University of Edinburgh

LLM in European Law


Old College

South Bridge

Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9YL

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

LLM in European Law

Format: Campus

Program Description:

EU law is a complex and fascinating subject that has an ever-increasing impact upon policymaking in the UK, Europe and internationally.

The LLM in European Law at the University of Edinburgh constitutes a turning point for anyone interested in a rewarding career in law, business, politics or policy within the EU, or beyond.

The European Union - the world’s largest economy and a trading partner to 80 countries – exerts transversal influence as a global actor: from trade and international security to police and judicial cooperation, passing through fundamental rights and constitutional matters. The UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU (Brexit) provides the opportunity for a deep rethinking of the future of European integration, of the EU’s relationship with the United Kingdom, and of the international scene at large.

In light of the unprecedented level of interdependence and mutual impact between European countries and the wider world, EU law stands out as one of the most dynamic and fascinating areas of legal study.

As one of the world’s top 25 universities and located in the most pro-European nation of the UK, the University of Edinburgh constitutes an ideal observation point to gain an insight into the biggest transformation Europe has experienced in the last few decades.

The programme can be taken full-time over 12 months, or part-time over 24 months (due to current UKBA regulations, part-time study is only available for UK or EU citizens). 


The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Law School is an Internationally recognised Higher Education institution accredited to provide advanced education. It should be noted that a postgraduate masters degree in Law from the University of Edinburgh does not qualify for entry into the Scottish (or other country's) Legal Practice. Advice from your local Bar Association or Law Society should be sought if you wish to pursue legal practice in your country of domicile.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Out State Tuition (per year): The tuition fee for International students on this programme for 2017 entry is £19,300 USD

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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