Our LL.M. programme in European Law is primarily designed for students who wish to develop their understanding and knowledge of European Union law with the intent of pursuing a legal career with a strong international dimension. This Master's offers a thorough education in European law, including competition law, immigration law, external relations law, judicial protection, and public international law. Students receive a sound basis for an international legal career.
A student of the Master's programme of European Law benefits from the extensive experience and expertise of our academic staff. About twenty years ago, the Faculty of Law of Radboud University was the first in the Netherlands to start a European Law programme. During the past decades the Faculty has built an international reputation in the field of European (competition) law, immigration law, and private law. Its approach to teaching is small-scale, personal, and interactive. Master’s students have close contact with both lecturers and fellow students, as classes are deliberately kept small. The Faculty of Law at Radboud University is rated number one in the Netherlands for student satisfaction.
The Faculty of Law has a truly international orientation and is part of a large network that includes more than fifty universities in Europe, the United States and Australia. All staff and students speak English.
The Master’s programme in European Law at Radboud University is unique in that it not only provides a thorough understanding of European law in general, but also offers further specialisation. After completing the compulsory courses you can specialise in one of four tracks:
International and European Law Advanced
Develop an elaborate understanding of European and international law including in-depth knowledge on the external dimension of EU law and the rules that govern the European Union’s international relations.
Human Rights and Migration
Understand how international and European legal instruments influence the position and mobility of citizens in the EU and how the major international documents and courts protect the rights of individuals.
Develop a strong understanding of all aspects of business law and the legal workings of the EU in order to deal with legal issues when doing business in or trading with the European Union.
Dual Master’s programme in which you develop an understanding and knowledge of comparative and international corporate, insolvency and European Law. This one-year double degree programme prepares you for a legal career with a strong international focus.
The Master’s programme European Law provides an excellent basis for an international legal career. Graduates are able to work all over the world as lawyers with international law firms, national governments, European institutions and agencies, universities, multinationals and NGOs.
This programme was recently rated number one in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2015 (Guide to Master's programmes).
As an international student your prior education must meet certain requirements.
A completed Bachelor's degree in European Law or a related area in law and knowledge of the basic concepts of international or European Law (as established by the Examinations Board).
- Proficiency in English
In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following:
- A TOEFL score of ≥87 (internet-based) with a minimum of 23 for writing
- An IELTS score of ≥6.5 average (test score of 6.5 overall with a 6.0 minimum for listening, reading and speaking and a 6.5 minimum for writing)
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
Please note: with a language test score between an 80 to 87 (TOEFL) or a 6 to 6.5 (IELTS) an interview via Skype might be part of the selection procedure. It may also be demanded that you participate in an intensive summer course in academic English and academic writing before you can enter the programme.
DeadlinesProgrammes starting in September
- Non-EEA students: 1 April.
- EEA students: 1 May.
Both the Keuzegids Masters and the Bachelor’s programme information guide Keuzegids Universiteiten have now designated Radboud University as the ‘Best General University’ in the Netherlands.
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Last updated August 5, 2016