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