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Our LL.M. programmes 

Our LL.M programme is a taught Masters degree in Law. The programme takes one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) and involves the study of a number of study-units that make up 60 ECTS and a dissertation that makes up a further 30 ECTS.

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in Law. Students who pass sufficient examinations to obtain 60 ECTS credits but do not for any reason submit or pass in the dissertation qualify for the award of a post-graduate Diploma.


 Summary of Programme


Type of Course


Study Options

Full-time or part-time


1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Start Date


Language of Tuition






European & Comparative Law


European Business Law 


Currently our Department offers two different streams within the LL.M degree: a general stream and a specialised stream from our wide range of taught study-units. 


         Two streams:


The General Stream: where students can pick their subjects and group them as they wish; and


The European Business Law Stream, where students are directed to three main areas of business law and are offered a choice of other business law subjects.


Our General Stream LL.M. in European and Comparative Law is an all-elective programme. This means that the students enrolled on this LL.M. programme can choose their subjects from a very wide list of study-units and group them as they wish.  The dissertation can also be on any related subject.  

Students that enroll on our Specialised Stream LL.M. in European Business Law should take three obligatory courses and then have a free choice from a list of electives.  The final dissertation in the European Business Law Stream should be on a business law related subject. On completion of the Specialised Stream the student graduates with the title of LL.M. in European Business Law.

We place particular emphasis on innovative and problem-solving teaching methods as well as comparative and international outlook. The LL.M. degree as offered by the Department of European and Comparative law is a taught Masters degree in Law. This means that the bulk of the work is coursework based on preparation for lectures and full discussion and practical application of the law in lecture format. Individual subject classes typically comprise between six and fifteen students, so that there is much scope for individual participation and involvement as well as direct contact with the professor during the lectures.






Last Updated: 16 October 2017

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