LLM - Law and Governance of the European Union




The development of regulation and policies in European countries takes place increasingly within the framework of the European Union. Understanding the European Union’s institutional framework and its interaction with national, regional and local policy-making, as well as the EU’s place in the international arena, is essential for all those involved in policy-making and administration, including those seeking an international career.

The LLM (Law and Governance of the European Union) provides you with the interdisciplinary expertise, at the interface between law and politics, which is highly valued by national, European and international organisations. The programme will appeal to graduates in law, politics, social sciences and humanities.

Key features:

·         a unique programme combining modules from the Law School and
from the School of European Studies

·         interdisciplinary modules which confront the differences between the
disciplines of law and politics

·         a strong contextual approach to the study of law and governance,
inspired by our long-standing experience in socio-legal studies
flexibility and choice from a range of modules

·         a stimulating study and research environment, supported by the Centre
for European Law and Governance
invitations to conferences and guest talks by renowned international scholars

·         lectures by leading researchers in the field - the European Commission
support our Jean Monnet Chair in European Law and Governance

Compulsory modules:

·         European Union Law and Governance

·         European Governance and Public Policy *

and one of:

·         European Union Substantive Law

·         Competition law

·         Environmental and Climate Change Law

·         External Relations of the EU *

·         Europe and Globalisation *

·         European Economic Governance and Policies *

Optional Modules:
Choose two from the list below or an additional two from the
compulsory list

·         Comparing European Legal Traditions

·         Public Law in Europe

·         Constitutionalism in Central Europe

·         Constitutionalism and Governance

·         Governing and Governance in France *

·         The Policy Process in Germany *

·         State Crisis: Changing Governance in Italy *

·         Regulation: Theory and Practice

·         Themes in Empirical Socio-Legal Studies

·         Legal Theory

·         Research Methods in Political Science *

·         Advanced Policy Analysis *

* Modules delivered by the Department of Politics and International Relations.

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