Master of Laws (LLM)

KU Leuven
1 year
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Master of Laws (LLM)

The Master of Laws is is a world-renowned Program that provides an advanced focus on international and European law, and is taught by top specialists in their fields. With two distinct specialisations, Business Law and Public Law, students are exposed to an innovative legal curriculum through a broad range of elective courses. Through our rigorous academic Program, the LL.M. provides graduates with a well-rounded foundation to pursue an exciting global career.

The advanced Master of Law (LL.M.) Program at KU Leuven has a marked international dimension with European law being an important focus, given KU Leuven's close proximity to the central EU institutions in Brussels. The Program taps into the knowledge and expertise of a large network of legal professionals who have close links to the European institutions.

The advanced LL.M. Program includes visits to: the Court of Justice of Justice in Luxembourg, the European Institutions in Strasbourg (attending hearings at the European Court of Human Rights, the Council of Europe, and the European Parliament); and The Hague, where our students visit the International Court of Justice (UN) and other international institutions.

Admission requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program, you are expected to hold a full degree in law offering access to legal practice in the country where it was obtained, or an equivalent degree from a recognised university/law school.
  • You should also have a good command of both spoken and written English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

  • The Law of the World Trade Organization
  • European Company Law
  • EU Economic Law (Internal Market and Competition)
  • LL.M. Master Classes EU and Economic Law
  • LL.M. Master Classes EU and Financial Law

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

The courses taught in English.


Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees


Credits: 60 ECTS

Career paths

Given its philosophy grounded in European law, its highly skilled teaching staff and its openness to the study and practice of various types of law, this in combination with its close proximity to Brussels, the KU Leuven LLM adds significant value for students seeking legal careers in Europe.

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KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...

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A Highly Ranked University

According to international rankings, KU Leuven is among the best 100 universities in the world. Moreover, KU Leuven was ranked as most innovative university of Europe by Reuters four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). All of KU Leuven’s disciplines proudly belong to the top 100 of their field. Scholars and researchers, teachers and visionaries, thinkers and makers all have their place in KU Leuven’s fertile intellectual habitat.

Most Innovative University in Europe

KU Leuven has been identified as Europe’s most innovative university for four years in a row by Reuters. By developing the most important drug against HIV, a new type of solar panel that converts oxygen into hydrogen and uncovering the secrets of Sagalassos, KU Leuven researchers have a profound impact on our everyday lives in nearly all fields of research. That innovative character is deeply embedded in the way we teach our students, by integrating relevant guest lectures, taking an Interdisciplinary approach and opening the most advanced research and education facilities.

A Comprehensive University

As a comprehensive university, KU Leuven offers a wide range of disciplines organized by 15 faculties. Each of these disciplines is ranked in the top 100 of its field according to the THE World University Rankings by subject. Half of the university’s faculties are even in the top 50 within their fields of study.

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