M.A. in European Union Law


Program Description

Career opportunities

Our graduates are specialists prepared to work as a professional staff member at EU institutions and other international organizations as well as local and national government. They serve as leaders of the change in their local communities, helping in promoting the idea of European integration and making the best use of the European funds. The European Union Law program also prepare for work in private enterprises in Poland and throughout Europe (Specialization “Business Law”) or to be involved in diplomatic service with the strong focus on protection Human Rights and migration policy (Specialization “Diplomacy”). It gives students a solid understanding of the legal and organizational foundations of the functioning of the European Union.

The course is designed by our highly-qualified academic staff in cooperation with representatives of the administrative staff of the EU institutions, representatives of diplomatic institutions and consulates, lawyers, and law advisors. Their presence guarantees that the course program meets the factual demands as regards education and employability of specialists in the field of EU law.

Work placements

Students complete mandatory 60 hours of practice The strong cooperation with both national and International institutions leads to many opportunities for European Studies students to get placement or internship at organizations across the public and private sectors, e.g. the European Parliament, the European Commission Representation Office in Warsaw, Representation of European Commission in Warsaw, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, units of the central and local government, the EU Funds departments, the Rule of Law Institute Foundation and other non-governmental organizations. Students also can participate in the Erasmus Exchange Program taking advantage of various study abroad opportunities.

Graduate employability and the market transition is supported by social activity projects: participating in Student Research Group Euro-KUL, writing a blog Europeans, participating in the EU-funded projects realized at the University.

KUL’s Careers Centre provides a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Students may also get help from the University Career Services Office, that is implementing the program “Cool Careers”.

Skills acquired by EU Law graduates

Professional skills

  • the graduates are fluent in areas that are a key part of European legal regulations. They become specialists in the scope of European problems and acquire professional skills that are demanded on the European labor market;
  • the program offers two specializations: economic and diplomatic;
  • students can also obtain certificates from EU Diplomacy Academy, European Academy of Competition Law, EU Funds Academy.

Communication skills

  • our graduates possess good mediation and negotiation skills, they know the art of public speaking, they acquire effective presentation skills;
  • our graduates know how to apply for EU funds;
  • they can act as consultants within the scope of EU legal regulations.

Language skills

  • a program put a heavy emphasis on language learning, encouraging both written and spoken fluency. Apart from obligatory English, students will also learn a second European language;
  • official languages of the EU (a mandatory subject for the diplomatic specialization);
  • French for diplomacy.

Digital skills

  • efficient and effective use of EU databases (EUR-Lex) and the EuroStat statistics Analytical skills;
  • skills for analyzing the legal and political structures and phenomena in Europe;
  • deep knowledge of European history and culture and the ability to understand and analyze the social, political and economic processes that occur in the European Union.

Skills for self-employment

  • skills necessary for running a small company at the domestic and EU level;
  • our graduates know how to apply for EU funds and how to manage EU-funded projects.

Tuition fees

  • Annual tuition for Non-EU applicants: 7400 PLN = c. 1850 Euro
  • The program is tuition-free for EU applicants

The program starts on October 1st, 2020

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin is one of the oldest Polish universities. Throughout its nearly 100-year history, it has been one of the most important centers of Catholic thought, maki ... Read More

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin is one of the oldest Polish universities. Throughout its nearly 100-year history, it has been one of the most important centers of Catholic thought, making an enduring contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of both Poland and the wider world. Read less