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