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European Law
& Governance School

LLM in EU Law

Postgraduate Program

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Starts on

October 2024


1 year

Program Fees


Participant profile

This degree is ideal for:

  • Students with first degrees in legal sciences or in the field of governance.
  • Students who desire or require in-depth knowledge in key themes in EU law for their professional advancement.
  • Legal professionals who wish to access European jurisdictions or specialize in Banking Law

1-year taught degree program with a thesis requirement, earning a total of 90 ECTS credits

Key benefits

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.

  • a solid institutional /constitutional understanding of the manner the EU works and the ways it may evolve in the future,
  • a comprehensive and horizontal vision of the main EU policy areas combined with a spot-on analysis of some of the most dynamic policy areas.

Will 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 will be able to offer oral and/or written advice on core questions of EU law and draft basic court submissions on EU law matters, as well as to write a publishable academic paper.

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.

Classic lectures

Interactive tutorials

Other teaching methodologies

All ELGS academic programs will be conducted in a HYBRID format both online
and on-premise.

Academic Requirements

Are invited to apply:

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 based, 80
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, C
  • Other internationally recognized tests with equivalent marks may be accepted, upon decision of the Faculty Board.

Program Modules

Students must successfully complete 6 compulsory modules and 2 optional modules, followed by a 15,000 word thesis.

All the modules

Compulsory Modules
1. The Constitution of the EU and EU External Relations
2. European Judicial Protection
3. From Market Freedoms to Citizens
4. Competition Law
5. European EMU Law
6. EU Environment and Energy Law

1. EU Banking and Capital Markets Law
2. EU Asylum and Migration Law
3. EU Consumer Protection Law

*Electives Course availability is subject to adequate enrollment.

Please also note that any module from the curriculum of the MA in Governance can be also offered as an elective option to the LLM and versa.

Tuition fees

Scholarships available - Full and Partial up to 70% of tuition fees

Tuition for both EU and International students for the LLM program is 13,000€.

Please be advised that there are other direct and indirect costs related to attendance, in addition to tuition fees, such as books, supplies, accommodation and living expenses which must be taken into consideration by students when applying.

There are Full and Partial Scholarships are available for students from all over the world and especially from Italy, and specific countries of the Balkan peninsula, Central Asia, Caucasus and Black Sea, or Africa that take into consideration merit. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, the appropriate box should be selected on the application form and a 400-600 word personal statement must be submitted, outlining the ways in which you satisfy the criteria. For more information on Scholarships please visit the relevant page under Admissions.


To apply for a program, students must first review the application form and its requirements to ensure the collection of appropriate material. By the time they have gathered all documentation they should proceed with payment of the onetime application fee either at the relevant online portal or at via a bank transfer. Students should always add their surname, initial letter of their first name and Degree title in the deposit description. They can then proceed with their application which can only be conducted online and submit it along with the supporting documentation, listed below.

All support documents must be in electronic format and uploaded to be sent with the application, except for the 2 reference letters, which should be emailed directly from Referees to LLM admissions at llm@elgs.eu . Students may be invited to be interviewed

At a glance, the application must include:


We are currently accepting applications for Session 2024/2025
and the process will remain open until June 1st.

Recognition of Degrees of the ELGS/EPLO

  • Titles of study offered by the EPLO/ELGS are recognized by the Italian Republic as equivalent to the titles offered by the Italian Universities (Gazzetta Ufficiale, Decreto 27 Febbraio 2023, art.1-2).
  • Greek law Art. 76 of Law 4310/2014 par.8 (amending Art. 4 of Law 3328/2005), states that higher education degrees issued by International Organizations to which the Greek Republic is a party are equivalent to the degrees delivered by the Greek public higher education institutions.
  • The degree programs offered by the ELGS are acknowledged by the network of universities that have signed agreements with the ELGS.