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