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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    One year for Postgraduate Diploma, two years for MA

  • Course Type

    MA, PgDip

  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    03 May 2019

Please note: Applications for the Postgraduate Diploma only (first year) are completed through KNect365 Learning who will guide you through the application process. KNect365 deliver the Diploma programme in conjunction with King’s.

European Union Law is a distance learning programme covering a wide range of important EU Law topics, such as free movement of goods and people, social policy, external relations and judicial review. You will gain in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the most important theoretical and practical aspects of EU law, with a particular emphasis on the Treaties of the European Union. This programme is studied by professionals alongside full time work commitments. The estimated time commitment is 240 hours of self study plus 32 hours teaching at the weekend seminars. Further time is needed in April for the coursework and May for examination preparation. Students are expected to manage their time independently.

Please note that the optional MA (second year) is only available for application once the Postgraduate Diploma has been completed at Merit level. 

At King's you can speak directly to the programme convener on ++44 (0) 20 7848 1768.

The programme information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Key benefits

  • Gives an in-depth insight into European Union Law principles and practice.
  • Course materials are written by leading academics at King's College London and by professional experts in the field.
  • Can be studied anywhere in the world.
  • Weekend seminars led by course directors.
  • Hard copy study material with online additional support, traditional one-year cohort.
  • Established programme with an enviable reputation in the sector and exceptional ratings by students.


Our European Union Law course provides you with an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the most important theoretical and practical aspects of EU Law by focussing on the Treaties of the European Union. 

The European Union Law MA is only open to students who have successfully completed the European Union Postgraduate Diploma at merit level. Students on the MA programme are required to write a dissertation under supervision.

Required Modules

PG Diploma

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Introduction to Internal Market 1 (40 Credits)
  • Internal Market 2 and Substantive Policies 1 (40 Credits)
  • Substantive Policies 2 and Procedural Aspects (40 Credits)


You are required to take the following module:

  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Career prospects

This course is studied by a wide variety of international professionals, including private practice lawyers, in-house counsels and representatives from the European institutions. Students who graduate from this course will take a comprehensive and and up-to-date understanding of EU Law into their next career move.

Completing this rigorous programme will you give you a competitive edge in the job market. With its practical approach you can apply your expertise immediately to your work environment. You will also have opportunities to network with professionals in your area from all over the world. Programme graduates are mostly professionals who enjoy specialisation and promotion in their existing workplace or new employment destinations.

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Visit the European Union Law MA/PG Dip page on the King’s College London website for more details!