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

Neapolis University Pafos
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3 semesters
Master's degree
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Program description

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

The aim of the Master of Law is to provide a course of advanced study to those who aspire to know the legal aspects of International and European business, in order to be able to use them in their competitive professional life. The Master’s curriculum is designed to explore the essential elements of International and EU business law and to prepare students for increasingly complex transactions and legal negotiations sectors such as bunking, transport and energy. The core curriculum emphasizes both the skills and knowledge required to effectively understand multijurisdictional transactions in the broader international and EU legal regime. This is emphasized by specific exercises and assessment methods as they are cited in the study guide of each course and generally the methods of formative methods.

The Master of Law in International and European Business Law (LLM) curriculum is designed to equip current and future professionals with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to manage the difficulties of complex legal matters in Business law with transnational character. It is a degree which is designed to utilize participants’ work. This is confirmed by the formative assessment methods and the participation of each student at the assessment of the others through the peer review method, in a way that the experience of each one is highly utilized. The forum of students and the course discussion also contribute to this aspect.

The Master of Law provides up to date knowledge in a number of legal areas that make up the field of International & European Business Law, such as trade law, competition law and regulation, energy law, banking and securities law. In addition, the Master of Law in International and European Business Law (LLM) equips lawyer or graduates with relevant background such politics and economics with analytical, accountability, and leadership skills to enhance their decision-making ability and to promote organisational well-being within the context of a continually changing and competitive International and European legal environment. This is emphasized by methods such as audio and video recordings while students are analyzing a given audio recording and submit a report.

This approach broadens and deepens student understanding of multijurisdictional cases and cross-border legal issues; it fosters skills of research, analysis, synthesis and creativity; and it encourages awareness of the role and importance of legal advice in international transactions.

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to the Master of Law in International and European Business Law (LLM), candidates must possess a Bachelor Degree in Law, or in any other field related to Law. The general admission criteria are based on the type and quality of previous studies, the grade obtained in previous studies and the suitability of the candidate for the Master of Law of study that has been applied for.

The University’s admission policy is to make admission offers to applicants who are judged to have legal and legal-related background and abilities to have a reasonable expectation of success in the Master to which they are made an offer and who are likely to benefit from university study.

The Master of Law Coordinator will be actively involved in the review of applications and his approval will be required before admitting any student to the Master of Law in International and European Business Law (LLM).

Required documents include:

  • Completed application form
  • Official transcript of academic work (degree, etc.) completed to date.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (B2 level language certificate). By decision of the Director of the Master’s Program, foreign language examinations may be held for candidates who are not adequately qualified, or another test, which demonstrates the candidate’s ability to meet the requirements of the Master’s Program.
  • Two (2) confidential recommendation letters, one of which must be from an instructor familiar with the student’s academic work.
  • A personal statement of interest in pursuing graduate studies.

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Program content

The curriculum of the Master of Law in International and European Business Law (LLM) is as follows:

Semester: 1

  • International Trade Law
  • Internal Market Law
  • Energy Law
  • European Consumer Law – Electronic Transactions Law-Elective
  • European Banking law-Elective

Semester: 2

  • Private International Law – International Transactions Law
  • International Economic Law
  • European Competition Law
  • EU Tourism Law-Elective
  • European Governance and Negotiations Procedures-Elective

Semester: 3

  • Dissertation

In order to obtain the Postgraduate Degree, the student’s evaluation must be successfully completed in 8 courses, as well as his / her diploma thesis.

Scholarships & funding

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


Learning outcomes

Students who attend and complete the Master of Law in International and European Business Law (LLM) will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and other attributes in the specific areas of expertise provided by the Master of Law. Specifically, graduates of the Master of Law shall therefore be able to:

  • Critically analyze case law that is relevant to the program module
  • Independently research legislative texts and ongoing legislative initiatives
  • Discuss the institutional framework of international and EU business law
  • Evaluate contract clauses that are used in the context of international transactions
  • Discuss the Europeanisation of business law in selected key aspects
  • Interpret the rights of private actors in the context of international and EU business law
  • Question the role of the State in the context of international and EU business law
  • Question the functionalities of dispute settlement in the context of international and EU business law
  • Independently conduct extensive and original research in specific areas of international and EU business law

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Neapolis University Pafos

Neapolis University Pafos

Neapolis University Pafos (NUP) is one of the leading private universities in Cyprus, located at the most welcoming city in the world, Pafos. Established in 2010, NUP is a young, vibrant academic institution which combines high-quality education with graduate career...

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Why study at Neapolis University Pafos

  • High level of education
  • Academically stimulating courses taught by excellent and approachable tutors
  • An exceptionally friendly university that welcomes students from all backgrounds and offers them the chance to succeed
  • Enjoyable environment and high-standard campus accommodation
  • Modern premises and facilities
  • Student clubs
  • Programmes taught in both Greek and English language
  • Accessible and frequent bus services connecting the town with all other cities
  • Bus route directly to and from Pafos International Airport
  • Campus near private medical clinic

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Neapolis University Pafos

2 Danais Avenue
8042 Paphos

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