Programme Description

Programme Description

University of Malta

Faculty of Laws

Master of Laws in European and Comparative Law

(for courses commencing October 2020)



Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Students are required to choose 60 ECTS credits of Elective Study-Units from the following lists.

An elective study-unit will ONLY be offered if a sufficient number of students register for it. Consequently, the availability of respective study-units will only be confirmed after the registration period.

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ECL5032 European Union Tax Law 12 ECTS
ECL5033 Intellectual Property Law: Issues and Harmonization in an International and EU Context 12 ECTS
ECL5034 European and Comparative Company Law 12 ECTS
ECL5036 The Law of Fundamental Freedoms of the European Union (Internal Market) 12 ECTS
ECL5041 EU and Comparative Competition Law and Policy 12 ECTS
ECL5042 EU and Comparative Consumer Law 12 ECTS
ECL5043 EU Information Technology Law 12 ECTS
ECL5050 Judicial Protection in the EU 12 ECTS
ECL5056 EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice Law - Principles and Policies 12 ECTS
ECL5068 E-Commerce Law and Policy in the EU 12 ECTS

Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ECL5038 Environmental Legislation and Policy of the European Union 6 ECTS
ECL5039 EU Transport Law 6 ECTS
ECL5049 The Law of the Institutions of the EU 6 ECTS
ECL5072 Gambling Law and Policy in the EU 6 ECTS

Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ECL5035 Labour Law in the European Union 6 ECTS
ECL5037 EU Financial Services Law 6 ECTS
ECL5040 EU and International Trade Law and Policy 6 ECTS
ECL5053 European Union Constitutional Law 6 ECTS
ECL5058 Fundamental Rights in the European Union 6 ECTS
ECL5066 European Business Private International Law 6 ECTS
ECL5067 European and International Comparative Commercial Law 6 ECTS
ECL5073 EU Anti-Discrimination Law 6 ECTS
ECL5074 Cryptocurrencies, Distributed Ledger Technologies and the Law 6 ECTS

Summer Semester


Compulsory Units (All students must register for this unit)

ECL5054 Dissertation 30 ECTS

This programme of study is governed by The General Regulations for University Postgraduate Awards, 2008 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Master of Laws - LL.M. - under the auspices of the Faculty of Laws.
Last Updated: 19 October 2020
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.