LLM in EU Law

European Law and Governance School

Program Description

LLM in EU Law

European Law and Governance School

This one year taught degree program offers students an in-depth look at key issues of European Union law and enables students to choose from a variety of elective courses addressing the most pressing themes being discussed throughout Europe. The objective of the program is to offer a) a solid institutional /constitutional understanding of the manner the EU works and the ways it may evolve in the future, b) a comprehensive and horizontal vision of the main EU policy areas combined with c) a spot-on analysis of some of the most dynamic policy areas. The approach followed will be essentially legal, but the political and other contextual dynamics will also be put into perspective. Students having followed the program shall be in a position to discuss any major EU legal issue, as they will be acquainted with the relevant legislation, case law, and scholarly literature. They shall be in a position to offer oral and/or written advice on core questions of EU law and will be able to draft basic court submissions on EU law matters, as well as to write a publishable academic paper.

To whom it is addressed

It is ideal for students with first degrees in legal sciences or in the field of governance, which desire or require in-depth knowledge of key themes in EU law for their professional advancement. The program is also offered in a format convenient for professionals.


  • One year taught program in Athens at the ELGS on EU Law
  • One Semester in Athens at ELGS and One Semester study abroad at one of the ELGS’ partner universities: Qualified students will have the opportunity to study abroad during the second semester of their studies at one of the ELGS’ partner universities.
  • A double degree program with Temple University: one year at ELGS (EU Law) and one year at Temple (US Law).

Before applying, students should also carefully consider this double degree program with Temple University, a two-year program, where students will take the LLM at the ELGS and followed by one year at Temple University as part of their LLM for Foreign Lawyers. Upon successful completion of the double degree program, students will be eligible to register for the American Bar Exam.

Additionally, this LLM program can be a student’s first steps towards a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in EU Law.

Program Benefits

The LLM in EU Law is created and supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide, the ELGS’ Partner Universities across Europe and the world, and the EPLO. Importantly, students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research and best industry practices, as well as a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS.

Program Content

The LLM in EU law is a one year taught degree program with a thesis requirement, earning a total of 90 ECTS credits. Courses are led by key theorists and practitioners in their fields and delivered through classic lectures and interactive tutorials. Some courses will also integrate other teaching methodologies where appropriate, such as moot courts, site visits to various public and private offices, as well as group presentations. Students must successfully complete 6 compulsory modules and 2 optional modules, followed by a 15,000-word thesis.

Compulsory Modules

  • The Constitution of the EU and EU External Relations Law
  • Judicial Protection
  • Competition Law
  • European EMU Law
  • EU Environment and Energy Law
  • From Market Freedoms to Citizens

Optional Modules*

  • EU Capital Markets Law
  • The EU Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice
  • EU Consumer Protection Law
  • Fundamental Rights
  • EU Banking Law

*Course availability is subject to adequate enrollment

Academic requirements

Students from all over the world are admitted following a rigorous application process. Prospective students for the LLM in EU Law should have a first degree in law, in accordance with the requirements of their host country, which grants them access to the legal profession or to the qualifying exams for admission to the bar in their country of studies. High caliber students with a background in governance studies or a particularly competitive profile with evidence of relevant professional experience and long-term dedication to the field will also be considered. Due to the international nature of the program, degree equivalencies will be determined by the Faculty Board.

Language requirements

All courses of the program will be taught in the English language. As a result, students originating from non-English speaking countries must evidence their level of English language skills in accordance with the following:

  • TOEFL Internet, Score of 90 or above
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, Grade B or above
  • Any other internationally recognized test with equivalent marks

Students intending to study at a partner institution for their second semester must clearly demonstrate their ability to attend courses in the relevant language of instruction at the host university they are interested in attending.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 21, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2019
1 year
Full time
11,850 EUR
Greece - Athens, Central Athens
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