Master of Laws

KU Leuven

12 months
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The Master of Laws at KU Leuven is taught by leading specialists in their fields and allows students to specialise in European business law or international and European public law. 


The Master of Laws at KU Leuven has a marked international dimension with European law being an important focus. This is hardly surprising given KU Leuven's close proximity to the central EU institutions in Brussels. The programme taps into the knowledge and expertise of a large network of legal professionals who experience daily exposure to and professional contact with the European institutions.

Career opportunities

Given its philosophy grounded in European law, its highly skilled teachers and its openness to the study and practice of various types of law - not to mention, its close proximity to Brussels - the Leuven LLM offers significant added value for students seeking legal careers in Europe.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Law of the World Trade Organization
  • European Company Law
  • EU Economic Law (Internal Market and Competition)
  • LL.M. Master Classes EU and Economic Law
  • LL.M. Master Classes EU and Financial Law
  • European Financial Regulation
  • European Insurance Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The basic requirement for admission to the LL.M. programme is the possession of a law degree which entitles the holder to practise law in his/her country of origin.
  • However, holders of the degree Master of Economics, Law and Business Studies (Leuven) will also be allowed to apply to the LL.M. programme but are informed that even after having obtained the LL.M. degree, this does not entitle them to practise law in Belgium unless they have successfully completed the abridged programme Master of Law.
  • The decision on the admission is based upon evaluation of a complete application file and on the following elements: results obtained during the applicant's university studies, the level of knowledge of the English language, a statement of purpose (with the student's expectation of the programme) and three recommendation letters.

Tuition Fee


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