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Are you looking for an online LL.M. programme? Complete the ELP LL.M. remotely.

The ELP LL.M. is an online English language postgraduate master‘s programme which was created as a response to German and foreign students‘ requests to study certain specialised areas of European-relevant law.

The cost per semester is 7.500 € (15.000 € in total). Take advantage of our Early Bird Discount: If you apply by 15 June 2024, the tuition fees are 6.000 € per semester (12.000 € in total). Unfortunately, the University cannot offer any scholarships or other financial support for this academic year. 

Anyone who has a first professional degree in law, some qualified professional experience and the required English language skills is welcome to apply and to join us in our next academic year! For details, please see Application and Admission.

For 2 semesters you will study many aspects of the European law and its implications for global politics and economy. German language skills are not required. Please find the curriculum here.

Our first year of study has already brought together students from all over the world ­– personal experiences of four of the students are available here

The University of Cologne’s Faculty of Law professors make up the basis of the programme’s teaching personnel in addition to numerous highly-qualified external lecturers. Please find a full list here.

The programme's format as an online course makes it possible to participate in the programme flexibly from anywhere in the world. Thus, the study programme offers an excellent opportunity for working professionals to expand their network and make new contacts without changing location.

We use the digital possibilities of the study programme as a potential to impart knowledge in a flexible, innovative and contemporary way.

The European Union continues to evolve. In past years, its role has already evolved from a simple trade union to a political entity alongside the member states. National law in EU member states becomes more and more intertwined with European law, as EU legislation continues to harmonise and standardise various fields of the law, all while overseen by the European Court of Justice. At the same time, the EU acts as a counterbalance both politically and economically towards the global superpowers of China, Russia and the United States of America. In order to master this important position in the future, educated and specifically trained lawyers are required. This is where the new LL.M. programme comes in: it prepares you for top-ranking employment in the legal field in the European Union or indeed globally.