European and European Legal Studies, LL.M.

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Europa Kolleg Hamburg ,
In the course of a one year inter-disciplinary study programme with law, economics and political science courses, you can achieve a "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or to a "Master of Laws (LL.M.)". 
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  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


You are fascinated by the process of European integration and the way it influences integrative cooperation processes in other regions of the world? You wish to deepen your understanding of European integration and be actively involved in it? You aspire to a career in which well-grounded legal, economic and political science knowledge about European integration is indispensable? You have already completed your first degree preferably in the areas of law, economics or political sciences with an outstanding result? Then you should apply for a place in our Master Programme.

The two-semester Master Programme ‘European and European Legal Studies’ is run by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg in cooperation with the Institute for European Integration (at the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg), an academic institution at the University of Hamburg according to para. 95 of the Hamburg Law on Higher Education. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree ‘Master of Arts (M.A.)‘ or ‘Master of Laws (LL.M.)‘ will be awarded.

We look back on more than 15 years of successful cooperation between the Europa-Kolleg, which in 2013 celebrated its 60th anniversary, and the University of Hamburg. Over the course of time the contents and outlines of the study courses offered to graduates have always been adapted to new developments and challenges on the European level. Today, many of the more than 650 graduates from over fifty countries are successfully employed in international institutions, national administrations, law firms, and in the private sector.

The programme is structured into modules according to the requirements of the Bologna Process. After positive evaluation and decision of the accreditation commission of the accreditation agency AQAS the programme has been accredited.


After positive evaluation and decision of the accreditation commission of the accreditation agency AQAS the programme has been accredited on 22/23 November 2010.

Programme Structure


The Master Programme is, in its introductory parts, devoted to the legal, economic and political aspects of European integration. Subsequent elective specialisation classes address the EU as a political actor, the external relations of the EU, Companies as economic actors or the law of the EU. The programme is taught in English. A limited amount of elective courses taught in German might be available.

At the beginning of the Master Programme three basic modules devoted to the legal, economic and political aspects of European integration have to be attended by all students collectively.

During the subsequent specialisation phase students have the opportunity to study one of the following elective specialisation fields in depth. Each specialisation field consists of four modules. The range of specialisation fields may vary from academic year to academic year depending on the interests of the applicants.

  • The EU as a Political Actor
  • External Relations of the EU
  • Companies as Economic Actors
  • Law of the EU

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 10 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

Eligible are students with a degree from a German or foreign institution of higher education (university level) with a grade above average, preferably in law, in economics or in political sciences representing 240 credit points (CP) according to the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Applicants who have been awarded their first degree qualifying for a professional career with a total of 180 CP have to make up for the missing 60 CP by a good performance in additional educational or practical training programmes relating to the fields covered by the Master Programme. Very good English language proficiencies are required. 

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8500 International
  • EUR 8500 EU/EEA

  • Tuition fees of 8,500.00 euros are charged covering both terms of the Master Programme ‘European and European Legal Studies’. Tuition covers the participation of the students in all lectures, tutorials and excursions.
  • Also extra-curricular activities like tours and attendance of symposia and conferences, as well as teaching materials and participation in the examinations are included in the fee. Not included in tuition however are living expenses and the rent for an apartment in Hamburg.


For more information, please visit the programme website.

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