Europe

LL.M. in Europe

For many international students, doing an LL.M. in Europe can be a highly rewarding experience. After all, what would be better than studying in one of Europe's culturally significant cities while also advancing your career thorough the study of law?

Fortunately, there are a number of law schools offering LL.M. programs in continental Europe. Many of these are world-class law schools, in countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, which offer Master of...

For many international students, doing an LL.M. in Europe can be a highly rewarding experience. After all, what would be better than studying in one of Europe's culturally significant cities while also advancing your career thorough the study of law?

Fortunately, there are a number of law schools offering LL.M. programs in continental Europe. Many of these are world-class law schools, in countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, which offer Master of Laws degrees aimed at international students looking to study in Europe. Widening their appeal, these LL.M.s are often offered in the English language, although there are also countless law degree programs in French, German, Dutch, and all the other languages of continental Europe.

In deciding where to study in, many students gravitate to Europe's cultural and financial capitals: LL.M. programs can be found in cities such as Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Brussels, and more. Studying in a city like one of those puts law students in close proximity to important institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the European Council, not to mention a plethora of NGOs and governmental institutions. 

In terms of the LL.M. programs in Europe listed below, many of them are general programs, aimed at helping legal professionals develop additional skills that will help them in their careers. Many European law schools also offer specialized LL.M. programs, in areas such as finance, business law, human rights law, environmental law, tax law, and more, which can help students develop focus areas that they can put to use in their practice.

For those who graduate with a European LL.M. degree, the options are countless. Many choose to stay in Europe after graduation and work for law firms, NGOs, and other organizations. Other international students opt to go back to their home countries and apply their new legal knowledge back home.

See a complete list of LL.M. programs in Europe, sorted by law school, below. 

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For many international students, doing an LL.M. in Europe can be a highly rewarding experience. After all, what would be better than studying in one of Europe's culturally significant cities while also advancing your career thorough the study of law?

Fortunately, there are a number of law schools offering LL.M. programs in continental Europe. Many of these are world-class law schools, in countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, which offer Master of...

For many international students, doing an LL.M. in Europe can be a highly rewarding experience. After all, what would be better than studying in one of Europe's culturally significant cities while also advancing your career thorough the study of law?

Fortunately, there are a number of law schools offering LL.M. programs in continental Europe. Many of these are world-class law schools, in countries like Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Belgium, which offer Master of Laws degrees aimed at international students looking to study in Europe. Widening their appeal, these LL.M.s are often offered in the English language, although there are also countless law degree programs in French, German, Dutch, and all the other languages of continental Europe.

In deciding where to study in, many students gravitate to Europe's cultural and financial capitals: LL.M. programs can be found in cities such as Paris, Berlin, Geneva, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Brussels, and more. Studying in a city like one of those puts law students in close proximity to important institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the European Council, not to mention a plethora of NGOs and governmental institutions. 

In terms of the LL.M. programs in Europe listed below, many of them are general programs, aimed at helping legal professionals develop additional skills that will help them in their careers. Many European law schools also offer specialized LL.M. programs, in areas such as finance, business law, human rights law, environmental law, tax law, and more, which can help students develop focus areas that they can put to use in their practice.

For those who graduate with a European LL.M. degree, the options are countless. Many choose to stay in Europe after graduation and work for law firms, NGOs, and other organizations. Other international students opt to go back to their home countries and apply their new legal knowledge back home.

See a complete list of LL.M. programs in Europe, sorted by law school, below. 

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Rank Full Profile School Popularity
1 Leiden University - Leiden Law School
2 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin)
3 University of Amsterdam - Amsterdam Law School
4 Maastricht University
5 Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
6 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover - EULISP Program
7 University of Groningen - Faculty of Law
8 ILF Institute for Law and Finance at Frankfurt University
9 Freie Universität (FU) Berlin - Institute for German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law
10 Universität des Saarlandes - Europa-Institut
11 University of Oslo - Faculty of Law
12 Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Sorbonne Law School
13 Turin School of Development - WIPO Worldwide Academy
14 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - University of Munich
15 Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Law
16 Bucerius Law School - Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft
17 Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies · L'Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID)
18 KU Leuven - Centre for IT and IP Law
19 UNICRI - United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
20 Stockholm University · Stockholms Universitet - Faculty of Law
21 Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School
22 Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
23 Universität Wien - University of Vienna
24 Utrecht University School of Law
25 University of Zurich · Universität Zürich - Faculty of Law
26 KU Leuven - Faculty of Law
27 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg - Heidelberg University
28 Universität Hamburg - University of Hamburg
29 Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
30 Goethe Universität Frankfurt
31 Lyon Catholic University
32 Universität Hamburg - EMLE Program
33 University Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas - LL.M. in European Law
34 University of Warsaw - Faculty of Law and Administration
35 The Graduate Institute / Geneva Law School - International Dispute Settlement Program (MIDS)
36 University Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas - LL.M. in International Business Law
37 Université du Luxembourg - University of Luxembourg
38 IE Law School
39 College of Europe
40 Sciences Po
41 Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza - Sapienza University of Rome
42 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) - Paris
43 Universität zu Köln - University of Cologne
44 Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona - Pompeu Fabra University
45 Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE)
46 St. Petersburg State University · Санкт-Петербург Официальное Предст&
47 Lund University - Faculty of Law
48 Ghent University - Universiteit Gent
49 Université d'Aix-Marseille - Aix-Marseille University - Institut de Recherches Europe-Asie
50 UiT The Arctic University of Norway – Faculty of Law
51 University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law
52 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
53 Universität Augsburg
54 Malmö University
55 World Maritime University (WMU)
56 University of Milan
57 CEIPI - Université de Strasbourg
58 Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Lehrstuhl für Kriminologie, Kriminalpolitik und Polizeiwissenschaft
59 Universität Kassel - University of Kassel
60 Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg - Hanse Law School
61 Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien - WU Executive Academy
62 University of Vienna - Universität Wien - Postgraduate Center
63 University of Helsinki - Faculty of Law
64 Technische Universität Dresden - Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden)
65 University of Liège - Liege Competition and Innovation Institute
66 Brussels School of Competition (BSC)
67 Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
68 Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam - Faculty of Law
69 ESADE - Law School
70 Freie Universität (FU) Berlin / Moscow State Institute of International Relations University (MGIMO)
71 Università degli Studi di Bologna · University of Bologna
72 Université Jean Moulin Lyon III - Lyon Law School
73 Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) - Institute for European Studies (IES)
74 Universität Bonn - University of Bonn
75 Bocconi University
76 European University Institute Florence (EUI)
77 Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali - LUISS Guido Carli
78 Universität Mannheim - Fakultät Rechtswissenschaft
79 Université Catholique de Lille - Faculté Libre de Droit
80 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
81 MIPLC - Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
82 Université de Lausanne (UNIL)
83 Université de Genève - University of Geneva - Faculty of Law
84 Uppsala Universitet - Faculty of Law
85 International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI)
86 University of Kent - Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS)
87 Hautes Études Appliquées du Droit (HEAD)
88 Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law
89 Fribourg University Law Faculty
90 Radboud University - Faculty of Law
91 Istanbul Bilgi University · Ýstanbul Býlgý University
92 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - University of Freiburg
93 Università degli Studi di Bologna - EMLE Program
94 Universität Lüneburg
95 Koç University Law School
96 Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
97 Global Campus of Human Rights
98 Technische Universität (TU) Berlin
99 Central European University (CEU)
100 Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law
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