The Master of Laws (LLM) programme was launched in 1990 and is modelled on programmes offered at law schools in the United States. The programme has a marked international dimension - continuing the Faculty of Law's tradition of international student mobility through the Erasmus programme and other exchange agreements - and offers tailored courses, tutorials and clinics organised exclusively for the tightly-knit group of LLM students.
European law is an important focus of the programme. This is unsurprising given KU Leuven's close proximity to the EU institutions in Brussels. The programme taps into a large network of legal professionals with daily exposure to and experience in the European institutions, including the European Commission, the European Council and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Indeed, we are proud to count the first permanent President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, among the Faculty of Law alumni.
This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.
International Student Requirements:
Direct admission:- Bachelor of Laws. To be admitted applicants have to show a satisfactory level of proficiency in English. The language requirement consists of a minimum level of knowledge of the English language Toefl test minimum 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based), 100 (internet based), I.E.L.T.S. minimum score of 7.5 or Cambridge-Proficiency level certificate.