Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

European Law

This programme provides the momentum for anyone interested in a rewarding career in law, business, politics or policy within the EU, or beyond. In-depth knowledge of EU law has become even more relevant after the recent vote of the UK electorate to leave the EU. EU law is a complex and fascinating subject that weighs ever more heavily on policymaking in the UK, Europe and internationally, which is why in-depth knowledge of European law is vital to any legal career. The negotiations on the UK's departure from the EU will raise complex questions with a possible special status for Scotland (or even renewed calls for independence) adding a further layer. Even after a so-called Brexit, EU law will remain relevant to lawyers in the UK not only when they are dealing with pre-Brexit questions, but also because any future EU-UK relationship is likely to be heavily influenced by it. Against that background, the importance of advanced knowledge in EU law to employment in the public and private sectors will only increase. At Edinburgh, we take an interdisciplinary approach. You'll combine study of the law and legal systems of the EU with courses on both policy implications and applied economics. The involvement of legal practitioners and policymakers in our programme, as well as the high-profile lectures and activities hosted by the Europa Institute, will give you first-hand knowledge of what is happening in Europe right now.

Course modules

Courses may include: Contract Law in Europe EU Competition Law EU Constitutional Law EU Criminal and Immigration Law EU Law Moot Court BREXIT: withdrawal from the European Union EU and National Climate Change Law EU Fundamental Rights Law European Labour Law International and European Media Law Option courses: You may choose 0-40 credits of option courses from any of the courses offered by the Law School (including the courses listed above). A full list to be published in September. For detailed information about courses being offered on this programme please visit our website.

Assessment methods

The programme offers a wide range of subjects across legal fields from a European perspective, enabling you to tailor the LLM to meet your specific interests. For 2017/18 the programme structure consists of 180 credits, comprising taught courses worth 120 credits (60 credits per semester) and a 10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits. Each semester you will take 60 credits of core and option courses.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2018 - 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2018 - 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Edinburgh Law School Postgraduate Office
Telephone number: 
01316502022