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Programme Structure

This one-year Master focuses on law, institutions and public policies of the European Union (EU). Half of the courses have a legal and half a public policy background.

Following successful completion of the course requires 60 ECTS:

  • 10 core courses (200 hours);
  • 4 elective courses (80 hours).

Core Courses (4 ECTS each)

  • Introduction to the Legal System of the EU - Luigi Daniele
  • Institutional and Legal Aspects of EU Integration - Robert Schütze
  • The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms - Daniele Gallo
  • Law of the EU External Relations - Jan Wouters
  • The Judicial System of the EU - Marc Jaeger and Massimo Orzan
  • History of European Integration - Daniele Caviglia
  • Institutions and Policies of the EU: A Comparative Perspective - Sergio Fabbrini
  • EU Policy-Making and Regulation – Simon Bulmer and Mark Thatcher
  • EU Internal Market and Competition Policy - Adrienne Héritier
  • The Political Economy of the Economic and Monetary Union - Vivien Schmidt 

Elective courses (4 ECTS each)

A list of elective courses can be found here. It is possible to take elective courses from other programmes, e.g. the Master in International Public Affairs and the Master in European Studies. 

Master of Law (LL.M) mention is available to participants who:

  • Completed a Master Degree in Law for Italian candidates this is comparable to »Laurea a ciclo unico in Giurisprudenza») before the enrollment in the programme
  • Have chosen 4 elective courses among the category “Legal Electives”
  • Have completed a final dissertation on a topic associated to a «Legal Core» or «Legal Electives» course

The active participation at guest professional seminars organized by LUISS School of Law and LUISS School of Government is strongly suggested. 

A final dissertation of 20,000 words to be written under the supervision of a member of the faculty of the Master and must be submitted in September after the end of courses. The official graduation ceremony will take place in March oafter the end of courses.