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Course Duration / ECTS8 semesters / 240 ECTS
University degree Magister of Law (Mag.iur.)
Faculty Faculty of Law
Department Public Law
ModeFull time
Study ID
D 011
Admission Requirements Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)), which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura. Successful high school diploma in Latin (min. 10 hours/week). If these necessary requirements are not met, students have to take a supplementary examination in Latin before their examination in Roman Civil Law.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

The diploma course in Law provides a solid education that comprises all key qualifications connected with law. On the basis of a secure basic knowledge and methodical competence, graduates are able to familiarize themselves with all branches of law. The training in all key qualifications connected with law results from dealing extensively with the core subjects of valid law: private law, public law and criminal law. These will be taught and studied in all three parts of the course. In addition, students gain basic knowledge in all other branches of law.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Public service, judicature, public prosecutor, profession of a notary (public), lawyer, the private sector (e.g., banking and insurance).

Why Salzburg?

The Faculty of Law at the University of Salzburg has plenty to offer. Whether you opt for a classical education in law (diploma course in law) or for a combination of economical and jurisprudential subjects (Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses in Law and Economics), you will study in a unique atmosphere in historic buildings using modern means. Above all, we offer an excellent student-to-staff ratio and supervision throughout your studies. Moreover, the Faculty of Law is distinguished by its internationality. An abundance of university and faculty partnerships offer you plenty of possibilities to gain valuable experience abroad.

How is the course structured?

The diploma course in Law is structured in three parts. The first part comprises one semester and 27 ECTS credits, the second part comprises five semesters and 153 ECTS credits, and the third part comprises two semesters and 60 ECTS credits.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Winkler

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roland Winkler
Head of the curriculum committee Law

Kapitelgasse 5-7, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-3624
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