Master of European Legal Studies (MELS online) 2021-2023

In partnership with renowned universities and leading experts in the academic and professional world throughout Europe we organise specialised Master programmes.

This Master is a truly international study programme offered in partnership with the Université de Lorraine in France. Participants who successfully conclude the programme are awarded a French Master degree: Master en études européennes – spécialité Droit de l’union européenne.

The programme, developed with the reputable Centre Européen Universitaire (CEU), is designed to achieve two principal aims:

  1. to provide an initial background to the fundamental issues underlying the European integration process and
  2. to offer progressive and increasing specialisation in the vast field of European law, with a view to enabling students to deal with legal questions in a practical way.

Covid-19 update – New developments in teaching methodologies:

For the past 10 years, our students have attended face-to-face lectures on our Luxembourg premises during specific weekends per academic semester. However, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic public health restrictions in Luxembourg, the courses will be taking place completely online via a video conferencing platform.

Thanks to this new development within the Master programme, we will now be able to open up the new promotion of 2021-2023 to students who otherwise may not have been able to travel to Luxembourg.

An added advantage is that the academic weekends can now be recorded and will be made available to students on the online ‘Campus’ for later viewing.

Should the public health restrictions be lifted, we would revert to face-to-face lectures for those students interested in traveling to Luxembourg. In any case, the online livestreaming and recording of the academic weekends will continue for those students for whom traveling to Luxembourg is not an option.

We hope that this evolution will bring even more diversity and flexibility to our Master programme. We look forward to welcoming students from a variety of backgrounds who all share an interest in European Legal Studies.

Click here for further details, including the provisional calendar, application form and practical information

Click here for more information about the scholarships for the Master of European Legal Studies (MELS Online)


“I would definitely recommend MELS to anyone seeking to gain a better overview of EU law. Unlike many part-time courses, it maintains that important face-to-face contact, and offers something for everyone with its wide range of topics covered. It was definitely hard work, but also a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience”.

Kate Wilson, Accredited Parliamentary Assistant,European Parliament, MELS Promotion 2014-2016

“The MELS was an extraordinary learning experience, with some of the best legal professionals in each field, and a supportive, encouraging atmosphere in the heart of Europe.”

Sergio Alonso de Leon, Member of the Legal Service, European Parliament, MELS Promotion 2010-2012


EIPA Luxembourg – European Centre for Judges and Lawyers
Ms Juliette Mollicone-Boussuge
Tel: +352 426 230 304

Ms Clare Jaquith
Tel: +352 426 230 303

MELS Online at a glance:

2-year programme

120 ECTS in total (60 ECTS per year)

French Master II diploma from Université de Lorraine

4 academic weekends per semester

In-person attendance (when public health restrictions allow)

All courses broadcast online for students abroad

Online exams

Application deadline: 30 August 2021

Cost: 4975€ per academic year

Please see application form for fee discount options, click here

For scholarship opportunities, click here (Scholarship deadline: 14 May 2021)