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LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law, Mediation, Arbitration and Energy Law

Course Description

"Puts forward a genuinely transnational and European perspective, offering a highly flexible qualification suitable for a wide range of career openings in many sectors"

This new postgraduate programme aims to provide a thorough analysis of commercial law and alternative dispute resolution within a transnational, EU and international context. The emphasis is on learning how cross-border business activities, companies and financial markets are regulated and how alternative dispute resolution is conducted.

This degree offers a wide range of career paths. It is addressed to recent graduates and qualified lawyers seeking to pursue a career in international, EU and transnational commercial law, company law, capital markets law, financial law and alternative dispute resolution, as well as to national regulators and public officers.

"The IHU LLM has given me a great chance to broaden my horizons in the area of international law and economics."

Nikolaos Rovas
LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Greece

[[The Master’s Dissertation]]

By the end of the series of taught courses, students choose a dissertation topic relevant to the courses of the LL.M. programme. The topic is chosen by the student with input and advice from a faculty member, who acts as the supervisor, working closely with the student.

The dissertation is an individual 15,000-word paper of original scientific work, which upon completion is submitted for examination and approval by a three-member committee chaired by the student’s supervisor.

[[The Timetable]]

Courses are taught over weekends (twice a month on average). The duration of the programme is 14 months (master’s dissertation

[[Master’s Degree]]

In order to be awarded the LL.M. degree, students must complete a total of 90 credits.

This involves taking:
Eight core courses (48 credits)
Four elective courses (12 credits)
Master’s Dissertation (30 credits).


Applications from candidates holding a University degree in law, economics and political science will be considered. A personal interview may be required. All successful applicants will be required to take introductory consolidation courses, depending on their academic backgrounds, during the first weeks of the programme. While admission to the IHU is competitive, our admissions policy vigorously supports equality of opportunity. We are focused on building a student community which includes men and women
from different backgrounds, abilities, economic circumstances, perspectives, races, religions and national origin.

[[When to Apply]]

The IHU operates on a rolling admissions basis. This means that candidates apply for and are admitted to our programmes all year round. We suggest, however, that you apply as early as possible to ensure a quick response and place availability. We aim to provide decisions within ten working days of receiving your complete application. Please ensure that you complete the application form fully and submit all your supporting documents for us to make an informed decision.


The International Hellenic University offers a number of scholarships for the postgraduate programmes, covering a significant portion of the programme fees. Scholarships are given to top students of proven academic record.

Entry Requirements

▪ A good university degree from a recognised university▪ A good IELTS or TOEFL score or Cambridge Certificate for graduates from non-English speaking universities▪ Two academic references (both referees should have direct knowledge of your suitability for the specific Master’s programme)A personal interview may be required.

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