Course summary
10,000 GBP
Full time
Next available date: January 2020 - London
Course Dates
September 2020 
10,000 GBP
January 2021 
10,000 GBP

Course description


EU Law LLM - a City University degree programme

The Specialist LLM in European Union Law gives students the knowledge, skills and insight required for the practice and application of European Union law. The course provided by the City Law School, is one of very few specialising courses in the area, offering as broad a range of electives in European Union related legal subjects.

The programme is especially beneficial for  those seeking work in professional, public and commercial sectors involving EU law rules and practices. The course includes many cutting edge areas in developing EU law including the basic fundamentals of the EU law.

The training course content includes topics in EU, EU business regulation, EU public law, EU procedural law, and EU Competition law. The course can be modified according to the preferred interests of the individuals with an opportunity to explore developing areas of the EU law under the guidance of experts.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should normally hold a good first degree in law, or an equivalent qualification in a related discipline, and must be fluent in written and spoken English. We expect applicants who are not nationals of a majority English-speaking country OR have not successfully completed an academic qualification, at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree, which was taught in a majority English-speaking country as defined by the UK Visas and Immigration, to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0.

Applicants with a first degree in a subject other than law will be considered, but it should be noted that this may restrict the choice of modules where content is dependent on a prior knowledge of law.

How do we make our decision?

In reaching our selection decisions we will take account of:

  • Academic performance
  • Reasons for choice of courses/career
  • Evidence of intellectual ability
  • References
  • Relevant work experience/activity

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partnerINTO City University London

offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Graduates with an LLM in EU Law will be very well-placed to pursue a legal career, which requires in-depth knowledge of EU law and/or the European Convention on Human Rights.

Many of our graduates enter the legal profession, either in the UK as solicitors or barristers, or in overseas jurisdictions; others find employment in the public sector or in non-governmental agencies and organisations. This course is also particularly helpful for students who wish to work as officials at the European Union or the Council of Europe.

Postgraduate Experience

Students who complete the LLM may wish to continue their academic studies by enrolling in aPhD or MPhil

offered by The City Law School.

Training Course Content

To qualify for this specialist Master in European Union Law, you must complete a total of 180 credits.

You must complete at least 90 credits of taught modules in the specialist pathway as well as a dissertation (of either 30 or 60 credits) in the same area of specialisation. Below are the specific modules for European Union Law:

  • European Integration: Law, Politics, Institutions (30 credits)
  • Human Rights in the EU (30 credits)
  • EU Litigation (30 credits)
  • Substantive EU Competition Law (30 credits)
  • European Business Regulation I: Foundations, Goods, Workers, Citizenship (30 credits)
  • European Business Regulation II: Establishment, Services, Capital, Harmonisation (30 credits)

Dissertation (incorporating research methods training)

12,000 word Supervised Dissertation (30 credits) OR

24,000 word Supervised Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment will draw on a range of approaches which include written coursework, presentations, skills work, in-class tests, projects and a dissertation. The purpose of this is to assess a range of different skills and knowledge, as well as exposing you to different approaches.

The majority of modules will be assessed on the basis of written coursework of 5,000-5,500 words.

The 30 credit dissertation module will involve the submission of a dissertation of 12,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director. If you decide to offer the 60 credit dissertation instead, you are required to submit a dissertation of 24,000 words on a subject agreed with your supervisor/Programme Director.

Most modules have a single summative assessment with 100% weighting but there are some where there is more than one assessment and the weighting for each will be 50%.

You have the option of completing formative coursework in each module. The formative assessment will give you an opportunity to understand and appreciate the academic attainment levels expected. At different stages of the programme, it provides you with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate legal research, quantitative, cognitive and other skills in addition to your knowledge and understanding of the subjects.


The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £10,000
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000

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