• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Master en Droit et Contentieux de l'UE at University of Luxembourg 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Representative Democracies
  • Free-pass of persons
  • Free-pass of merchandise 
  • The European Union in the World Trade Organisation
  • EU Competition Law

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Candidates who have validated a postgraduate course including 180 ECTS credits (holders of a bachelor's degree in law or equivalent) can be admitted to the first year of a Master's degree at the University of Luxembourg (M1). The first year of the Master's degree offers solid foundations in European and international law and allows students to choose their second year specialization (M2).
  • The application must contain a letter of motivation, a CV, photocopies of diplomas and transcripts, as well as documents certifying a sufficient level in French and English to be able to follow bilingual programs (at least B2 in French). and at least B2 in English). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Luxembourg

  • 1212 - 2070 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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