Switzerland

Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Switzerland

Studying Master of Laws (LL.M.)

The Master of Laws, or LL.M. degree is a graduate degree connected to the area of Law Sciences. The abbreviation LL.M. stands for "Legum Magister" in Latin. The LL.M. degree is offered by law schools around the globe and is usually the next step after graduating a Bachelor's programme in Law Sciences (Bachelor of Laws, LL.B.). However, some universities of law accept students who completed a non-legal undergraduate degree to apply to a LL.M. degree.

Depending on the law schools and country, LL.M. degrees can take 1 or 2 years to complete. As the LL.B. degree is already sufficient in countries such as the UK in order to practise law, the Master of Laws specializes students with an advanced legal qualification in a certain subject area. Further specialization can be gained with a JD degree ("Juris Doctor").

Because laws are different depending on where you practice them, many countries still require an additional state examination in order to be eligible for practising law, regardless of having an LL.M. degree.

Study in Switzerland

Study abroad in Switzerland is a federal Republic in western Europe with one of the highest standards of living. You can study in Switzerland in English even if the country has four official languages: German (predominant), French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerland is well known for its quality postgraduate studies, but you can also find great Bachelor’s and Master’s degree options.

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16 Master of Laws (LL.M.) Master's degrees in Switzerland

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The Master degree program in Law from University of Zurich provides the students with legal knowledge, the...

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