LL.M. European Law

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR24000 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR24000 per Full programme (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English, French ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Brugge, Belgium
A specialised programme, European Law and Economic Analysis (ELEA), is offered to a limited number of students of the Legal Studies and Economics Departments.



In addition to the Law programme, students also take part in the European General Studies Programme.

A specialised programme, European Law and Economic Analysis (ELEA), is offered to a limited number of students of the Legal Studies and Economics Departments.

The College organises an intensive Introductory Course for those students whose prior background in European law might not be sufficient to follow this highly specialised programme.

Why study European law at the College of Europe?
  • European law is a multifaceted, rapidly developing, increasingly significant and fascinating area of the law. Having a solid and in-depth knowledge of the subject is beneficial, if not essential, for all lawyers nowadays.
  • The programme covers European law in-depth and comprehensively. It establishes a balance between the economic and the constitutional aspects of European law, and emphasises both the increasing complexity of EU law and the context in which it is evolving. The law programme is particularly demanding and requires extensive individual preparation in advance of each class. Students must learn to identify the particular, often complicated, features of a case, the structure of these features, the principles that can be drawn from the judgment or decision, to discuss the merits of such a judgment or decision and to compare it with others. Developing such skills is necessary for a lawyer who wants to specialise in EU law.
  • The Faculty: A mix of excellent scholars and eminent practitioners from different countries and legal traditions offer a truly European legal education. The students also are carefully selected and have different legal backgrounds from all over Europe and beyond.
  • Bilingualism: Both the English and French languages are used in study and practical work.
  • The Diploma: 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.

Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR24000 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR24000 per full programme ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Tuition Fee: € 16,000
  • Board & Lodging Fee: € 8,000
  • Total Fee: € 24,000
Credits (ECTS) 66 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The programme is composed of:

  • 6 compulsory courses
  • 3 specialised seminars
  • 2 interdisciplinary courses (one "general", one "special")
  • Optional compact seminars
Compulsory courses
  • S. GARBEN: Case Law and Legal Reasoning (10 h)
Academic Legal Writing (10 h)
  • L. GORMLEY / N. NIC SHUIBHNE: Internal Market and EU Citizenship LAW (35 h, 7 ECTS)
  • C. MESTRE: Institutions de l’UE (30 h, 6 ECTS)
  • D. HANF: Droit constitutionnel de l'UE (30 h, 6 ECTS)
  • I. GOVAERE: The External Relations of the EU (30 h, 6 ECTS)
  • M. MEROLA: Droit de la concurrence, secteur public (30 h, 6 ECTS)
  • D. WAELBROECK: Droit de la concurrence, secteur privé (40 h, 7 ECTS)
  • P. MARSDEN: Law of Competition in the EU (40 h, 7 ECTS)
  • R. MEHDI: L'ordre juridique de l'UE (40 h, 7 ECTS)
  • T. TRIDIMAS: Judicial Remedies in the Law of the EU (40 h, 7 ECTS)


  • Graduates of the College of Europe typically follow a career in EU institutions, international organisations, national governments, consultancies, law firms, NGOs, media, and more.
  • Our graduates have an outstanding success rate in EU competitions organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO).
  • As an alumnus/a, you will be able to rely for information and advice on a network of other alumni employed at all levels in the organisations that you would like to join.


In addition to the general admission requirements of the College of Europe, students admitted to the Department of European Legal Studies in Bruges must hold a university degree in Law. Admission to the College of Europe requires either a Bologna Master's degree, or a pre-Bologna equivalent degree, or a final university degree and at least 240 ECTS credits acquired in the course of one's university studies. Equivalence will be determined on the basis of objective criteria.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Belgium when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Brugge, Belgium

Belgium The "College Formula" ensures that, for 10 months, students live and follow together an intensive programme in a challenging and highly stimulating educational environment – which truly prepares them to live and work in an increasingly integrated Europe. The student body – around 300 students in Bruges and up to 120 students in Natolin (Warsaw) – reflects a real diversity of culture and personal experience.