Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its equivalent if outside the UK. English language standard: 7.00 IELTS or equivalent. The degree is particularly suited to those who have already studied European law and institutions at undergraduate level. Applicants who have not done so may be admitted but will be required to undertake extra reading and/or attend introductory lectures in European Union law.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the European LLM degree is essentially twofold: to provide core European (primarily but not exclusively EU) law subjects at an advanced level, and to apply and deepen knowledge of that law through more specialised courses. To this end, first semester courses adopt, to an extent, a broader approach to the various fields of EU law, whilst greater specialisation comes to the fore in the second semester.

The programme reflects the rapid evolution of European law and governance and its unique impact upon the domestic legal orders.

Fees and funding

Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/ for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Andrew Garfoot
+44 (0) 131 650 2022