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Master of Laws (LL.M.) (60 credits) in European Economic Law

Our one-year LL.M. in European Economic Law (EEL) is an internationally renowned programme which over the course of its 20 years of existence has developed a distinctive profile with a blend of competition law, financial law and social law.

The European Union of today is the result of a bold and remarkably successful project of economic and political integration. The law of the European Union permeates ever growing areas of social and economic activity in the EU Member States and directly affects economic operators as well as ordinary citizens. In-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal system and the functioning of the Union are therefore major assets for any law student who wants to develop professionally in the European Union. Even for lawyers working outside the borders of the Union, advanced knowledge of EU law can open exciting career opportunities and give an invaluable competitive advantage.

The principal object of study in the LL.M. in European Economic Law is the legal system of the European Union, approached from an Internal Market perspective. Apart from advanced level knowledge in substantive European economic law, the programme gives students a theoretical and methodological foundation for further independent research, development and other qualified work within this area of law. The programme offers a unique opportunity to advance your career in a dynamic and highly relevant area of law.

The courses are taught by leading professors and researchers at Stockholm University, by internationally renowned guest professors, judges and advocate generals from the European Court of Justice, as well as leading Swedish practitioners. 

The programme is a full-time course of study and requires active participation.

Programme brochure EEL

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FAQ for LL.M. studies

  • Programme overview

    The programme consists of four courses of 15 credits: three of the courses are compulsory and one is an elective specialisation course. The general structure of the programme is as follows : 

    Autum Semester

    Spring semester

    The programme opens with a mandatory course in Advanced European Economic Law (15 ECTS), devoted to issues of constitutional and methodological character.

    This course is followed by an elective specialisation course (15 ECTS), where students are given the opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge in one of three cutting-edge areas of European Economic Law. In relation to the compulsory introductory course, this second course allow students to expand their knowledge of both the particular subjects and the relevant methodologies.

    During the second term students take a course in Legal Methods in Research and Practice, where they develop skills in applying European legal methods through participating in a EU Moot Court and through interactive seminars and research workshops.

    The programme concludes with a master thesis on a selected topic of EEL.

    Please note that each course's contents, scope, teaching and examination methods are described in their respective syllabus, which can be found on he right-hand side of each course web page.

    Our objective is to enhance your ability to analyse, solve problems and think independently; qualities that are required in advanced international careers. To achieve this objective, we employ a rich variety of teaching methods, in which active student participation is the key.

  • How to apply

    Note that there is only one application round every year. The application period opens in mid-October with a deadline in mid-January for commencement the following autumn. Our LL.M. only starts in the autumn.

    All prospective students, regardless of their country of origin, must apply via the national Swedish application system website called University Admissions. For general information about applications, check the university’s step-by-step guide.

    Application for Stockholm University - A step-by-step guide

    University Admissions

    Entry requirements

    In order to be eligible for our LL.M., you have to fulfil both the general entry requirements for master studies in Sweden and the specific entry requirement for the programme.

    General entry requirement

    • You must have been awarded an undergraduate degree in law from an internationally recognised university or hold an equivalent degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS in law. Applicants on the last year of such a degree can also apply.
    • Support your proficiency in English

    Specific entry requirement for LL.M. in European Economic Law

    To be eligible for the programme, students must have previously completed one or several course(s) in EU law for a total of at least 7,5 ECTS, or have acquired equivalent knowledge through e.g. other relevant academic, professional or extra-curriculum merits.

    Required supporting documentation

    In order to prove your eligibility, you must provide University Admissions with documents supporting:

    • your previous study information
    • your English proficiency
    • how you fulfil the specific entry requirement

    Which documents are needed and their format (including translation requirements) is decided by University Admissions Sweden. Therefore, you must comply with the guidelines stated here: Provide application documents.

    In addition, applicants must also submit the following documents in English to fulfil the selection criteria:

    • a personal statement (please use the following template:  Personal statement template 2024-2025 - EEL (70 Kb)
    • two letters of recommendation, max. 1A4 page each (e.g. from academics, employers, internships providers etc). Make sure they are duly signed and include contact information and preferably these should be written on paper with an official letter head
    • a CV

    Incomplete applications, i.e. where one or several documents mentioned above are missing, will be assessed accordingly.

    Selection process

    Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of a weighted assessment of grades from earlier legal studies, relevant extra-curricular/professional experiences, one personal statement and two letters of recommendation. Typically, grades from legal studies and extra-curricular/professional experiences carry most weight. If applicants have similar academic qualifications, the statement of purpose will be of key importance. Strong letters of recommendations can also become decisive on occasion.


    For detailed information regarding admissions, including conditional admissions, waiting lists, tuition fees, costs, scholarships, please check the university’s central pages:

    Conditionally eligible or conditionally admitted applicants

    Costs, fees and scholarships

    Admissions FAQ

  • Programme reports

  • Meet us

    Meet our students

    Meet Snaedis, an EEL student in 2022-23

    Snaedis comes from Iceland and decided to undertake our EEL programme as professional development in her career as attorney at law. She tells us more about the teaching and learning environment and for who this programme could be suitable.

    00.50 Why did you apply to EEL and how has the programme been so far?

    02.46 How’s the teaching and the learning environment?

    04.38 Who should apply to EEL?

    Meet our teachers

    Our programme directors

    Prof. Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt and Associate Prof. Jaan Paju are the current programme directors of our LL.M. in European Economic Law. Learn more about their academic background and research below.

    Prof. Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt

    Associate Prof. Jaan Paju

    The teaching staff also includes other professors and researchers at Stockholm University,  internationally renowned guest professors, judges and advocate generals from the European Court of Justice, as well as leading Swedish practitioners.

    Do you also want to know more about the structure and content of our LL.M.? Then check out the following presentation:

    LL.M. European Economic Law presentation 

    Meet our alumni

    Join our alumni network

    Our LL.M in European Economic Law is an internationally renowned legal degree with a twenty-year history and a large community of alumni, many of them having prominent positions at European institutions, academic centres and law firms.

    After the programme ends you will have a chance to join this network. You will need to formally accept the invitation and allow us to store your e-mail in our database. You can always ask to be removed at any time. For more information, contact LLM European Economic Law at

  • Contact

    For questions regarding the application process, please contact the Office of International Affairs:

    For questions specifically regarding the academic content of the programme, please contact the programme coordinator: