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