LLM in International and European Law
- Address: Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
- Administrative Contact: LLM Programmes, International Relations Office (IRO)
- Administrative Email: email@example.com
- Phone: 0032 (0)9 264 97 00
- Website: http://www.law.ugent.be/llm/ll...
- Director: Marc De Vos
- Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Master of laws (LL.M.)
- Starting date: September
- Tuition Fee: $5,765.00 USD
- Language: English
- Program type: Full-time
- Duration: 1 year
- Specialization: International Law ; European Law
Director: Marc De Vos
The LLM in International and European Law offers the broadest spectrum of options available for students with an international career or research orientation. It allows students to handpick courses from a wealth of topics of European (EU) or international relevance, enabling students to create educational programme tailored to their personal interests and career needs.
Ghent University Law School has a wide array of English language courses on a great variety of European and international law issues. This LLM programme provides students with an opportunity to design their own curricula in accordance with their career priorities. It enables them to gain expertise on many contemporary topical issues of European and international law.
For students seeking to broadly develop their skills and knowledge for a career with an international dimension, this programme offers the best possible personal preparation. While enabling students to focus on particular subjects of interest, it also fully accommodates the needs of those students who seek a general European and international law education. With its combination of academic and practical skills modules, the programme prepares students for the international professional life that is increasingly the reality of law professionals all over the world.
Admission Criteria & Tuiton Fee
Students are eligible for admission if they fulfil the following admission criteria:
To have a law degree, i.e. the degree that in its country of origin makes one eligible to exercise the legal professions. Students in their final year of undergraduate studies may apply and may be conditionally admitted, subject to the successful completion of their degree.
Exceptionally, after an examination of their curriculum and in view of their acquired competences, candidates who do not have a law degree may also be admitted. In such an event, the admission may be made subject to limitations with respect to the courses to be followed.
To present proof of sufficient English proficiency (Applicable only to all non-native English speakers. We require a minimum score of 560 for paper TOEFL, 95 for Internet based TOEFL or 7 for IELTS. This should be equivalent to level C1). However, exemptions are for prospective candidates who have completed a study course for a minimum of a year at an English-speaking higher education institution.
To have sufficient financial support, as indicated in the application form, either through personal financial means or via financial aid. Please note that the tuition fee for the LLM programmes will be 5424,10 Euro (5765,00 USD) as of the academic year of 2017-2018 and onwards.
We welcome your applications from 01 October 2016 on until early July for the upcoming academic year.
To apply for admission to the LLM programme, with the completed application form and all required documents.
Students may subscribe to not more than 3 credit units from the following list. Subject to approval by the faculty.
- European Law: The Basics (3 Credits)
Core Elective Courses
Students may subscribe to not less than 35 and not more than 38 credit units from the following list. Subject to approval by the faculty.
- International and European Environmental Law (6 Credits)
- Advanced Human Rights (6 Credits)
- European Criminal Policy (6 Credits)
- Advanced EU Competition Law (6 Credits)
- Advanced EU External Relations Law (6 Credits)
- Advanced EU Institutional Law (6 Credits)
- Advanced EU Internal Market Law (6 Credits)
- The Autonomous EU Legal Order (6 Credits)
Peter Van Elsuwege
- Air and Space Law (4 Credits)
- Contemporary Issues in EU Law - "Federalism in the European Union and in the United States of America" (3 Credits)
Inge Govaere / Stanislas Adam
- Contemporary Issues in International Business Law: Intellectual Property Law (3 Credits)
Hans De Wulf / Eric De Gryse
- Peaceful Settlement of Disputes in International Law (4 Credits)
- EU Enlargement and Proximity Relations (4 Credits)
- EU External Relations: Selected Topics (4 Credits)
- EU Justice and Home Affairs (4 Credits) - Course will not be given in AY 2016-2017
- European Banking and Capital Market Law (4 Credits)
- European Company Law and Corporate Governance (4 Credits)
Hans De Wulf
- Constitutional Aspects of EU Integration (4 Credits)
- European Contract Law (4 Credits)
- EU Labour Law (4 Credits)
Marc De Vos
- European Media Law (4 Credits)
- EU Social Law and International Employment (4 Credits)
- EU Trade Policy (4 Credits)
- International Commercial Arbitration (4 Credits)
- International Business Transactions (4 Credits)
- International Economic Law (4 Credits)
Hans De Wulf / Diederik Bruloot
- International and European Biodiversity Law (4 Credits)
- Law of the Sea (4 Credits)
- Laws of Armed Conflict (4 Credits)
- Maritime Transport Law (4 Credits)
- Selected Issues: Organised Crime (4 Credits)
- EU Mergers and Acquisitions (4 Credits)
Hans De Wulf
- Transport Insurance Law (4 Credits)
- Transport Law (4 Credits)
- European Private Law (ius commune) (4 Credits)
- European Law and ICT (4 Credits)
- Legal Clinic: Human Rights (4 Credits)
- Moot Court: International Commercial Arbitration (12 Credits)
- Moot Court: Public International Law (12 Credits)