Master of Law (MLaw)

Video in French

General content

The Master of Law seeks to broaden, develop and supplement knowledge acquired by students in the Bachelor’s degree. The Master of Law programme is designed to allow students to orient their studies according to their interests and professional ambitions. Students can therefore opt for a “general” Master’s, i.e. without subject area, freely compiling their programme from available Master’s courses, or combine their Master’s degree with one or two subject areas focusing on any of the following fields: Business Law, Employment Law and Social Security, Public Law, International and Comparative Law, Private and Tax Law of Estates, Litigation Law, Legal Theory.

Practical information

Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration
School of Law

Degree awarded
Master of Law (MLaw)
One or two subject areas may be chosen: Business Law, Labour Law and Social Security, Public Law, International and Comparative Law, Private and Tax Law of Estates, Litigation Law, Legal Theory

ECTS credits

3 semesters

Teaching language
Courses are mainly taught in French. Recommended level : C1. A few specific courses are given in English or German.

Admission requirements
Candidates must be holders of a Bachelor of Law. The Equivalences Commission decides upon whether to accept holders of a diploma in foreign law, subject to the candidate’s formal admissibility to the Master’s degree.

Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.

Final enrolment dates
It is possible for students to begin the degree course in either the autumn or the spring semester (autumn semester : 30 April, spring semester : 30 November).

Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.

More information
Course description

Career prospects

The Master of Law opens the door to all legal professions such as : lawyer, notary, company lawyer, posts in public administrations, careers as a court employee and also within international organisations and companies.

Moreover university studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as: oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, the learning and transmission of knowledge, independence and the ability to make judgements in the field of specialisation and overlapping areas. This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities.

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts are authentic.
Last update: 25 July 2018

Follow us:            

Interested? Download the full presentation!


Version: June 2018


School of Law
Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration
Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne
Bâtiment Internef
CH–1015 Lausanne

Tél. +41 21 692 27 50

Unicentre - CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 11 11
Fax +41 21 692 20 15