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Master (M2) LLM International Aviation Law -ESL (2021-2022)

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 4
Length of studies
1 year - 2 semesters
(Optional internship)
Cost and financial aid
Registration fees : 6 000€ for students; 7 000€ for continuing education students
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Capacity : 15 students max.


Flying has become common but for most human beings it remains an incredible achievement! In spite of the Covid-19 global crisis, the aviation sector has a bright future. This crisis is a real game-changer, legitimately questioning both players and models, but it is definitely not the end of the long-lasting adventure of aviation. Air traffic is gradually resuming and private entities as well as public institutions are committed to tackling aviation’s greatest challenge: flying with zero carbon emissions. Aside from environmental concerns, regional and international regulation authorities, airlines, airport operators, aircraft manufacturers, OEM, MRO and groundhandling firms have to face a growing number of complex challenges and to deal with more legal and regulatory issues such as safety, security, export control, embargoes, data protection, competition, unmanned systems… In this context, the demand for qualified legal expertise is increasing. The LL.M in International Aviation Law aims at offering strong expertise and appropriate solutions to aviation sector players. With more than 300 hours of face-toface teaching, a set of comprehensive modules addressing the major current legal issues of this area, and many academic and industrial partnerships, this LL.M stands first and unique worldwide and is designed both for graduate students and for top executives in these domains.

 For half a century, Toulouse, France, has been home to major international aeronautic players (Airbus, ATR...) and the most renowned centre for education and research in the aerospace sector (ISAE-Supaero / ENAC). The University of Toulouse Capitole and its well-known European School of Law offers cutting-edge programs, fully taught in English, and widely recognized in the business world.

 The Master program brings together academic faculty from Toulouse Capitole University, international partner universities, engineering institutes, and industry-experienced speakers from major aviation related firms and institutions: Airbus, ATR, Thalès, Daher, ISAE-Supaero, law firms (Chevrier, Selene, JH, Hughes Hubbard Reed…) Goshawck, Flightright, ADP, Airfrance, Safran SEP… All taught courses, as well as assignments, exams, group-work are in English. Additional French as a Foreign Language classes may be organized on demand. Classes are organized to fit continuing education participants’ schedules (one teaching week each month).

 This one-year specialization (Master 2nd year) is the former university diploma LL.M. in international aviation law. It aims at giving students a solid expertise and delivers appropriate solutions to aviation sector players. With 310 hours of in-class teaching – a set of comprehensive modules addressing the major current issues in aviation law – and many academic and industrial partnerships, this Master is unique worldwide. It takes a strategic and interdisciplinary approach to the main legal challenges within this field and is designed both for graduate students and for top executives. The modules combine academic knowledge with professional expertise in order to meet the needs of major players worldwide.


The LL.M. includes 310 hours of teaching and seminars divided into 2 core modules and 4 specialized modules. All modules are mandatory to obtain the Master degree. Courses are offered in sessions of three to five days, approximately once a month. Participants also have either to complete an internship or to conduct a group-work project under academic or professional supervision. Standalone modules and courses are available on demand and subject to special arrangements.

Evaluation :
Core module 1 : a 3-hour written exam (practical case) – 15 credits
Core module 2: a 3-hour written exam (practical case) – 15 credits
Specialized modules : one oral examination encompassing all 4 modules + one in-class test per module – 16 credits
Internship or group project : written report and defense – 14 credits



Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac + 4

Admission conditions

Targeted public:
The LL.M is open to applicants:
-           holding a 1st year of a Master's degree (240 ECTS)
-           holding a Bachelor’s degree granted in 4 years (240 ECTS)
-           holding an engineering degree
holding an equivalent degree in the fields of Law, Economics, Management, Engineering, Tourism...
-           or having proven solid professional experience related to the aviation sector
-           lifelong learners

A good command of English is mandatory (no test required).


Selection criteria

The admission committee will assess your application based on academic results, personal experience (international and/or professional) and motivation.  

The application will be determined at a later stage.
Procedure :
The procedure will be described here at a later stage.

Required documents for all applicants :
- A copy of your passport or I.D
- A copy of diploma(s) and official transcript(s).
- A cover letter (in English)
- A curriculum vitae (in English)
- Certificate of English proficiency (not mandatory)

IMPORTANT : According to your country of residence, you may have to comply with additional procedures. Please get in touch with the Campus France office in your home country or check at: www.campusfrance.org.

Cost and financial aid :

Registration fees : 6 000€ for students; 7 000€ for continuing education students




CORE MODULES – 125 hours – 30 credits

Core module 1 – Aerospace legal framework – 65 hours
-   Private international law (15 hrs)
-   Dispute settlement (litigation / ADR / Arbitration) (15 hrs)
-   Public international law (10 hrs)
-   Aviation international and European framework (15 hrs)
-   Intellectual property in the aviation sector (10 hrs)

Core module 2 – Aerospace economics & management – 60 hours
-   Compliance in the aviation sector (10h)
-   Aviation economics (10 hrs)
-   Aerospace management (15 hrs)
-   Insurance issues in the air sector (10 hrs)
-   Sustainable development and air transport (10 hrs)
-   Aviation historical and geopolitical landmarks (5 hrs)


SPECIALIZED MODULES – 185 hours – 16 credits

 UE 3 Contracts and financing – 60 hours
-   Sales, purchase and support contracts in the aviation sector (15 hrs)
-   Guarantees (10 hrs)
-   Aircraft financing – leasing and lease-back operations (15 hrs)
-   Aviation and competition law (10 hrs)
-   Export control (10h)

UE 4 Security – Safety – Liability – 60 hours
-   Aviation security (10 hrs)
-   Aviation safety and accident investigation (10 hrs)
-   Carriers liability / passengers’ rights (20 hrs)
-   Data protection in aviation   (10 hrs)
-   Human factors (10 hrs)

UE 5 Airports – 25 hours
-   Airport construction, ownership & management models (15 hrs)
-   Airport facilitation and slots management (10 hrs)

UE 6 Aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles – 40 hours
-   Drones regulatory framework (15 hrs)
-   Aerospace engineering (aircraft, air transport system) (15 hrs)
-   Airworthiness (10 hrs)

Every student must complete an internship of at least three months or a group project.



Career Opportunities

Career prospects : Students who obtain the LLM have several legal job opportunities, and especially those in relation with international aviation law. The programme provides them with the skills needed to hold positions in international law firms, private sector companies (e.g. airlines, aircraft and engine manufacturers, OEM, MRO), civil aviation authorities but also in public services, including international or European institutions.

Contact details




Service Universitaire d’Information d’Orientation et d’Aide à l’Insertion Professionnelle (SUIO-IP)
(Anciennes Facultés)
2 rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
e-mail : suio-ip@ut-capitole.fr
05 61 63 37 28

Employee training contact details

Formation continue / Lifelong learning
Manufacture des Tabacs- Bat. Q
21, allée de Brienne
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
Courriel : m2fcv2a@ut-capitole.fr
Tél : 05 61 12 88 36