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Master (2nd Year) LLM International Aviation Law

Length of studies
1 year - 2 semesters
Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 4
Diplôme national
Diplôme national de Master controlé par l'état
Accessible as
Initial Training
Employee training
Alternate training (program where the time is shared between courses and professional experience)
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Course directors

M. Laurent Grosclaude, Maître de Conférences


Teaching load 432h, including 410 hours of courses, 12h of apprenticeship guidance and 10 hours of exams.


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 net zero emissions. Aside from environmental concerns, regional and international regulation authorities, airlines, airport operators, aircraft manufacturers, OEM, MRO and 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 LLM International Aviation Law aims at offering strong expertise and appropriate solutions to aviation sector players. With over 410 hours of face-to face teaching, a set of comprehensive modules addressing the major current legal issues of this area, and many academic and industrial partnerships, this LLM stands first and unique worldwide and is designed both for graduate students and for top executives in these domains.


The Examination rules are given at the beginning of the session and mention the assessment terms for obtaining the National Diploma: International and European Law, LL.M. International Aviation Law course. Assessments are made by written and oral final examinations.

The terms and conditions of assessment (MCC) can be downloaded from the download list on the right-hand side of this page.
Alternate training (program where the time is shared between courses and professional experience)
The apprenticeship Master 2 LLM International Aviation Law is attached to MidiSup, which brings together engineering schools and UT Capitole.
Teaching languages
Cost and financial aid
Tuition fees 2023/2024: Alternate training: Coverage by the company and its OPCO Apprenticeship contract : 9 000€ - private sector/ public sector Professionalisation contract: Please contact apprenticeship service Initial training: 243€ for registration + 5757€ for specific fees

Admission conditions

Targeted public:
The LLM 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

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

Intake: 18 students max.


Selection criteria

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

Application dates :


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 : Depending on 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:


General organization of studies


SEMESTER 3&4 - 410 hours

UE 1: Core Module 1 – Aerospace Legal Framework - 75h
Introduction to the ecosystem, challenges and international aviation law 8h
Private international law – 15h
Dispute resolution (litigation / ADR / Arbitration) – 15h
Chicago convention and its annexes / OACI 10h
Traffic rights 12h
Aviation historical and geopolitical landmarks 5h
Intellectual property in the aviation sector – 10h

UE 2: Core Module 2 – Aerospace Economics & Management - 65h
Compliance in the aviation sector – 10h
Aviation economics – 10h
Aerospace management – 15h
Insurance issues in the air sector – 10h
Sustainable development and air transport – 20h

UE 3: Specialized Module – Contracts and Financing - 70h
Sales, purchase, and support contracts - 15h
Guarantees – 10h
Aircraft financing – leasing and lease-back operations 15h
Export control and economic sanctions – 20h
Aviation and competition law – 10h

UE 4: Specialized Module – Security, Safety, Liability - 75h
Aviation security – 10h
Aviation safety and accident investigation – 15h
International Aviation Criminal Law 10h
Carriers liability / passenger’s rights – 20h
Data protection in aviation – 10h
Human factors – 10h

UE 5 : Specialized Module – Air carriers - 40h
Air carriers regulations 10h
Airlines cooperation 10h
Business aviation 10h
Freight transport 10h

UE 6: Specialized Module Aircraft and UAV - 40h
Drones regulatory framework – 15h
Aerospace engineering (aircraft, air transport system) – 15h
Airworthiness – 10h

UE 7: Specialized Module Aircraft and UAV - 27h
Airport construction, ownership and management models 15h
Airport facilitation and slots management 5h
Ground handling operations 7h

Every student must complete an internship of at least three months or a tutored project.
Methodology (18 hrs)
Apprenticeship guidance (12 hrs)

What next?

Career Opportunities
Students who obtain the LLM have several legal job opportunities, and especially those in relation with international aviation law. The program 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.

Additional Information

Preparation to access the labour market workshops are set up and hold by the SUIO-IP:
- Making of professional project: highlighting ones experiences; identifying ones strengths; building ones project.
- Techniques for hunting a job: CV, applications letters, preparation to interviews.
- Student exchange: CV, Motivation letter and interview in English, application in Spanish.
- Making of Skills Portfolio (Portefeuille d’Expériences et de Compétences) through the online platform PEC.

Short lectures and job days about varied topics are set up all along the year: “How to hunt for an internship”; “The keys for successful first steps into a firm”,…

The workshop, short lecture and event timetable is available at the SUIO-IP location, in the University’s newsletter as well as on the University website (tab “Orientation et insertion” and in the news)
Enrolment is online.

The SUIO-IP is a place made for informing and advising you about programmes, international world, public service examinations, occupations into a firm, or the labour market.
Our documentary material is listed in our catalogue and available at the office or online:

A Master day (1st and 2nd years of master) is set up by the SUIO-IP every year, and takes place in the University Great Hall. All the masters are represented by the teachers and the current class students. The date will be known on the University website and on the notice boards.


Hannah Mullaghy
Bureaux AR334
2 rue du doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse CEDEX 9 France
Tel.: +33 5 61 63 39 78

Tel.: +33 5 61 12 88 57

Service Universitaire d’Information d’Orientation et d’Aide à l’Insertion Professionnelle (SUIO-IP) (Préfabriqués - Parking Arsenal)
2 rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
e-mail :
+33 5 61 63 37 28

Employee training contact details

Manufacture des Tabacs- Bat. Q
21, allée de Brienne
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
Phone: +335 61 12 87 14


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