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European Law LLM pathway

European Law and EU law, in particular, are now more relevant than ever. At King’s you will be studying for an LLM in European Law at one of the most exciting times in EU history. Our faculty is at the cutting edge of current development while benefitting from a long-standing tradition of expertise in the field, which gives our students the most rounded view of European Law possible. At King’s you will not only be taught in a range of areas of EU law, you will also be part of an EU law community, build around the Centre of European Law, which was established in 1974, and is the oldest centre of its kind in the United Kingdom. During your time here you will meet excellent teachers and fellow students but also European judges and Advocates General, EU officials, leading barristers, and many others with a keen interest in EU law.

Key benefits

  • A comprehensive and specialised pathway covering virtually all significant areas of EU law, with a long tradition of teaching excellence.
  • Linked to the Centre of European Law at King’s, whose past directors include Professor A G Chloros, a Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities and the former Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Sir Francis Jacob.
  • Dedicated full-time King’s academics and distinguished professionals who contribute to the extensive module offering as part of this pathway. A commitment to delivering teaching that is a balanced mix of theoretical and practice-oriented tuition.

What you will study

Once enrolled on the General LLM at King’s, students can choose modules to follow the  European Law pathway and achieve a specialist LLM in European Law. Full-time students who complete the programme in one year will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.  To graduate with a European Law LLM at least 120 credits must be taken within the pathway. This can be optional modules alone or a combination of optional modules and a writing project, providing its content is relevant to the pathway.    The range of European Law LLM optional modules may typically include:

  • Human Rights at Work (30 credits)
  • Subsidies Control and Policy: The EU and Global Dimension (30 credits)
  • Regulating Services: Private and Public Markets in EU and Global Trade Law (30 credits)
  • EU Tax Law (30 credits)
  • New Technologies, Digital Age and Consumer Law Challenges (15 credits)
  • Electronic Commerce Law (15 credits)

In addition, all students are required to take one of the following writing projects, detailed further on the General LLM prospectus page:

  • Dissertation (45 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • 10,000 word practice or research module (45 credits)

What our students and alumni say

After qualifying as a lawyer in Italy, I felt compelled to broaden my professional knowledge so I decided to pursue a specialist LLM in EU Law. I applied to King’s as its academic reputation in EU Law is outstanding; a view echoed by many professionals working in the field.

Niccolo Namari, Alumni, European Law LLM

Focus on careers in European Law 

The King’s LLM in European Law is unrivalled. Our alumni have gone on to work for some of the most prestigious European institutions and legal firms. We are passionate about giving our students access to the best opportunities.

In a competitive world we can give you the advantages to take your career to the next level. That’s why you’ll find our LLM programme is supplemented by opportunities to develop your skills and professional networks, supporting you to access a wide range of employment destinations when you graduate. Positions range from:

  • European Central Bank
  • European Commission and UN
  • Commercial roles as investment bank analysts
  • Tax or public affairs advisers
  • Careers in the legal profession
  • Accountancy positions
  • Management consultancy
  • Human rights organisations and other voluntary bodies
  • Academia

 

To follow the European Law pathway, you must first apply for the General LLM at King's. After enrolment you will select your pathway modules.

Find out more about the LLM at King's and apply

Pathway Director

Professor Andrea Biondi.

Professor Andrea Biondi

Professor of European Union Law

Professor Andrea Biondi leads the European Law pathway and is Director of the Centre of European Law at King’s. Professor Biondi’s research interests are in European Union law, with particular emphasis on state aid law, trade law and regulation, as well as judicial protection of EU rights.

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