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Master mention Droit International et Droit Européen parcours type LLM Comparative & European Private International Law (CEPIL)

Informations générales

Niveau de recrutement
Bac + 3, Bac + 4
Lieu(x) de formation
Toulouse (campus UT Capitole)
Diplôme national
Diplôme national de Master controlé par l'état
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Langues d'enseignement
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Responsables pédagogiques

Mrs Macovei is responsible for M1
Mrs Gallant is responsible for M2


CEPIL Master is a 2 year program entirely taught in English.

Semesters 1 and 2 aim at giving students a thorough knowledge of the private and public aspects of international and European legal issues.
The programme offers a comparative perspective, focuses on methodology with a view to providing the students with the tools needed to hold positions as lawyers in an international and European context.

Semester 3 and 4 aim at giving students a high level of proficiency in Private International Law with a focus on International Mobility. This program is a Double degree established by the 2011 convention signed between the University Toulouse Capitole and the University of Dundee in Scotland. Students will thus obtain both a French Master's diploma and the LLM (Latin Legum Magister) under two cumulative conditions: the validation of semester 3 in Toulouse and the mandatory semester 4 in Dundee. The LLM certificate is awarded during a graduation ceremony at the University of Dundee.

This type of programme is a rare opportunity in France providing the cross competences, reflexes, methodology and knowledge that are necessary to the internationalisation and europeanisation of private law cases and regulations. The LLM is a globally recognised degree, particularly in English-speaking countries.



Niveau de recrutement : Bac + 3, Bac + 4

Conditions d'accès

Targeted public:
A three-year degree in law is required, equivalent to 180 ECTS (European credits) i.e. Bachelor’s degree, Licence or equivalent.
Other qualifications and area of study may be considered by the Admission Committee.
Students must have an adequate command of the English language to enrol. An applicant's English proficiency level may be demonstrated by means of score reports of recognized exams, tests or certificates or by any relevant means (study and life experience in a program taught in English…).


Admission to the first year of the Master's programme depends on the number of seats available and is subject to a competitive examination or an examination of the candidate's file. Admission is decided by the President of the university on the proposal of a pedagogical committee whose members are appointed by the President of the university.

Expectations for applications to the 1st year of the Master's programme (licence mention advised, prerequisites....)

Here are the access conditions depending on your situation:
- M1 CEPIL UT Capitole holders: automatic admission by M1 CEPIL validation.
- Other UT Capitole’s M1 holders: subject to seats availability, and to a Selection Committee decision.
- M1 holders or equivalent diploma from another University: subject to requirements, seats available, and Selection Committee decision.

Capacity : 25 students max for the 1st year | 20 students max for the 2nd year


Application procedure will be communicated soon.

Selection criteria
The admission committee will assess your application based on academic results, English proficiency, personal experiences (international and/or professional) and motivation.

Applicants will have to demonstrate their English proficiency (level C1 expected).
They must have sufficient skills in English to attend class in Toulouse and Dundee. Any academic or internationally admitted language certificate is welcome (DULS, BULATS, TOEFL, TOEIC...). However, to be admitted into Dundee in semester 4, students are required to present one of the langage certificates accepted by Dundee; the list is available here.

Procedure for candidates

Documents list for Applications
(!) Beware (!) : depending on your country of residence and the held diplomas, you may have to comply with additional procedures regarding your visa application.

Registration fees
1st year : 3000 €, no matter the candidate's nationality
2nd year : about 6000 £ (Fees to be paid at UT Capitole and University of Dundee)

International mobility informations



SEMESTER 1 – 33 ECTS – 192h30 CM

UE1: Introduction to European Union law - 30hrs - 5 ECTS
UE2: International and European criminal law - 30hrs –5 ECTS
UE3: Fundamental rights - 30hrs - 5 ECTS
UE4: Private international law - 30hrs - 5 ECTS
UE5: Introduction to legal system - 30hrs - 5 ECTS
UE6: Public international law - 30hrs - 5 ECTS

UE7: French or intensive English (for French speakers) - 12h30 - 3 ECTS

UE8: Non-assessed courses :
Conferences on legal cultures - 35hrs
Legal research - 3hrs
French and European culture and civilization - 15hrs

SEMESTER 2 – 27 ECTS – 207h30

UE9: Contract law - 30hrs - 5 ECTS
UE10: International and European business law -30hrs - 5 ECTS
UE11: Intellectual and Industrial property– 30hrs – 5 ECTS

UE12: labor and company liability -30hrs – 2 ECTS
UE13: Module 4ECTS
E-commerce Law - 15hrs
Company law - 15hrs

