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