Master of Laws in International and European Law (International Business Law)

The LLM in International Business Law is a flagship programme for students seeking to specialise in the international legal aspects of business practice in our globalising world. While allowing a degree of personal choice, it steers students towards the key legal building blocks of international business law, guaranteeing an advanced degree with real added value in a business-oriented career.

Subsequent Master's Programme
1 year 60 credits
Faculty of Law and Criminology
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The International Business Law specialist programme allows students to gain in-depth knowledge on various practice areas and is aimed at future or already experienced lawyers and in-house counsels dealing with commercial, corporate, securities and banking legal issues, as well as international economic law.

Built around the renowned Financial Law Institute, the programme combines the expertise of its professors with that of experienced practitioners in areas like M&A, Intellectual Property and Commercial Arbitration, in order to give students hands-on experience.

All course units in the LLM focus either on EU-wide regulation or use a comparative law approach. The programme is ideally suited for students from outside the EU who need a thorough background in EU regulation and for those from within the EU who want to escape the provincial study of national law.

For whom

The admission requirements depend on your prior education (type of degree, country of issue etc.) or additional experience.


Students need to obtain sixty credits, over a period of two terms. There is great flexibility in shaping one’s own curriculum. Eighteen credits cover course units specialising in European Union law. Ten more credits are dedicated to the mandatory supporting course units dealing mainly with various legal and political developments in order to broaden the horizons of legal professionals. Students are also required to write a fifteen-credits’ worth LLM Paper in connection with one of the course units on the curriculum.

The remaining credits are filled with electives on a variety of topics from the following fields: European Law, Economic and Social Law, Environmental Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law. Students can choose from approximately twenty-five different course units, all of which are exclusively English-taught. Teaching is generally done interactively, requiring advanced reading and class participation. The programme typically hosts several internationally reputed guest professors with a rotation on a yearly basis. Students can also choose to participate in one of the various moot courts or legal clinic as an official part of their curriculum.

Organised social activities are an important part of the LLM-experience, and not all of them are extracurricular. Curricular activities include guided visits to important EU and international institutions and participation in several colloquia.

> Master's Dissertation
Completing the Master's dissertation is a requirement for any student who wants to obtain their Master’s degree. The Master’s dissertation is an original piece of research. Its aim is to develop and strengthen the students’ research skills. Students select a topic and receive guidance from a supervisor throughout the academic year.

Labour Market

The programme enables the students to enhance their career chances greatly when applying for an international legal job.