European and Intеrnatiοnal Law
- Winter semester
- Mode of admission:
- local admission restriction
- directly at the University
- Study mode:
- On campus
Why choose the Europa-Institut?
Six Reasons to choose this Master's Program
Do you wish to specialize in vital topics in European and international law while studying at a top law school? Do you wish to live in the center of the European Union with access to the most important European organizations and institutions? Do you wish to improve your language, communication, and intercultural skills while collaborating with fellow students from over 40 countries? If so, the LL.M. in European and International Law taught at the Europa-Institut of Saarland University is the right choice for you! Discover a world of possibilities with our comprehensive postgraduate program. Start with the Basic Phase, where you will explore the foundations of European Integration in Module 1. From there, delve deeper into your specific area of interest with one of our four specialized tracks. For those interested in European Economic Law, Regulatory, and Compliance, Track 1 with Module 2 is perfect. Meanwhile, Modules 3 and 4 focus on Trade, Investment, and International Dispute Settlement in Track 2. For those passionate about European and International Human Rights, Track 3 with Module 5 is an excellent choice. And finally, Track 4 offers an exclusive opportunity to study Technology & Law (currently only available in German) in Module 6. All tracks culminate in the writing of a Master's thesis, allowing you to demonstrate your expertise and make a lasting impact in your chosen field. You will also benefit from excursions to important European institutions in nearby cities such as Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg, Paris, Berlin, Geneva and Frankfurt!
Special Program Features
Choose a specialized track and gain valuable insights
Students have the option to pursue specialized tracks in European Economic Law, Regulatory & Compliance, Trade, Investment & International Dispute Settlement, European & International Human Rights, and Technology & Law. Through interactive lectures, seminars, and case studies, they acquire practical legal skills that prepare them for a diverse range of legal careers.
Improve your employability and soft skills
Students benefit from a wide range of soft-skill training and career coaching, such as intercultural training, negotiation & advocacy training, application workshops, and more.
Study in an international atmosphere and benefit from the advantages of this practice-oriented study program
Students of this master’s program not only gain knowledge, but also learn from the experience of more than 70 highly qualified lecturers working in the academic and business world. → More Info
Take part in internationally renowned moot courts and simulations
Students of this program have the opportunity to apply their previously learned strategies not only theoretically, but also practically in simulated court hearings such as the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot or the transatlantic simulation of European decision-making processes EuroSim. → More Info
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The application requirements for the study program in “European and Intеrnatiοnal Law” are:
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
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Application Procedure & Selection
If applicable/available, e.g.: letter of recommendation from university lecturers; letters of reference for professional activities or internshiрs.
Only applies in some cases. Please check if the relevant examination procedure of your performance by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS) applies for your countrу.
Applies only to non-native speakers who want to attend courses in Gеrman.
One of the best decisions of my life was to study in this Master's program. It has allowed me to study what I like most, which is European and international law in an international atmosphere. The opportunity to learn from your classmates who come from all over the world (Asia, Africa, Europe, America) broadens you not only as a person, but also as a professional. I am sure all the knowledge acquired through the studies in the master's program will help me in my future professional career. Through the LL.M. I have acquired a lot of knowledge regarding European and international law; I have had the opportunity to attend classes of professors who are highly respected lawyers and/or professionals who prepare you extraordinarily well. During the program there is a lot of pressure: classes, seminar, exams... but all this pressure and juggling priorities has helped me learn to organise my time and, most importantly, to be productive under pressure. These are skills which have already greatly benefitted me professionally, and will surely continue to benefit me in the future. Right now, I am in Brussels for an internship at the European Parliament.
I really like the friendly and supportive program coordinators, and of course the talented students coming from more than 36 nations. The program not only broadened my future horizons, but also made me lifelong friendships all over the world. Studying at the Europa-Institut will definitely help your career prospects! Especially those who want to work in European or international legal fields will have a competitive advantage on the job market since this program offers lectures catering to your specific interests and can be customized as desired. I now live in Tokyo and am doing an internship. After that, I am going to work in the field of European tax law, where I can use on a daily basis the knowledge gained in this program.
Watch more experiences of students of the LL.M. in European and International Law! Learn about the reasons they came to Saarbrücken, and why they think it was a great decision to do the master's program at the Europa-Institut.
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