Graduates looking to benefit from the new career opportunities offered by European integration need an understanding of the legal, economic and political institutions and systems in Europe. The bilingual Master's programme in European and International Law, which is administered by the Europa-Institut at Saarland University, enables graduates in law, business, economics and the humanities and social sciences to lay the foundation for a subsequent European or international career. Previous graduates from the LL.M. programme are currently employed in key positions in European and international institutions, law firms and companies.

The Master's programme "European and International Law" covers European Union law, international law, comparative law, foreign trade, protection of investments, and international dispute settlement. Students have considerable freedom to select the courses they wish to take and can tailor their studies for practical relevance and to accommodate their personal interests.

Experts from the academic and business sectors prepare students for the specific demands of the European and international markets. In addition to professorial staff from Saarbrücken, the Europa-Institut hosts a large number of visiting academics from a variety of countries, as well as high-ranking EU officials from the European Commission, Council of the European Union, European Parliament and from the European courts. Other lectures and seminars are given by leading practitioners and professionals from the fields of law, economics, public policy and administration. Trips to European institutions are an important part of the programme and provide students with an opportunity to learn more about these bodies directly and to build up a network of valuable contacts.

Course of study European and International Law
Type of programme Conversion Master's degree programme
Accreditation Quality assurance system accredited by the Accreditation Council and certified by the ECA for quality in internationalisation
Standard period of study 2 semesters
Degree qualification Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Language of instruction German and English
Foreign languages proficiency requirements Sound knowledge of German and/or English: Language verification
Start of programme Winter semester
Application deadline 30.09.2019 for winter semester 2019/20
Where to apply Europa-Institut
Tuition fees €2.800 per semester
Study counselling Central Student Advisory Service
Course advisers Contact the course adviser
Web page