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 Utrecht University School of Law
5 Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne - Sorbonne Law School
6 Maastricht University
7 University of Groningen - Faculty of Law
8 Lund University - Faculty of Law
9 UNICRI - United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
10 Tilburg University - Tilburg Law School
11 Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Law
12 Turin School of Development - WIPO Worldwide Academy
13 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - University of Munich
14 University of Vienna - Universität Wien - Postgraduate Center
15 Universität Wien - University of Vienna
16 Global Campus of Human Rights
17 CEIPI - Université de Strasbourg
18 KU Leuven - Faculty of Law
19 University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Law
20 Ghent University - Universiteit Gent
21 Stockholm University · Stockholms Universitet - Faculty of Law
22 MIPLC - Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
23 Universität zu Köln - University of Cologne
24 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
25 Université de Genève - University of Geneva - Faculty of Law
26 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin)
27 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg - Heidelberg University
28 Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)
29 Uppsala Universitet - Faculty of Law
30 College of Europe
31 University of Oslo - Faculty of Law
32 Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
33 International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI)
34 Koç University Law School
35 Universidad de Alicante - Magister Lvcentinvs
36 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Athens Law School
37 University of Eastern Finland
38 Universität Augsburg
39 Universität Passau
40 Universität Bayreuth
41 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster - University of Münster
42 Tallinn University of Technology - Tallinn Law School (TLS)
43 Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
44 Universität Trier
45 University of Tartu - Tartu Ülikool
46 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
47 Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
48 Universität Osnabrück
49 Universität Regensburg
50 European Public Law Organization (EPLO) - Academy of European Public Law
51 Tallinn University School of Governance, Law and Society
52 University of Maribor - Univerza v Mariboru
53 Akadeemia Nord · University Nord
54 ILF Institute for Law and Finance at Frankfurt University
55 Freie Universität (FU) Berlin - Institute for German and European Business, Competition and Regulatory Law
56 Central European University (CEU)
57 Goethe Universität Frankfurt
58 Université du Luxembourg - University of Luxembourg
59 Bucerius Law School - Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft
60 Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies · L'Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement (IHEID)
61 KU Leuven - Centre for IT and IP Law
62 University Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas - LL.M. in European Law
63 University of Zurich · Universität Zürich - Faculty of Law
64 IE Law School
65 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) - Paris
66 ESADE - Law School
67 Sciences Po
68 Università degli Studi di Bologna · University of Bologna
69 Universität des Saarlandes - Europa-Institut
70 Lyon Catholic University
71 Universität Hamburg - EMLE Program
72 Bocconi University
73 Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
74 Universität Mannheim - Fakultät Rechtswissenschaft
75 Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam - Faculty of Law
76 University of Helsinki - Faculty of Law
77 European University Institute Florence (EUI)
78 Universidade NOVA de Lisboa - NOVA School of Law
79 University Paris 2 Pantheon-Assas - LL.M. in International Business Law
80 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover - EULISP Program
81 Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE)
82 Università degli Studi di Bologna - EMLE Program
83 Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali - LUISS Guido Carli
84 The Brussels School of Governance - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
85 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
86 Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law
87 Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
88 Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien - WU Executive Academy
89 Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
90 Université de Lausanne (UNIL)
91 Malmö University
92 Brussels School of Competition (BSC)
93 University of Liège - Liege Competition and Innovation Institute
94 Technische Universität Dresden - Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden)
95 University of Milan
96 Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Law
97 The Graduate Institute / Geneva Law School - International Dispute Settlement Program (MIDS)
98 Universität Hamburg - University of Hamburg
99 Fribourg University Law Faculty
100 Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona - Pompeu Fabra University
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