Master's Degrees in Master of Laws in Switzerland

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Studying Master of Laws

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) is a graduate degrees and that is achieved at a university in the area of law sciences. The abbreviation LL.M. stands for Legum Magister where LL. is the latin abbreviation for laws. The Master of Laws is consecutive studies after a Bachelor's programme in law sciences (Bachelor of Laws, L.L.B.).

As the Bachelor of Laws is already sufficient in countries such as the UK in order to practise law, the Master of Laws has a supplementary character, standing for an advanced legal qualification in a certain subject area.

In contrast to other Master degrees such as the Master of Science (M.Sc.) or the Master of Arts (M.A.) the Master of Laws is not that wide-spread, yet. Many countries such as Germany for example still require an additional state examination in order to be eligible for practising law.

Studying in Switzerland

Switzerland is a federal Republic in western Europe. It comprises 26 cantons and has four official languages: German (predominant), French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerland is not member of the European Union and has the swiss franc as currency. It is the country with the highest wealth per adult in the world.

13 Master of Laws Master's degrees in Switzerland

LL.M. International Dispute Settlement

The Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) is a one-year full-time graduate degree program providing the opportunity of an in-depth and high-profi le study of international dispute settlement from a broad range of perspectives.

LL.M. International and European Law

The Master of Laws provides comprehensive legal training, making it possible for graduates to enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields.

LL.M. International Law in Armed Conflict

The Executive Master in International Law in Armed Conflict (60 ECTS, equivalent to a LLM) is one of the few part-time, innovative and intellectually challenging programmes in international humanitarian law and human rights offered today. 

LL.M. Civil and Criminal Law

The Master in Master of Laws provides comprehensive legal training, making it possible for graduates to enter the job market directly. Thanks to the range of available electives and the dissertation, students have the opportunity to gain general knowledge in various legal fields.

LL.M. Law and Economics

The Master in Law and Economics focuses primarily on commercial and financial law, corporate management and taxation; in addition to these central themes, it offers a large degree of flexibility in the choice of courses according to students' interests.

Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne)
LL.M. Law - Business Law

The degree program Master of Law UZH with a Concentration in Business Law focuses on the acquisition of extensive skills in the area of national and international business law and is therefore primarly aimed at students wishing to work as a commercial lawyer in private law practice or judiciary practice.

LL.M. Law - Legal Practice

The degree program Master of Law UZH with a Concentration in Legal Practice is designed to further strengthen and expand on the generalist education begun in the Bachelor's degree program; it is geared toward equipping graduates to work in private law practice, judiciary practice, etc.

LL.M. Law

The degree program provides the students with legal knowledge, the skills to analyze the legal system and the ability to reflect on the basic principles and content of legal normativity and jurisprudence. They illustrate the scientific and social importance of law and the responsibility that lawyers bear.

LL.M. Law - Public Law

The degree program Master of Law UZH with a Concentration in Public Law offers advanced study in various areas of public law, with an emphasis on international aspects of law (Public International Law, European Law).