At a glance

The LL.M. Programme offers an interdisciplinary curriculum to provide students with the tools to develop and implement sustainable legal strategies for public institutions, business actors and not-for-profit entities.

The two-years, full-time, LL.M. Programme provides students with advanced interdisciplinary education, building knowledge of local, international, and transnational trends and strategies for sustainable development.

The first year includes seven core courses in law, economics, and sociology. It aims to provide all students, who may have different educational backgrounds, with the knowledge and skills required to successfully attend the courses of the second year

In the second year, students can tailor their study plan, by choosing among (now) four “streams”** designed along the building blocks of sustainable development. The list of elective and optional courses on offer includes an unusually large mix of advanced learning activities in different areas of the law, as well as in the relevant economic and sociological disciplines. Students will also take a compulsory internship and write and discuss a final dissertation.

The study plan at a glance

First year

60 ECTS from core mandatory courses

Second year

60 ECTS divided as follows

  • 24 ECTS from four elective courses chosen among those offered within one of the following Streams (The number of streams, originally two, has been increased for students from the cohort 2019)
    • Stream 1: Economic development
    • Stream 2: Human rights and social development
    • Stream 3: Enviromental protection
    • Stream 4: Rule of law
  • 9 ECTS from a combination of the following:
    • Elective courses (6 ECTS) offered within any of the Streams
    • Elective courses (6 or 9 ECTS) offered by the Faculty of Law or the LL.M.
    • Legal clinics and workshops (3 ECTS) offered within the LL.M.
  • 27 ECTS from other compulsory activities
    • Internship (6 ECTS)
    • Final dissertation (21 ECTS)