Master (M2) mention Droit International et Droit Européen parcours type ESLToulouse-LLM Comparative & European Private International Law (CEPIL)

Résumé de la formation

  • Type de diplôme : Master (LMD)
  • Niveau d'étude visé : BAC +5
  • Domaine d'étude : Droit international européen et comparé

Accessible en :

  • Formation initiale
  • VAE



Capacité d'accueil :
La capacité d'accueil pour le parcours Comparative and European Private International Law est fixée à 25 places.

Etablissements cohabilités

University of Dundee


This second year* of Master in Comparative and European Private International Law (CEPIL) provides a research master’s degree.

It is entirely taught in English and has been set up in September 2011 by a cooperation agreement between the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and the University of Dundee in Scotland.

This programme is a double degree giving the chance to the students into it to be graduated of a Master 2 and a LL.M (Latin Legum Magister) in the same time. The French Master is issued after having spent the first semester in the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and the LL.M after the second semester in the University of Dundee. The LL.M certificate is presented during a graduation ceremony taking place in the University of Dundee.

This kind of programme remains unusual in France because of the cross competences, reflexes, methodology and knowledge necessary to the Internationalisation and especially Europeanisation of private law situations and regulations. The LL.M is a diploma globally recognised, in particularly in the English countries. The graduation implies to write a short thesis in English according to the regulation of the University of Dundee.

* In the French system, the master program is divided into two years: Master 1 (first-year of Master) and Master 2 (second-year of Master). It is possible to apply either for Master 1 or Master 2.


Condition d'accès

You wish enter a master 2 in the university for 2020/2021: the procedure implies a selective access.
Considering a Master 1 (or equivalent) graduation in 2019/2020, your continuation into a master 2 is compelled by the regulation in force at the start of the academic year 2019/2020.

Are designed to enter this program the students who are graduated with a Master 1 in European Law, International Law, Business Law or in another specialty in Law or with an equivalent diploma from a foreign university.

This diploma is accessible for people with a certificate of partial validation of prior professional experience (VAE partielle) or academic experience (VES) in this academic area.

In any case, the admission is processed after review of the whole applicant’s academic and/or professional file and after reading of the motivation letter.


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 certificate with a level B2 (or equivalent) is welcome (DULS, BULATS, TOEFL, TOEIC...).

For candidates holding a French diploma, the application period will be open from April 27 until May 26, 2020 (no application will be accepted beyond this period) :
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 and earlier deadlines :
Procedure for candidates holding a foreign diploma

De manière générale, les dossiers de demandes d’admission en formations devront faire apparaître:
Dans tous les cas et obligatoirement :

  • le justificatif de l’état civil ;
  • le dossier détaillé du cursus de l’étudiant permettant d'apprécier les objectifs et compétences visés par la formation dont il est diplômé ;
  • les diplômes, certificats et relevés de notes permettant d'apprécier la nature et le niveau des études.

En fonction de la formation souhaitée pourront être également demandé :

  • une lettre de motivation exposant le projet professionnel ;
  • un CV ;
  • une attestation et/ou un diplôme spécifique à la nature des enseignements visés (tel un justificatif du niveau en langue) et/ou un test standard d’évaluation d’aptitude au raisonnement et à la rédaction ;
  • une ou plusieurs lettre(s) de recommandation d'un enseignant ou d'un maître de stage.

En fonction de la formation souhaitée, un entretien pourra également être mené, soit pour tous les étudiants, soit pour des étudiants présélectionnés sur dossier.
Le détail précis de ces modalités est communiqué dans la procédure dont vous relevez.


Contenu de la formation


Module 1: Private international law – General part
- Private international law - Fundamental rules and principles 20hrs - European Private international law 15hrs
- Introduction to comparative Private international law 8hrs
Module 2: Private international law – Specific areas
- Private international law and business law 15hrs
- Private international law and contracts 15hrs
- Private International law and Intellectual Property Law 9hrs
- European contract law 10hrs
- European business law 10hrs
- European criminal law 10hrs
- Intellectual Property Law 10hrs - Conferences in European and International law and politics (mainly about the philosophical aspects of law) 10hrs - Legal English 15hrs
- Project management
UNIT 3 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 ‘s thesis:
The student must produce a research thesis written in English. The topics will be chosen from a list made by the University of Dundee in association with the UT1. This thesis has to be submitted by August according to the examination rules in the University of Dundee.
This work does not lead to an oral defence.
A professional internship is still possible but optional.

Et après ...

Perspectives professionnelles

The teachings in the both semesters pave the way to European and international careers or employment which involves knowing how to manage different situation connected with international and European law.

The encouragement to the students to develop student life and initiatives is for the purpose of bringing out skills in organisation, communication, exchanges which are essential for any legal practitioner who works in a team, with potential partners from all around the world, in practice, international organisation, firm or university.
The exchange during the second semester is a chance for developing the abilities of adaptation and communication in an international context.

Professional opportunities are:

  • Lawyer practise – National of international private litigation
  • Legal office in French or foreign private, public or public-private companies.
  • Public service entrance examinations
  • Occupation in governmental or non-governmental international organisations.
  • Assistance and expert assessment for international institutions or national institutions regarding their relation with foreign countries.
  • Academic career in France or abroad.



Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Service des Formations Professionnalisées
Bureau AR 118 Ter
2 rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
e-mail: scolformprof10@ut-capitole.fr (Scolformprof10 @ ut-capitole.fr)

Pour toutes questions sur la mobilité à Dundee :
European School of Law Toulouse

Bureau AR 332
2 rue du doyen Gabriel Marty
Tel.: 00 33 (0)5 61 63 38 48
e-mail: esl @ ut-capitole.fr

Information sur les formations et orientation :

Service Universitaire d’Information d’Orientation et d’Aide à l’Insertion Professionnelle (SUIO-IP)
(Anciennes Facultés)
2 rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
Courriel : suio-ip @ ut-capitole.fr
Tél : 05 61 63 37 28

Bureau des stages

Bâtiment Arsenal, 3ème étage, AR379
Courriel : stages @ ut-capitole.fr
Tél : 05 61 63 37 35

Contact scolarité

Office : AR 123 (Bâtiment Arsenal)
2 rue du Doyen Gabriel Marty
31042 Toulouse Cedex 9
Courriel : pmd16 @ ut-capitole.fr

Contact formation continue
  • Mail : m2fcv2a@ut-capitole.fr

Lieu(x) d'enseignement

  • Toulouse
  • International