About the Programme

Master in International and European Law Programme

Key features

  • 2 years programme (3 semesters full-time/in-class courses + 1 semester of dissertation preparation)
  • state-accredited Master´s degree programme
  • possibility to spend up to one year of the study at one of our 50 Erasmus+ Partner institutions
  • close contact with professors and stimulating environment
  • scholarship opportunities for outstanding students
  • Palacký University ranks second best Czech University and 573rd in global ranking among world’s best universities (CWUR, Center for World University Rankings 2020)

The programme is

Modern and unique…

  • preparing students to reflect and critically analyse current legal and political trends of International and European law
  • providing a challenging and innovative focus on both International and European law and their mutual interaction

Comprehensive …

  • addressing a whole range of general as well as specific topics of International and European law and profoundly examining their interaction
  • offering students an inclusive knowledge of crucial subjects, fostering their critical thinking and enhancing practical legal skills

Tailored and specialised …

  • enabling students  to choose from a broad range of elective and optional courses
  • allowing students to develop new levels of creativity in cross-cutting areas of the law (e.g. human rights protection; environmental law, institutional law)

Student-oriented …

  • being a medium sized programme with convenient study groups that stimulate interaction among students and Faculty
  • offering a number of scholarships for qualifying students
  • providing the guidance of an advisor who to assist with organization of academic and other activities
  • including a wide variety of support services and extracurricular activities

Internationally oriented …

  • offering a unique, rewarding and stimulating international climate as it welcomes students from various countries around the world
  • presenting the opportunity to spend a part of the studies within a very special network of Erasmus+ partner institutions across Europe and other institutions around the world
  • the Faculty and academic staff have extensive international teaching and research experience with a deep appreciation for cultural diversity
  • selected courses are taught by additional international experts from academia and practice in cutting-edge areas of the law

International, national and regional career opportunities for the future

Diverse, challenging opportunities are available for graduates ready to achieve their professional goals and this includes practice at all levels, work with government agencies and positions in international organizations as well as in administration, business, development, finance, investment, industry, technology, trade and new areas of growth in the twenty-first century. The door to stimulating employment opens cutting-edge opportunities.


Leopoldo Esposito
Italian Erasmus student and trainee
Olomouc is an amazing city! This YOLOmouc, as usually is named by all the foreign students, is not just a student city (and you will see it is), but it is also a city where you will find everything you need. If someone asked me to describe Olomouc in a word, I would say: comfortable!
Anastasiia Zhemchugova
exchange student from Ukraine
When I started thinking about studying abroad, I looked at a variety of European schools’ rankings and their ratings. Finally, I chose Olomouc as a beautiful students’ town with a rich history. At Palacký University, there’s plenty of study options and the faculty is excellent. Also general conditions, from the Law Faculty’s facilities through to students’ accommodation and other services, are ideal. All this allowed me to fully concentrate on my studies.
Arthur Thévenet
graduate of the Master in International and European Law Programme
Living in Olomouc was the best experience of my life. I spent two years studying there, and I’d definitely come back. Even despite the cold winters. There’s so much to see, so many places to visit, so much knowledge to gain in the Czech Republic. I knew nothing about this country or the surrounding ones, and my curiosity was satisfied. The city of Olomouc is an international place that allowed me to meet many wonderful people from all around the world. I came for the Erasmus programme and decided to extend my studies to finish my master’s here.
Hazhar Jamali
postgraduate student
Back in my homeland, Kurdistan, I dreamt about studying human rights in Europe. It seemed impossible at first, but then I got the opportunity to study at Malmo University in Sweden. After a while, I came across the possibility to visit another country within the Erasmus programme. I chose to go to the Czech Republic, Olomouc, though I knew nothing about it. And I found out that Palacký University was a perfect place for me.