University of Essex

School of Law

LLM EU Law and Comparative Legal Studies


Wivenhoe Park

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LLM EU Law and Comparative Legal Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our LLM EU Law and Comparative Legal Studies provides you with an advanced conceptual understanding of the legal principles of European Community law, the EU, and the legal cultures and main legal system present in Europe and, when relevant to the subject, elsewhere. You will understand comparative law as a modern discipline in its own right, with its history, development and new challenges (globalisation, emergence of China, harmonisation of European law etc). You also undertake a comprehensive review of more specialised subjects, as well as general and specific approaches to comparative law. Our LLM develops your critical, analytical and research skills, ensuring you are capable of working in the field of EU law as a lawyer, regulator, legal adviser or researcher with government or international and business organisations (including the EU administration), and as an academic. Our School of Law has an international reputation for providing a legal education of the highest quality. In particular, in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, December 2008) 90 per cent of our research was rated as of ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘internationally recognised’ quality.


Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.

International Student Requirements:

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City

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