Faculty
Faculty of Law
Duration / ECTS - Credits
6 semesters / 180 ECTS
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Mode of Study
full-time
Language of Instruction
German
Location of Implementation
Vienna

The Bachelor of Law (180 ECTS) is the first step of the legal education. Graduates of the programme are awarded the academic degree “Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)” after 6 semesters.
(Is currently only offered in German)
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Admission Requirements

Prerequisite for admission to the Bachelor of Law programme is university entrance qualification (Abitur, Matura, Berufsreife) and german language level C1.

Admission Procedure

If you have decided to study law at SFU, please register in our online tool.
An access code will be sent to the email address you provided. Please also check your SPAM folder. Afterwards, you can log in at any time, make changes to your data or upload additional documents.

How to apply

Step 1 Please select the desired field of study
Step 2 Please fill in the forms and upload the required documents:
Letter of motivation (min. 1/2 Din A4)
Proof of citizenship or photo ID (e.g. passport)
University entrance qualification certificate (e.g. Matura certificate, Berufsreifeprüfungszeugnis)
Step 3 Check the data again and click on “Send application”.
Step 4 Invitation to an admission interview
Step 5 Fixing an appointment
Step 6 Talk about your intentions to study law at SFU
Step 7 Handing over of a draft contract
Step 8 Possibility to ask questions about the contract | Discussion of possible credit transfer possibilities
Step 9 Conclusion of the study contract

Application deadlines
Summer semester 2021
Registration deadline: 24.02.2021
Start of course: 01.03.2021

Winter semester 2021/22
Registration deadline: 22.09.2021
Start of course: 27.09.2021

Credits
Already completed examinations can be credited, as long as they are part of the SFU curriculum.  The tuition fees are reduced by credits. You are welcome to attend courses that have already been credited in order to refresh your knowledge. Crediting is done by analogous application of § 78 para. 1 and para. 3 UG 2002.
Please send us your collective certificate in advance by e-mail: jus@sfu.ac.at

Course structure and curriculum

The Bachelor of Law programme has a strong practical orientation. The curriculum includes a mandatory internship, which serves to link the content taught in the course and real cases experienced by the students themselves. Furthermore, many practitioners are active as course instructors, who also impart technical and scientific knowledge to the students from a practical perspective.
The range of courses includes exercises on drafting pleadings and contracts as well as on methodology and case resolution. In general, the teaching of the technical-scientific content is user-based. Furthermore, students are taught social and communicative skills in addition to technical-scientific skills. Another core element of the teaching model in the Bachelor of Law programme is the combination of research and teaching. Most of the lecturers conduct their own academic research and publications, and the permanent academic staff is also active in both teaching and research. This enables the involvement of current research content and research projects in teaching.
The Bachelor of Law programme is divided into the following modules:
Module 1 Initial study phase
Module 2 Public Law and Criminal Law
Module 3 Private Law
Module 4 Procedural and Insolvency Law
Module 5 Law in the European and International Context
Module 6 Law – State – Society
Module 7 Social requirements and communicative strategies
Module 8 Bachelor thesis and internships

Curriculum Bachelor JUS:
Curriculum (pdf)

Qualification profile and skills

Qualification goals

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Laws programme, students possess advanced skills that demonstrate mastery of the subject of law as well as the ability to innovate in the field. They are qualified to solve complex and unpredictable legal issues. The bachelor’s degree in law enables admission to a master’s degree programme in law.

Competencies

Professional jurisprudential competences
Within the framework of the Bachelor of Law programme, students learn basic legal terminology, theories and systematics. In addition to these basic skills and the study of central regulations in the individual sub-disciplines, the focus and the special feature of the specialized scientific training is the practice of a confident handling of the methods of jurisprudence. The acquired methodical understanding enables the students to quickly gain an overview of previously unknown legal regulations and to solve a variety of problems with confidence. In addition, students are taught an interdisciplinary and international approach to solving legal problems. Students are shown that other legal systems may have to be taken into account when solving legal questions.
In addition, students learn to view national regulations in a cross-border context and to compare them with other regulatory approaches. Students will be qualified to understand and consider an international background of a provision, such as a Union law motivation of a provision or a recommendation of an international organization. Students are also introduced to an interdisciplinary approach to the application of law and an openness to other disciplines.

Personal and social skills
Students of the Bachelor of Law programme experience systematic training for complex relational and interactional situations in the module “Social Requirements and Communicative Strategies”. As such, graduates of SFU should also have a deeper understanding in these areas in the field of law in order to be able to defuse these conflicts through better empathy for communicative and social dynamics of a situation, through the strategies learned and on a communicative level. To this end, students will be especially qualified to deal with everyday conflict situations. The ability to reflect on one’s own role in these professional situations and to perceive oneself in context forms the basis for successful interaction with others. Practical training units (role plays, small groups, case work, scenarios and simulations) provide students with a basic understanding of self-reflection and self-awareness.

Occupational Profiles & Career Opportunities

Professional requirements
Various fields of employment for lawyers, in particular the civil service, but also work for social insurance companies, interest groups and in the private sector, are open to graduates with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree. Companies now differentiate in their job offers according to whether a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree is required for the job. The shorter duration of training within the framework of a Bachelor of Laws degree programme compared to traditional degree programmes makes it possible to start a career quickly.
With regard to the Bachelor of Law degree programme, access to the regulated legal professions is possible only after completion of the Master of Laws programme.

Tuition Fees

Costs
The total tuition fees are limited with the number of semesters of the standard duration of studies (baccalaureate: 6).
An extension of the studies by 1 year does not increase the total cost of the studies.
Costs: Euro 8.700,-/semester
Tuition fees are due at the beginning of each semester, upon receipt of invoice.

Account details
Sigmund Freud University Vienna Ltd.
IBAN: AT86 1813 0310 0096 0007
BIC/SWIFT-Code: BWFBATW1

Tax deductibility
If the course of study constitutes a further education measure or a retraining measure, the tuition fees can be claimed under the Income Tax Act.
The entire tuition fees are then tax deductible.

Scholarships and Financing

In accordance with the awarded criteria, Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität annually awards merit and promotion scholarships.

Dates and Deadlines

Academic year: 01.09.2020 – 31.08.2021
Winter semester: 01.09.2020 – 31.01.2021
Summer semester: 01.02.2021 – 31.08.2021

Accreditation

The Bachelor of Law programme was accredited by the Austrian Accreditation Council in 2016.

Contact

Head of the Bachlor programme
Prof. Dr. Bernd-Christian Funk
Dean and Head of the Bachelor’s Programme of the Faculty of Law
University Professor for Public Law
Room: 410, 4th floor
Phone +43 (0)1 90 500 70 / 1681
E-Mail

StudyServiceCenter of the Faculty of Law
Prater Campus
Freudplatz 3,
A – 1020 Vienna
5th floor (level 5)
Tel: +43 (0)1 90 500 70 1680
E-mail: jus@sfu.ac.at

Opening hours
Monday: 12:30 to 16:00 hrs
Tuesday: 09:00 until 12:00
Wednesday: 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00
Thursday: 12:30 to 16:00