The School of Social Sciences of the Hellenic Open University and the Department of Law of the Frederick University of Cyprus jointly provide the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Programme entitled “Master of Laws in European Law”.
Object – Purpose
The LL.M. in European Law is addressed to Lawyers in Greece and Cyprus and to executives of companies, institutions and organisations who are to be equipped with the necessary qualifications for the provision of high quality services.
Theoretical and practical legal analysis are provided as tools for the interpretation of European Law in a programme designed for legal practitioners from inclusive and relevant disciplines.
The aim of this course is the in-depth knowledge of European Law, the law that constitutes a special legal order, separate from the national legal orders of the member states, governed by its own special principles and prevails over the national law of the EU member states. European Law is the law that unites Greece and Cyprus with each other and at the same time with the other countries of the European Union.
This LL.M. in European Law provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of subjects. It is not only limited to issues of economy, trade, single market but also covers a variety of other areas such as climate, environment, security, justice, in line with the developments of the European Union.
The LL.M. aims at the academic training of the participants and additionally at their professional development by improving their problem-solving skills in a European context.
The objective of the Postgraduate Programme of Studies entitled “European Law” is the in-depth knowledge of the European legal order, the law that unites Greece and Cyprus with each other and at the same time with the other countries of the European Union and prevails over the domestic law of the Member States.
This LL.M. in European Law provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of subjects, essential for all lawyers today. It is not only limited to economic, trade and single market issues, but in keeping with developments in the European Union it also covers a variety of other areas such as climate, environment, security and justice. The LL.M. aims at the academic training of the participants and in addition to their professional development by improving their problem-solving skills in a European context.
It thus provides the opportunity to deepen and broaden knowledge of European law, one of the most important periods in the history of the European Union, providing graduates with skills useful for a wide-ranging labor market.
The minimum duration for the completion of the programme is one and a half (1.5) academic year or three (3) academic semesters.
The total number of credits (ECTS) required for the award of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree is 90 ECTS.
The language of instruction of the LL.M., as well as the language of the thesis, is Greek.
Type of Postgraduate Program
LL.M. – Master of Laws
Classification according to ISCED-2011 of UNESCO:
Based on the level of Education: 7
Classification according to ISCED-2013 of UNESCO:
Based on the field of Education: 0421-Law
By completing their studies, students are expected to have gained a decent amount of knowledge, the necessary tools and the mentality that is needed. More specifically, this course of study:
The following applicants can be accepted:
In addition to the language of instruction, a very good knowledge of the English language is necessary for the attendance of the programme.
Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)
For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.
The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.
It is clarified that holders of a first degree of Higher Education are accepted in the Postgraduate Program.
The total number of credits (ECTS) required for the award of the LL.M. is ninety (90 ECTS). During the course of studies, each student is required to either successfully complete seven (7) Thematic Units, to prepare and present a Postgraduate Dissertation, or to successfully complete nine (9) Thematic Units. The Postgraduate Dissertations written in the third (3rd) semester of study.
Total ECTS: 30
Total ECTS: 30
Total ECTS: 30
For the preparation of the Postgraduate Dissertation, the course “Research Methodology – Research Proposal” (EDI58 – 2nd semester) is defined as a prerequisite.
Guidelines for the selection:
You may choose from one (1) to three (3) T.U. per semester (30 ECTS).
The choice of units is made in the order of the following structure.
During the procedure of registering for a unit, the units of the previous semester must be exhausted first and then the units of the next semester must be registered.
For example, in the first semester, if you choose one (1) unit, you must declare EDI50. If you wish to declare a second one, you must declare EDI51. If you wish to register a third, you may choose one of the elective subjects: either EDI52 or EDI53.
In the second semester you must choose EDI58, if you wish to do a Master’s Thesis in the last semester.
In the third semester you must choose EDI59 and you can register either the Postgraduate Dissertation, or two (2) of the elective units in consecutive order: EDI60, EDI61 and EDI62.
The presentation of the Postgraduate Dissertation requires the successful completion of all the Program’s Thematic Units.
For the award of the Postgraduate Diploma of Specialization (P.D.S.), either the successful completion of seven (7) units, as well as the successful preparation and presentation of the Postgraduate Dissertation, or the successful completion of nine (9) units is mandatory.
Academic Supervisory Committee of the Inter-Departmental Postgraduate Programme “European Law”:
Thematic Unit: 500 euros [either seven (7) or nine (9) units]
Postgraduate Dissertation:1.000 euros
Total: EUR 4.500