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


The Master en Droit et Contentieux de l’Union européenne is a Master in law programme in European law and litigation designed to equip students with in-depth knowledge and experience of substantive, institutional and procedural law of the European Union.

The programme is based on a method of active learning through critical analysis of case-law combined with study of EU procedural law. It covers:

  • the analysis of a wide spectrum of EU law, European constitutional, administrative and regulatory law, especially European economic law and the law related to the internal market, as well as specific matters of EU law, such as employment, immigration or external relations law;
  • in-depth study of specific procedural rules and remedies;
  • the analysis of the role of the national judge and the relationship between the Court of Justice of the European Union and the international judge.

The Master en Droit et Contentieux de l’Union européenne benefits from the University of Luxembourg’s proximity to the European institutions, in particular the Court of Justice of the European Union. Additionally, thanks to the proximity of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court, the programme also covers European Economic Area (EEA) law.



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

  • Innovative programme with highly-specialised approach.
  • Emphasis on an analytical and critical assessment of the European institutional, substantive and procedural law.
  • Teaching team supported by judges, advocate generals and legal secretaries of the Court of Justice of the European Union, members of the EFTA Court, and specialised academics from foreign universities.
  • Mandatory internship of at least two months. Students have the opportunity to obtain an internship at the Court of Justice of the European Union or 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).


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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