The Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) concluded its partnership with the University of Milan (Universita Degli Studi di Milano) (hereinafter UNIMI) via a Memorandum of Agreement. This agreement effectively qualifies students of QMUL who have completed the LLM in International Economic Law program to apply to UNIMI's LLM in Sustainable Development program.
Typically, UNIMI's LLM in Sustainable Development is a two-year program requiring 120 ECTS. The ECTS or European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System is a credit system created to afford student more ease when transferring from one country to another to study. It is a tool utilized by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in making courses and programs more transparent, therefore enhancing the quality of higher education.
UNIMI will consider the 60 ECTS earned by the QMUL student from the LLM in International Economic Law program to be credited to the LLM in Sustainable Development program. These students will need only to finish another 60 ECTS more to complete the UNIMI LLM program instead of the normal 120 ECTS.
In short, the student who will take this dual LLM degree program will get another LLM degree on top of the one it acquired from QMUL for just an additional year instead of two years, since UNIMI's LLM program is supposed to be finished in two years. This is an opportunity that any QMUL LLM student must consider.
Located in Milan, Italy, UNIMI is one of the leading higher education institutions in Italy and considered one of the largest and most important in Europe. QMUL LLM students interested in taking this additional LLM program within one year in Italy must contact Dr. Gabirel Gari, QMUL's Academic Director of the LLM in International Economic Law.