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Specialized Master in European Law

Specialized Master in European Law

The 2023-2024 programme is subject to change. It is provided for information purposes only.

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  • Programme title
    Specialized Master in European Law
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Law and Criminology
  • Degree type
    Advanced master
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Law
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
    english / french
  • Theoretical programme duration
    1 year
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Law
  • Jury President
    Chloé Brière
  • Jury Secretary
    Paul Dermine



General information

Degree type

Advanced master

Theoretical programme duration

1 year

Learning language(s)

english / french

Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Law

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)



The LLM in EU law is targeted at students who want to develop recognized expertise in European Union law and benefit from the exceptional location that the ULB offers in this respect.

The course trains students in the practice of European law whilst allowing them to acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge to anticipate the evolution, during their professional careers, of a field of law that is in constant change. To satisfy this requirement, the academic staff is made up of high level researchers attached to the ULB but also to other international universities (European University Institute of Florence, HEC Paris, etc. …) as well as reputed lawyers and members of EU institutions (Court of Justice of the European Union, European Commission etc.).

In addition it relies on the ULB’s Institut d’Etudes Européennes which, in parallel to its interdisciplinary research on European integration, gathers teams of researchers specialised in European criminal law, in fundamental rights, in European asylum and immigration law as well as in economic law. This research feeds the content of the courses and fuel the debate around the process of European integration.

In order to train fully fledged legal professionals in EU law, the Advanced Master in European law draws on its privileged location to bring together high profile practitioners and teachers into its teaching staff. Through an international group, the students will therefore be able to analyse the most recent developments in EU law whilst appreciating the evolution of the latter in relation to their national systems.

To do so, the Master is based on an interactive approach to teaching, such as simulated plea bargaining or simulated trials to allow students to put the knowledge that they have acquired directly into practice.

Thre program is one of the most renown in EU legal education, counting amongst its alumnis Judges of the CJEU and of the Tribunal as well as EU Commissionars

Every year, the promotion is fully representative of the Union's rich legal tradition.

With more than 20 nationalities, all legal systems of the EU are represented.

Access conditions


The Master's course includes a core part (European constitutional law, judicial protection in the EU, the law of external relations of the EU as well as two courses on the basics of European competition law and internal market).

In addition, students have the option to orient their course to a particular area of European law, be that ‘European economic law’ or the ‘Area of Freedom, Security and Justice’.

Finally, students have to produce a master thesis (tfe) at the end of their studies in one of the three following forms:

  • TFE ‘research’ on an issue relating to European law;

  • Career-oriented TFE combined with an internship;

  • TFE in the form of participation in a moot court competition (European Law Moot Court Competition or another).

What's next ?


Once they finish their Advanced Master in European law, students are ready to access a wide range of jobs related to law and to European integration.

Thus, among its graduates, the Master has led to people taking on roles as diverse as: judge in the Court of the European Union, adviser to the Court of Justice, civil-servants in European, international or national institutions, lawyers acting in different branches of EU law, managers in NGOs or interest groups, and teachers/researchers in European law.