- Are you a foreign student studying for a Master’s degree in German law? Then our special care is for you. We kindly ask you to introduce yourself personally to the lecturer (professor) at the beginning of each lecture. This ensures that the professor also knows you and can talk to you further about the further planning of your studies. Please note that the ITM cannot conduct oral examinations at the end of lectures. All students must take part in the final exams for the respective course. However, the fact that you come from abroad will be taken into account appropriately; I would therefore ask you to note on your exam that you are taking part in the course as a Master of German Law.
If you are planning to write a Master’s thesis at the ITM, I would ask you to contact us as far in advance as possible. The discussion of a topic and the further concretization of the work plan takes some time. Therefore, any hasty application for a Master’s thesis is very dangerous. With regard to the formalities of a Master’s thesis, please read the “Doctoral students” section on our homepage (Teaching section). There you will learn how to plan your work accordingly and which formalities are mandatory. Please bear in mind that the ITM traditionally pays very close attention to compliance with copyright regulations. An infringement of copyright does not only exist if you have not named the relevant third-party sources. Rather, you have only complied with the right to quote § 51 UrhG if, in addition to citing the source, you also bear in mind that the use of the third-party quote must serve the purpose of substantiating your own statement.
- Bachelor’s and Master’s students also come to the ITM as minor students from the Faculty of Business and Economics or similar. We expect our students who wish to take part in ITM courses to have a very sound knowledge of general civil law and information/media law. Participation in ITM courses is therefore only possible during the Master’s phase. However, even here you are not entitled to the allocation of a corresponding topic from a seminar. Seminars are often overcrowded and corresponding seminar places must therefore first be allocated to students in the ITM specialization area. Furthermore, we reserve the right to make the allocation of a topic dependent on the Master’s student having sufficient knowledge of media law for the selected topic, even if seminar places are available. In general, we would like to point out that we will not and cannot differentiate between law students and minor subject students in terms of assessment.