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

Code RNCP : 36113

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

Niveau de recrutement
Bac + 3, Bac + 4
Lieu(x) de formation
Toulouse (campus UT1)
Diplôme national
Diplôme national de Master controlé par l'état
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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.
A week of meetings with Europeans institutions professionals is organised.

Semesters 3 and 4 provide a research degree in Comparative and European Private International Law (CEPIL). The programme is entirely taught in English and was set up in 2011 by a cooperation agreement between Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and the University of Dundee in Scotland. This programme is a double degree giving students the chance to graduate both with a Master 2 and an LLM (Latin Legum Magister). The French Master’s is issued after spending the first semester at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and the LLM after the second semester at University of Dundee. The LLM certificate is awarded during a graduation ceremony at the University of Dundee.

This type of programme remains rare in France and provides 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. One of the requirements to graduate is a short thesis in English, according to the regulations of the University of Dundee.

Langues d'enseignement

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 students 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.
Download :
- Expectations for applications to the 1st year of the Master's programme (licence mention advised, prerequisites....)
- Statistics on admission to the 1st year of the Master's programme
- Admission capacity and admission procedures (application form, list of documents to be provided, submission of applications via the e-Application service....).
- les taux de réussite en fin de master.

* Right to further study :
For students who have completed the first year (Master 1) of one of the Master's programmes at Toulouse 1 Capitole University, access to the second year of the Master's programme (Master 2) is automatic in at least one of the programmes in the same field.
Continuation of studies from the first to the second year of the Master's programme is automatic within the same programme, subject to completion of the application formalities (application on the University's website via the eCandidatures service).
In the case of Master programmes offering several Master 2 courses within the same field, the orientation of students between the different Master 2 courses takes into account, on the one hand, the project of each student, the achievements of his or her initial training or skills and, on the other hand, the characteristics of the courses. Enrolment is decided by the President of the university within the limits of the capacity of the programme, after the opinion of a pedagogical committee whose members he appoints. Each student is offered enrolment in at least one of the Master's programmes in the field in which he or she has completed his or her Master 1.
* Reorientation:
The registration of a student who has validated his or her Master 1 at the Toulouse 1 Capitole University and wishes to continue his or her training in another Master's degree offered by the institution is subject to verification by the head of the course in which registration is requested that the teaching units already acquired are such as to enable him or her to continue his or her training with a view to obtaining the Master's degree.The registration of a student who has validated a Master 1, whatever the field, in a higher education establishment other than the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, is subject to verification by the head of the course in which registration is requested, that the teaching units already acquired in the student's home establishment are such as to enable him/her to continue his/her training with a view to obtaining the Master's degree.On the eCandidatures teleservice, students rank in order of preference the Master 2 courses in which they are applying for registration. 
Download :
- Admission capacity and admission procedures (application form, list of documents to be provided, submission of applications via the e-Application service....).
- les taux de réussite en fin de master.


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

The application file must mainly consists in detailed academic CV and grade records and a motivation letter.
French applicants will have to demonstrate their English proficiency.
French applicants 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 holding a French diploma

Beware : depending on your country of residence and the held diplomas, you may have to comply with additional procedures regarding your visa application.

Applications will have to include, in any case and imperatively, the following documents :
- Copy of ID or passport
- Official transcipts of records and diplomas/certificates
- Cover letter
- CV
- Proof of English proficiency i.e. official exam certificate (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, etc.), proof of studies in an English speaking country...

Note that other specific documents might be required at the time of application.
Procedure : Application must be made through the university's platform e-Candidatures. 
A selection interview might also take place at some point, either for all the candidates or only for those pre-selected in view of the sent documents.
The exhaustive list of documents needed as well as the procedure's exact details will be given at the time of application.

Registration fees :
1st year : 3000 €, no matter the candidate's nationality
2nd year : about 6000 £ ( Tuition fees of 5300 £ to be paid at the University of Dundee and tuition fees of 243 € to be paid at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole)

Keys application dates / Dates clés de candidatures :
1st year of the master's programme / 1ère année de master : from 25 to 29 April 2022 / du 25 au 29 avril 2022
2nd year of the master's programme /2ème année de master : from 9 to 13 may 2022 / du 9 au 13 mai 2022

These dates are imperative, no application will be considered after them / Ces dates sont impératives, aucune demande ne sera examinée au-delà.

Organisation générale des études


SEMESTER 1 – 33 ECTS – 192h30 CM + 53h TD

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 + 30h30 TD

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

UE12: labour and company liability -30hrs – 5 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 - UT1 - 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)
Module 1: PIL- Common Law Perspectives
Module 2 and 3 (to choose amongst the following):
- International Dispute Resolution;
- Corporate Governance;
- IP Law;
- Cross-border Tax Law;
- Competition Law;
- Banking and Financial Services Law;
- Private International Law of Family Matters;
- Oil and Gas Law.

LL.M thesis :
The student must write a research thesis in English. The topics will be chosen from a list made by the University of Dundee in association with UT1. This thesis has to be submitted by August according to the examination rules at the University of Dundee. This work does not lead to an oral defence.
A professional internship is still possible but optional.

Et après ?

Poursuites d'études
The teachings in the semesters 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.

Targeted occupations:
Professional opportunities are:
- Lawyer practise – National or international private litigation
- Legal departments in French or foreign private, public or public-private companies.
- Public service
- Governmental or non-governmental international organisations.
- 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 UT1 website or at the SUIO-IP.

Informations complémentaires

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.


Academic & career guidance :

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

Contact scolarité

Information & application :

Master courses administration

Pôle Master
Bureau : AR 129 (Bâtiment Arsenal)
2 rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
e-mail :
Tel. : + 33 5 61 63 39 26

Information only about the mobility period :
European School of Law
Bureau : AR 334 (Bâtiment Arsenal)
e-mail :

Portail Handicap

Accueil etudiants en situation de handicap

Stages :

Stage optionnel

- 1ère année : optionnel
- 2ème année (voie professionnelle) : stage obligatoire
Dans tous les cas, la convention de stage est indispensable.

Contact Bureau des stages :
Tél : 05 61 63 37 35
Courriel :
Bât. Arsenal, 3ème étage, AR379


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