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Diploma Programme Law

Faculty Faculty of Law
Duration / ECTS-Credits 8 semesters / 240 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Magistra/Magister der Rechtswissenschaften (Mag.iur)
ISCED-F 0421 Law
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 100
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2020W) *
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates
Supplemental Examination
Supplemental examination in Latin is required before completion of the bachelor's degree programme if this subject was not completed satisfactorily with at least 10 credit hours at a higher-level secondary school.

* Information on the Curriculum (2020W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies 
  available at:
  Section: Current Curriculum version

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following compulsory subjects must be passed:

  1. Introduction to Law (§7 no. 1) VO 4, 6 ECTS-Credits,
  2. Legal Methods and their Application (§7 no. 2) VO 2, 4 ECTS-Credits.

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to taking all further courses and examinations.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 22 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Subjects / Modules

The Diploma Programme Law consists of three parts, each of which is concluded with a diploma examination. 

First Diploma Examination (one semester - 32 ECTS-Credits)

This part conveys the fundamentals of law, the competent use of internet databases, and economic knowledge that is important for legal professions. The subject "Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure" marks the entry into the area of current law.

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Introduction to Law
  • Legal Methods and their Application
  • Roman Private Law
  • History of Law
  • Practical course in Roman Private Law or the History of Law

Second Diploma Examination (five semesters - 145 ECTS-Credits)

This is the core part of the study programme. Teaching focuses on the material that is essential for legal activities.

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Private Law and Private International Law
  • Corporate Law, Company Law and the Law of the Capital Market
  • Civil Procedure
  • Labour and Social Law
  • Theory of States, Theory of Constitutions and Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Sciences and Administrative Law
  • Financial Law
  • European Law
  • Public International Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Philosophy, Theory and Methods of Law
  • Practical courses from three different subjects according to No. 1 to 10
  • Seminar from one of the subjects according No 1 to11 und §7 No  3 and 4
  • AG Working Group for Academic Legal Writing

Third Diploma Examination (two semesters - 63 ECTS-Credits)

Subject baskets:

  • Judiciary – Legal Practice
  • Administration
  • Law and Economics
  • Employment, Social Affairs, Living
  • European Law and Public International Law
  • Foreign Law and Law Comparison
  • Italian Law
  • Law and Digitisation
  • Legal Professional Skills

Individual elective subjects

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Diploma Programme Law serves as academic preparation for those professions whose exercise requires knowledge of the law. The focus is on Austrian law and its international references. Accordingly, all sub-disciplines of the Austrian legal system as well as their historical and theoretical foundations are taught with the aim of enabling students to solve problems in practice in a legally sound manner. Specific interests of the students can be deepened according to their choice.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma Programme Law possess fundamental and academically in-depth universal legal knowledge of a substantive and methodological nature and have the ability to familiarise themselves with specific subject matters and the special requirements of all legal professions. They are able to recognise interrelationships between law, state and society and to independently deal with challenging legal problems using legal solution methods. The high level of problem-solving competence they have acquired through this university education prepares them to work in a scientifically sound manner in all legally relevant professional fields at national as well as at European and international level.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The professional breadth and profound detailed legal knowledge imparted in the Diploma Programme Law qualify graduates for entry into or further training for classical legal professions such as notary public, lawyer, judge, public prosecutor, administrative lawyer. With its broad orientation, graduates of this degree programme are also open to all other professions that require legal knowledge, for example in business, in international organisations, in diplomacy, in NGOs or in research and teaching.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Supplementary Programme Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information: 

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study). 

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Examination Dates (in German only)

First Diploma Examination

Second Diploma Examination

Forms (in German only)

Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Niedermayr

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Alexander Koch, LL.M.

Information for students with disabilities 

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