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