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 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:...

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...

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