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Master of Arts in

European law (LLM)

{Bruges, Belgium}

Learn more about the College of Europe Bruges campus

Multifaceted, rapidly developing, increasingly significant and fascinating

That is what European law is. Having a solid and in-depth knowledge of the subject is beneficial, if not essential, for all lawyers nowadays.

Top-notch professionalization opportunities

A mix of excellent scholars and eminent practitioners from different countries and legal traditions offer a truly European legal education.

Cutting-edge education

The programme covers European law in-depth and comprehensively. It establishes a balance between the substantive and the constitutional aspects of EU law, and emphasises both its increasing complexity and the context in which it is evolving.

Unique features

The LLM diploma is valued by international law firms and European institutions by its outstanding reputation as well as it bilinguisme. It offers excellent job opportunities at national, European and international level.

A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

Have a look at the video showcasing the typical life of the College of Europe students in Bruges throughout the academic year.

Specialisation

The LAW department offers the cutting-edge interdisciplinary programme in European Law and Economic Analysis where students get the opportunity to work in mixed teams of lawyers and economists on current issues in EU competition law and policy. Working in small groups on case studies gives students a chance to get hands-on experience of handling competition cases.

Academic programme

In the first term, all students attend compulsory courses giving the basic tools to deal with the law. In the second term, students have the possibility to specialise in a wide range of seminars. On top, a number of compact seminars is organised throughout the academic year. Moreover, each student will participate in the programme of European General Studies programme. The individual curriculum will be subject to the language rule.

Admission requirements

Students applying for the European Legal Studies programme must hold a university degree in Law and master the two working languages of the College, English and French.

Career perspectives

The LLM awarded by the College of Europe has an outstanding reputation. It is valued inter alia by international law firms and European institutions. It offers excellent job opportunities at national, European and international level.

Our Alumni network

During the Career Days at the College of Europe, the Careers Office invites international law firms to interview and recruit the current students. During the study trip to the European Institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg, the current students have the possibility to network with alumni.

Fees

The fees for the general programme of 25.000 € cover tuition (tuition, registration, examinations) and board and lodging (accommodation, wireless internet, meals except lunch and dinner on Sundays and public holidays).

Scholarships

Approximately 70% of College of Europe students are granted scholarships by their government or by public or private institutions. Check the website.

This one-year’s LLM covers European law in-depth in both English and French.

Most of our graduates pursue European careers in international law firms and European Institutions.

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Questions?

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