MSc in Law at University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) 2 Years
Denmark Full Time
Master (2 years) of Law (LL.M.) Onsite

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).

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 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. Program and pursue an academic career.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange program 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

Course Details:

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.

Enrollment Requirements:

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

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Costs/Tuition Fees:

5000 EUR

Level/Field(s) of Study:


Language Requirements:

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 to 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

About the University/Institution:

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) has four campus areas located in Denmark’s capital city. The University is the largest educational institution in Denmark and consists of eight faculties that combined offer over 200 academic programs for study in health sciences, humanities, law, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and theology.

Application Deadline:

EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens
Application date: Apr 01
Start date: Sep 01
Non-EU/EEA Citizens
Application date: Mar 01
Start date: Sep 01

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