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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Law, Department

Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät

  • Universitätsstraße 14-16
  • 48143 Münster
  • Phone: +49 251 832-2710
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Basic information

Total number of students 6,120
Share of external repetitions visited 65.2 % *

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 4/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 9/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 4/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase


Third party funds per academic 24.4 T€
Doctorates per professor 2.4

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.4
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.9
University repetitions 1.6
Research orientation 2.4
Job market preparation 2.6
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.7
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 1.8

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Extensive range of courses offered; Broad spectrum of basic lecture courses; wide array of specialist studies; practical relevance and current; distinct international focus; research results have a direct influence on the content and range of courses offered; extensive range of key qualifications; various supplementary and postgraduate courses; inter-disciplinary range of courses offered; Subject-specific foreign language training in three languages; Exam workshop (one-on-one advice); Seminar exercises; Extensive university revision course and comprehensive range of Unirep Online services (learning platform, etc.); Revision working group.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Professorship of Foreign and International Law appointed in the 2016/17 winter semester; Establishment of a Centre of Advanced Legal Studies in the summer semester 2016; Numerous presentations by visiting scholars from around the world; A large number of the professorships are characterised by their international orientation; A large number of long-term partnership agreements with universities around the world, in the context of which both student mobility (particularly high number of outgoing students, approx. 200 per academic year) and researcher mobility are encouraged.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Extensive national and international databases (e.g. Juris, beck-online, Westlaw, Heine-Online), some with remote access for students; special workstations for students with visual impairments; comprehensive laptop workstations in the library; discussion rooms; CIP rooms with large monitors for better research; internal WAP programme to improve the IT facilities for academics; Lecture theatres fully equipped with projectors, cameras, etc.; whiteboards in all seminar rooms of the faculty; I-displays for up-to-date information in front of the libraries.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Broad spectrum of research; Balanced mixture of subject-focused research and inter-disciplinary research; Recognised internationally; focus on social change (e.g. in the field of ITM and Criminology); research results impact on teaching and Law as a field of study; practical; special research focus: "Religion and Politics" Cluster of Excellence, the State Centre of Excellence ITM, Freiherr-vom-Stein-Institute, Research Centre (= RC) for Insurance Law, RC Banking Law, RC for the Legal Profession, Central Institute for Spatial Planning, RC Protection of Industrial Property, Centre for Foreign Trade Law.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Representative for the severely disabled at the Faculty level as a permanent contact point for students; Special reading devices for visually impaired students in the libraries; Equalisation of disadvantages at exams can be requested, e.g. writing time extension, use of aids like laptops, writing assistance, etc.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The Faculty’s aim is to prevent discrimination based on gender, religion, beliefs, ethnic origin, disability, age or sexual orientation as well as to ensure equal opportunities. This is why the various representatives (equality, severe disabilities and staff) are integrated into all appointment and application processes.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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