The Europa-Institut at Saarland University offers a one year Master's program in European and International Law with six modules: Module 1: European Integration and Modules 2-6 with the study units European Economic Law, Foreign Trade and Investment, International Dispute Resolution, European and International Protection of Human Rights and IT Law (from Winter Semester 2019/2020 on, initially only in German).
Example: Specialization in European and International Protection of Human Rights
The study unit focuses on the main features, limits, and developments in human rights protection and how to put this knowledge successfully into practice. It deals with the development and realization of human rights in public international law and in international treaties on a global level as well as on a regional European level and their respective interrelations. Moreover, the study unit focuses on the relationship between the European Union and the European Convention on Human Rights as well as on the practice of the bodies of the United Nations, the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and the Council of Europe. The practical application of human rights law is of particular relevance and interest for the purposes of this study unit.
- One-year Master's program focusing on European and International Law
- Programme can be done in English and/or German
- Six modules are offered: Module 1: European Integration and Modules 2-6 with the study units European Economic Law, Foreign Trade and Investment, International Dispute Resolution, European and International Protection of Human Rights and IT Law (from Winter Semester 2019/2020 on, initially only in German)
- Title “Master of Laws” (LL.M.)
- Highly qualified specialists from the academic and business world
- Practice-oriented teaching combined with excellence in academic training
- 75 students from 40 countries
- Excursions to European and international institutions
- Intensive support from the Europa-Institut team
- Access to an international network via our Alumni Association EVER e.V.
- Excellent preparation for the European and international job market
The Europa-Institut offers the following modules:
- Module 1: European Integration
- Module 2: Study Unit European Economic Law
- Module 3: Study Unit Foreign Trade and Investment
- Module 4: Study Unit International Dispute Resolution
- Module 5: Study Unit International and European Protection of Human Rights
- Module 6: IT Law (from Winter Semester 2019/2020 on, initially only in German)
- Module 7: Master's Thesis
Each unit offers a high degree of specialization in quickly expanding professional fields within the European and international law.
It is possible to obtain up to two specializations in addition to the Master's degree, i.e. to obtain an LL.M. degree in International Dispute Resolution or European and International Protection of Human Rights.
A total of at least 45 credit points must be attained during the course of the study program. 15 additional credit points are awarded after the completion and approval of the Master's thesis, making it a total number of 60 credit points that have to be reached for completion of the Master's program.
The requirements for admission to the LL.M. program "European and International Law" at the Europa-Institut are as follows
- a university degree in law or in a comparable subject (business studies, humanities) from a German or foreign university and
- proof of sound knowledge of German and/or English
More information on www.europainstitut.de/application
Application Procedure and Deadlines
The number of available places is limited. Candidates are selected on the basis of their academic qualifications and suitability.
The Master's program "European and International Law" begins in the winter semester. The deadline for applications is always 15 July, directly preceding the winter semester that candidates wish to commence in. Late applications may be accepted until 30 September.
More information on www.europainstitut.de/application.
Tuition and Fees
The tuition fees are 5,600 Euro per academic year (2,800 Euro per semester).
An additional administrative fee is payable to Saarland University. This entitles students to an ID-Card, which authorizes the free use of public transportation within the Saarland and accident insurance. In addition, it confirms student status and can, therefore, be used to obtain student discounts.
The Europa-Institut offers an online application that can be found here:
The Law School
The Europa-Institut is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the European Commission and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). It stands for high educational standards, close contact and regular exchange with institutions in the European Union, the Council of Europe as well as with the German Federal Foreign Office. The Europa-Institut was thoroughly examined and certified by the ACQUIN agency within the context of the system accreditation of Saarland University. The program accreditation states that the Europa-Institut offers both excellent research opportunities and excellent quality of teaching. The Europa-Institut also received the so-called “Certificate for Quality of Internationalisation (CeQuInt)” for the successful implementation of an internationalization strategy in its Master's program.
About Saarland University
Saarland University is a modern university within the Saar-Lor-Lux region - a dynamic part of Europe defined by the shared borders between Germany, France, and Luxembourg. An international perspective has been a defining feature of Saarland University ever since it was established in cooperation with France in 1948. Today, 18.500 young people study in Saarbrücken and Homburg (faculty of medicine), 17 percent of whom are international students. Located in a pleasant woodland setting, the university campus offers students and researchers a broad range of sporting and cultural activities, which together with the numerous cafés and restaurants make the campus an ideal place to relax between lectures or after work. And thanks to the high-speed ICE train link it takes only two hours to travel from Saarbrücken to Paris.