UE14: French or intensive English (for French speakers) - 12h30 - 3 ECTS
UE15: Non-assessed courses:
Conferences on legal cultures – 30h30

SEMESTER 3 - UT Capitole - 30 ECTS - 179 hrs
UE1: PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW – Core areas : (48hrs – 8 ECTS)
- Private International law - Fundamental rules and principles (24hrs)
- European Private international law (12hrs)
- Introduction to comparative Private international law (12hrs)

UE2: PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW – Specific areas : (48hrs – 7 ECTS)
- Family property in an International Context (12hrs)
- International Sales of Goods (12hrs)
- International Intellectual Property Law (12hrs)
- International Criminal Law (12hrs)

UE3: EUROPEAN LAW: (48hrs – 15 ECTS)
- European Insolvency Law (12hrs)
- Personal data protection (12hrs)
- European Consumer Law (12hrs)
- European Business Law (12hrs)

- Conferences in European and International Law and politics (10hrs)
- Philosophical aspects of law (6hrs)
- Other conferences (4hrs)
- Legal English (15hrs)
- Project management

SEMESTER 4 - University of Dundee - 30 ECTS - 40hrs

UE4: (40hrs)
University of Dundee proposes mandatory courses (Unit 1) and optional courses (Unit 2&3). Optional courses can vary from a year to an other. Students could pick :
- 2 courses of Unit 2 OR
- 1 course of Unit 2 and 1 course of Unit 3

Here is the list of courses per Unit:
Unit 1:
- Legal Research Skills
- Master Dissertation

- Competition Law
- International Taxation Law
- International Energy Arbitration: Practical Exercises
- The Law of Mergers and Acquisitions
- Privacy, Cybersecurity and Surveillance
- International Dispute Resolution
- International Law and Energy Disputes

-Water Law
- International Dispute Resolution
- Human Rights in International Relations
- International Energy Arbitration: Practical Exercises
- Digital Evidence
- Business and Human Rights
- Private International Law (Common Law Perspectives)
- Competition Law
- World Trade Organisation Law
- International Taxation Law
- National and Comparative Oil and Gas Law
- Transnational Law of Sustainable Development and Environment
- International Relations and Energy and Natural Resources
- Mineral and Petroleum Taxation
- Political Economy of Climate Change and the Environment
- Privacy, Cyber Security and Surveillance
- Corporate Sustainability and ESG Law
- The Law of Mergers and Acquisitions

LL.M thesis :
The student must write a research thesis in English. The topics will be chosen from a list established by the University of Dundee in association with UT Capitole. This thesis has to be submitted by August according to the examination rules at the University of Dundee (no oral defence is required).
A professional internship is still possible but optional.

Modalités d'évaluation

The terms and conditions of assessment (MCC) can be downloaded from the download list on the right-hand side of this page.


Poursuites d'études

The teachings during the entire Program pave the way to European and international careers, or employment requiring to manage different situations connected with international and European law. Students are encouraged to develop initiatives in order to bring out skills in organisation, communication and exchanges, which are essential for any legal practitioner who works in a team, with potential partners from all around the world, international organisations, firms or universities. The exchange during the second semester is a chance for developing the abilities of adaptation and communication in an international context.

- Lawyer practise – National or international private litigation
- Legal departments in French or foreign private, public or public-private companies.
- Domestic or International/European Civil service
- NGOs.
- Assistance and expert assessment for international institutions or national institutions
- Academic career in France or abroad.

More Details: You may read the OFIP’s surveys about occupational integration of the graduate student.
The OFIP (Observatoire des Formations et de l’Insertion professionnelle) examines the academic and professional future of the alumni: continuation or resumption of studies, access to the labour market, after 30 months situation (work, studies, unemployment,…), occupation characteristics (sector, status, functions, professions, wages, geographical mobility,…).
Available on the UT Capitole website or at the SUIO-IP.


Contacts administratifs

Master courses administration :
Pôle Master Droit (PMD)
Office : AR 129 (Bâtiment Arsenal)
e-mail : pmd10@ut-capitole.fr
Phone : +33 5 61 63 39 26

Information about the application procedure & mobility period :
European School of Law (ESL)
Bureau : AR 334 (Bâtiment Arsenal)
e-mail : esl-admission@ut-capitole.fr

Directors of Studies
M1: Mrs Macovei (oana-andreea.macovei@ut-capitole.fr)
M2: Mrs Gallant (estelle.gallant@ut-capitole.fr)
Office hours: Wednesdays, from 2 to 3 PM - Office AR 330