LL.M in European Economic Law - Stockholm University
The master programme in European Economic Law (EEL) is an internationally renowned legal degree with a twenty-year history and teaching staff that includes former judges and present members of the EU Court, as well as reputed academics and practitioners in the field. The focus of study is on the law of the EU Internal Market, which is at the core of the European integration project. At the same time the interplay between constitutional and economic law is emphasized and studied. European legal methods are practiced through participation in an EU moot court and through interactive seminars and research workshops.
Stockholm University is a leading European university in one of the world’s most dynamic capitals. Education and research at Stockholm University make a difference. The University contributes to individual and social change through top quality education and outstanding research. Its researchers contribute to the development of public policy and political decision making, and participate in Nobel Prize Committees and international expert bodies.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Number of Places/Students per year: not specified yet
Start Date: end of August
Duration: 1 year
Price/Fee: For citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland, tuition fees of SEK 90000 (EUR 9.578) are required.
Scholarships: Stockholm University awards a number of scholarships to fee-paying international students each year.
Accommodation: The University Student Services help students arrange housing for the duration of their studies.
Application to this programme is open to students who hold a Bachelor's of law degree from an accredited institution of higher education, corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (at least three years of full-time legal studies). In addition to the general entry requirements, only applicants who have completed at least one course in EU law or an equivalent topic that corresponds to at least 7,5 ECTS, are eligible at the programme.
Candidates must have documented proficiency in the English language corresponding to English 6 (English B in Sweden -upper secondary studies), or equivalent certified by previous studies at secondary school or university level, and by certain internationally recognised English tests:
• IELTS (Academic): an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
• TOEFL (Paper-based: score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575
• TOEFL (Internet-based): score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90
Deadline: All prospective students, regardless of their country of origin, should apply via the central Swedish application website before January 15.
Documents: All students must submit in English the following documents:
1. an academic degree and transcript of records (i.e. a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent, at least 180 ECTS.)
2. proof of proficiency in English equivalent of English 6/English Course B.
3. curriculum vitae
4. two letters of recommendation
5. personal statement.
Applicants are selected on basis of a weighted assessment of all the information provided. Typically, the grades from legal studies and extra-curricular and professional experiences carry most weight. If applicants have similar academic qualifications the motivation letter is of key importance. That being said also strong letters of recommendations can on occasion become decisive.
Programme Structure (60 ECTS)
• Mandatory Course: Advanced European Economic Law
• Elective courses (1 out of 3): European Economic Law: EU Competition Law; The Internal Market and its Social Dimension; EU Banking and Financial Law
• Master Thesis: During the second term students take a course in Legal Methods in Research and Practice, where they develop skills in applying European legal methods through participating in a EU Moot Court and through interactive seminars and research workshops. The programme concludes with a master thesis on a selected topic of EEL.
Career Prospects: This programme has a large community of alumni, many of whom hold prominent positions at European institutions, academic centres and law firms.
Phone: +46 08-16 19 34
Visiting address: Stockholm University, Universitetsvägen 10C, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden