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Today’s Europe demands lawyers who possess a thorough mastery of European law. The European Union increasingly affects all areas of law and the national legal systems of its member states have reached a high level of integration. EU law teaches a great deal about the relationship between law and economics, history, politics and international relations. This makes EU law of interest not only to lawyers but also to anyone trying to understand one of the most ambitious attempts to get different states to work together. Our LLM programme will immerse you in this challenging and dynamic field while opening up many new opportunities for you both during and after the programme. It provides a thorough grounding in European law, covering areas such as internal market law, competition law, social law, judicial protection, refugee law, criminal law and public law.
What is the EU banking union, for example? Why do they say that the EU features a democratic deficit and how can we enhance democracy and the rule of law in the EU? How is legal protection afforded in cases where decisions are made by both EU and national enforcement authorities? Our unique programme will help you build both substantive and institutional knowledge of European law.
Preparation for a Wide Range of Work Environments
The Master’s in European Law is a rigorous, customisable programme of study that will enable you to develop your academic, practical, writing, and oral skills through a combination of case studies, moot courts, research and visits to European legal and professional organisations. By the end of the programme, you will be able to reflect critically on legal issues and to recognise, understand and analyse the relationship between the laws of member states and the wider European Union. You will gain an excellent foundation for your career of choice, whether you aim to build a career in a law firm or major multinational company or work for a European institution, an international organisation or a local or national government.