompanying documents. You can also save your draft application for completion later. Once the deadline has passed, all documents are reviewed and the admissions process starts.

You can also start by taking a certificate programme to get a taster of the LL.M.

For more information on admissions requirements, necessary documents and the admissions process, please see the Applications page.

Coursy of study: LL.M. online-learning programme - the concept in brief

With effect from the 2020 summer semester, the format of the Competition & Regulation LL.M. is being changed to online study: the entire programme will be online. Many of the LL.M. classes are offered as Webinars and you can study from your laptop at home. This makes it even easier to combine study with your professional commitments and ensure the right balance with your private life.

You will find detailed information on the new programme format on our online learning page.

Professional Competition and Regulation LL.M. (Master of Laws)

Costs and Funding

Why are tuition fees charged for the professional Competition and Regulation Masters?

What are the fees for the Competition and Regulation Masters?

Is funding available?

At a glance

Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Credit Points: 60
Length of Study: 3 semesters
Language: English
Study Places: 25
Start Date: in March and September
Application Deadline: December 10th, May 31st
Costs: 9.700 Euro plus the current term contribution of 200 Euro per term
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Jörg Philipp Terhechte, Prof. Dr. Thomas Wein

Great reasons to choose the LL.M.

Obtain an LL.M. online while working – Pioneering legal specialisation in competition and regulation – Qualification as Fachanwalt/-anwältin für Vergaberecht (procurement lawyer) – Small groups – Combination of legal and economic content – Wide-ranging expertise from the main global competition and regulatory systems – Learn from leading practitioners in competition and regulation law – Free and expert advice

Resources and events for prospective students

Are you considering the professional LL.M. programme Competition and Regulation and would like to find out more? Why not take advantage of our wide range of information and advisory events and services:

  • Information days: Twice a year, the Professional School information day showcases the LL.M. programmes for prospective students. Next information day: 27 June 2020 - find out more
  • Online information events and webinars: Find out more about the Masters from the comfort of your home and get answers to your questions in our information events and webinars. Next event: 14 January 2020 "10th Amendment of the German Act against Restraints of Competition – Changes, Debates and Outlooks". You can also have a look at the recordings from our last webinars: "More Competition Through Regulation: An Introduction" and "Hipster Antitrust".
  • Request material: We are happy to send you information material on request. Request material here
  • Individual consultation and application check: Many questions are best resolved in a personal consultation. To set up your appointment, please contact the programme coordinator, Christoph Kleineberg (car@leuphana.de, phone +49.4131.677-1983). The consultation is also an opportunity to have your application checked and ask any questions about the recognition of credits.
Berufsbegleitender Studiengang akkreditiert durch die FIBAA

This programme received external accreditation by the FIBAA.

Contact & Advising