The Master of Law in Judicial Careers offers students who are interested in becoming a judge the opportunity to increase their chances of doing so, and also enables future lawyers to acquire the basics they need for judicial practice.
The aim of the course is to deepen and strengthen the legal knowledge acquired during a university degree, with an emphasis on understanding the whole of the judicial and procedural institution in the criminal, civil and administrative areas, and the process of reaching a judgment handed down by a court or other authority.
It thus offers:
Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration
School of Law
Master of Law (MLaw) in Judicial Careers
French. Recommended level : C1.
Some courses are taught in English.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Enrolment and final dates
It is possible to start the programme of the Master of Arts degree in either the Autumn or the Spring semesters.
Applications to be submitted before 30 April (autumn semester) or 30 November (spring semester) to the Admissions Office: www.unil.ch/immat
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland must apply for enrolment at least two months prior to the deadlines indicated above.
Timetables and course descriptions
University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as: 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 such as:
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 30 January 2023
Secrétariat du Master en Droit en professions judiciaires
Centre de droit pénal
Tél. +41 (0)21 692 27 80