Master of European Law

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Master of European Law (LL.M. Eur) is a specialized Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, awarded after successful completion of a course of study in the law of the European Union and preparation of subsequent master's thesis within this field.

LL.M. Eur programs are relatively narrow specialization of ordinary LL.M. programs. Usually, such a curriculum would start with general lectures in European Union law and history of European integration, followed with specialized courses, e.g. law governing the fundamental freedoms, competition law, Economic and Monetary Union, and European Procurement. LL.M. Eur programs are international in focus and LL.M. Eur students and graduates often work in an international and sometimes multicultural environment. EU institutions and some international law firms prefer graduates with this kind of diploma.

One of the oldest LL.M. Eur programs is provided by the Europa-Institut of Saarland University, Germany. It has a tradition of over 60 years and is supported by the European Commission and the German Foreign Office. LL.M. Eur study programs are also offered by the London School of Economics and King's College London.