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Master en Droit et Contentieux de l’UE (LL.M.)



The Master en Droit et Contentieux de l’Union européenne provides a thorough understanding of European Union law and its litigation system.

With the academic year 2018-2019, the European Parliament has become an official partner of the Master which adds to the intense participation in the programme of judges, advocate generals and other officials of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the EFTA Court next to a selection of internationally renowned professors.

The ambitious programme combines innovative methods in teaching, learning and evaluation. It covers:

  • In-depth study of EU institutional law with a focus on legislative processes and democratic control
  • Deepening understanding of European Union law through litigation processes
  • In-depth study of legal remedies before the CJEU and procedural rules
  • Analysis of the role of the national judge in the implementation of EU law and their relationship with the CJEU, and the guarantee of effective judicial protection





5 reasons to specialise in European Union Law and Litigation at the University of Luxembourg:

  • Unsurpassed involvement of experts from universities, and the European courts and institutions with high level of specialisation in EU law in the teaching approach
  • Interactive teaching methods that promote knowledge and critical thinking
  • Insight provided by judges and members of the European Parliament’s legal department
  • Internship opportunities exist in the legal service of the European Parliament (several reserved and paid internships on offer) as well as the CJEU and the EFTA Court.
  • Bilingual programme giving students a competitive advantage for their future career.


Carreer opportunities

Students will be prepared for employment opportunities at the European institutions, national administrations, law firms and the private sector.

The Master en Droit et Contentieux de l’Union européenne also provides a springboard for further academic studies at PhD-level.


Structure of Studies

Students applying for the Master en Droit et Contentieux de l’Union Européenne can enter directly into the second year of the Master programme (M2) with the goal of obtaining an LL.M. degree. This requires the successful completion of four years of studies amounting to 240 ECTS, typically by having obtained a Master degree in law or equivalent studies including courses in European law. Students will be admitted upon decision of an admissions committee.

Applicants who have successfully completed three years of studies amounting to 180 ECTS (typically a Bachelor in Law or equivalent studies) are eligible to apply for the common first year of LL.M. studies at the University of Luxembourg (M1). It offers a variety of courses in European and international law from which students may choose in order to prepare for the specific requirements of the second year (M2).


A full scholarship is offered to top-performing applicants in this Master programme. Non-European Union and European applicants will be considered for this merit-based scholarship. Detailed information here



In partnership with the European Parliament





FIBAA is an internationally-recognised agency for quality assurance and quality development in higher education.
The Master in European Union Law and Litigation received the accreditation in winter semester 2019 for a period of 5 years (until winter semester 2024/25).

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Programme at a glance

  •     Year 1: 60 ECTS (30 ECTS per semester)
  •     Year 2: 60 ECTS (30 ECTS per semester), incl. master thesis and internship
  •     Taught in English and French
  •     Admission: 25 students in the second year
  •     Cost: €200/semester
  •     Weicker Building (virtual tour)