University of Edinburgh

LLM in European Law


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LLM in European Law

Format: Campus

Program Description:

EU law is a complex and fascinating subject that has an ever-increasing impact upon policymaking across the globe.
As the world’s largest economy and a trading partner to 80 countries, the European Union holds a powerful position within the global political, legal and economic landscape, which is why in-depth knowledge of European law is vital to any legal career.
A prestigious LLM in European Law, from one of the world’s top 30 universities, would therefore be a significant asset to anyone who is setting their sights on a rewarding career in law, business, politics or policy within the EU, or beyond.
You’ll be exposed to a broad range of perspectives on EU law and practice.
We have fantastic links with legal practitioners and policymakers who are working at the highest levels of the development of EU law, so you will benefit from first-hand knowledge of what is happening in the field right now.
At Edinburgh, we take an interdisciplinary approach. You’ll combine study of the law and legal systems of the EU with courses on both policy implications and applied economics. We also have links with courses offered by academics in the School of Social and Political Science.
You will study a total of 180 credits, which consists of a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits and 120 credits of taught courses that may include the following topics: Contract Law in Europe; EU Competition Law; EU Constitutional Law; European Environmental Law; EU and National Climate Change Law; EU Fundamental Rights Law; European Labour Law; Human Rights Law in Europe; International and European Media Law.


The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Law School is an Internationally recognised Higher Education institution accredited to provide advanced education. It should be noted that a postgraduate masters degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh does not qualify for entry into the Scottish (or other country's) Legal Practice. Advice from your local Bar Association or Law Society should be sought if you wish to pursue legal practice in your country of domicile.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Out State Tuition (per year): The tuition fee for International students on this programme for 2017 entry is £19,300 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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