Master of Laws (LL.M) 12 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

7,518 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

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Program overview

Main Subject

Law and Legal Studies

Degree

LLM

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

The Master of Laws is is a world-renowned programme that provides an advanced focus on international and European law, and is taught by top specialists in their fields. With two distinct specialisations, Business Law and Public Law, students are exposed to an innovative legal curriculum through a broad range of elective courses. Through our rigorous academic programme, the LL.M. provides graduates with a well-rounded foundation to pursue an exciting global career.

The programme is aimed at students who’ve already graduated in law and law professionals.

About the programme

The advanced Master of Law (LL.M.) programme at KU Leuven has a marked international dimension with European law being an important focus, given KU Leuven's close proximity to the central EU institutions in Brussels. The programme taps into the knowledge and expertise of a large network of legal professionals who have close links to the European institutions.

The advanced LL.M. programme includes visits to:  the Court of Justice of Justice in Luxembourg, the European Institutions in Strasbourg (attending hearings at the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, and the European Parliament); and The Hague, where our students visit the International Court of Justice (UN) and other international institutions.

Areas of specialisation and master classes You can select an area of specialisation of your choice:

  • International and European Business Law
  • International and European Public Law
For students in both specialisations, it is possible to enrol in additional courses from the alternative specialization within your choice as elective courses. Each specialisation includes eight 'master classes' led by distinguished legal and business practitioners. These exclusive master classes illustrate the 'law in action' and allow you to engage with prominent legal experts. Students will also be required to write and defend a Master's dissertation.

Strengths

  • Rigorous academic tradition, a world leading position in legal scholarship and courses taught by top specialists and distinguished professionals.
  • Close links with legal practice and EU institutions.
  • The ideal location of the campus allows visits to European and international institutions. The historic student city of Leuven is only 20 minutes by train from EU Capital Brussels.
  • Free participation in our Summer School, which takes place the week preceeding the start of the academic year 
  • A small and selective academic programme withwhere you can connect and exchange with excellent students from across the globe. Become a member of the LL.M. network.
Career perspectives

Given its philosophy grounded in European law, its highly skilled teaching staff and its openness to the study and practice of various types of law, this in combination with its close proximity to Brussels, the KU Leuven LLM adds significant value for students seeking legal careers in Europe.

Program overview

Main Subject

Law and Legal Studies

Degree

LLM

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

The Master of Laws is is a world-renowned programme that provides an advanced focus on international and European law, and is taught by top specialists in their fields. With two distinct specialisations, Business Law and Public Law, students are exposed to an innovative legal curriculum through a broad range of elective courses. Through our rigorous academic programme, the LL.M. provides graduates with a well-rounded foundation to pursue an exciting global career.

The programme is aimed at students who’ve already graduated in law and law professionals.

About the programme

The advanced Master of Law (LL.M.) programme at KU Leuven has a marked international dimension with European law being an important focus, given KU Leuven's close proximity to the central EU institutions in Brussels. The programme taps into the knowledge and expertise of a large network of legal professionals who have close links to the European institutions.

The advanced LL.M. programme includes visits to:  the Court of Justice of Justice in Luxembourg, the European Institutions in Strasbourg (attending hearings at the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, and the European Parliament); and The Hague, where our students visit the International Court of Justice (UN) and other international institutions.

Areas of specialisation and master classes You can select an area of specialisation of your choice:

  • International and European Business Law
  • International and European Public Law
For students in both specialisations, it is possible to enrol in additional courses from the alternative specialization within your choice as elective courses. Each specialisation includes eight 'master classes' led by distinguished legal and business practitioners. These exclusive master classes illustrate the 'law in action' and allow you to engage with prominent legal experts. Students will also be required to write and defend a Master's dissertation.

Strengths

  • Rigorous academic tradition, a world leading position in legal scholarship and courses taught by top specialists and distinguished professionals.
  • Close links with legal practice and EU institutions.
  • The ideal location of the campus allows visits to European and international institutions. The historic student city of Leuven is only 20 minutes by train from EU Capital Brussels.
  • Free participation in our Summer School, which takes place the week preceeding the start of the academic year 
  • A small and selective academic programme withwhere you can connect and exchange with excellent students from across the globe. Become a member of the LL.M. network.
Career perspectives

Given its philosophy grounded in European law, its highly skilled teaching staff and its openness to the study and practice of various types of law, this in combination with its close proximity to Brussels, the KU Leuven LLM adds significant value for students seeking legal careers in Europe.

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme, you are expected to hold a full degree in law offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained, or an equivalent degree from a recognised university/law school.
  • You should also have a good command of both spoken and written English.
For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

As the main prerequisite, you must possess a law degree which allows you to practice law in your country of origin and should also have a good knowledge of European Institutional Law. For students wishing to strengthen this knowledge, self-study reading materials are available from the beginning of the academic year.

Ideally, you should have:

  • already obtained a master's degree (or equivalent) in law;
  • received training in legal principles;
  • the ability to think critically about the nature and purpose of rules;
  • the analytical skills needed to assess factual situations;
  • have a general understanding of the operation of law in society.

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

7,518 EUR
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International Students

7,518 EUR
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