Certificate courses

Continuning law education tailored to your needs: modular, flexible and individual

Are you interested in Competition Law, Regulation Law or European and International Law or would like a taster of the Masters in Competition & Regulation without committing to the whole programme? If so, you can explore these fields on one of our three certificate programmes, which allow students to study selected subjects from the Competition & Regulation Masters.

Each certificate programme is worth 15 credit points. Students are awarded a certificate of attendance or, if they take and pass the assessments, a university certificate that is proof of the credit points obtained and allows these to be counted towards university CP requirements or the Competition & Regulation Masters programme.

Competition Law (15 CP)

  • At a glance
  • Content
  • Admission Requirements
  • Dates and Deadlines
  • Fees
  • Graduation Options

European and International Law (15 CP)

  • At a glance
  • Content
  • Admission Requirements
  • Dates and Deadlines
  • Fees
  • Graduation Options

Regulation Law (15 CP)

  • At a glance
  • Content
  • Admission Requirements
  • Dates and Deadlines
  • Fees
  • Graduation Options

Competition Law (15 CP)

The certificate comprises 3 modules, each worth 5 credit points. It covers the fundamental aspects of European and German competition law and competition procedural law. Students also learn about key areas of competition economics. Classes explain economic methods that have become more important with the launch of the “more economic-approach” for people with a legal background.

Certificate course Competition Law ©Leuphana/Patrizia Jäger
Certificate course Competition Law

Content

Competition Law (5 CP)

Emphasis on the foundations of competition and antitrust law, particularly on the interdisciplinary linkages involved ('law and economics'), the fundamentally conceivable approaches to regulation, the substantive legal prohibitions and the administrative proceedings at both the European and German levels. This enables students to understand the complex structures of rules in substantive antitrust law and procedural law, and to apply these in concrete cases.

Competition Litigation (5 CP)

Introduction to the specific procedural law of litigation in questions of both antitrust and competition law. Training in independent appearance in proceedings and in elaborating a strategy for litigation and legal proceedings.

Competition Economics (5 CP)

An understanding will be developed of how various types of markets operate, why international division of labor is advantageous, and why state interventions in this division are negative.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to take the certificate programme must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Advanced English skills

Dates and Deadlines

The certificate programme starts in the winter semester each year (October) and lasts 1 semester. Applications are to be submitted online by 15 August.

Fees

The total fees for the certificate programme are EUR 4750 plus a semester contribution of c. EUR 200.

Graduation Options

You decide whether or not to take assessments on the certificate programme to obtain a university certificate and proof of the credit points obtained. If you take the certificate without sitting the assessments, you will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

European and International Law (15 CP)

The certificate comprises 3 modules, each worth 5 credit points. The European and International Law module explores fundamental aspects of European law, WTO law and international law. There is also an introduction to the two most important fields of European business law, competition law and regulation law.

Certificate course European and International Law ©Leuphana/Patrizia Jäger
Certificate course European and International Law

Content

European and International Law (5 CP)

Students will gain a grasp of European and international specifications for the area of "Competition & Regulation," with particular emphasis on and detailed examination of the institutional structure of the EU and of the international community, particularly in the area of WTO law.

Competition Law (5 CP)

Emphasis on the foundations of competition and antitrust law, particularly on the interdisciplinary linkages involved ('law and economics'), the fundamentally conceivable approaches to regulation, the substantive legal prohibitions and the administrative proceedings at both the European and German levels. This enables students to understand the complex structures of rules in substantive antitrust law and procedural law, and to apply these in concrete cases.

Regulation (5 CP)

The emphasis here is on the foundations and structures of rules in regulatory law. The focus is first on the connection between economics and law, to provide a basis for understanding the foundations of regulation. The goal of the module is to familiarize students with the specific nature of regulation (creation of competition) and the instruments required to fulfill this goal. The specifics of individual regulatory sectors will be addressed here as well.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to take the certificate programme must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Advanced English skills

Dates and Deadlines

The certificate programme starts in the summer semester each year (April) and lasts 2 semesters. Applications are to be submitted online by 15 February.

Fees

The total fees for the certificate programme are EUR 4750 plus a semester contribution of c. EUR 200.

Graduation Options

You decide whether or not to take assessments on the certificate programme to obtain a university certificate and proof of the credit points obtained. If you take the certificate without sitting the assessments, you will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

Regulation Law (15 CP)

The certificate programme comprises 3 modules, each worth 5 credit points. It covers the fundamentals of regulation law and regulation economics. These two areas are central to state intervention in free markets when those markets are not producing satisfactory results. The programme also explores aspects of procurement law. These fields are highly relevant to working practice for employees.

Certificate course Regulation Law ©Leuphana/Patrizia Jäger
Certificate course Regulation Law

Content

Regulation (5 CP)

The emphasis here is on the foundations and structures of rules in regulatory law. The focus is first on the connection between economics and law, to provide a basis for understanding the foundations of regulation. The goal of the module is to familiarize students with the specific nature of regulation (creation of competition) and the instruments required to fulfill this goal. The specifics of individual regulatory sectors will be addressed here as well.

Procurement Law (5 CP)

This module addresses the fundamentals and crucial mechanisms of procurement law. This helps students understand the complex interconnections involved between German and European procurement law and to apply what they have learned in a practical setting.

Regulation Economics (5 CP)

Students acquire a grasp of how markets and states can fail, how monopolistic and oligopolistic markets can be regulated, and what welfare effects such interventions are expected to generate.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to take the certificate programme must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree

Dates and Deadlines

The certificate programme starts in the summer semester each year (April) and lasts 1 semester. Applications are to be submitted online by 15 February.

Fees

The total fees for the certificate programme are EUR 4750 plus a semester contribution of c. EUR 200.

Graduation Options

You decide whether or not to take assessments on the certificate programme to obtain a university certificate and proof of the credit points obtained. If you take the certificate without sitting the assessments, you will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

Contact & Advising

Christoph Kleineberg, M.A.
Universitätsallee 1, C40.115
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-1983
christoph.kleineberg@leuphana.de

E-mail contact

Please feel free to contact us via car@leuphana.de.