Master (2 years) of Law (LL.M.), 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus City Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5000 EUR


With a Master’s degree in law (LL.M) you are able to apply legal methodology at a specialized level within complex parts of the legal system. This means that you are able to identify, analyze and solve theoretical and practical legal issues in a systematic way. You have career possibilities within the courts, law firms and the police.

During your Master education you will:
  • Gain recent and relevant knowledge on national and international law via legal information search, sources of law and scientific literature 
  • Understand Danish law and the position of legal science in an international context
  • Apply legal methodology to identify and analyze complex legal scientific issues at a specialized level
  • Make qualified legal decisions as well as reflect critically on ethical and moral perspectives of rulings
  • Advice on legal issues in consideration of political, financial and social conditions
  • Plan, control and handle complex work processes

Career Opportunities  

A Master’s degree in law (LL.M.) is key to a wide range of career possibilities within the courts, law firms and the police. You can become a legal adviser or consultant within the public administration or take on a variety of jobs in businesses or private organizations – nationally and internationally.

The LL.M. is a prerequisite to becoming an attorney, prosecutor and judge. For this career path, you will need a 3-year employment as an assistant attorney in addition to your Master’s degree. With a Master’s degree in law you can also apply for the 3-year Ph.D. Programme and pursue an academic career.

About the Degree

The Master of Laws is an advanced academic degree, pursued by those holding a professional law degree. It is commonly abbreviated LL.M., from the Latin Legum Magister (meaning "master of laws"). Similarly its pre-requisite, the Bachelor of Law is abbreviated LL.B. (Legum Baccalaureus).


Prerequisite to the Master in Law is a recognized Legum Baccalaureus or LL.B (i.e. Bachelor of Law). In addition the University of Copenhagen must receive a motivated application stating why you want to study at the Faculty of Law, as well as documentation needed for the assessment procedure.
Read more about the specific requirements for the Master's in Law

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of the University of Copenhagen  

Apply directly at the University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Copenhagen directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information
Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

City Campus


Studying at City Campus means being downtown Copenhagen. Everything the city has to offer is right outside the door. Nevertheless, it is easy to escape city noise in order to study or relax in one of the many beautiful, surrounding parks.The campus area accommodates the Faculty of Social Sciences and a part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Centre for Health and Society is located between the city lakes and the transport hub Nørreport. This is a place brimming with history as the buildings are the former district general hospital with high ceilings and a stylish architectural look. Teaching facilities are modern, and in 2013, the University opened a new building with three auditoriums.

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