Why Choose A Koç University LLM Program of Public Law or Private Law?

• Globally recognized professors (and lecturers), distinguished by their publications, research and practice of legal profession.

• Up-to-date courses structured on well-established legal knowledge.

• Research and learning of different legal disciplines based on multi-dimensional perspectives.

• An atmosphere that stimulates academic and vocational progress, whereby legal issues comprising comparative and international aspects are thoroughly examined.

• An integrated program with workshops, seminars and other activities parallel to the curriculum.

• Various options devoted to candidates with a high competence in scientific research and to those who would like to differentiate themselves in the legal profession.

• Regular and effective academic supervision.

• Advanced research opportunities, especially with regard to academic publications and instruction.

• Privilege of being part of a qualified group of graduate students, selected through adopting effective evaluation criteria.

• Academic collaboration with leading international law institutions: Koç University Law School is a member of Law Schools Global League (LSGL) and European Society of International Law ( ESIL).

Admission Criteria

Evaluations are based on undergraduate GPA performance (a minimum 2.75 GPA is required), the Academic Postgraduate Education Exam (ALES, only for residents of Turkey), as well as the exam score provided by the Law School to the candidate.

Shortlisted candidates are required to take a written and oral exam as part of the application process. Applicants who are not Law School graduates can be admitted; however, at the end of the program, they receive an MA degree instead of an LLM degree.

English requirements

Applicants of LLM programs must submit one of the acknowledged tests:

TOEFL (paper based):550

TOEFL (computer based): 213


YDS (FOR Turkish applicants): 87

  • Written and Oral Exam

Course Requirements for the ones who are not graduates of Faculty of Law.

LL.M in Public Law

LL.M in Private Law

Constitutional Law I

Civil Law

Constitutional Law II

Law of Obligations I

Criminal Law I

Civil Procedure Law I

Administrative Law I

Commercial Law I

International Law I

Private International Law I

Area Elective

Area elective

Required Courses

LL.M. Program in Private Law

  • International and European Contract Law
  • Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in International Private Law
  • Intellectual Property in a Global Perspective

LL.M. Program in Public Law

  • Comparative Constitutional Law: Rights, Institutions and Judicial Review
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Transnational and European Criminal Law and Procedure

Common Elective Courses*

  • Global Competition Law
  • International Transport Law
  • Capital Market Law
  • International Tax Law
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) Law and Trade
  • Public Procurement Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • United Nations (UN) Human Rights Protection System
  • International Financial Institutions and Development Law
  • Public-Private Partnership: Legal Infrastructure
  • Privatization Law


Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 1, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
12 - 24 months
90,000 TRY
Limited number of scholarships for tuition fees
June 30, 2020
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Start Date
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End Date
May 2021
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Application deadline
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End Date
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