Real Estate Law and Law of Enforcement

  • Degree
    Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    3 semesters
  • Commencement of studies
    Winter semester (1 Oct)
  • Credits (ECTS)
  • Language of instruction
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Legal Studies

Degree programme

A study conducted by the HWR Berlin revealed that specialists in Real Estate Law and Law of Enforcement number amongst the central pillars of the national and international economy. Both Real Estate and other sectors of the corpo- rate economy such as Banking, Insurance and Business Law have constant recruitment needs for highly-qualified graduates.

This Master’s degree programme seeks to meet the needs of the Real Estate sector for lawyers with both a theoretical understanding and practical training in the Legal and Economic aspects of the Real Estate sector. The students of this course learn to fill operative, specialist and management posi- tions in this highly-specialist area of Business Law. This degree programme is unique within Germany and its graduates are highly sought-after by major companies in this sector. These prestigious businesses value our graduates’ ability to work in a solution-focussed fashion to address the legal challenges thrown up by this highly complex sector, and to reach expert solutions tailored to each individual situation. The clear Economics-based focus of the degree programme enables its graduates to apply a sound legal understanding to commercial contexts. Commercial lawyers need a deep specialist knowledge of the legal, commercial and practical issues involved in their chosen sector thereby guaranteeing a warm reception on the job market.

Professional field

This degree not only qualifies its holders for senior positions in the Real Estate sector, but brings a wider level of expertise and management skills when com- pared to other specialist lawyers. The degree course provides a qualification relevant to both the public and private sector; potential employers include small and medium-sized companies active in the finance and Real Estate market and large-scale companies with their own legal departments.

This includes Real Estate companies, banks, insurance companies, legal companies with a Real Estate and Corporate Law focus, management consultants, insolvency administrators, municipal authorities and Churches.

Degree structure

Real Estate Law and Law of Enforcement is taught over three semesters and qualifies its graduates to work in the field of Business Law with a focus on Real Estate Law.
Starting with a foundation in Real Estate Law and Law of Enforcement, students then acquire the special knowledge requisite for a future Business Law role.


  • Real estate law
  • Enforcement law
  • Elective: Real Property Law
  • Elective: General Enforcement Proceedings Law
  • Real Estate Agreements
  • Insolvency Law and Restructuring
  • The Law of Enforcement against Property Law
  • Real Estate Investment and Transaction Law
  • Real Estate Management
  • Real Estate Tax Law
  • Public Real Estate Law
  • A degree (180/210 ECTS) in Law or Business Law
  • German State Examination or Diplom in a legal subject
  • or: Diplom-Rechtspfleger/in

Applicants with German qualification apply online at HWR Berlin

Application Period: 1 June – 15 July

Applicants holding an international first degree:

Please apply via the Arbeits- und Servicestelle für internationale Studienbewerbungen (uni-assist) e. V. The application form for your application can be downloaded at

Programmakkreditiert durch den Akkreditierungsrat

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees


  • Semesterfee

    ca. € 300 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)

Guidance for prospective students

Student Counselling Services

Application and admission

Lukasz Zaremba
Master’s degree programmes Lichterberg Campus