The Master Programme in European Law offered at Stockholm
University is a one-year course of study. It is open to
postgraduate students with a degree in law, wishing to
expand their knowledge and understanding of European law. The principal topic
of study is the legal system of the European Union.
The courses consist mainly of seminars and are aimed at
providing the students with skills necessary for their
future work as either practitioners or researchers of
European law. This is achieved by teaching the students
various ways in which to identify problems and generate
solutions. Issues of practical interest are thus interwoven
with a scholastic look on of various legal problems. This
approach requires active participation on the part of the
student in the form of a number of papers that have to be
submitted during the year, involvement in case studies and
participation in the annual European Moot Court Competition, where
outstanding students are given the opportunity to represent
the University in the international Moot Court Competition.
Normally, only around 30 students are admitted each year.
The academic year begins at the end of August and ends at
the beginning of June. Course work starts with
Constitutional and Institutional Law and progresses to
European Commercial Law and European Litigation. The Spring semester starts with
European Competition Law. During the second half of the
Spring semester, emphasis is placed on the master thesis.
Students will focus on an individual topic under the
guidance of a supervisor. The thesis must be completed by
the end of the term. The studies are carried out on a
full-time basis, making attendance at lectures and seminars
For more information about our programme please visit the
Degree programme catalogue for Stockholm University.
Introduction by Professor Ulf
Words of former master students
Preliminary Overview of the programme 2012/2013
Foundations of European Union Law – Part I
Union, the Market and the Individual – Part II
EU Competition Law - Part III
Master Thesis - Part IV